Phew! What a busy week I'm having! It seems all the homework tasks, extra reading and essay exams have all come along at once. I'm still finding time to stitch for an hour or two in the evenings, but I haven't got much progress to show this time.
What I have come to show you is a couple of bargains I found last week. I went into my favourite shop in Winchester only a couple of days after I returned to Uni. It's a three storey building that houses all manner of wonderful things from fabric to curtains to mirrors to candles and it even has a cafe. I wandered in and was delighted to find they still had their sale on.
Look at this beauty of a cushion! For only £4 ($2.57), I couldn't resist. My love of tea and teapots is growing by the day :)
Next I wandered up to the haberdashery and fabric floor and continued my luck with the bargains. I got two 1 metre lengths of fabric for only £7! ($4.50) I hardly ever buy full metres, normally I get halfs because they're more affordable. These are two prints that I think can be used in lots of designs, I had to have them. Plus I picked up a sheet of letter stickers for scrapbooking for only £1 - a definite bargain.
My housemates have pointed out that I'm quite good at sniffing out a bargain. But when you're learning to manage on a small income, I think it's worth checking for cheaper prices so you can treat yourself to more important things. Like dinner out at Prezzos coming up this weekend :)
I hope you're all having a wonderful week. I'm mailing out the first Birthday Stitch Surprise (BSS) parcel soon - can't wait!
PS The pork and cider casserole was a big success, Lawrie asked when was I making it again! The only thing is I forgot to take a picture - would people still be interested in seeing the recipe in a post anyway? Thanks!