Today is a grey day and I am recuperating from a weekend with my daughters. We met in Victoria and spent the weekend, walking, shopping, dining out and visiting, laughing and even crying. I feel a little drained today but started the day with a gym workout at 6:30am so I am ready to get back to a state of calm and creativity.
In the last few weeks and months I have been gathering and foraging along with cleaning up the yard and gardens. I have a big blister on my hand from all the raking. There are still a few mushrooms out in the forest but they are waning and although I am tempted by the challenge I have enough mushrooms for the winter so no need to take more than I need. I picked the apples two weeks ago, the hazelnuts have dried and I have a load of moose meat that my daughter and her boyfriend generously gave me when I saw them this past weekend. I am also working on making Christmas gifts and items for the house. Last week it was rag rugs and a knitted headband and now I am starting the second of a set of oven mitts. I pulled out the November and December British Country LIving Magazines to provide me with comfort and inspiration so this week I shall try to inspire you with my epicurean creations and utilitarian crafts.
These are the one inch strips of torn material that will provide the weft.