I'm just about done with all the stress of the day job. The school year ends next week.
It's been a tough year and I will be glad of the rest that's for sure!
To keep my sanity I wheedled the occasional op shop time into my day and found myself more lace, and more lace!
AND, (all things come to those who wait) a fold out sewing box (YaY! I finally scored one) and ....(what I consider holy grail) a real, authentic, never been used, real linen, probably from the 1930's - Mangle cloth! It's the fabric on the back of the seat.
Yeah... I know, I get exited about the weirdest things....
The mangle cloth for those not in the know was used to cover the clothes as they were put through a wringer to squeeze out the water way back in the early part of last century. Usually made of pure linen they were designed to have the cr*p washed out of them and would last for years!
But the most delightful part of it all was that I found it at one of the
more expensive overpriced nicest Op shops I check out and it was $2.00. Wrapped in its plastic bag and securely taped up I wasn't sure if it was what it was...but it was!!!!
(I am now sleeping with it under my pillow
...no not really....)
I am a happy camper.....
(and I won't bore you with the dozen or so other pics I took of it)
I even managed some more bunting and they are now in my Made It store. I am having a Christmas bonus of Free Postage within Australia on any Bunting up until Christmas. Check it out if you are interested.
And do go over and visit with Tamarah at Shabby Vintage Junk who is having a stupendous give-away to celebrate her 100th blog post! It's one almighty give-away!