Mr P and I love a good car boot sale. Last year, I got my spinning wheel and a flatbed press at car boot sales, for bargainous prices. It seems I've inherited my grandmothers ability to haggle - legend has it she once tried to haggle her electricity bill down.
So at the weekend I went to my first car boot sale of the year, at Pickering. Mr P was a happy bunny cos there were lots of good CDs, and I found this embroidered picture. I guess the lady selling it was getting rid of things she no longer wanted - perhaps this was done by a relative of hers. I should have asked really. She was asking £2 for it. It's got some lovely stitching - silk shading, cute French knots - and I bet it took hours of work to complete. The fabric is about 50cm by 30cm.
I've bought a couple of other embroidery pieces from car boot sales - partly cos I want to build up a little collection, and partly because someone has put so much love, skill and time into these pieces, and they end up at car boot sales. I want to recognise the talents of the people who embroidered these pieces - they are works of art. For just £2.