Yesterday I cleaned and trimmed our first harvest of garlic. It will sit and dry in the sun for a few days and then I'll make some garlic ropes. I had to learn how to do that last year with the onions.
Today the wheat is being harvested in the field next to the house so I'm not out in the garden, it can get noisy and dusty. I'ts good to see a harvest not spoilt by the rain as we had last year.
I'm working on another bag today. I decided to dye some of my old linen, the first batch a light indigo blue, it looks good. I'm lining the bag with some old 1930's French check fabric that I bought at a troc a couple of years ago.
I live in a late 18th century farmhouse or longere
with my husband .
I taught Art in England for over 35 years and have always done my own work.
We moved to France over 12 years ago and and continue to work on the renovation of the house and making the garden. I make many things out of old textiles and also sell vintage sheets etc.
I have had over 6 exhibitions of my art work since living here and in the summer manage a small art gallery in a nearby village. I make home made cards and other ephemera.