Right oh, the mister is watching the footie, chance for me to talk about my projects. I have a couple of the knitty kind on the go, of course, they're perfect for when I have a spare few minutes, great to dip in and out of. One is more urgent than the other and I fear may not be finished on time as I have another project that has moved up the to do list. This needs to be completed by Friday week when our son is coming to stay, as we are short on storage space in our guest room.
I plan to give this little beauty a mini make over. Overall it is in good condition but needs a thorough clean inside, a coat of primer and a couple of coats of fresh paint. All of which I already have in the garden shed. The top will be a different shade to the rest of the unit, and then I'm going to decoupage the top with a really nice design I downloaded for free. You'll get to see the image when I have finished the job, such a tease aren't I?
I've only had to buy a couple of things to complete the work, a new handle for the cupboard and some glue for the decoupage work. Both items together cost less than £8.00.
The new door handle for the unit is mother of pearl and chrome and I hope will work well with the colours and image I have in mind.
To the garden now.
We found a delightful herb stall at the Smallholders Show at the weekend. We bought some wonderfully fragrant Roman Chamomile which I have planted up in a wide pot to give it room to spread. I'm hoping it will thrive so I can use it to make some delicious soothing tea. If it does very well I will harvest and dry some for over Winter.
The stall had lots of nuggets of herbal wisdom attached to the plants for sale. I learnt that the Eau de Cologne mint we have cuttings of is perfect for naturally perfuming bath water. Obvious now I know.
The right hand side picture of my trio shows some tiny seedlings I'm especially excited about. When the mister and I went up to London last year to the Buckingham Palace Jubilee celebrations we were given some free Birch tree seeds in a little pack. This is my third attempt at getting the seeds to germinate and I have used them all up now. Happily I have 5 tiny little seedlings springing up. I'm hoping to take them as little trees to our next house. We shall see won't we.
And just because there is so much talk of insects and bees at the moment, here's a bumble for you.
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