Friday, 10 July 2015

Finds and thinking

We had to make an impromptu trip out this morning to buy gifts, cards and paper for a couple of birthdays, one of which is today eeek ...yep I like living on the edge! As the birthdays are kids ones I resent paying out several pounds for cards that will be tossed out in a few days time so made a trip to a local charity shop which sell some lovely cards at 'normal' prices. Got the cards but as you do we had a little wander round and I managed to pick up some books to read and then I found this...
I bought it for the frame as it is lovely and in really good nick and I plan to put my own needlework in it at some point down the line. Couldn't pass it up really for all it cost. It's been professionally framed as the framers details are still on the back. There were several others pieces of framed cross stich for sale which I didn't manage to get a good look at as I had a stroppy 8 year old boy with me who doesn't do 'shopping' and his patience had worn out by this point. I got the impression the stitched pieces had all come from the same home as they were similarly framed and it made me feel a little sad to think that this person has maybe died and the family didn't want them. Got me to thinking about my own needlework pieces and what will happen to them when I am gone. I realise that they will not be to everyone's taste and can only hope my own children will want them or they may pick out a few favourites to keep ....but what about the rest? I've never really given this any thought till now what do the rest of you plan to do with your needlework? Hmmmm food for thought. Anyway I've got a hyper 8 year old to get organised for a birthday party this afternoon wish me luck....

2 comments:

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Ali! It is fun looking through charity shops and you can often find some really nice items. I like your frame! Good luck with the birthday party and have a good weekend! :) x

Brigitte said...

This is a great find, what a nice frame. And the stitching isn't bad either.