Some time ago my friend Ina was walking in the neighbourhood of Mystras when she saw a pile of rubbish. As she is very concerned about the environment she went closer to look. You can't believe what she found: 19 school dresses, all still packed in the original plastic bags from Πειραϊκή Πατραϊκή. This excellent company, which made mainly cotton products, unfortunately closed years ago. When I came to Greece, about 35 years ago, the children didn't wear school uniforms any more, so these dresses must be rather old.
Ina gathered them and brought them to me to recycle! I washed them and they are ready to use. I don't know yet what I am going to do with them, but something will turn up. At least the colour blue is fashionable again!
Today it's raining, but spring is in the air! Yesterday I did some work in the garden and last week we could sit outside to have our coffee. The garden is still in its winter state (with a lot of weeds, because of the rain and some sunshine). I can't wait to be able to sit here again.
The coming weeks I will be an avid gardener. Lots of work to be done. I started to dig the vegetable garden. The strawberries need replanting. They multiplied enormously. I found some chives under the weeds and who knows what else I will find. It's always a surprise. Birds bring seeds and leave me with, sometimes, very nice plants.
I could use some cushions for my garden chairs. Maybe I manage to make them this year. The ones below I made for Ina. We bought the chairs and little tables together. Second hand, a good deal. Can't wait for the sun to come, but I probably have to wait a few days according to the weather forecast!