I was asked by a friend if I wanted some sourdough starter and as I love baking and absolutely love making bread I of course said yes.
A few days later my dehydrated starter arrived from NSW with instructions on how to rehydrate.
I was excited to start a new & hopefully lifelong journey into another form of creating 😍
I was also told that when starters are shared they usually come with a name and would be nice for me to name mine 😊
Chatting with another friend about this journey she suggested the name PARVATI.
The name PARVATI means OF THE MOUNTAIN & is of Indian origin. She is a Hindu Goddessof fertility love and devotion.
What better name than that as it rings true to both my heritage and the fact that this starter will be the beginning of many a happy hours of making and baking.
My journey started yesterday with the rehydration process and I was rewarded this morning with a bubbly mixture in the bowl which means I’ve reactivated her and she’s ready to go.
“A small gift of sourdough- a dried starter dubbed from our 7 year old Priscilla. I hope it gives you many years of baking joy “ The starting lines on my Doc with the rehydrating instructions …. & I’m so looking forward to this journey 😍
Because when you stop & look at things that you create you can see that life is pretty amazing.
It never ceases to amaze me how much each piece I make steals a piece of my heart. This quilt started out being a gift but now that’s its completed I’m not so sure….
Yes the colours make my heart sing… so I’m thinking I’ll be keeping this one for myself… seeing as one of my sofas does not have a quilt gracing the back of it…. this way anyone sitting on any sofa has a lovely warm quilt to snuggle into :))
When lockdown has been a way of life for a few months you just carry on …
The Virus 🦠 has not been good to us in our state of Victoria even though the rest of Australia seems to be back to a new normal…
As of midnight Wednesday we entered a new stage of restrictions. We have had a state of disaster declared which generally means the police force has a few less limitations in enforcing rules.
My life continues on my usual path of cooking cleaning looking after the kids looking after the Business as I have done for the last 27 years. My new normal is not going out at all but finding more time to do the one thing that I absolutely love.
As the months seem to be rolling by faster and faster we find ourselves in the month of August. Lockdown is supposed to be lifted on 13 September but then again who knows…
So during these months which is usually occupied by the kids birthdays… Getting ready for parties and entertaining… Which cannot be done now… My mind has moved to the next big occasion which is Christmas.
A couple of days of working with a new idea for a table runner for Christmas which I found on Pinterest I came up with this. There’s lots that I can see which need to be fine tuned but seeing as it is for the house I’m happy with the result and extremely happy that my first Christmas project is complete.