'If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it… The goal should be an interesting life."

Dorothy Rowe

Friday 12 June 2009

Why I love charity shops – an occasional series.


£1.50 – still with his original ‘Build-a-Bear’ label. I shall remove the collar until Babybel is a bit bigger and won’t try to eat it. The white blob on his arm is a label which says ‘Press Here’. If you do he sort-of-barks, sort-of-laughs. Larks? Baughs? Perhaps not.





£3. OK, it’s in French – and my French is rusty to say the least – but look at the plates.



There are about 20 of them, and diagrams as well.

No date, but I would think it is about 100 years old, judging by the William Morris-ish / Art Nouveau-ish designs.

That was the good bit of the day.IMG_6947

I did finish this – but after three attempts using different threads I’m still unhappy about the long stitch binding.





IMG_6948  I’ve done long stitch before and liked it – I think it’s just not right on this book.

I may have another go tomorrow. Or maybe not.









As it has been another sunny day – another photo from outside. Not our garden, I'm afraid, just a quiet corner near the Cathedral.


Kitty said...

both of those books are yummy!

Unknown said...

Thank you for the Build-A-Bear doggy for Babybel, she will love him. I think she will be okay with the collar, now, already. She has another soft toy that has a collar and she hasn't tried to taste it...yet.