Wednesday, 22 October 2014


 Good morning all - I am a bit late in posting my WOYWW desk today - but better late than never!!
I have some lovely fabric to show - I bought it at the  The Quilters Trading Post and I will probably be making a quilted playmat for Ben with it. Beside it is some chunky wool to knit some little hoodies with.

Now tell me I am not the only one who would have rescued the two little items below.
They were scattered across the floor amongst boxes of house clearance clutter at the car boot sale.
The little blue hand embroidered item is a small cover for maybe a teapot or small kitchen item.
I just had to buy it with a view to using that pretty floral stitchwork for a future project - certainly too nice to get dumped in landfill!!
The little pinny is beautifully made and looks as if it has been made from a recycled pillow case with that lovely white on white embroidery on the front. Again, it was looking unloved and I thought it was worth rescuing. It would make the perfect pinny for a school Victorian day!

OK - tell me I am mad or maybe agree with me!!

I have had a busy week so far - a hospital appointment yesterday - apparently I need my gall bladder removing - yuk! But - better out than in, I think.

Today I am tackling a little Roman blind - I just hope it all goes to plan. I have made quite  a few so it should be fine.

Have a good week.
Thanks for calling by.

x Jo


jill said...

Your not mad at all Jo . Such a clever idea reusing the pillow case. Poor you having to have an operation . Hope your not keep waiting to long so you can get it over & done with. Happy woyww Jill #29

itsamistry said...

I think you were right to save those two items there are enough things going to landfills. Have a lovely week Anita woyww #50

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I love fabric, but I can't sew, so my possibilities of using them are very limited. But I so love all those beautiful, colourful patterns! Have a crafty week! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #45

Annie said...

Well spotted finds Jo...I just know you will put them to good use and give them another life :-)
Annie x

Robyn said...

We are clearly members of the same tribe.
Fabric rescuers!
Do hop over to my place and see my first free motion piece.
Thanks so much for your words of encouragement and continuing inspiration I find here.
Robyn 18

Robyn said...

We are clearly members of the same tribe.
Fabric rescuers!
Do hop over to my place and see my first free motion piece.
Thanks so much for your words of encouragement and continuing inspiration I find here.
Robyn 18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh blooming heck, fancy having to have your gall bladder out...but ask Julia, she's so much better since her op and at least you'll know that it's going to be done rather than the emergency she had.....
Love those little things you rescued. You are good at doing that, you've got a real eye for genuinely nice items. I don't h ave the patience....sigh....
Hugs, LLJ 21 xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Are you kidding? I would have totally rescued those items, they are both adorable. And what a great idea making a playmat! Love it! Hugs! Sandy Leigh #57

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

I totally agree with your rescue ! Such fun items I've missed my summer garage sale fun, but less clutter maybe. Good luck with your gall bladder, here it now seems a quick in and out with laser techniques. A little burst of energy this morn so want to get downstairs and work on some fun things. Enjoy a fun weekend, Our fall has been gorgeous.

Chrysalis said...

Hi Jo - if you're mad, I am, too. I can't bear to see stuff like that go to waste. They are beautiful. Sorry to hear about the gall bladder. Hope they can sort it quickly for you. Have a good week, Chris # 3

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

They were both worth rescuing. So pretty. Hope all goes well with the op xx

Fiona #75

Helen said...

I love the pinny, it's totally Victorian!! I was going to suggest like Jan, you ask Julia about the gall bladder, hope it can be done soon and you feel better afterwards. Good to see you, late or not. Helen 4

Lisca Meijer said...

I definitely agree with you on those two items! I would probably have done the same.
I love that material you bought. (I wish I lived a bit nearer, then I would go to the Quilters trading post too.)It would certainly make a beautiful play mat.
Thank you for letting me have a peep of your workspace.
Have a good week

Peg Robinson said...

Hm surgery. I will be thinking about you. Take care. Peg#20

Angela Radford said...

Don't like the sound of an operation but if that's what's needed best to do it.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x 41

Pearly Queen said...

Certainly not mad! They are both lovely.
I have a teacosy very like that little one - I'm aiming to line it with some fleece...

Tina Gilmore said...

most definitely worth rescuing I'd say. Enjoy your knitting xx

Neet said...

Oh dear Jo, hope the operation is not too far away and all goes well. Will be thinking of you.
Nope, you are not mad, both items are so pretty and it reminds me I have a lovely apron which I never wear that is of a similar ilk. Bet it is off-white by now - now where have I put it?
Take care and don't overdo things.
Neet xx
ps you are featured on my blog today (after 6 pm) xx