I have three Morris Hexathon blocks to share with you this week.
#19 Woodford Green
#21 Queen Square
Only five more blocks to go!!
We went to a vide grenier on Sunday morning and I managed to pick up some bargains and some curiosities.
First of all the bargains included a box of delicious beads, four embroidery hoops and this delightful pewter pincushion.
Next the curiosities. This 2.5" leather pouch caught my eye as I love the squirrel design.
Inside, this is what I found - a stocking repair kit!
There are four different shades of thread and a pack of three needles. One of the needles has been used as there is a little piece of thread in the eye but they are all now rusty.
Abel Morrall stopped making needles in 1984 when the company was taken over, however these are definitely from a much earlier time.
This little packet intrigued me.
These little match like things are used to stop runs in stockings!
Fortunately the instructions are on the reverse.
There are five tiny emery boards tucked in behind the Stopit sticks.
I spotted this little sewing bag on the same stall.
Embroidered mainly with wools on a linen background with a silk lining it is not the prettiest item I have ever bought but someone spent a lot of time putting this together and I couldn't allow it to languish unloved on the stall any longer.
Autumn is around the corner - the mornings are much cooler now but we are still having hot days and there has been no more rain.
I hope you have a productive week.