Charity Shop Treasure Hunt

This morning I had a couple of hours in town to myself. I took the opportunity to trawl the charity shops for books for my treasure hunt reading challenge. I was pretty pleased to find a few:

treasure hunt books

So, I’ve got
The Girl with the Pearl Earring (clue: a precious stone)
Love in the Time of Cholera (clue: an illness)
The Fifth Mountain (clue: a geological formation)

Nice šŸ™‚

For the most part, the fiction I read is from the library. However, because I like to read in the bath, it’s good to have a few owned paperbacks on hand too! Looking forward to reading these.

I also picked up a pretty flowery sheet, which I am going to use to make the muslin for my next garment:

flowery sheet

The pattern I am planning to use is New Look 6095, a simple shift dress.

New Look 6095

I am also planning to have another go at McCalls M5050. Hopefully this spotty green fabric will be perfect, and nothing like a milkmaid šŸ™‚

dotty green fabric

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10 thoughts on “Charity Shop Treasure Hunt

  1. Good finds! I read (and enjoyed) GWAPE last year and LINTOC back in my twenties (I think!) and loved that too :o) Never read any Paul Coelho. Loving the polka dots.

  2. Motherfunker says:

    I could have leant you fifth mountain! Oh well! I love the idea of this book challenge, how original šŸ™‚ I’d love you to come and nosey through my bookshelves sometime soon lovely – i’m on call as a back-up doula so not venturing far from home at the mo! X

  3. Janet says:

    I also read mostly from the library but occasionally I buy used paperbacks. You found some good ones. Let us know what you think of them when you finish.

  4. Allie says:

    Great score on the books! Love that sheet. I pulled out all my vintage sheets today, I’m going to make a quilt with them. Cute dress!

  5. top finds! Charity shop trawls are one of my fave things to do too – well done you! X

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