Monday, 7 February 2011

Thrifting Treasures

Last week was really good for treasure hunting - I wasnt going to bother as have so much to do at the moment.

Wednesday we had to pop in to our local village (more like a small town and certainly not in the quaint catergory), we needed a few provisions and to collect my prescription.

Luckily with it being Wednesday it is the Bric A Brac market (this also sounds much much better than it really is ).

Think tat and cheap mobile phone chargers, lots of plastic toys and a jacket potato stall !!

Hubby loves to get down there as there is one hardware stall that has lots of great nails and screws (yawn) - turns out that this stallholder has started doing some bric a brac as well.

The tapestry above was in a huge wooden frame about 8 inches thick and the same thickness in dirt and grime - I could just about make out the colours and loved them so asked how much ?

£4 !!!! well I couldnt argue at that could I ?

The doilies and embroidered traycloth were from another local town on Thursday - we needed to pop to there to a hardware store for a trowel (yawn again) so I nipped my head into the charity shops - these were 25p for 4.

Cat toffee tin from Bric A Brac stall - 50p

Old Terry choclate box - just love the colous and thought it would look nice in my sewing cupboard behind the glass - 50p (on another bric a brac stall, in a box, full of rubbish under the table.

Beautiful cake plate - £2.50 from charity shop

I did have some other little finds as well - so not bad when I wasnt even looking.

How bad is this wind we've got ?!

Next doors have huge conifers and I'm hoping they dont end up in our garden but the way they are swaying I'm not so sure.

Doing well with to do list - time for it all to go pear shaped though :)

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Quick Hello

I don't know where this week has gone again !

I think instead of writing "to do" list I am going to start writing "have done" lists - although I get loads done I never feel satisfied as there are stll 3 million things on my to do list.

This weeks list so far:

Need to get listing on ebay as need some money to celebrate my 4oth in March

I want to create a "happy wall" - photos that make me smile so need to sort through the photo box, scan them in, turn to black and white and then get printed in various sizes to match frames (which I havent got yet !)

I want to carry on with my crochet blanket.

My crochet scarf that is nearly completed is not pleasing me as a scarf - so i think I am going to unpick squares and join them to make xushion covers.

I've set myself a target of 3 blog posts this week (yeah right)

I have had to install my scanner software as it has stopped working (have done this just)

The PC needs defragging desperately

SPyware needs running

Daughters laptop needs sorting as its running as slow as I do for a bus !

Washing, ironing, cooking, cleaning shopping.

Wednesday I am having a naughty wisdom tooth out in hospital as it is side on , wrapped round a facial nerve and the bone needs drilling (lovely)

Crochet edgings round my thrifted pillowcases

Embroidery for my friend

SO not much then .......................................

Sorry its not an image filled post but I have only just sorted PC out - will leave you with my test scanned photo - me when I was 3 - probably the only picture you will get to see with me in as I hate photos of myself !!

Will try and post tomorrow with last thursdays thrift finds and crochet squares and blanket :)