I bought all that fabric behind the doily last week, there's 15 squared pieces (about 55x55cm) of cotton, very cheap (only 3€ each) but that's because they was part of a set of samples, while the one with roses is cotton and viscose, and it was 10€, about the same size. They are going to be zippered pouches, I think they will be part of my xmas presents, but I like using such little bags for my tatting and everything else, and it seems they're never enough!
Actually the shopping was the side-effect of a tour.
Last week my husband, sons and I enjoyed a short holiday in Firenze, enchanting old city in the centre of Italy, overflowing with masterpieces of art, with amazing shops too! Just to mention bags, one I liked had a little price-tag and I got close to see it: oh mamma mia! It had one more zero on its price than what I thought would have been expensive! I'm also impressed by the high number of shops selling leather gloves, that's not so common to find elsewhere. The city was not so crowed despite the period but you can bump into people from everywhere in the world! People at the reception and in restaurants kept on asking things in English and I can tell you they sighed with relief when we said them 'please you may speak in Italian'! Lol! I've heard some youngest Americans chatting in groups and they were absolutely incomprehensible to me! Sigh! Confronting and dealing with a second language like me as an adult, it's really difficult. But I'd even say that sometimes I must ask my sons to repeat what they're saying, they speak so fast... Deafness symptom?
Some pictures from last week:
|Cenotaph of Dante (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basilica_of_Santa_Croce,_Florence)|
In Basilica of Santa Croce many famous Italians are buried or commemorated, among them are Galileo, Alfieri, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo, Rossini, Foscolo.
|selfies in Museo del Duomo|
|Cabinet secrétaire in Palazzo Vecchio (Sala di Ercole)|