I have been looking for a sewing box for months to keep my cottons in and until today it has eluded me. Despite a grey and threatening sky we decided to take a chance at the car boot this morning before going grub shopping ..... it was worth the trip although there were only half the usual number of sellers and every now & then there was a little shower of rain so everybody got the plastic out and covered their stalls. I only usually do one circuit but decided to back track and go round again today in case I had missed something. As we turned the corner to the last row of cars there it was ...... a lady had opened it up and was taking a look at the contents ..... I stood back heart beating ..... a few more drops of rain and she moved on (she was lucky I didn't rugby tackle her!) and I made my move ..... like an eagle I swooped in for the kill and grabbed it before anyone else took a fancy. Why is it that our most base instincts come out at times like these .... I was like a woman possessed ..... how much I asked the seller and she replied a fiver ..... never one to resist a haggle I offered four and she accepted. Now that's what I call a bargain ..... reels and reels of cotton, tins of pins and needles, knitting pins, pinking shears and lots of other little bits of haberdashery which should keep me going for a while. As is customary for a member of the Shabby Chic Cafe it will be getting a makeover with some Laura Ashley chalk pink paint at a later date and I am so pleased I have eventually found one.