Sunday, June 26, 2016

Catch up from the Rustic Empire.....

So very very busy we have been but now the term has ground to a halt and the arctic wind is driving us in doors so what to do now that the school projects, the extra work hours, the daily routine, and the last music lessons are done, but knit, drink tea and chat?

 A Charlotte cardigan is on the circular needles, for myself; lovely pattern but I'm not sure about all that pink! The wool was generously given me by my sister-in-law, along with much more, so very happy to be using the stash. I love knitting in the round. I'm sill to perfect the pick up and knit precision but it's preferable to sewing up!
Bread baking going well, now a regular part of the week and soon I will buy two more tins because that will save more time. They freeze well and we seem to go through it so fast. I am off gluten sadly for a while to try to iron out some health issues. It may be that my two staple dietary components - diary and wheat - are not my friends after all. Thank goodness for spelt; even though it's not gluten free it might mean I can still eat my own bread!

We have been looking for land to buy, and perhaps we have found it. A plot with big gum trees, undulating land, winter sun and very peaceful...

There have been winter workshops and winter festivals as is expected this solstice time of year. The kids have had a ball, making swords and shields, lanterns and spirals. 
And I found this today courtesy of the Yard where I very much like to visit of a week. This is a sentiment by which I try to live life. There could be so much more simplification. Slowly slowly!

Stay warm Dear Ones add a little bit extra cardamon to your chai....

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