Anyway, never mind all that. Let's focus on the positive shall we? Like what I bought at a recent jumble sale. Whoop! Whoop!
Yay, I've been bringing more tat into the house - a phrase that Mr J and P likes to use rather too frequently. However, this time, even Mr J and P is getting in on the act. This first buy was one of his. It's a lovely cornflower blue jug. Made by Dudson Bros. The information on the internet says that the year an item was made appears beneath the backstamp. This jug has the numbers 45 beneath the backstamp. So, it could mean it was made in 1945? Dunno. Doesn't matter, I like it whatever the date.
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A Pyrex platter:
More embroidered linen.
I've collected these in order to make this patchwork cushion:
And by jingo, I think I've got enough at last. Probably more than enough. I've got no excuses now, I'll have to make the darn thing.
It's a good job, I got this lucious barkcloth craft bag at the jumble. Perfect to store all manner of embroidered cloths and even the squares for the patchwork picnic blanket that I'm making.
On a more sobering note. Went to a boot sale recently. Waste of time. It's really not the season for boot sales round our way. Too few stalls and too much rubbish. Oh, and ermmmm, this:
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Brought a blush to poor Mr J and P's cheeks, I can tell you.
And, no, we didn't buy them.
Although, with Valentine's Day approaching, I am a little fearful, I may be presented with my very own pair. Yikes!