Thursday, 18 February 2010

Thrifting, Winning and Singing

I had to pop into town from work one lunch time last week and, as usual, couldn't pass a charity shop without going in for a browse in case I missed out on the find of the century! Well I did find a few lovely little items that came home with me. As usual I haven't any firm ideas for them but couldn't leave them there. The truth is I'm reluctant to commit to what I'll do with them in case it doesn't come to fruition. The set of crocheted doilies above are about 6" in diameter and could do with a little blocking. The set of 2 below are much finer and also need blocking. One has slight damage but I'm sure I can still make use of it. I would describe the colour of them all as ecru.

On the same hanger was the little embroidered cloth below. It's about 7" square with very fine cross stitches and stem stitch that is so fine I had to take the close up photo to see it clearly.

I dug out these felted jumpers yesterday with an idea for a present in mind. I'll show the results if it's successful.
Just before Christmas I won a set of toiletries from this site and blogged about it, so I was surprised and excited to get another email from them yesterday telling me I'd won a copy of Live More, Spend Less! It sounds like my sort of book and I'm very much looking forward to reading it.
I'm going to be doing a lot of singing this weekend. First of all is a rehearsal of The Saturday Singers followed by a concert in the evening in aid of the Haiti earthquake relief effort. Then on Sunday we have the normal morning service followed by a special service for Lent in the evening. Headlining the Haiti concert will be Geoff Downes who happens to live locally.

If I manage to fit any stitching in between singing I'll post about it next week. These are two of my very favourite things: stitching and singing. Talking of which, it's only 2 weeks until my residential singing weekend away. I'm very much looking forward to it, and hope it lives up to expectations.

Bye for now
Teresa x


wayside wanderer said...

Lovely doilies!!! I especially like the really delicate ones. My mom made a quilt for both of my girls in soft pastel colors and a larger muslin block. on the muslin block she tacked down doilies. They are the sweetest quilts!

Have a great time singing! It is good for the soul!

Little Green Doll said...

The embroidery cloth and the crocheted little items are wonderful jewels!!! Beautiful works!!

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