I've been waiting and waiting and I knew it would be today. Well, I hoped it would, as the publishers said it would be today (should I actually confess to ringing the magazine a month ago?) And it was today..the first of the Christmas magazines.
I made my nest. Infact it was a good day for magazines as we had some mail. We have had a postal strike and I hadn't expected anything but there on the door mat lay my first copy of Romantic Homes (I have subscribed) and my Easy Living. The blanket was one of 2 that I found in a charity shop on Saturday and cost only £3.50.
I never know how I should feel when I pick up handmade blankets and embroideries for only a few pounds or sometimes just a few pence. It doesn't feel right to have them change hands for so little when the time, effort and materials would have 'cost' much more. It makes me sad to see handmade things given so little value. But then I love a bargain and don't have too much spare cash so appreciate the low cost. My guilt is somewhat appeased by the fact that each item has a loving place in our home where it begins a new life. It makes me smile to think most of the paraphernalia in our home has been owned before. We have small histories of many different people. I like that and often wonder about them.
And I also like Christmas magazines...let the magazine season commence!