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It’s been awhile

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.


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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.

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The little fuzz bucket, Dougall, after his summer haircut. Both dogs grow long hair over winter and we cut them short come spring.

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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.

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The storm didn’t last long

Font garden Nov 2013
The roses on the fence are out and in the foreground you can see the Borrage and spinach

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Sunset

The Wholefood Kitchen
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

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The shawl Ruth was working on. Hopefully we’ll get a full picture soon

Pizza capers
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.

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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.

Embroidery progress
More progress on the embroidery

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Another storm

Front fence full of roses
The front fence is covered in roses

Peach and nectarines with sugar ready to become jam
Peach and nectarines with sugar ready to become jam

Orange and elderflower marmalade
Orange and Elderflower jam from a friend

Front garden Nov 2013
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.

First Jam of the season
The result of the jam making. This one is such a beautiful colour.

Embroidery commission
The finished embroidery

Hipster Totoro
Hipster Totoro. I was needle felting a big grey Totoro for a friend and then accidentally added a mustache.

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One of my favourite things about Hill End is how pretty it is

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We can see these guys out our kitchen window every day

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It makes washing up during the day so much easier when you can watch a group of kangaroos eat and lounge around.

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Orange

A sunny day in Orange at the Art gallery and library

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Foggy mornings

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Art prints

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Some of the postcard photography prints that will be available at the October long weekend markets in Hill End

A little reminder of Autum in Winter

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One of the things I love about living in Hill End is Autumn. On the coast it’s never much of a season. Summer runs late and then it’s Winter. Here we get golden leaves and wood smoke and deliciously cool evenings.

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Roses

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One think I love most about photography is that flowers can last forvever.

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The Garden

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A couple of months ago Ruth’s Step Dad came up to help us get a vegetable garden going. Things sort of spiraled far from our original request but we do have vegetables growing now so we are happy.

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The jonquils came out early this year. It’s been a funny year so far. Summer was awful hot and dry and this winter has been really mild. Much colder than the coast but a lot warmer than our previous winters here.
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Thanks to Ta clearing out all the garden beds we may get a lot more bulbs coming up this year. For a long time they were covered in Morning Glory.
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Here is a photo of the garden bed once the seeds started to sprout. Things have got bigger since then and as soon as I can find the card reader for my camera I’ll post an update.

Newtown Part 3 and BuzzzBar

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While waiting for the NRMA guys to come and get the car started we needed to find some food. We were not far from BuzzzBar so we dropped in there

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It really is a gorgeous cafe

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I wish I’d got photos of the art on the walls inside so I could share it. It was really gorgeous and at great prices. I’d have loved to have bought some.

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By this point though I was struggling with nausea and heart burn as it had been too long since I’d eaten and my meds are not kind to my stomach.

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Unfortunately their gluten free selection was really poor and the waitress didn’t seem to be very helpful. We were told to pick something from the menu and they would tell me if they could make it gluten free but when we chose a couple of things they were not certain about them so we gave up and ordered a flat white and a piece of carrot cake.

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The coffee that we got was a strong macchiato in a tiny cup and really not a flat white (and so I couldn’t drink it while my stomach was as bad as it was) and the carrot cake was pretty tasteless. Our friends who didn’t have to eat gluten free seemed to enjoy their meal though. It’s a beautiful cafe with great atmosphere but, if you have to eat gluten free, there are many other, much better places in Newtown.

Newtown Photos part two

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I really would have loved to get some photos from Vivid Sydney so I think we’ll have to plan a trip for it next year.

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Newtown has some really interesting art works and graffiti though so I had plenty to take photos of.

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It could have been an awful, frustrating day. It was meant to be raining and cold but the weather was great.

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And the company was fantastic. It’s always great to catch up with best friends. We talk online but it’s just not the same.

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I have always loved this building. There is glass sculpture around the top of the wall and it always looks amazing.

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Finally getting to photograph it properly was almost worth all the things we missed.

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