It's a pity more of the shops don't also open and fetch more people into the village, there seam to be quite a few visitors wandering around looking for something to do - and the market, still in it's first year is getting smaller and smaller - such a shame!
Mum and I popped over to the table top sale - I love the way it has been advertised locally, "full of interesting items from GOOD homes!" - what constitutes a good home?
My mum, fantastic as ever, treated me to these guys (above) they are money boxes! I have always been a huge fan of Laurel and Hardy - especially Stan Laurel who is an Ulverston boy, so almost local! plus he reminds me of my long departed grandad!
A few weeks ago through FreeCycle I managed to get some embroidery equipment, a 1930's biscuit tin full of silks, a pile of very old transfers, and a linen table cloth with the pattern already on it - I haven't done embroidery for a while, so have been trying to get back into it - like I don't have enough to do!!! I have had to look up some of the stitches a few times, and haven't done any that are too adventurous, but I am really pleased with the results so far.
At the table top sale, mum also bought me these two embroidered pictures, they are absolutely gorgeous, in pristine condition and have been professionally framed - the lady wanted £5 each for them!
I have been over to her blog from a preliminary sneaky peek, WOW - take a look, it is gorgeous! can't wait to make contact with her, and get my thinking cap on for this project.