Today has been a gorgeous sunny day and as planned I headed down to my local flea market to look for a frame for my cross stitch sampler. As usual it was busy and there was lots of stalls to get around. I didn't find a frame but I did find a lady selling hats and embroidery books! What a stroke of luck, I found one by The Embroiderers' Guild on Making Samplers for £1.50 so I was pretty chuffed! It is perfect and will give me lots of ideas and inspiration for creating my own samplers.
I also managed to pick up a wooden mushroom darner from the local knitting and craft stall in the indoor market. I have been trying to find one for a while since my husband put a hole in the socks I knitted him. He wears them so much he has practically wore them out! At least I know they are appreciated! I'm in the middle of making him another pair!
After a trip round the market me and my husband, who was taking a quick break from his amazing overload of work, took a trip to the local country park and had lunch and walked our border collie Benji. We forget sometimes how lucky we are to live where we do!