I love the weekends. For me every day is the weekend but I mean those 2 days where Dave and I get to chill as a couple and have fun until I get annoyed and send him to Matt’s house for 3 hours. OK so I really love Saturday mornings before I get sick of Dave begging for a cigarette. We sleep in, we thrift then we park the car somewhere quiet and eat hot chips and read the weekend paper. And I had a thrift score today at long last. It’s pretty slim pickings around here most of the time but I picked this lot up for $2:
According to the inside cover of the Harry Potter book there’s a local high school missing a copy 😉 The stacking dolls are all there – 8 dolls and only one is slightly broken at the back of it. A Teddy Bear Tale is from the 50’s I think. Another one of those books with cute little stories. A little bear who didn’t like carrots ate a whole jar of sugar lumps and got sent to bed with a tummy ache. Love it! I’ll have to take a few pictures inside it. When I’m not stuffed full of bread. I finally hit the right bread recipe – french setting, medium crust. Although don’t get smart and add extra yeast to see what will happen. Because this will happen:
See that peak on the top of the loaf? That was where it stuck to the top of the machine. I was worried it wasn’t going to stop rising. I thought it was going to lift the lid for a while. Lesson learnt!
OK so here is my next swap offer – Embroidered Treasures: 22 Projects to Stitch for Babies and Children by Claire Garland. It’s the British version, the US version is the same inside but with a baby on the cover. I wanted this book for ages and although there are some cuuuuuutteeee things to make in here it’s just not….me. You know what I mean? Infertility sucks like that. Baby stuff is cute but pointless for me. Great book, just not my style. I hope you guys understand why I have to offer these books to swap. Postage costs, ugh. If you would like to swap for it I will swap for the Spring Issue of Living Crafts (so this is probably for people in the US) and…ummm I don’t know. What else can you bribe me with? And for those outside the US interested in swapping I have two more books to swap in the very near future – The New Crewel (so stunning) and a sweet vintage Japanese embroidery book called Lovely Embroidery Patterns. Doe-C-Doe reviewed it here. If either of them interest you get your bribes ready! Enjoy your weekend!