Its been a busy day and it hasn't finished yet. The weather after bright sunshine this morning has been very variable one minute sun the next black clouds and rain. I was hoping to get elderflowers this weekend but that will have to wait until the forthcoming weekend. I am determined to make at least a couple of batches of elderflower champagne this year. I have located quite a few missing bottles - they were not where they were supposed to be, but at least I have found them.
We have had an early tea tonight home made chips, scampi, baked beans and onion rings served with bread and butter, It went down very well.
I have a short meeting with OH in a few minutes as we have a date with his wardrobe i.e. sorting out what is good and what can go to the rag bag. I daren't tell him I have designs on his outcasts in an effort to recycle old clothes into something that will be useful in the house. Cotton tea shirts are going to be re-cycled this way:
I have in mind either a knitted or woven rag rug of some description or another
If he has any brightly old polo shirts like in red white and blue colours I would quite like to have a go at another kind of rug I have stripes in mind.
I think that would look quite nice in the computer/craft room.
I quite like the look of these ones which are worked and woven on a loom
And if he has any shirts that no longer fit him they are going towards a patchwork quilt; Froogs of Frugal Queen gives some lovely tutorials on how to reclaim valuable fabric.
And I have been inspired by her practical hands on no fuss approach. Patchwork has always frightened me but it something that I want to get to grips with.
So am off to the wardrobe to see what I can recycle
Catch you all later