Last Friday I went on a little shopping excursion to Amsterdam to visit my favourite shop and this knitted peacock blue Polar Bear Dress is one of my purchases. I absolutely heart my new dress and I don't think 39 is too old to wear dresses with Polar Bears on, right? ;)
Moving on to another purchase which was quite an Ebay bargain for only 2.70 GBP!
This book was originally released in the 1930's but this version is from the 50's. Mary Thomas's dictionary is a classic and it's actually still available in a new revised version. My version is not new but I don't mind. :)
It has all these charming animated illustrations that you will not find in modern day embroidery books! This one is for the brick stitch. One of my favourite filling stitches that I used a lot in the Castle Peeps Sampler piece. This book covers all the basic stitches and many other 'new' (to me) stitches to be inspired by. As this was a popular book for decades you should be able to pick it up somewhere for a good price!