beats down.
In shop window
just what I need;

My new sunhat

When I pass near my local Charity Shop I usually pop in, mainly to check out the books and craft stuff – it never ceases to amaze me the amount of crafting materials they have at bargain prices and I usually come home with something. Walking past this morning I happened to noticed this rather smart sunhat in the window – just what I need, I thought. I do already have a sunhat but it is a bit old and battered and also rather big. This one fits a treat – it’s mine now!


Charity Shop

Down at the charity shop;
one person's junk,
someone else's treasure.

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When I have a bit of time to spare while out shopping I often go for a browse in a charity shop, picking up yarn or other items I think will be useful for my craft work.

One of the things I do from time to time is make my own cards – not all the time but now and again for birthdays or a few ‘special’ Christmas cards. Today I popped into my local shop and it seems someone has been clearing out quite a few craft bits and bobs, maybe the stash of a deceased relative.

I picked up, among a few other bits and pieces, a small punch for making flower shapes (I have several others but not a flower one), four pairs of scissors for cutting out four different fancy edgings and, prize among prizes, a compact guillotine. I have a simple paper cutter, which is getting a bit worn out but this will cut several thicknesses at once with greater accuracy and ease of measurement. How much I will use these things remains to be seen but I am determined to make even more of my own cards this year. When I took my prizes to the counter the volunteer on duty was sorting out a box full of other crafting stuff; I may be dropping in there several times over the next few days.

Stocking Up

Book swap
at the charity shop,
stocking up
for my holiday.

Old Friends

Taking books
to the charity shop
is like parting
with old friends.


My bookshelves are overflowing
so I collect up quite a stack
and take them to a charity shop.
Why, for every two I take,
do I bring at least one other back?

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