Sunday, 9 March 2008

Some Car Boot bargains

I can never resist the lure of the Car Boot Sale, so my husband and I had a browse around our local one this morning. He is looking out for some practical stuff - screws, drill bits. I am looking out for the china I collect, oddments of wool. We both look for books!

These little jugs came home with me as I have several Crinoline Lady pieces. I found a couple of books - one on walks in Arthurian Wales and the other herbal remedies. At the same stall as the latter book I found this rather oddball rugmaker. I'm not sure if I will use it, but I can at least offer it to a friend who might, rather than it being consigned to a bin.

Finally I found this beautiful x-stitch angel, which became mine for just £2. Considering the hours of work which went into this, I reckon I got a bargain. We'll frame it up and put it in the guest bedroom.

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MammyT said...

Is the Crinoline Lady British Isles creation? I always think of the American South.
I think that's one of the best cross stitches I've seen. I love the way they can make those little square stitches look rounded.

Karla said...

Great bargains! Isn't it fun to find treasures like that?

Kim said...

Goodness that Angel is lovely. You're very lucky to have found her, and the jugs are very sweet too :)

Kim x

Kelli said...

Great finds! The jug with the lady is beautiful, as is the angel x-stitch!