I have been trying really hard to keep to my New Year's resolution to buy fewer books and magazines .... and adding to my stash. But at the weekend - oh dear! It started on Saturday, when I saw the first issue of a new sewing magazine, complete with a kit to make a spotty bag and a catalogue full of all sorts of crafty things
Then on Sunday, when we went to The Main Street Trading Company in St Boswells for a cuppa, of course I had to have a browse round the books. Oh dear, oh dear ...... not one, but two books came home with me
If all that wasn't bad enough, on Sunday evening when I was reading my favourite blogs, I saw that Helen had details of a wonderful shawl kit .... yes dear readers, I ordered one as fast as my fingers could type my order!
I think that's my pocket money spent for the next several months! At the weekend, I was carrying all the bits and pieces for the hexagon pincushions back and forward to the studio - when I dropped bits yet again, I thought it might make sense to use one of my (many) bags, so I used this one
The fabrics in the centre panel are from South Africa, as you can see from this stamp on the wrong side of the fabric
I still have these lovely pieces in my stash
On my way home this afternoon, I had to make another of those emergency stops, when I spotted these tiny calves
And to end, a bit of fun ....... on late Sunday afternoon, I was relaxing in my jammies, slathered with a 'fruit smoothie' face pack, when Malcolm crept into the room with the camera ........
You can stop laughing now!!!