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Sunday Sevens #59


A day late with my #sundaysevens this week due to a full-to-bursting weekend that ended at 11pm last night!

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1. I made a jar of lemon curd and some shortbread to take to an aunt who had invited us for supper, as well as a couple of bottles of wine, of course.


2. Although we haven’t switched on the central heating yet, the fire has been blazing away this week since the weather changed. Who doesn’t love an open fire?


3. A two and a half hour sewing camp with two little girls went extremely well considering this was their first time using a sewing machine.


4. After practicing on paper first, they soon moved onto fabric.


5. Two very happy girls, both rightly proud of the beautiful cushion covers they completed!


6. This is the pattern that I’ve chosen for the work’s ‘do’ that Mr H-L’s company puts on every Christmas. Turquoise taffeta maybe….


7. My first cuddle with baby Lilah, our first grandchild!


….and a couple of extra photos just because she’s so gorgeous!





10. Sunday night oysters and prosecco with good friends was the perfect end to a lovely week. Oops, forgot to take a photo before we ate them all…..


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53 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #59

  1. Ahh, I love a good open fire. We have a fireplace too. Cool sewing camp, it looks fun!

    This weekend I went shopping. Typical. πŸ˜€

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  2. Glad you was was late, I thought I’d miss it and I’d scoured my blog reader……twice!
    What a gorgeous baby girl, I can almost smell that newborn smell! Shame it can’t be bottled! πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. Imagine a wolf whistle, that dress!!!!
    Your granddaughter is gorgeous and a blog cannot have too many grandchildren pictures.
    Lemon curd, yummy!
    Super weeks photos.

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    • I have a feeling Lilah will feature on the blog almost as much as The Boys, although we won’t see her very often as it’s a three hour drive to Brighton. The lemon curd was luscious – I kept a small jar back for us:)


  4. I myself just became a grandma last week. I have a beautiful grandson. πŸ™‚

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  5. This has cheered me up on a dreary Monday afternoon! It’s so great to see little ones sewing and producing something they can be really proud of. Baby Lilah is just perfect isn’t she. Can’t wait to see THAT dress made up!

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    • The girls were SO proud of their efforts, especially so as it was ALL their own work, mistakes and all. Wobbly lines of stitching are all part of the learning process aren’t they? The ball gown will be lovely although, being a size 14, it won’t look like that on me!


  6. The girls are great!!! It’s so beautiful to see them sewing!!! A big BRAVO for them!!! I can’t wait to see your dress!! The pattern is amazing!!!
    Your granddaughter is so so so so very cute….. I’m melting…..

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    • Isn’t she the sweetest thing? The girls seemed to really enjoy themselves and loved going home with a completed project to show off. I make a new ball gown every year and it’s lovely to immerse myself in something so complicated – I love it!

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  7. Yummy! Anything lemon is my favorite. Your new grandbaby is precious. She is so alert. Newborn babies are so soft and smell so sweet. Congrats again on the new addition. The new pattern is beautiful and sexy! What will make all the difference is the color. I can’t wait to see when you give the big tadah moment on that one!! The little girls look so proud of their cushions. Great job on your class so far.

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    • I love lemony things too as they’re usually not too sweet and the curd was delicious. Lilah is just perfect, just like a doll and I can’t wait ’til we see her again, hopefully in the New Year. The dress will be blogged about in due course – I think everyone’s excited to see this one!


  8. Great cushions from your students. Aw! Lilah is so teeny and gorgeous πŸ™‚ And that’s what I call a fabulous dress! Looking forward to the post revealing that.

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    • The girls were so pleased with their cushions which they did all by themselves – I resisted the urge to make them re-do any wonky lines as its all part of the learning process to see how quickly their skills improve. I hope I can do the dress pattern justice now that so many people have expressed an interest!


