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Saturday, 2 July 2011

Finished! and some bargains.

I've finished the doily!

I'm not sure it looks exactly as per picture, but maybe it will more so once it's blocked.  Yes, I haven't attempted blocking yet. I've been reading up on it and trying to decide whether to wash and then block it or spray it and block.  I just need to get on, stop dithering and try it.
I'm hoping I don't completely mess it up. EEK!

Oh ... and I was in the loft and come across a whole heap of wool that had been passed to me by my friends husband after she died and amazingly, as I was sorting through it,  I came across some crochet thread as well!
Only a small amount, but I was amazed to see any at all.  So now I have a heap of wool stash and some extra crochet thread I wasn't expecting!

I went to the charity shops today and ended up with some lovely bargains. I got two lovely plates for laying out sandwiches or things like that on, some ornaments for my bathroom, a crocheted bag, plus some oddments of lace and trimmings.
I saw some really pretty dinner plates as well, so pretty and delicate, but that will have to wait for another week.  All this was SO cheap as well, it made my day!

There were also 2 boxes of threads on bobbins (20p per bobbin) and a few bags of thread sets (coats / anchor) and a whole heap of cross stitch magazines at 50p each.  I wasn't able to get any of these but someone will get some great bargains there as well.

Hope you are all enjoying a lovely weekend.



  1. Don't you just love a bargain?

    S x

  2. You obviously had a great time bargain hunting :)It is nice to have special plates for certain occasions,they become part of, family meal, tradition.
    Looking forward to seeing your doily and that is a lovely photo of you and your husband:)


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