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