I had planned to write about the bag I have almost finished, but I got side tracked, so it is not quite ready, maybe tomorrow. Instead I will tell you about my skip diving session. I took Jessie for a walk today but didn't get very far when I saw a skip parked in the driveway to a house in the next street. Having a nosey in it I saw there was some usefull items in there, and I asked the man who was carrying furniture from a trailer into the house, if I could take some things. He said 'well it is all going to the tip so you might as well'. It wasn't really his place to give me permission as the items belonged to the lady who used to live there, she died about six months ago so her relatives must have disposed of her stuff in the skip.
In the bottom of the skip was garden rubbish, a contracter had cleared the back garden a few days ago, but on the top was all manner of usefull stuff. I thought it was tragic to throw perfectly usefull things away. I took Jessie home and went back with some bags. In fact I walked backwards and forwards four times. Look what I picked out.
Folding ocassional table.
32 cookery books
Pottery tea light holder
4 china cups and saucers, floral pattern
Floor standing electric lamp
5 plastic bowls
Big pot planter
2 stainless steel cooking pots, one with a lid
Brand new camping stove in a box
Brand new mini greenhouse cover
Brand new paint roller
4 wooden boxes with lift up lids
3 decorated plates
A mat (not in pic)
Amazing. I shall give most of this to a charity shop, I just wanted to get it out of the skip before it was dumped. I might go back in the morning if it doesn't rain overnight. There is some bedding in there which would be usefull to the dogs home.
When I went by later I saw that it was a friend of mine who was moving into the house. The man I spoke to earlier was the removal man, so I went back to help Tony arrange his furniture after I had walked Jessie. So I have been busy today, maybe I'll get the bag finished tomorrow.
Crafting with the kids
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