Apparently virtue is its own reward. I went out at lunchtime on an errand for Mum to Crabtree and Evelyn (and frankly that's no hardship either!) and as a result happened on a great stall selling buttons and notions and handmade brooches and other lovely trimmings in the Antiques and Craft market (every Thursday from 9am-3pm) at Gloucester Green. I had a lovely chat with Jo from Darnit and Stitch (great name) and I hope I've persuaded her to come along to Bluestockings in the New Year, especially as she's interested in hooking up with local yarn producers with the idea of selling their yarn on her stall. And then I couldn't resist these beautiful vintage buttons.
And the bonus? Well aside from making a lovely new crafty contact when I turned over one of the cards I discovered this needle still attached. Jo, if you want your needle back then you'll have to come along to the knitting group.