The good, the bad and the ugly... where should we start?
Ok, the BAD first: my peonies are dying already. I love peonies (and ranunculus and dahlias and tulips...) and I treated to a gorgeous bunch of pink ones at the end of last week. Pink.
And they're turning peach!!!
Now peach and me... well love hate relationship. It's ok if it's subtle... HATE IT if turns salmony. A really bad 80s colour. Reminds me of that song by Carly Simon... about 'him walking to a party and his scarf being apricot' urgh... a man with an apricot scarf? Scary. Not even Warren Beatty in his hay days should have done that. (Apparently that song is 'about' him). And btw, I love apricot the fruit. So anyway, this is BAD because they're fading too fast and I wanted to last longer.
Now to the UGLY.
I'm not sure I should show you this.
I burnt dinner yesterday. No wait, I didn't burn it, I cremated it. I obliterated it. I destroyed 'it' and the pan. Every room of my house smells horrible, and after washing every floor, wiping every piece of furniture and every wall (even the cealing, yes, I mopped my ceilings!!) the house still reeks. I have fragranced candles on the table next to me to try to dissipate the odour...
The moral of the story: don't leave the cooker on when you leave the house... even on the lowest possible setting.
It's ok, you can laugh... I probably will too in a few years...
And now to the GOOD:
It's an ancient Amy Butler pattern called 'Chelsea Tote' made out of some lovely linen Echino bought in Japan two (three?) years ago. The lining - actually it's reversible - is a lovely dark denim upcycled from an old Ikea sofa cover.
I'm kicking myself I didn't stitch on the panels to make it look as if it was 'pieced', but hey... after the dinner fiasco/almost burned the house down... you're lucky I'm still here!
(off to take the curtains down now to wash them... sigh...)