Now, not much to show you on the finds front really apart from some cotton reels to add to the collection. I'm not very 'precious' about these and do use them if I haven't got the right colour to hand amongst my 'modern' reels, but it's the labels that do attract me and the colour names, especially those Sylko ones.
On my travels recently I also brought a toy pattern, which I'm quite taken with. I really love the cat toy and must pull my finger out to make one soon (amidst all that Christmas knitting that I've got planned - gah!) especially as I've got some great fabric that will suit it a treat.
I also brought some more utility plates, Grindley Petalware side plates this time - for a bargainous 60p and these kitsch poodles. The look on the sitting poodle's face makes me smile as he looks very gimpy and adorable. Thinking about it, I've seen larger ones like these in the form of table-lamps years ago (should have brought 'em then), but they're probably selling for ridiculous prices now.
I'm now going to unashamedly give a shout out to my lovely friend Sunie who has recently taken over a local yarn shop in Gloucestershire and has given it a complete overhaul and re-named it Bluestocking Wools and Gifts. Although I am biased, it is a brilliant shop and has a great range of wools (including Rowan - hurrah!) and also stocks...wait for it...my cake-stands and brooches! I'll stop waffling on now and show you some photos which shows how lovely the shop looks - it's even got a Victorian lectern for browsing those pattern books on!
If you're ever in the area, drop in and take a look and don't forget to tell Sunie that VK sent you!
And finally....also making their special guest appearance outside the shop the other day were Archie and his new best friend Bridie the Mini...don't they look cute together?!
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