I am so pleased because our council is starting a new recycling scheme next week, which means we can now recycle plastic along with all the other things we collect. I used to take plastic milk cartons and bottles to the recycling centre but other plastic like yogurt/margarine containers etc went in the general rubbish for landfill. I collected a couple of bags full in the hope that I could find somewhere that would recycle it and I got to hate putting anything plastic in the bin, so I'm really excited about this. There was some local opposition to the scheme because it means putting things like tins, plastic and glass altogether in a purple bag and some people think it won't be sorted and recycled properly. I hope this isn't the case!! All paper, thin card, junk mail etc goes into the red bag. Another advantage will be that I won't have piles and collections of different items all over the kitchen and back yard. Just 3 bins - one for the red bag, one for the purple and a green kitchen waste bin. I'm looking forward to getting it sorted out and having a more streamlined system.
I thought, in the absence of any stitching progress around here, I'd show my first solo patchwork/applique project. It's a Christmas placemat, coaster and napkin set that I made for a Christmas Challenge at my montly quilting group last year. I didn't win the challenge (obviously!) but I was quite pleased with the outcome. We were given a small piece of fabric to incorporate into the project and I think mine was the red with snowflakes on.
Bye for now