Sunday, 12 January 2014

I only spent 20pence

At the charity shop today honest me lord!

For 20 pence I came away with:

  • A long chest/table runner preprinted with a flower pattern part worked that will go with a tray cloth in the same pattern I bought and worked some time ago. The threads were missing but I think I will be able to match them up.
  • A metre of pink bias binding.
  • Some trimmings in gold and cream the sort of braids to trim cushions light shades there is about a metre of the gold and about 4 metres of the cream.
  • 1 yard curved skirt petersham with skirt fasteners.
  • And a sealed brand new never been used brother buttonhole cutter.
  • And last but not least - a thimble.
Not bad some little extras for the sewing box.

On the sewing front I have spotted a very lovely Dresden plate quilt.  See here  Another one for the ideas  list to have a go at projects. I am thinking that this would be a good pick up put down project for when I only have a few moments and might be a good way of using up some fabric that I have closeted away upstairs.  I have never done much on the patchwork front.  That might be about to change.

I am quite chuffed with the finds  - and only 20 pence.

It is normally more dangerous than that when I go in a charity shop or antiques/bric a brac centres.

Must behave

Catch  you soon


P.S.  With regard to the Dresden Plate Patchwork I have found this very straightforward tutorial from the Missouri Patchwork company.

Now I need to locate a template preferably free otherwise it will have to wait until the end of the month.



  1. Replies
    1. Hi Copostwoman I could not quite believe my luck and funnily enough it was the button hole cutter I spotted first. They were in a little basket in my local church charity shop - Hope for the Nations. Hope you are okay take care



  2. What a treasure trove! Well done for finding all that

    1. Hi Angela

      I was quite chuffed and it was my local Church Charity Shop Hope for the Nations even the local Vicar Graham helps out every so often serving in the shop which is run by a Manageress and then volunteers. A shop that helps everyone.

      Hope you are keeping well Take care



  3. And all for 20p. Well found/ What is petersham? I did once make a dresden plate block for a Sampler quilt but had problems with the circular centre. I am rubbish at circles so never bothered again, but when they come out well they look glorious.

    Have a good Sunday.


    1. Hi Sue

      Petersham is a 1 inch or so woven fabric which is used to stiffen waistbands on skirts or trousers. I think it is still available to purchase (although it is a little while since I made trousers or a skirt - I might have to remedy that). I have not done much with patchwork at all and being as I have a lot of scraps and little time I thought it might work well in using up scraps, giving me space, producing something lovely if slowly in little time and creating the basis of a quilt as I absolutely love them. I cannot just sit I need to be doing something like crotchet when I am sat down otherwise I fidget.

      Hope you have a good day too

      Love and light to all you lovely ladies



  4. well one, I am getting thrift shop withdrawal symptoms.


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