I am thankful for the rose bush blooming so lusciously at the front of our place today. It is beside a not so glamorous letterbox and is surrounded by an ad-hoc chickenwire fence - made by me :) to keep the passing sheep and occasional cattle out. However I am still enjoying its gorgeous blooms. It is 'Fiona's Wish' named after Fiona Coote who many years ago had major heart problems as a little girl. I had bought this at a hardware store with only one bud on it a couple of years ago and I had no idea what a treasure it would be.
I had laid these stitcheries out with my machine at the start of the second week of the holidays to put together, and intentions to blog, but then the computer died and I thought I might have a go at fixing it. This caused a slight delay to my stitching plans to say the least. But I am thankful for the inspiration still laying on my dining room table and I know that I will sit and finish this project soon......well, I will have to so we can set the table properly for dinner rather than eating around 'mum's sewing'.
Yesterday we celebrated Master 10's birthday - yay, double figures! (This gorgeous cake was made at our local bakery, with very short notice. It brought a smile to his face.) Funny how when you're a child you want to be older and when you are older you wish for childhood again. Each year for his birthday since kindergarten is very special as we almost lost this little lad. He had a 'near-drowning' accident - which was the official name of it. Miraculously, from being pulled up from the bottom of a backyard pool, resuscitated but still unconscious, a helicopter ride to a Sydney hospital with mum.....he has been fully restored....yes, amazing! I will be forever grateful to God for blessing me again with this little man.
So on this lovely spring day I snapped a couple of photos of some of the blooms outside that I am enjoying today. This garden is just such a mess as I haven't had a chance to continue pulling the weeds and grass out. But there are many lovely horticultural treasures within. Looking forward to getting the garden gloves on soon and enjoying the warm sunshine.
I am thankful to know that what you focus on makes all the difference.