  9. What a beautiful pic of grandbaby and proud grandparents! It’s hard to believe you are a grandmother Sheila – and that dress pattern proves it! I shall look forward to seeing you in that, it’s kind of like my dream dress would once have been πŸ™‚ The sewing lessons for children is a brilliant thing to offer the community and I hope many take up the offer. It would be so nice to see kids becoming confident in all handcraft and sewing skills again!
    Love lemon curd – I wonder if I can find enough lemons to make some ………

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    • Aw, you’re too kind, but thanks! I make a new ball gown every year – well, one can’t turn up in the same old thing twice, can one?! I have a wardrobe dedicated to once-worn ball gowns that I can’t bear to part with after all the blood, sweat and tears that went into them. My sewing school opens after half term officially, and I think I have five kids so far, which I’m delighted with so early on.


  10. I just wanted to thank you so much for teaching Darcie how to sew a cushion, she is so proud of her beautiful creation – I am so proud of her ;-D
    She has come back buzzing with it all, she really enjoyed her morning with you.

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  11. Also, I can’t believe you are now a Grandma – you must be the most glamorous Grandma I gave ever seem ;-D
    She is absolutely gorgeous xxxx

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  12. Ditto the above, a very glamorous grandma πŸ™‚ Beautiful photos of your first grandchild, enjoy every minute πŸ™‚

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  13. Lilah is gorgeous and you look way too young to be a Granny!! The girls look thrilled with their cushions, I’m so glad it is going well. Have a great week. x

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  14. OMGoodness…where to start?? What a week!! Baby Lilah is beautiful – what a little bundle of joy πŸ™‚ Loving your choice of gown for the Mr. H-L upcoming ‘Do’, very Chic! You look like you have a couple of professional seamstresses in the making and their cushions are fab! I’m sure your Aunt will enjoy the wine and even more so the home made goodies πŸ˜‰
    If you every find out the secret of how you fit so much into a week …..PLEASE share LOL πŸ˜€

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    • I temper the busy bits with lots of sitting down ‘making’ which gives the illusion of being so busy – I can’t sit down and do nothing, I have to have something to keep my hands occupied or it feels like wasted time. I love the dress pattern but have considerably more curves to accommodate than the model, so I hope everyone isn’t disappointed when they see it on me! I love teaching sewing, its just so satisfying, especially when little ones are clearly very proud of their efforts:)

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      • I’m exactly the same when it comes to sitting and doing! Goodness only knows where these extra curves come from after you hit forty, though we’re not alone I’m sure?! I have no doubt your dress will look wonderful πŸ™‚
        I bet once word gets around in the playground about your sewing classes, you might need extra machines drafting in LOL πŸ˜‰


  15. I got the warm fuzzies reading this. Baby is adorable and that picture of the three of you is beautiful. I love the va va vroom frock plan.

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    • There’s something quite special about a newborn, isn’t there? I love that picture of us too, and the one of her sleeping on my shoulder – so cute! Turquoise taffeta has just been ordered so dress plans are definite now:)


  16. Thank you for the lovely week & photos – congratulations again!

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  17. Congratulations on becoming a Grandma. Baby Lilah is adorable! I can’t wait to see that dress made up too!

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  18. I love all pictures in this Sunday’s Seven, Sheila, but my favorite must be of your grandchild – she’s so, so beautiful! Congratulations on becoming an Oma, as we say in Dutch! Marianne xx

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  19. Ooh I’m looking forward to seeing your dress! Baby Lilah is so gorgeous!!

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  20. Beautiful beautiful baby girl, congratulations!

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  21. Aw bless baby Lilah, she’s absolutely adorable. You’re very lucky! And I can’t wait to see that dress!

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  22. Your young students did really well! What beautiful photos of your newest member of the family! πŸ™‚


  23. The lemon curd and shortbread look delicious and are perfect gifts – I bet they were much appreciated. Very jealous of your open fire, left my wood burner at my last house and gas fires are really not the same, not to mention far less aesthetically pleasing! She looks like a very sweet new baby – congratulations πŸŽ€

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