I know that I said I would be back before this but things happened, I had a bad fall and my fatigue levels have been ridiculous !
Anyway I am back now. My house is in disarray BIG TIME as the new carpet to replace the flood damaged carpet will be installed tomorrow.
I have a team of helpers coming this afternoon to move all of the furniture. Times like this I feel so useless. When I do give in to the voice in my head and try to do anything physical, I pay for it by spending too many spoons and then spending way too much time resting because of it. So in the end it's not worth it so I have to watch from afar as they move my precious treasures ! I may have to chicken out and actually go to bed so I can't see any of the process.
But the upside is that we will have some lovely new wool carpet installed in the colour of my choosing and then I can have the house put back together in a different configuration. Our house guests (my daughter, SIL and 3 children) who have been staying with us since March have a new home and moved out over the weekend so it's a great opportunity to change things up a bit.
This is going to take quite some time as I will have to once again rely on other people to do things for me but the reward will be my home looking shabby, beautiful and feeling like "home" again,
I still haven't managed to embroider. It's been weeks now but my fingers and wrists have been really bad and I can only manage what I call clumsy crafts like these shabby brooches made from upcycled textiles. I had planned on having a market space with my handcrafts this weekend past but my health once again let me down from making any forward plans so I have shelved that idea ! The upside is that I have an abundance of Christmas gifts made.
Finally last week I got sick of looking at my dressing table without it's mirror and had a friend's son come over with his trusty drill and man hands to fit some chicken wire to the back of it for me. I am so in love with it now. It's perfect for hanging my treasured pieces of jewelry.
I haven't forgotten about the Christmas gift tutorials and will try my best to get some up in the next week or so. Hopefully I can get on the blog a little more often too.
Love and Hugs,