All finished - the embroidered pocket. I'm not happy that the little house looks so stark and very yellow, so I may embroider some extra windows and/or some roses up the wall. With the benefit of hindsight, a tiny-printed pale fabric would have been better than the yellow, but hey-ho, I only have to please myself at the end of the day . . .
Yesterday was a Malvern Fleamarket day, and of course we were up in the middle of the night to drive up there, and came back more or less 12 hours after we had gotten up. It makes for a very long (but enjoyable) day. We clocked up 22,000 + steps according to my Fitbit. About 15 Km. We walked up and down the rows, and round and round, 2 1/2 times at Malvern, then went on to the car boot sale at Ledbury, and did the same again - it was very busy there, but very little to buy (we didn't get there until it was half way through).
The spotty jug is one I bought at Malvern, for me, as is the beautiful big scarf below. I loved the vibrant colours.
Above and below: bargains of a different kind, from Aldi. The cutting mat was only £2.99 (I needed a smaller one) and the craft storage box only £3.99. I just put the bits and bobs I had in a smaller ceramic drawer which is on the table beside me, waiting for a cat to come and knock it off!
Above: this beautiful glass perfume bottle, French and 1930s (according to the French dealer selling it yesterday), came home with me and will be going to the big Antiques Fair at the Botanic Gardens next month. It is signed on the bottom (M Lupi) but it is not a well known name in glass making . . .
Below: this more modern piece of glass came from the same dealer (and neither were cheap!) but I think it's beautiful and hope it too will attract a buyer soon.
Finally, my little helper Little Whale. He is either curled up on our bed, or keeping an eye on me when I am in my office, or best of all for him, as it is WARM in there, accompanying me when I have a bath, to make sure I wash properly!