At last this bag is finished. I really enjoyed using these Japanese taupe fabrics although the woven ones aren't so easy to work with on a small scale . I love the feel of them and the slightly muted colours. The little buttons were lovely to sew on on one of those days when I had plenty of patience. (Must have been a "p" in the month).
I managed to get down to the allotment today in some warm Spring sunshine. I have mountains of rhubarb so it's a good job my family will eat crumble with this in as often as I can make it! I also picked this yellow stemmed Swiss Chard, which has sat through a pretty cold winter, and steamed the leaves. They are rather like spinach and hence my family won't touch them - all the more for me then.
Also there was a last taster of purple sprouting (calibrese? broccoli? I don't know what it's called around the world). So it was pretty healthy tea with home made halibut goujons and brown rice.
Generally I know feel much happier having spent all this time out of doors but my back is a little creaky from planting the last of the seed potatoes. I certainly think it's a far better way to get fit than sweating in a gym to endless daytime TV pap. I really have something to show for my day (apart from the aches and pains).
All in all I feel a whole new quilt coming on....