Apologies for the long spell in between posts, I have been suffering from 'man flu'!! Yes, when I am ill the whole world has to know about it, I suppose that is the joys of being an ex nurse. I think Andy was glad that he works away during the week and so my poor Mum had to suffer me wingeing and groaning all of last week. Although I was ill we did manage to get most of my stock sorted and compiled. Mum was a real trouper and helped me go through all of it and price what wasn't priced, and then sort it ready for the upcoming fairs. I must admit this Winter weather is really making everyone feel miserable, I can't wait for some sunshine and the Spring flowers. Our garden is just an awful sea of mud at the moment because of the extreme weather, five chickens escaping and five Pugs trampling everything in sight. I have been busying myself this week with some sewing, and collecting some bits and pieces ready for the fairs. I have booked to do some lovely fairs this year, something a little different from last year.
I have just sent this picture to Elaine from Ted and Bunny who is organising the second Vintage at the Village Hall way down in Dorset, and she has very kindly found me a space despite being pretty booked up. I am really looking forward to travelling to places I haven't been before and meeting lots of new people, although knowing me I will get lost along the way. I am also hoping to finally meet Julie from The Cloth Shed, and to get up to Newcastle and have a stand at one of her fairs she and her partner organise. I am also doing fairs in Devon, Somerset and Gloucestershire, so I will be racing up and down the motorway in my little van.
I have just bought this rather lovely Welsh Tapestry blanket that will be accompanying me to the Antique Textile Fair in Manchester on the 6th of March. Thank you for all of your suggestions when I did the post on whether or not I should sell my patchwork dressing gown and 20's embroidered jacket. It was a very difficult decision to make after owning them for a number of years but I feel perhaps it is time to let someone else enjoy them. I suppose I cannot keep everything, and I do have plenty of items that are of great sentimental value that I couldn't part with.
I will leave you with a picture of Hattie, my new 1930's Chiltern teddy. She was already named which was very appropriate as one of our cats is called Hattie after the gorgeous Hattie Jacques who I adore, so it seemed right for her to come and live here with us...I just love her to bits. Hope you are all well and having a good week, nearly the weekend, not long to go.