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:
Made linens – a table runner – for Thanksgiving dinner.
Got our boat all fixed up and in the water.
Was given new bedding for the guest room.
Bought some great art at the 20th annual Gabriola Studio tour (work by Chris Straw).
Hosted 14 for Thanksgiving.
Was given this beautiful felted work by my friend Zed.
Finally blocked this scarf – Mad Tosh yarn, knitted in the summer.
Made a new tote bag out of Eclectic Elements fabric.
Picked some of the last hydrangeas for drying in the windowsill.
Made a japanese knot bag – perfect for small projects.
Received this gift from my mother – the coffee pot my great-grandparents brought to their BC homestead in the late 1800s.
Made linens – napkins – for Thanksgiving dinner.
Made a big pot of chantrelle mushroom soup!