We got up early and went out to the Oberon Swap Meet. We usually come home with some treasures from there.
This year there was a lady who had old stock from when she had a craft store. Her fat quarters and bias binding were cheap, so into the bag went a selection.
Another lady had this beautiful vintage cretonne and the brand new cheerful little tablecloth. Very cheap too!
The coathangers were on another stall and in excellent condition. Mum has several like this which I guess date back to the 50's and are nearly worn out from constant use.
Then, my find of the day..... I asked the fellow "How much for your bobbins?" meaning the different sizes....He replied "For the lot?" Me: "Well, not really, but tell me how much for the lot, or for the different sizes." Stallholder: "$10 for the small ones or $20 for the large ones or $60 the lot." I didn't haggle, I took the lot. There is a great variety of sizes and styles as well as an old timber shoe last. Very happy:>)
I love bobbins. I already have 2 on the bookcase that I bought last year and have a book all about them (I just can't put my finger on it at the moment which is frustrating) and we visited the Stotts Bobbin Mill in the Lake District in England when we were there a couple of years ago. I'll have a lovely time sorting these out and finding somewhere to display them. I love the turquoise ones and the red one.
After the Swap Meet we went into Bathurst to the Show. It has been a bit lack lustre for the last few years, but we think it may have turned the corner. The pavillon exhibits were definitely a big improvement, which is wonderful to see.
When we got home I decided to try Bloom's Tutorial on Journal Covers. I just used a strip of fabric rather than doing a patchwork strip and I'm really happy with the result. The instructions were easy to follow. Then I tried one with a horizontal stripe as well. It worked well too. One will go to my friend Cath to take on her trip and I'll use the other for mine. Now I'll have to make a cover for the recipe book.