I only went in to get a new dissolvable ink pen and some white cotton for the sewing machine.
This is what I came out with;
Well, the magnifier lamp was the most expensive and I think the kids can give that to me for mother's day.
Also in the haul were; two boxes (one pine and one papermache) for me to make into cross stitch projects for the magazines, white, pink, beige and cream cotton for the sewing machine, a cotton organising box, the small stranded cotton organising box I'd been looking for, a piece of dowel for a Christmas project (nearly finished, it's due in to the magazine by June), a coin purse top, a crystal bag handle (both for cross stitch projects for the magazine), two pink vinyl table cloths for when I dye fabric (I'll take my old green ones to school, I hate the two cotton drop sheets they have) ... and of course the water dissolvable pen in blue and white (for working on black aida!).
I guess that's my spending money down the gurgler for a while. But it was SO MUCH FUN!!!!!! I could have spent loads more of course. And I don't go down there that often. It's a twenty five minute drive from my house so I don't often bother ... anyway, I'll just keep telling myself that.
One thing they didn't have a lot of was items to put your cross stithing in. Do you know what I mean? Like the paperweights, or box lids, or keyrings, or those plastic mugs, or anything really. I'll have to source more of those on the internet I think. I do love a beautifully framed cross stitch, but I also like stitching something that I can use.
Not that I'll be able to spend money on anything for a while anyway :)
And thankyou so much to follower number five ... welcome.
I'll be having a competition for followers soon. The prize will be a small kit and a goody bag of stitching supplies.