Showing posts with label Cheesed off. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cheesed off. Show all posts

Monday, 7 November 2011

Mouldy curtains and carrots.

Well, I'm a bit cheesed off today as there's been a soft furnishings-related mishap. We have some large, heavy curtains in the front room that we had made to measure several years ago. Last week I noticed that they had black mould growing on the bottom 6 inches or so of the lining, so something needed to be done. We have had them cleaned previously at the dry cleaners, but that cost around £30, so, you've guessed it, we put them in the washing machine......on 30 degrees.  Well they've come up nice and clean, but lost about 6 inches in length!
The sofa is usually in front of them so it's not that obvious, but the French doors that they cover are really draughty, and now that they don't reach the floor the curtains won't be excluding many draughts. I'm toying with the idea of finding some matching/contrasting fabric and sewing it on to make up the length, but then that might just look a bit crap....So, I suppose that the lesson I have learnt here is that not all money saving ideas are good ideas.

The Michael Jackson of the curtain world....
 On a lighter note I thought that I would post a picture of 6kg of cold boiled carrots:-


These are as a result of our carrot wine making activities. I'm not quite sure what we can do with them as we have no freezer room at all. The dogs are having some in their food, but can't have too many as they will get the runs. I may try putting some out for the birds tomorrow-bird poo always looks runny so they will probably be okay. Even though the carrots cost less than £2 I cannot bring myself to just bin them.....