|Silk scraps in rich jewel colours|
For the last week or so I have been having frequent migraines which have been building to a crescendo. I don't know if you are aware, but migraines are not always accompanied by excruciating headache, but that doesn't mean they aren't nasty. Up until recently I have coped well with migraines but now they are causing problems. Such was the case yesterday. It meant I was struggling to concentrate on any craft so I decided to take a short trip to an Antique and Collectors Fair which was taking place in a nearby village. The fair is well known for the quality of the items and the potential for bargains. And what bargains I had!
When I arrived I headed straight for the haberdashery section upstairs. At first sight it looked disappointing but I wasn't deterred and began to systematically look through each section. The selection of silk pieces in the picture at the top of this post were in a small cellophane bag which was the first thing I decided on. The pink silk sash in that same photograph I picked up as I was waiting to pay. It is about 15 feet long! I've no idea what I shall use it for but the colour is so delicious and there's so much of it that I just had to buy it.
|Silk scraps in muted colours|
|Scraps, a silk tie, rich colours and bling!|
|Pillowcases, gingham and stripes|
|Yes, they're green!|
|Design resource books, hand embroidery|
reference and Sewing World magazine
|Beautiful shimmering colours|
I told you about the bargain prices? Well, for all of the above items I paid just five pounds. Yes, that's right, £5.00!!! The lady in front of me was charged £10.00 for her purchases and I was quite expecting to be charged the same, so imagine how thrilled I was!
With my head still spinning from having got such a bargain, I went downstairs to look at the old linens and bought these - not such a good bargain, but at £3.00 they weren't bad.
|Linen and crocheted lace|
Just as I was about to leave Eunice asked If I had bought everything I was after. I said there was one more thing I needed: space to put all my purchases.