Sunday, May 31, 2009

A Sunday Sort of Sunday

I remember when shops were closed on Sundays and the whole world just seemed to take a few deep breaths, put its feet up and have a nice cup of tea. My Sunday has had the same sort of feel. As far as I could see, the world was still tucked up under a quiet foggy stillness when I woke up. Even as the sun eventually shone through with a crispy tap on the shoulder and a reminder to make use of the last day of autumn, everyone in my house seemed content to potter about, heads in their own clouds.

My day started with a quiet read of Mixtape – the only anything I manage to read from cover to cover lately. There’s an article by Sooz in reference to Handmade Help that particularly resonates. I have wondered and worried often if handmade donations are deemed more an insult than a comfort and stitches of support are misconstrued as pity.



The Mr was sculpting froggies in wax – eventually destined to be cast in bronze:



There was finger knitting in the sun:



And ‘pinger knitting’ in the sun (only with ‘noodles’):



And a scarf was produced:



When we finally ventured out late in the day, there were beach gymnastics. Don't you just wish you could still snap your legs in the air, giggle and balance as straight as an upside down soldier?

16 comments:

Nikki @ My Black Cardigan said...

Love the scarf (too too cute!) and that photo at the beach needs to be framed...

Nikki said...

I have the same thoughts and .... well, the same NAME... as the comment above.


Spooky.

Anonymous said...

Lovely Happy Sundays - Bring on winter I'm ready!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Sounds like the perfect day! Sundays are always like that here in WA - we don't have Sunday trading and we only have late night shopping on a Thursday!It is frustrating when i run out of craft supplies on a Sunday :)

Daan said...

Our little village is also nice oldfashioned with closed shops, i love it.
The frog is beautiful and the knitting too sweet.

the beach photo, wowie!

We're welcoming summer, a lazy day in the garden, some crafting, playing with water and sand, eating soup with salad.

CurlyPops said...

I always try to stay far away from the shops on Sunday. I'd much rather be relaxing or crafting. Great photos (I especially love the Pinger knitting)!

Jodie said...

The last photo is beautiful. Your sunday sounds just about perfect!

One Flew Over said...

Your weekend sounds truly blissful! Cannpt wait to see the frog in bronze...just beautiful!

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Lazy autumn Sundays are lovely ....certainly if there's a beach nearby . And you obviously all got to do what you liked .
So clever of the youngest to make such an elegant scarf and her sibling's finger-knitting better than anything I could produce . And the handstand !
You're all far too talented ! It just shows the rest of us up .

Bird Bath said...

what a perfectly wonderful way to enjoy Sunday...sure would love to be able to balance like that on the seashore. What a lovely bunch of photos.

GUGAW said...

Sounds like a perfect sort of Sunday! X

Michelle said...

Oh yeah! That's my kind of Sunday!!

Madeline said...

I never thought the day would come when the sight of a handstand made me cringe a bit. There's no way I could do that now. I'd break something, probably something terribly important!
Sounds like an amazing and restful Sunday.

Loz and Dinny said...

Beautiful post ... makes me feel all relaxed ... impressive handstand ... never was much of a champion in handstand action so I regard with great jealousy...talented man in house too ... would you guys just stop it!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Ditto (to the above comments!)
Just love lazy Sundays and appreciating the last of Autumn!
We were dancing in Grandma and Grandpa's lounge room, tinkling on the piano, feeding the Kookaburras who visit and having pretend cups of tea.
Love the last shot..reminds me of Mrs Myrtleandeunice in her callisthenics days!
Love Jen xo

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