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Sunday Sevens #36

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This weeks Sunday Sevens is the last one from England for a couple of weeks – I will test the ‘phone app out in Spain:)

You can head over to Nat at Threads & Bobbins to find out how to take part but, basically, it’s seven photos as a snapshot of your week to encourage you to keep blogging.

1. In a bid to avoid the dreaded “Second Sock Syndrome”, I cast on again as soon as the first one came off the needles.

Sunshine Yellow.

Well, they were never going to be subtle, were they?!

socks

2. Here follows three of the many reasons why May is my absolute favourite month: –

Wisteria

Wisteria

Bluebell hedgerow

Bluebells In The Hedgerows

Cow Parsley

Cow Parsley

3. A commission for monogrammed napkins was packed and sent off.

Napkins

4. New knickers! Good old M&S online.

Why do I always wait until my old ones are full of holes before I ‘treat’ myself to some new ones?

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5. Watched ‘Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals’ on TV and Mr H-L ordered the book before the end of the programme….

Jamies cookbook

6. 300 Swarovski Crystal Beads arrived at last, after a month of waiting. They’re going to be incorporated into some knitting for Christmas presents.

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7. My Matilda Tunic pops up in ‘Love Sewing’ this month.

Love Sewing photo

Hope you all had a good weekend and I look forward to reading all your Sunday Sevens too:)

Author: sewchet

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30 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #36

  1. Lovely pictures – as always. Wow! those monogramed napkins are gorgeous! Love the sock. You’re beating me by a mile – mind, I may have first sock syndrome 😉 Have a wonderful wonderful holiday!

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    • Thanks, although the customer hasn’t let me know if she liked them – don’t you just hate not getting any feedback?! Just got to the heel flap on the second sock and I love them! I have a feeling shop bought socks are going to be a thing of the past as these feel marvellous on the feet:)

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      • What a shame she hasn’t let you know. Yes, we all need feedback – good and bad, although I can only imagine those napkins getting good. Are they hand or machine embroidered or a bit of both? Uh oh! sounds like you’ve turned into another sock making addict.

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      • They’re entirely hand embroidered and were a joy to immerse myself in for a couple of days. Almost finished the second sock now and can’t wait to start another pair!

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      • I thought they were. Not only did they look too beautiful for machine, but I was thinking that metallic thread would be a nightmare on a machine. You are a very talented lady.

        Well done on nearly being there with the second sock. Mine has been abandoned for the lacy jumper and the crochet, but I have a hospital appointment tomorrow, so will take it there – could get on quite well knowing how long one can end up waiting.

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  2. Gorgeous! Everything is gorgeous in this post but the embroidered letters drove me crazy! They are beautiful indeed!! You crocheted the letters and then embroidered the branches ? Hand or machine embroidery?

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  3. Your embroidered napkins are superb!! 🙂 and those socks are amazing!!!.. who wouldn’t have happy feet wearing that colour?! Another wonderful week, I’m loving the colours of May too, though, I wish my Wisteria would eventually flower, still eight years and waiting ;-/
    Have a lovely holiday with your family 😀

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    • Thank you very much, I’m already looking for some lovely yarn for my next pair of socks. How long before a new Wisteria plant flowers then?

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      • I bet the next colour will be just as bold and bright 😉 They did say it would be seven years before any flowers, now my patience is being tested, though having Googled it, if it was grown from seed, it could take 15 years =(

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  4. Beautiful napkins! And I love the beautiful May scenery. Summer finally feels like it’s on it’s way. Enjoy your break!

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    • The hedgerows in May are always so pretty, aren’t they? I hope the Elderflowers aren’t over by the time we get back, otherwise there’ll be no Elderflower cordial this year…

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  5. Aargh! Hate predicted typing, make that ‘its way’ grrrr…

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  6. Super bright pics! I would wear those socks! They are fab… 🙂 Congrats on the edition in the Reader’s Makes section of the mag! I would be over the moon. Woo hoo nice panties. I bet the hubby loves them too. We always buy for the whole family before we buy for ourselves. That is what being a good mum is about. 😉 I hope you will be able to post while in Spain. I will miss your posts if you can’t get through.

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    • Thanks Robin, I never get bored seeing my makes in print! I’m scheduling a few posts to go live while we’re away so hopefully there will still be something interesting to see:)

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  7. A lovely week, but not as lovely as Spain! Hope you have an amazing time! Can’t wait to see some proper blue sky and sunshine…can you fetch some back with you please! 🌞

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    • I hope Summer makes a start by the time we get back in June! If not, I may not come back….

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      • When will you be leaving for Spain? Do you get Crochet! magazine where you live? I recieved my first one in the mail yesterday. It has 27 projects in it. I don’t have enough experience to do any of them except one which is a baby blanket. All of the patterns remind me of you. There are all kinds of lacy stitches to make shirts, shawls etc I would really like to mail it to you if you would let me. I hate to see this wonderful magazine go to waste. The address on the package from the giveaway rubbed partially off. Please email me with your full address and let me mail it to you… pretty please with a cherry on top!! … 😀
        acctingmajor@yahoo.com

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      • Ooh, yes please, I’d love it – I don’t buy any crochet magazines so that would be fantastic! We fly out early on Wednesday but we have house/dog/hen sitters so there will be somebody in all the time to receive it. Thank you!

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  8. Gorgeous work. Love the napkins so much. Cute nickers 🙂 And of course Jamie is a must have. Enjoy your beads, they are very sparkly, and I am sure will look stunning in the gifts you are planning. 🙂

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  9. Thanks, the napkins were a joy to make, I don’t get chance to make things like that very often. Not sure if I can show what I’m making with the crystals as they’re Christmas presents for about eight women in the family:)

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  10. Have a lovely time in Spain! Enjoyed your photos very much, particularly the wisteria, which I see so infrequently. Am impressed with your imaginative and precise embroidery, and thank you for the explanation of how you did it. How appropriate for a silver anniversary! del

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    • I’m so sorry I missed your lovely comment! The wisteria was particularly good this year in the West Country, perhaps because of the mild Winter? The napkins were a joy to do, probably even more so because I don’t do much embroidery nowadays. Mum has just dug out some cross stitch ladies I made her about 25 years ago that I had forgotten about – I might share those on the blog one day:)

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      • Not to worry, Lovely! That’s interesting, about the wisteria. There were profuse out in California, when I worked there. would be such a treat to walk between buildings when they bloomed. Heavenly!
        Would love to see those cross-stitched ladies, if you feel like sharing.
        Cheers!

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  11. I am envying your wisteria. Abi and I have been spotting all the wisteria we can this month! Your napkins are brilliant! x

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  12. I hope you have a great time in Spain! Good luck with the phone app – I never enough patience to use it! Your monogramming is just beautiful – I can’t believe they are handmade, just beautiful! Your are very talented 🙂

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  13. Your napkins are beautiful. I love the bluebells too 🙂 I have Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals, trying to think of a recipe to recommend but I haven’t actually used it for a while!

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    • Thanks, I was really pleased with the napkins – I’m considering making a set of twelve with our initials on but it’s a bit daunting! We’ve already worked our way through a few of Jamie’s recipes but haven’t managed to make them in 15 minutes yet:)

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