So after two hours of that I was released from duty and by then of course my shopping glands were operating at full steam!
I had a bit of a splurge I'm ashamed to say (to husband later on my return) or excited to say (real feelings).
I bought two lovely pieces of Indian embroidery made in Rajastan I think but bought by the trader in Gujarat.
One was those characteristic reds and shisha mirrors and the other was much paler in restful blues. I adore them even though they are not totally had embroidered. Some parts are missing a few mirrors etc but that doesn't worry me. They look loved and used.
They are hand pieced and embellished and one wonders how long these pieces will be available for given the 'globalisation' of India at the moment.
I prefer textiles on the walls to wallpaper - I like the way I can move them from room to room by hanging them from the picture rail.
To Dream To Stitch' and work I've loved for a good while. This is it with on-liners - they could be anywhere in the world and we find a common interest. It is only now that I realise she lives just 30 miles from me!