Usually just as the kids go back to school Mr sunshine makes an appearance for a couple of weeks after being indoors for most of the school holidays, but not so this year.
Just for a change he's been out every day for at least a couple of months, the kids are "brown as berries" as my old nan used to say and we've been able to have days out, picnics and bike rides without the obligatory cardys, wellies and umbrellas filling our bags!
We spent a day cycling into York (after parking in the park and ride) where a couple of my favourite shops are, "Ramshambles" sells gorgeous wools and I picked up a few hanks of "blue faced Leicester" for some Christmas presents I want to knit.
This is the first of a pair of cushions, I'm reversing the colours for the other one,
and this is a sneaky peek of a scarf to slip into my sisters stocking!
Further down the shambles is "Flax and twine" which to be honest doesn't look much from the outside but the back of the shop is filled to the rafters with all things vintage.....just up my street!!
"something for everyone"
"from days gone by"
hidden on these shelves were some treasures that had to come home with me,
I love these little blue sugar bags holding 8oz of sugar, just imagine the grocers shelves full of paper bags and packets....
and a mixed silver paper bag from a bank...there were no plastic way back then,
and an old brown paper carrier with string handles that I''ve hung on my new peg rail in the hall,
they were the days.....
PS sorry to mention the "C" word in September but it's never too early to start knitting!!