My friend Merilyn is an old friend from way back – we met at primary school as youngsters a life time ago. Even though she moved to Dunedin, in the lower South Island, many years ago, we still keep in touch. When we meet up, or talk on the telephone, it is just like we have only been in touch the day before. We are lucky to find true friends like this who care for each other through thick and thin.
Merilyn was turning 68 and loves gardening. (Not me – it doesn’t appeal at all). I had been busy doing the stitchery off and on to make her cushion for ages, and luckily completed the project in time for her birthday. The pattern is “Bless my Knees”, designed by Mulberry Street, USA. I used No 5 Perle cotton for the stitchery, and added highlights with fabric pens. The body of the cushion is a pale green cotton fabric. It fits in well with the decor, I was told, and has pride of place on one of the couches.
Last time we were chatting on the phone, believe it or not, we both said the same thing. It doesn’t matter how many birthdays roll around, we both feel 16 on the inside! The outside, however, is quite a different matter – who is that grey haired lady in the mirror, I often think. Oh dear, I think it’s me! But never mind, we keep busy, have interests that get us out and about, our health is good, so life is not too bad at all. Who cares about that funny old lady in the mirror!