Hello everyone! I hope you've all had a good week. I've been pootling along as usual, and am looking forward to the long weekend, even though the weather forecast is dire! So, what have I been doing all week? Well, yesterday I did my first session in the school's library. I haven't helped out in the school for a while, mostly because if I'm in Joe's class, it's just too distracting for him, and I didn't want to help in a class of children I don't know, so the library seemed like a nice, neutral setting! It was only for an hour over lunch time, but it was quite fun, using the scanner to check books in and out and stamping them with the date (why does that always feel so satisfying?) I shall be going in every Thursday, so I feel like I'm making a contribution!
There has been a little bit of crafting this week too. I finally managed to finish off William's quilt top (sorry, no pics yet), but haven't even thought about wadding and backing for it yet, so will still be a while before it's finished. I made and listed some more birdie brooches for the shop in some different colour combos.
This morning I made some more lavender bags too, which will get listed as soon as I can get around to it!
Also this morning I paid a visit to the local Flea Market. This is held every Friday at the town's leisure centre, but I haven't actually been in there for several years. When the boys were smaller, there used to be a lady with a stall outside selling toys, and it was great for finding cheap action figures or Brio train track pieces. She's not there anymore, but I thought I'd pop inside and have a little look. It's a very small scale affair, and there wasn't a great deal of any interest to me, but there were a couple of ladies selling haberdashery items, so I picked up this little selection of sewing thread on lovely, old fashioned wooden reels, and a knitting needle gauge...
I have all my Nana's old knitting needles, many of which are in the old fashioned sizes, but there are a few with no size marked on them, so I though this would come in useful. I think I shall probably visit the flea market again, I might find some interesting things for the Green Swap- there's still time to sign up, by the way!
Peter has next week off work, so I don't expect there will be much in the way of crafting, but I am hoping to persuade him that a little trip to Ikea is in order!! (Have you seen their new fabric ranges, by the way? There's one with houses on that I really want to try and get hold of!)
Hope you all have a great weekend!