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Thursday, December 13, 2007

A wasted day and more lovely post

I decided to take a day off work today to go Christmas shopping - I have had so few days off I was really looking forward to some me time and gift buying time. I hate shopping for myself but I just love buying for other people, but what a wasted day! Got up very early, drove for 1.5 hours, found a parking space no problem, shops had only been open for 30 minutes! The problem was I could find nothing I wanted to buy! When I say nothing I mean NOTHING. Shops here are full of such tat at Christmas time. Wish I was overseas - I remember shopping in real German markets and having the gifts wrapped beautifully as a matter of course. The UK should take a look at Continental Europe at this time of year!! Arrived back home at 4.30pm. I should have stayed home and been creative instead. Now I feel tired and grumpy!!

Something did cheer me up though - and that was today's lovely post! THANKS Fiona - this is such a clever piece of work. I love the way the beads at the bottom move around and the weaving is delightful. This is truly stunning! You say you used a lot of the fabric - do have enough for yourself or would you like some more??

6 comments:

Myra said...

Fiona did a great job with her rust piece. Very pretty and creative indeed.

I don't like shopping either. Sadly, my shopping trips usually turn out like yours and I think I would be better off ordering online.

Homeleightigger said...

Hi Anna - Just popped over to see what you've been up to. Enjoyed reading your last couple of posts - you've had some great postcards etc. lucky you. Shame about your rotten shopping day today - good thing is you didn't spend any money on tat! Val

arlee said...

Wow that IS GORGEOUS!!!!

Julie said...

Wow another beautiful piece!
It is so frustrating shopping at this time of year, isn't it? I hate it. Sometimes I think it would be better to give gift vouchers - depends who you are buying for of course. A local coach company here sells gift vouchers to use on their trips so I've bought those for a couple of friends.

Doreen G said...

I love the pieces that you have received from your challenge Anna-
it is amazing what people have done with the fabric.

Fiona said...

I'm so glad you like the piece! I'm always nervous sending stuff! If you have another bit of fabric I wouldn't say no.....