Thought you might like to see the results of my recent couple of hours fossicking around in a few charity shops.
I was on a very focused mission - I was after books - books that offered possibilities for some of my mixed media stitched work - notably the next batch of embroidered lampshades and other little pieces.
The haul was a really mixed bag.
A dictionary - but those pages or words offer so many options and possibilities.
But I found a ridiculously cheap book of birds, and just look at some of those illustrations.
And an old London A-Z. I can see that coming to life on lampshades. I could use the whole pages; I could cut out the parks or patterns within some of the major roads; options, options.
And did you spot that civil engineering book?
Sums!! I can definitely do something with sums!
And, because I was on a roll I was even able to finish this traditional bit of quilting which has been hanging around for too long. All I have to do now is sort out the thread ends then I can say that is done. (A vibrant lap quilt using a simple 9 square design - this must have been started about 5 years ago).
So, all in all a very successful day - and this doesn't include the haul of fabulous paper and an old frame picked up at a studio clearance sale. But that is for another day.