Sewing Presents

Under Nana’s sewing desk
a pleasant sunny warmth
filled the arching space
for the seamstress’ knees
where Brownie luxuriated
her ageing bones in its
cheerful healing cosiness.

Until this Christmas giving
season approached when
Nana sat at her sewing t-shirts.
machine creating shopping
bags, dolls’ dresses, t-shirts
and other crafty presents.

Brownie could only wonder
what possessed her this
year – hours sitting at
that machine, sewing.

She sat hopefully with
her head on Nana’s knee
waiting long hours, yearning
eyes fixed on Nana’s
every move, sighing loudly

….until she finally regained
her cosy warm space.

Sewing Presents