So time has passed and things have changed. Since we last spoke (nearly a year!) I thought my broken molar was the cause of my misery..... turns out it wasn't. In July, and after breaking down in the doctors office, I was sent off to pathology for a full blood workup. Turns out my thyroid is badly underactive. My GP was very excited because "this can easily be fixed!", which it has. Although just as I was getting my spring back into my step and started to get stuck into the garden I got a cold, a very nasty chest cold that lasted for weeks. Maybe it was whooping cough, maybe it was bronchitis, but as a reluctant doctors patient (plus it's difficult to get early appointments with him) I knew I had to take it slow and look after myself. When I came good it was nearly Christmas and too hot to work in the garden, and that's what I've been doing this long hot summer - staying cool indoors, keeping my children entertained, knitting, crocheting and sometimes sewing.
So for a while there I didn't see the necessity of maintaining a blog. It's not like I've got wares to sell, which in a lot of ways I feel blogs are perfect for. I just kept the old thing open so I could leave comments on my friends blogs, when and where I could. I'm on Intagram, Pinterest and Facebook (oh and Ravelry too) so really, why did I need a blog?
But then a few days ago I whipped up a quick table runner,
and started a new quilt (see top photo). I thought this was worth blogging about. More of that next time...
Although the main reason why I've started again is because we recently bought an old caravan.
Thankfully a lot of it's original features are still intact, but I wanted to document it's restoration before (and after) it goes to Bruny Island as our lodgings at the oyster farm. It's got a lot of potential and the children love it.