Sunday, 15 January 2017

One man's trash is another man's treasure

Brian who lives in our apartment building is the self-elected rubbish policeman.   He checks, informs, prohibits, as needs be, in his attempts to keep everyone in line.   Today he came bounding up, all smiles  with a bag of what had been in the recycle bin.   He thought the DBEM might use the yarn.
She carefully sorted through it and found these among the "yarn of lurid colours".   The yarn will go to a local charity shop, untouched by the DBEM's knitting needles.  I took these as even if I don't use them, they will be snapped up on the Guild Trading Table.

I rather fancy the Hampton Court Palace card but either way these would be good "extras" to take when I go on holiday.   Maybe.
I'm patting myself on the back for learning how to post to my blog off my iPad.  The desk top computer is sick nigh unto death so until I find a suitable replacement I am an Apple girl.   So far so good.   My computer guru aka Brother-in-law, is away on holiday in the South Island, so I'm having to voyage into unknown technology waters on my own.   Just as well the little Asian man at the mall is helpful and not too expensive:-)
And another pat on the back for 55 kilometres walked so far this month.   Will I get to 100 by midnight on the 31st?   I have promised myself new walking shoes if I do.  My current ones won't hold out much longer.

7 comments:

  1. Great job on the technology front and recycling. Cheering you on with your walking mileage

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  2. Treasures indeed. Many rubbish and recycle bins, and charity shops are being filled with stuff from homes of the elderly who no longer can manage fine cross stitch or even knitting. In one shop in the UK I picked up a half finished, dusty and mishandled (by a pet?) wool embroidery. The embroidery itself was of no use but the unused wool in pristine condition. I got a lot of good embroidery wool for a pittance. Someone's trash became my treasure!

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  3. Those kits are lovely! I'd stitch each one of them.

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  4. Ooh, how can you sleep at night knowing someone in your apartment building is throwing away perfectly good craft supplies? People like that can't be trusted!

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  5. What incredibly lovely kits I love Hampton Court - visited there and fell in love with it all. Lucky girl!
    xxx

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  6. Those are great little kits and unavailable now I believe. I bought a Henry VIII in the same series as the Hampton Court and kick myself for not getting Anne Boleyn at the same time!

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  7. Hard to believe that someone would put those kits and wool in the bin, even if it was the recycle one.

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