Well what a grey week it has been here in Norfolk. I'm sure I haven't seen full daylight for 5 days! I feel like a hibernating mouse here in my cosy workroom. I haven't been able to take any decent photographs so I shall share with you some thrifty finds from last weekend. A jumble sale and the annual Norwich Textile Fair were two lovely outings, just me and my shopping bag!
A few new patterns to add to my collection; I love the graphics on the 'Needlework Development' booklet.A couple more blues for the kitschen (well you know I don't have much crockery so I could always do with a couple more!)
A beautiful set of metal coasters,
And this! Acres and acres of hand-stitched patchwork quilt. More than two and a half metres square! That's over 6 square metres in total. Oh happy day!
I found it languishing un-noticed and unloved on a beautiful Indian textiles stall. So much work, all perfectly backed in a red floral cotton.
So many amazing patches I couldn't possibly choose a favourite bit.
Bright colours and retro fabrics.
All edged with red hexagons creating a ziggy zaggy snazzy edge! I did a quick cost benefit analysis for hubby. It worked out at just over £4 a metre! For all that work and cosiness.
Back me up here ladies! Tell me it was one that couldn't get away! Now I just have to work out how to launder it!
But, as if that wasn't enough, I also found these!
Literally dozens of them. I have no real plans other than to gaze upon them in wonder. But it does mean I'll be making some of those woodland buns very soon!
And one more lovely thing. I have been sent an award by Mel Mel over at her chatty, daily blog. Thank-you Mel - very kind of you to think of me and thank-you for stopping by so often.
And a big thank-you to everyone else who watches my blog either here or over at the magical Google Reader. I will try to take some crafting photos for you soon. We're off to the school Bonfire Night tonight! Pumpkins, fireworks and hot punch - perfect! t.x