Monday, 18 June 2012

Charity shop treasures

At the moment days off work seem to always end up with me shopping. Today was no exception; I nipped into to Age UK and bought a burgundy belt with a little gold buckle, a snap bracelet with an inlayed bird scene, and a shiny gold & cream button which will surely be adorning something soon! and all for just £1!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Embroidery and Cider Mills

A little bit of embroidered mildew

The embroidery in it's new home

This weekend we went to visit our friends J&J in their new beautiful new house.  [Out in the sticks and complete with a cider mill in the kitchen!]
As a little housewarming present I did an embroidery based on an extract from the book 'The ABC of Flower Growing' which I had found in a charity shop a few months ago, all damaged and mildew-ey it was a perfect source of inspiration.  I mounted it in an old frame I found and its been displayed pride of place in their new kitchen, on the cider mill.