Again. My health crashed pretty badly and we had a fair bit to do with the October Market and a couple of commissions. I got a diagnosis of a herniated disc pushing on my spinal cord in my neck and recently of Carpel Tunnel syndrome. Pain in my neck, shoulder, arm and hands has really limited my time on the computer and my migraines had been back to daily again. I've been told not to stop my handcraft/art though so at least I can keep creating.
I have been keeping up a bit more with our Facebook page and since I got my new phone I've been able to post photos on our Instagram again and post on our Twitter. These will probably be the best places to keep up to date with what's new for us.
We have finished many items since I last did a round up so I'll try and get the photos edited and posted but with our internet as slow as it is and sitting at the computer causing problems I'm not sure how long it will take.
For now I will share the photos I've managed to get to load on Instagram. Sorry for the low picture quality, My phone has never been good enough to have a decent camera. I hope to keep up to date with this blog more from now on.
Embroidery commission for a friend's niece. The power was off because of a storm so I sat in the doorway embroidering. Our house is pretty dark so doorway it was. I wish we had somewhere to comfortably sit in the front yard.
The little fuzz bucket, Dougall, after his summer haircut. Both dogs grow long hair over winter and we cut them short come spring.
And the big one, Pippin. Don't let the slightly worried face fool you, that was for the storm. He was ecstatic to have short hair again, bouncing all over the place. Excuse the feed bag of fleece in the background. There was nowhere else to put it.
The storm didn't last long
The roses on the fence are out and in the foreground you can see the Borrage and spinach
Asparagus, feta and quinoa salad and an apple juice at The Wholefood Kitchen, Bathurst. We adore The Wholefood Kitchen. It's such a friendly place. The staff treat you like family and the food and coffee are excellent. Food is local and in season and amazing. It's right near the Bathurst Wholefood Co-Op too. We have coffee here most Wednesdays before I go to Hydrotherapy. We sit and work on what ever projects we're in the middle of. It's really worth a visit if you're in town. It's open Wednesday to Saturday from 8:30am to 2:30pm
49 William St Bathurst NSW 2795
(02) 6332 9327
The shawl Ruth was working on. Hopefully we'll get a full picture soon
We finally got around to trying Pizza Capers in Bathurst. So much of their menu is gluten free. It's fantastic to have this here as we don't have a Crust Pizza up here.
I've never lived anywhere that has as many Gluten Free options as Bathurst.
We shared a Bourbon BBQ Chicken pizza. It was a bit sweet for me but that's the style of pizza. Most importantly, I didn't get sick. We will definitely be going back.
More progress on the embroidery
The front fence is covered in roses
Peach and nectarines with sugar ready to become jam
Orange and Elderflower jam from a friend
The garden. It's such a pretty time of year. It's full of ladybirds and butterflies and bees. Shame about the heat.
The darker rose on the far fence smells wonderful.
The result of the jam making. This one is such a beautiful colour.
The finished embroidery
Hipster Totoro. I was needle felting a big grey Totoro for a friend and then accidentally added a mustache.