Saturday, July 4, 2009
Last Sunday was Lisa’s birthday. Luckily for me, she and her family have been off up north defrosting and she’ll never know (hmn) that it was, as usual, after the day when I pulled my present-crafting act together.
See Saw, (as dubbed by my youngest), is a goddess in the kitchen. With a fiery, feisty temperament, she is also an infinitely generous soul and the gentlest, nurturing Mum. She is goodness and sweetness and all heart. I am continually bowled over by her thought and care and the remarkable timing with which delicious homecooked dinners, for those with a somewhat more chaotic approach to life, (possibly someone like me), spontaneously appear.
Recently, Lisa pushed away my gushing gratitude and said simply “I just do the things that I am good at.” Taking a leaf from her book, I thought I’d do something for her that I was good at. Or ok at. Or getting better at being sort of ok at. I know that Lisa will look at those last, wonky, half-asleep-because-it’s-three-in-the-morning seams and see only my intent to give her something back of me.
Scrumptious and utterly addictive olives by Mr Myrtleandeunice, who has somewhat alarmingly declared an olive grove calling and was seen to be scouring the real estate pages of the Saturday paper plotting upheaval in the name of Kalamata.
Basic apron pattern (embellish to your hearts content) by the Queen of Tie One On, Amy Karol in her book ‘Bend-the-Rules Sewing’