Saturday, 26 May 2012

Car boot sale.

           Yesterday my hubby asked me if I would like to go and do a car boot sale today,I jumped at the chance before he had chance to change his mind.I went straight up to my sewing corner and sorted out what I wanted to take with me to sell which baskets they would go in and which cloths to put on the table.I have also collected quite a few bits and bobs I no longer require and Maria sent along some toys the boys have grown out of.
           As the car boot we like to go to is 1hr away from home we had to set off early,5am my alarm went off I had only slept for 1h,typical when you have to be up early you have a sleepless night with lots of hot sweats, argggggh.Off we set after having a quick cup of tea I felt quite excited.We arrived at 645am my eyes quite sore from tiredness but I got a buzz when before I had got anything out of the car a lady saw what I had and said how pretty they where.There was a lot of people about and there must of been about 450 tables it sure was big bigger than it usually is.
          The weather was hot hot hot and their was a lot of poor little children about that just did not want to be dragged about bad tempered parents cos they wanted to go further I'm sure if they just stopped and talked to their children things would not be so bad for either of them.I didn't go searching others tables but my hubby had a little wander and came back with news that there was a lady selling baskets just at the top of our row of tables and he also bought me a wooden sewing box seen below.Off I went as fast as I could to see these baskets( my weakness) and bought just the one.The lady across from us was selling a lovely ottoman and hubby saw me eyeing it up and said if it was still there at home time I could ask about it.And guess what it was and the lady only wanted £10 for it so I snapped it up.
       Now I can hear you saying" but Jill you went there to sell",yes I know I did and I did try to resist buying but you know what its like.I'm afraid I didn't sell much only a few hearts and a pin cushion,had lots of lovely comments about my goods but I don't think its the right place to sell but I'm not going to give in just yet.I did get one lady who wants me to make a quilt for her baby's cot in patchwork and I said that I would try my hardest to get it made for next week.I did sell most of the children's toys for them and some clothes of mine so it was worth going.
      This is the ottoman I bought,I don't think the colour of it fits in with what we have in our home so earlier this evening out came the paint pots and Iv painted it I'm going to get some nice pretty fabric to cover the top which I removed before painting,then its going in the spare bedroom to be the new home for the boys toys for when they are here.I also pained the basket I got because I didn't like the colour of it, and the sewing box got a good polish.
Before the paint job.

The top,it is quite pretty but has a couple of stains on it.

                                                 After,its not a very good pic it is nicer in the flesh.
                                        The basket before
                                             And after,not bad for £5.
                                And the sweet sewing box,its in really good condition and was only £7.
               Now I'm going to go and sit with my feet up for a while and have a cup of fruit tea before bedtime I think I should sleep well tonight I hope so anyway. I hope the weather is going to stay like this now it would be nice wouldn't it? Have you have all had a lovely Saturday? I will be looking at your posts to see what you have been up to,all enjoying yourselves I hope.Hope I have not rambled on too much I can get crried away with myself sometimes.
Bye for now and  take care,Love Jill xxx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

S is forSights in the Sunshine

               After days and days in the rain, dark and damp we have had Some Sunshine.
     Today we had to nip into town so I thought take the camera and take some pics in the Sunshine.We live on one side of the Esk Vally so these are the views I Saw on the way into town.

      This is the Village about 3 miles from us in the direction of town,the village is called Sleights.It does have some really pretty houses and cottages in it but has busy main road running thro it.

      We Stopped at the Spar for some petrol.
      Then round on to the cliff top where we saw this lonely Seat looking out to Sea.

     This is the view to the Abbey and St Marys church.

    St Hilda's church in the Shadows.
     Next we went down Skinner Street .

   Down past one of the oldest Shops in the town Spantons men's wear.
      Into the middle of town over the round about where there is some Steel Sails.

             Past the railway Station.
 Which is near Bobbies Bank as the Sign says which leads to the Police Station.
         Then over the old  Swing Bridge.
     Another view of St Marys church.
          Past Scaffolding.
    Over Spital Bridge.
      Past the building works for Sainsburys which is getting built and will open in august.
    Then through Stainsacre Village.
 On to Summerfield Road.
 Down a country road that was covered with trees that made Shadows on the road.
              This road is the other Side of the Vally which we live on.
         Some Stone walling which is everywhere.

       Oh!! the cars Steering wheel.
     Sheep in the Sunshine.
 Heading back home now down a Steep hill.

     Back home Sat on the step looking up the Steep hill.
    And down the Steep hill to the Steam train Station.
 Well I sure enjoyed my little run out In the Sunshine just hope it is going to stay for a while now,After all it is May nearly June,hope your all well and enjoying some Sunshine,Love for now Jill xxx