30 October 2012

SUCH excitement

This is NOT tatting related but is for some of my tatting friends.  Among those who might enjoy my excitement are Joanie, Pam, Riet and a few of the others in South Carolina!!!

Now you folks in America have dollar stores which sells things for - guess what - a DOLLAR!!!  In England we have the 'odd' place which is equivalent and in my town we have Poundland.  Now a pound is worth 62 cents at the moment so anything we buy is almost twice as expensive than buying in America.  

I'll confess here.  When I walk in the afternoons I usually go round in a certain direction so that I end up walking up through the town towards home.  I always pop into our Poundland - just in case they've got something new that I can't live without.  

Well, yesterday they did and here they are!!!  The latest craze while Sally and I were in America was the range of small solar powered novelty 'items' (for want of a better word).  I came home so excited with these two but have hidden them from Nick as they'll now form part of his birthday present.  He'll be thrilled as he asked me why I didn't come home with more once he'd seen the dancing daisies that Pam had given me.  Reasons why I didn't?  All the dollar stores we visited had sold out and I'd got no room in my suitcase!!!  The daisies had to travel in my carry on bag!!!

9 comments:

Riet Surtel-Smeulders said...

Awwwsummmmm!!!!
I knew that this little ones are comming in the dollar stores in lexington, but to late for me just after I went home.
But I have a ducky save arived in my home
hugs
Riet the B-engel

Maureen said...

But will there be enough sun in your winter to make them dance?? :)

Jane Eborall said...

Riet - I'm SO excited about finding them in England and I hope they arrive in The Netherlands soon too.
Yes, Maureen, they should dance all winter as long as there's a little bit of sun each day. The daisies are dancing happily on the kitchen windowsill!!!

Sewicked said...

Dance, Pansy, dance!

God's Kid said...

Those are adorable!!! :)

Kathy Niklewicz said...

Apparently these should be at our dollar stores! I've never noticed them! So cute! Thanks for this post! I'm off to the store!

Crazy Mom Tats! said...

FYI - I think you have the conversion wrong. A dollar is worth about 62p. A pound is worth about one dollar 60 cents.

The dollar stores here are great. I love finding reading glasses there!

Jane Eborall said...

Ahhh, maths is my worst enemy, Crazy Mom!!!!!! I checked Poundland again today but no more new ones in yet!!!

Pam Freck said...

Go Jane Go! I only have one challenge for you. I try to place a piece of tatting on each one but you have to be careful because they can loose their balance and not take. So glad you found the penquin! Now I won't have to mail you one. That is supposed to be the next one we get in stock. Guess you are ahead of us on the pecking order. Have fun!!!

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