I really enjoy my trips up and back from the Downs. It is good to see my friend Angela and share our love of textile, foods and quilting plus the easy companionship of our friendship. I always come back with great bundles of stuff.
This time saw the back of the car filled with unwanted used towels that will be used by the sisters of St. Joseph to make up packs for prisoners being released. You don’t think that some of them, those who don’t have families, don’t have a toothbrush or a towel or any of those things we take for granted, when they are released. Some don’t even have the fare to catch the bus.
The stash of things I came home with for myself didn’t match this, thank goodness.
Some Rubarb jam, complete with a very nice square of fabric tied around the lid.
An Inspirational book to keep me on track.
Some really lovely textile pieces that I will be able to incorporate into my work.
Also included was this painted panel and a bundle of square to use in making it into something.
At the opportunity shop I bought a small jug, just because I liked it.
Old doilies that I intend to dye and print on.
And heaps of homemade soaps for presents, two little birds and some beads that I will use on Xmas gifts.
The last items were purchased at the Danish Flower Shop. Very Danish. A whole wall in the cafe was covered with photos of the royal family. They grow and sell gourds of all sizes and descriptions.
This is a small holding with cows,
Magpie geese in the paddock that had just been harvested.
A gaggle of all kinds of geese and other fowl.
And those geese to goose step when they walk.
I came home with my reserves refreshed.