Saturday, 31 August 2013


The school holidays are coming to an end here....
we have enjoyed lots of beautiful warm sunshine,
 lazy mornings, fresh air
and family time.

we were spectating, not participating!

 A few books have been devoured,
new technology installed (yet to be mastered!),
music has filled the air....
its been a chance to recharge batteries,

although I usually need a few days to get back into the weekly routine.

Its also been an opportunity to recharge the stash!!

I love looking at fellow bloggers thrifty finds
(and have been in awe of  Wendy's keen eye as seen on September Violets).
A while ago I found these gems in charity shops:

Some of the threads and the cream cotton have already been put to good use!

My stash has also been boosted by these beautiful skeins that were part of a very generous lady's down sizing.

The shop they were purchased from closed down more than 20 years ago!

Some bright acrylic from the same source will be used for some winter scarves for charity.

Whilst recharging there has been some
crochet hooking,
a bit of a spin,
oodles of ideas

 and lots of photos for inspiration....

so with some of  the creations....
I'll be back...
(we watched the Terminator Quadrilogy too!)


crazydazy said...

hi, missed you from blogland....sounds as if everyone had a good holiday! Love the additions to your stash. Back to porridge on Wednesday then! Ali

linda said...

Looking forward to seeing your makes with all this new found stash Ali. it's good to have you back. :)

Hilde said...

Sounds like you have had a fabulous holiday! Wonderful photos :) And what a great new addition to your stash. I can't wait to see what you will make.
Enjoy autumn :)

September Violets said...

You've been lucky in your recent thrift shopping Ali! So weird seeing my name on someone else's blog ... thank you for the kind mention :) I find the fall is a good time for recharging and creative pursuits. I'm feeling the itch to stitch again now that my house has emptied of kids. Today is a beautiful sunny day, and the warmth is thankfully still in the air. I'm looking forward to seeing what you make from your new stash! Have a great week. Wendy x

Linnhe Mara said...

What beautiful inspiration, both the photos and the stash. I look forward to seeing your new creations.


Ashley said...

What beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a wonderful summer. I am really looking forward to Autumn though; can't wait to be crocheting some hats!

I love that Noro yarn. It looks really beautiful; can't wait to see what you make out of it!