"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Some nice finds at the Op shop.

I dropped into Vinnies in Briar Hill yesterday. Just for a quick look, as I was on my way home to meet Ken, who hadn't taken his front door keys with him when he took off on a message of his own. Vinnies had a HUGE pile of patchwork and stitching magazines which I was itching to go through, but didn't have time, so I settled for two that grabbed my attention first, and I'll go back there next week to have a closer look, if there are any left.
But not only did I find the magazines, I found this cute little Gumnut Babies cross stitch languishing in a pile of stuff - aaagghh!! How could anyone throw this out after doing such lovely stitching? It was mine for a dollar!
I needed a small frame for a tiny peacock I've nearly finished doing, and for another dollar I found the perfect size. In case anyone is wondering why I'd start a new project when I'm supposed to be focussing on UFOs, well I had a good reason. I borrowed a book from the library, called "Miniature Embroidery for the Victorian Dolls' House". It has the cutest tiny designs in embroidery, cross stitch and patchwork, and among them was this little peacock which was supposed to be for a folding or pole screen in a dolls house. The design is from a panel in the collection of the Rochester Museum. I've never had a dolls house, and am not likely to have one in the foreseeable future, but I just had to stitch this peacock before returning the book!

1 comment:

Miss 376 said...

And how could you resist a peacock? Very pretty he is too