Thursday, 23 April 2015

Flea Market Finds

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!



2 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah, Your book was a bargain, you were lucky to find that! Look forward to seeing some stitching from it. I have one of those mushrooms but the top is not attached on mine, it's a bit of a nuisance really, although that said I do use it a lot! Like the blog.
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thanks Barbara, couldn't believe my luck when I saw the book and the price! Think I will head down to the market again this week see what else I can find! I'm thinking of painting my mushroom red on the top with white spots! Think I will probably get a lot of use out of it too, especially since our Border Collie Benji has a thing for socks!

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