I do think there is an “ask and ye shall receive” sort of thing that happens in the universe. I’ve noticed that I just need to put a definite thought out there about something I want, and pretty soon I have that thing.
Today I found these two pillowcases to cross-stitch! Only one is pictured, they are both the same. Unused, and although the blue ink is starting to run a bit I don’t have any reason to think it won’t just wash out when the time comes!
I also found two bags of hot iron transfers–never found these before, and at a quarter a bag, what a bargain! There’s extras in the bags, too, from other assortments. Can you imagine when life was slow enough that you had time to sit and embroider your aprons, tablecloths, and doilies? I mean, obviously not when you had kids under 5, but when they got sent off to school and your shopping was done, you must have been able to sit for a whole afternoon and just work on making the home beautiful.
On the way home I stopped at an estate sale. I bought this pretty picture for fifty cents. It’s not the kind that is painted on glass (drat), it’s either a print or a painting done on silver paper. I don’t know if this was the cheap version of the glass painting done at the same time, or if it’s a reproduction type of thing done in the 1970s. It has a nice frame, though, and is nicely mounted. I think I will keep her as is!