Then I'll continue yesterday's tale. The next stop on our way home was the Borders Scrap Store (although Malcolm did accidently rename it when he missed out the 's' off scrap!)
It's very hard to describe exactly what this place is. It's a treasure trove of all things crafty, which have been donated by local firms. For a modest membership fee (Kist has a group membership) you can go in and fill your arms will all sorts of wonderful things, which is just what I did yesterday (Malcolm had to carry some of it). You then agree on a price for what you have - and for the crafter it is definitely a bargain! This was yesterday's haul.
I also got a packet of polystyrene balls, but they looked boring in the photo! The fabrics are from Lochcarron and are of fabulous quality (if you leave a comment, I might just send you a little piece!) The two bales at the back are knitted fabric...
Ideas so far - scarf/stole, perhaps with crewel embroidery or felt flowers; hot water bottle covers; bags; children's clothes (if I had an overlocker!) - I am sure you can think of more!! It was lovely to come home and take the photo out in the garden in the sunshine.
Today is the first day of spring, but we woke up to a hard frost! It was the usual Friday morning housework, then I had lunch before leaving for chat and patch. Some days, you just get tired of all this healthy eating stuff, and just want a bit of comfort food, so this was today's lunch!
It has to be Heinz Mulligatawny - none of this posh stuff in a plastic carton, or even homemade soup - this is the stuff of childhood and I love it!!
After lunch, it was off to Jedburgh for chat and patch. First I have to mention Anne, as she was most upset not to have been mentioned yet. I will be mentioning her in detail soon, when she has her new website up and running!. I was working on my swap piece, which of course I can't show you, but as there is only a week to go before I post it off to my swap partner, I thought I would leave you with this little view of it.
I will be busy in the studio over the weekend, as I am teaching a bag workshop next week, and have still to finish the samples (oops!)
And lastly, I just want to say 'get well soon' to Fiona.
Have a good weekend, love, Anne