There were loads of people and most were tourists,there was a group of students from the U.K. and on the other side a group of scouts.
As I had to change a second time at Sindagma square I took some photos of the Ancient ruins that were excavated during the construction of the new metro line .
I thought this was interesting a grape leave roller ,I took a little video to share ,but it was taking to long to upload ,but I think you get the idea,I also thought who would get one of these.
Many stands of old books and mag.
On the other side of the section with narrow, winding sidewalks with shops and antique stands ,I have a better view of the Acropolis.
I walk down this long wide sidewalk to the flee market which I go to.
As I walk I pass by some ruins.
As you can see there are many fabrics ,but they are mostly knit and not preferable for quilting , once in the past I did find some pretty cotton prints ,the Gypsies sell all the fabric for 1 euro per meter , not bad if you can find something nice .
I did get some blue thread from them for 50 cents .
This Gypsy had some nice duvet covers with matching pillows ,large single size for only 3 euros, so I got two of them ,the cotton is so thick and crisp I just couldn't resist.
This pile had tons of lace ,as you can see I got some ribbon with squirrels on it and some real pretty red and white flowers for only 3 euros. and at another pile I found some real pretty vintage floral prints for only 7 euros. some large and others various sizes,but I was so busy searching in the pile I didn't take a photo.
I left and went back the same way ,but this time went through Visinias square where they have tons of furniture and many other Antiques.
Outside the Monastiraki station ,I saw a stand roasting corn and chestnuts..
And a fruit stand.
And the kiosk next to the Bread rings stand .
To my surprise I ran in to a friend that has a craft store in Marousi ,she went down for a class on felting ,but it was the wrong Sunday,so she also walked around Monastiraki .I showed her what I got ,and then she showed me the grape leaf roller that she bought and I quickly showed her the little video I took and we laughed, so I snapped a photo of her while in the train,we laughed so hard we missed the station where we should have gotten off,and we laughed again and returned to the proper station to make the change.
I took these photos as soon as I got home ,aren't they pretty?
This reminds me of my Aunts sofa covers when I was a little girl .
I also got this little milk glass bowl, I actually had one just like it ,but it broke so I thought one day I will find another one, and I did for only 3 euros, notice the squirrel ribbon there are many meters of it ,but the flowers one was only a short strand.On my way home I passed by a bakery and saw these birds feasting on a loaf of bread ,there are so many of them you can hardly see the bread , I thought it was cute and I must share. I would like to thank all of my sweet friends for stopping by and visiting me , I truly enjoy all of your sweet comments ,I have been so busy in the store making frames lately I don't have any time to respond, and when I have a moment I get interrupted and I forget what I was doing and I might have sent a response to some of you twice , I hope you all understand .I am still working on the charity quilts I have finished 2 and have a third to go ,would also like to thank Vreni and Valentina for there participation in the quilts for the Thessaloniki orphanage , my friend Kristina is coming to Athens and she will also be visiting Valentina in Cyprus I wish I could also go ,but it is impossible , I wish all of you happy quilting and crafting.