A neighbour of mine called in with something carefully wrapped in bubblewrap and asked if i would like it ....
What could it be i wondered as i carefully opened it's packaging.
She knows that i love old china and use it at every opportunity, old cups and saucers and one off plates etc and as she was having a clear out, wondered if i could give this beautiful cake stand a new home.
Could i give it a home?? YOU BET I COULD
The design is by John Russell and was circulated in the 1960's by Midwinter. It's called 'Oranges and Lemons' and i think it's just fabulous.
I already have some glass cake stands that my late dad used to bring me from car boot sales and flea markets. I was wondering where to put it when inspiration struck... does a cake stand have to have cakes on it? Of course it doesn't, so i now have the most fantastic fruit stand instead of a fruit bowl and it looks magnificent on my kitchen worktop.
It got me thinking and wondering, what else do people have that definately has a different use other than what you use it for, i'd love to see and hear what you have?
Sock happy dancing
Hubby was all excited when i did the kitchener stitch to finish off the second sock yesterday. Do you all remember 'Mr Boring and Anything Blue and i'll wear it' buying the two odd balls of wool for his funky socks and telling me he would definately wear them.
Yesterday, we were having a nice cup of tea and some relaxation time in the conservatory, watching the rain coming down in buckets and he was so excited they were finished, he just had to whip off his socks and try on the new pair. He said he wanted funky and thats what he got, and they don't even match each other! You can see by how his feet are placed just where the wool pattern match is..... and yes i did it on purpose, well he did say he wanted to get a bit more funky, i wont tell him if you don't that it wasn't a mistake LOL He's really pleased with them so a big thumbs up for another knitting project.
Shores had a little attention this week, filling in the brickwork on the house.
The Sampler Girl - In The Meadow - was taken to the stitch club and page 1 is now complete.
I've had a horrible thought over the weekend though, we are now in mid July and i still haven't sorted out chart, fabric and thread for the Fruit and Veg sampler for this years show in early September. I think i had better make this top priority otherwise the Best in Show winner will not be getting a sampler this year to take home with the cup.
Too much to do and not enough hours in the day...arrgghhhh, i often hear you all shouting the same messsage