Saturday Morning, HK, MJ and I went into Egremont as I had some letters to post and wanted a small blow out. I suggested the HK that he come and we'd go to have a look in the Charity shop. He agreed. Someone must have been smiling on us as we all came away with a purchase. I found a small, unopened cross stitch kit of a duck with a ladybird, that will look nice in Mary-Jane's bedroom. I also found a cross stitch chart of Irises in an Art Deco style window. I like Art Deco. Mary-Jane had a Tweenies story book, a story book about going to bed and a colouring book. HK had a Dean Koontz hard back, in very good condition. HK found Dad a new Spike Milligan hard backed book, again in excellent condition,which he didn't have and a book on Cumbrain poetry.
The best buy by far, was this tapestry. The frame is really heavy as well. It has been beautifully stitched. I cannot believe it has ended up in a charity shop. I am so glad that I found it. It had several other pictures in front of it, not tapestries I hasten to add! I don't know anything about the picture itself, just guess that it is a classic painting. There is no writing on the back to tell me of the previous owner or who stitched it.
This was priced up at £8.
I said to the lady behind the counter, who knows us from going in there, that there was no way I could leave such a piece and not buy it. All our purchases came to a grand total of £15. I gave the tapestry to Mum. She loves it.