I had a slow meander through the pedestrianized shopping streets and popped into a few of the Charity Shops, happy days.
Look what I found,
Brand new, tags hanging and pure wool, Laura Ashley, I do like a spot of colour.
At this price
I like it even more, I would never have paid the full price and probably not the sale price but at £8.99 I snapped it up.
Then there was this, also L. A. , also new with tags hanging and even more colourful pure wool.
An even better bargain, it is mine.
I had a trawl round another shop where they have a £1 rail of things that have been around a little while. There were 3 EWS skirts and I instantly saw cushions and /or bags with the added bonus of zips and buttons. I also saw the top section with stitched pleats as bonus scraps.
This is brand new with tags hanging, a size 12, I will not cut it up, it is labelled as machine washable and will be joining some other things and go to the Swansea Homeless shelter.
These 2, however will be cut, they are in very good condition but my fingers are twitching to get started on them. It will not be until the new year but I can get them deconstructed and make plans.
Today has been even better than yesterday, there was some warmth and the wind dropped after lunch. Ben and I had already had 2 walks but we did not want to waste the mild weather so we went foraging for greenery. I cut Ivy and Some kind of Fir, I also cut a little holly with berries on but lost it on the way home.
I had a little play and came up with this.
The red berries are rose hips, I will put some holly in tomorrow and some Rosemary to compliment the scent of the fir. I will stuff as much greenery in as I can. It is a touch on the triangular rather than round but I care not, I made it, it was free and we got an extra walk.
I had an odd bit of green ribbon so wrapped that loosely round and may add some red, I know that there is some in the bottom drawer.
I am taking Maggie to do her last minute shopping tomorrow in Lidl and then on Wednesday morning I will take her to the village store for fresh bread. They will be my only trips out before I go to collect Fran from Neath station Wednesday lunch time, and then my next trip will be to return her on Saturday.
James and Cerys are coming here on Boxing day with the children so the house will be full of chatter and laughter.
I nearly got the sewing machine out earlier, withdrawal symptoms, but resisted and tidied a cupboard out instead.
I had my early night, with a book, last night and I aim to rinse and repeat tonight, Bette Midler is on very late and I have the tv set to record her, Fran and I will watch it together as we are both fans.
I have no more to say tonight so....