Tuesday, July 17, 2012

op shopping for kits

 This week I have managed to find some gorgeous cross stitch kits at the Salvos store in Mornington.  They had lots and lots but I chose these ones because they were high quality and fabulous designs.
The first one, Oriental Portrait includes 16 count aida and is 16.5cm x 16.5cm.

 The second one is a Semco design: fruit and vine sampler, 27cm x 32cm to be worked on the 14 count aida which is included along with the threads.


The last one is called Peacock Tapestry.  I opened the packaging of this one to make sure everything was there: it had been opened previously.

The kit contains 25 count evenweave, sorted threads, needles, instructions.  It does seem to be missing beads though.  I will see what is required to complete the design and find some suitable replacements. 

If anyone is interested in these kits please contact me to discuss prices, delivery etc.

The op shops  often have kits that people have given up on or not even started and they are often good value.  



Elizabethanne said...

Hello Dianne
I think I am going to have to come visit. Your op shops seem to be full of way better stuff than the ones up my way.
Hugs Your Friend
Elizabeth xxx

Suztats said...

What lucky finds!

Anonymous said...

Love the looks of cross stitch but no joy for the actual doing. Great finds though. xox

Annie said...

What lucky finds...I used to do a lot of cross stitch but I find it's too time consuming now for me and time is something I'm very short of :-)
A x

Radka said...

They are all very nice, Dian, so much work! :-))

Linda said...

Great kits Dian, and thankfully, they have found someone who will try to re-home them. I have always admired the last one [ie in various catalogues I've received]. You do have the most amazing op shops in your area. Stay warm.

Gina E. said...

It is just as well I wasn't with you when you found those; I may have been tempted to buy some! But then again, no - I've been off-loading my own stash of UFOS and SINS (Stuff I'll Never Stitch) for the last year or so, and I have no intention of adding to my diminishing stack!