Well, this isn't the exhibition post I promised.... I still need to go through all my photos, so will post that next week... but in the meantime I wanted to show you something I thrifted last weekend. It's possibly my new favourite possession...
Yup, it's a huge crocheted blanket (in case you hadn't worked that out from the title of this post!) I'm always looking out for crocheted blankets - I already have one, but it's quite small and I'm not a huge fan of the purple and green colour scheme. So when I saw this poking out I pounced, quite literally, and quickly checked it over for holes and stains. As you can see it is in perfect condition. The lady told me she made it for one of her children but they never used it, which made me really sad. How can people not love things that other people make for them? I asked her how much she wanted for it, expecting her to say £10, maybe more. She told me I could have it for £2 because she just wanted it to go to someone who would cherish it.
It's on my bed now, and I wrap myself up in it every night. I use it as a wraparound when I sit on my computer in my study to keep warm. When I get the chance to go on some picnics this summer I'm going to take it with me. Definitely a keeper. One day I'd like to make one of these myself, but until then I will admire this one.
(and a little bit of blue sky for those of you who have been having rain - nothing makes me happier that a blue sky above.)