Oh how I love little visits to the charity shop. Today's was a much needed one as I'd taken the girl's money box contents to the post office to invest in savings certificates and I had to re-bag all the money in little envelopes. Hard work! Worse still, I needed to get more out from my saving account and could I remember my pin? Nope. Grrr why do we have to have so many pins and passwords to remember. No wonder people keep money under the mattress!
Anyway....here is my reward :)
I LOVE all things vintage, particularly sewing equipment. The wooden darning mushroom has been well used. I can just imagine someone years ago, sitting by the fire, quietly darning socks and listening to the radio. I wonder what was on? Reminds me of 'The Clitheroe Kid' mum and I used to listen to as she sat knitting. That brings back another memory....the 'fairies dancing' on the back of the chimney...my friend called the same thing 'soldiers marching' as the soot burnt off the blackened wall.
I can even take up a little surgery now....although the silk is not sterile it can soon be boiled up and used!
I so love all the old wooden reels and the lovely old labels.
and this is for Marg. It is my colourful quilt, made with hand dyed old cotton sheeting....(what else?)and a variation of her lovely quilts!