In the meantime I will stitch, make lace and knit so I apologize if this blog is getting a little repetitive and boring for the next few weeks.
I nearly forgot, I bought some more bobbins !!
They are so pretty, also they have some lovely little details such as this one which has a picture of a bee on it and a glass bead in the shape of a bee.
The collection also included a few vintage bobbins, the ones with the metal bands are South bucks bobbins which I think were known as known as jingles or jangles .
The bobbin with the metal disc provided a mystery.
Under a magnifying glass the metal disc was revealed to be a quarter farthing dated 1848 interestingly these were only ever used as currency in Ceylon !
In other lace news, I have set up another sample ready to be worked.
the work on the cross stitch continues, progress is slow but at over 150 stitch per inch it is going to be !