Since my posting record has been a bit lacking lately, I went through my photos of the last month this morning in order to share a little of what has been up in our Gabriola lives. It has been a bit of a wacky time – we had a significant power/Internet/phone outage (power was out for two days, Internet and phone lines down for six), and in addition to that a water pipe was chewed through by a mouse and burst into the kitchen while I was home on my own and had no ability to telephone anyone on the island; work has been busy; we had a house full of guests for Thanksgiving weekend. But as you can see from the photos, it has been the most fall-ish of times and I am well into the season. So far this fall I/we have:
Was given this beautiful felted work by my friend Zed.
Made a big pot of chantrelle mushroom soup!
Was given new bedding for the guest room.
Made a new tote bag out of Eclectic Elements fabric.
Finally blocked this scarf – Mad Tosh yarn, knitted in the summer.
Received this gift from my mother – the coffee pot my great-grandparents brought to their BC homestead in the late 1800s.
Made a japanese knot bag – perfect for small projects.
Hosted 14 for Thanksgiving.
Bought some great art at the 20th annual Gabriola Studio tour (work by Chris Straw).
Got our boat all fixed up and in the water.
Made linens – a table runner – for Thanksgiving dinner.
Made linens – napkins – for Thanksgiving dinner.
Picked some of the last hydrangeas for drying in the windowsill.