It's a tea towel.
There's a back story...my sweet and beloved Mother is fading away from us through a haze of Dementia. Otherwise, she is well and happy and this isn't a maudlin post. One of the things that I've noticed over the last year has been Mama's handwriting; it's not at all what it was. I have shed loads - shed loads of her recipes, but because of her life's work as a really good and efficient Secretary and PA, she has typed nearly every one of them. So, when I found a hand written one, I decided to do more than just scan and save it. I searched about and found The Fabric Press. An English company who will print your designs on short runs of fabric. Well, colour me excited..they have a package that was for three tea towels. Which is what I wanted. I was going to have a 3 metre length printed, and make them myself, but no need! Proper cotton, properly hemmed and BONUS...a hanging tag! So, I got the Important G to do the toppest quality scanning for me, (the recipe and Ma's signature from a birthday card), filled in the online form, emailed the scans and held my breath. The Fabric Press were wonderful...wanted to know my preference for ink colour, got back to me really quickly, kept me up to date and turned the lot around in about 10 days flat. The result made me cry! I fiddled about and put some cotton crochet edging on the top and bottom, and my sisters and I now have one each. Important, not really. Sentimental - oh you bet. But also, as Ma would like - useful as well. And I do use it, because that's the whole point of a GIIGU. It's a Good Idea In Good Use.
And the recipe? It's from a BBC Radio 2 cookery programme, now about 40 years old. And really....not great. I make a better 'chuck it all in the pot' soup. But that's not the point. As a tea towel - it's the best!