This is nice, its about 62ins long and about 40ins wide, I have had it about 3 years.
While on a shindig to South Africa, I happened upon this piece of gorgeousness.
I bartered with a lady who was about 140 years old, she had very arthritic hands, Bless.
It was a traumatic time for me, yes I felt sorry for her knobbly hands and yes I knew I had to offer her a reasonable amount for her efforts as she had spent a year hand weaving this piece and thought that £35 was reasonable for all her hard work, pain and suffering :-( now I on the other hand wanted a bargain. Oh what to do!!! pay her for all that toil, or grab it out of her gnarled hands and leg it.
I took the second option and high-tailed it up the road as fast as my legs would carry me.
Yes I was caught, nothing wrong with her pins not a gnarl or a nobble anywhere!
She had me in a headlock that "Big Daddy" would have been proud of! slung me to the floor handcuffed me and dragged me to the local police station, where I spent two years in a cell no bigger than a very small swan Vesta box, starved and near to death. gasp.
After those long years, whiling away the hours, playing the mouth organ in scorching African heat and chatting with a kindly Rat called Colin, he had the goodness of heart to share his meagre food with me, bless him.
The old crone had a change of heart and asked the judge for leniency I was freed [after paying the initial £35 plus tax] to come back home to blighty. I was re-united with my cloth, thank God.
I feel have a lot to be thankful for, Colin without whom I would have gone mad maybe even started talking to myself, Thank you dear Colin wherever you are.
So Its with pain and sadness that I get rid of this lovely throw, table cloth, scarf wosit, but some holiday memories are just that, fond memories.
Leave a comment on here or on Shabby Chic forum and I will pull someones name out of the hat soon.
This is a fabricated story, not to be confused with any other story I may or may not tell later on, I am heartless and need medical help but I am desperate to get you all looking at my blog, so please keep looking in and tell your mates, I need to get rid of all these things as the house is overflowing with tat, all comments gratefully received, and laughed at...............................God Bless X