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Sunday Sevens #78

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Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series whereby you show, in pictures, what you’ve been up to outside the blog. To find out more, and how YOU can join in, visit this post by Nat over at Threads & Bobbins.

1. This month’s Minerva Crafts post is a tunic in pink linen mix. I’m making view ‘D’. 2.   One of my less confident students finished this pretty square necked blouse. She did a brilliant job which should boost her confidence no end! 3. We went to my favourite place in the world, Exmoor, and I snapped these wild ponies as we drove down Porlock Hill.
4. This is one of the B&Bs that we viewed on Exmoor – a long held dream which we are looking to realise in the near future.    5. A cloudless sky made for a stunning day for a walk with The Boys and Mr H-L.

6. More imaginative boy-play with sticks found en route.
7. The first bluebells are blooming!

8. The aftermath of Saturday night’s dinner party – washing up left ’til the next morning. Don’t you just hate getting up to that?

9. I didn’t have to do it though, because the Birthday Girl gets a day off! The Boys made their own wrapping paper for my present.    10. Tulips – my favourite Spring flower.  11. A walk ended up in our local pub where I was ‘treated’ to a bowl of chips!12. No. 1 Son has sanded and primed the lovely sewing table that he bought me for Mother’s Day. Painting will ensue shortly…..

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53 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #78

  1. A very happy belated birthday.
    Prawn heads wouldn’t be my first choice to look at first thing in the morning either but they would have been snaffled by the cats and dogs overnight if I’d left them out. I only see one empty bottle of wine – how restrained of you 😉
    A B & B in Exmoor sounds like a wonderful dream – about to come reality too by the sounds of it. No wonder you’re smiling.

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    • The recycling bins were overflowing so I was embarrassed to show a picture of the sheer volume of alcohol consumed! Yorkies stand no chance of reaching the work tops so leftovers are always safe:)

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  2. Your pupil did a great job on the blouse! I love porlock, I remember our friends getting stuck halfway in their old vw camper! A very Happy Birthday to you! I love the boys wrapping paper 🙂

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  3. Happy birthday! What an awesome week 🙂
    Our washing up pile looks like that and we went out for dinner this weekend … ooops! But yay to not having to do it yourself.

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  4. Aw a lovely week and happy birthday! A B&B!!?? You’d be fab at that and that house looks amazing! Book me in!!! I’ll fetch my sewing machine! You could do residential sewing retreats and I’ll fetch a minibus full of Yorkshire Spoolettes!! 😃

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  5. Late again… Happy Birthday Sheila. I hope you had a great day, Your little students shirt is cute as a button. I can’t wait to see yours all finished. Your gift from #1 son will turn out beautiful I am sure when he is finished. Hug the kiddos for me. I have missed you. I will send you an email to show you the tattoo my son bought me for mothers day. He such a sweetheart.
    Love to all
    Robin

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    • Thanks Robin and thanks for the email – the heart tattoo is certainly a personal gift, especially with that meaning behind it. The sewing box has been painted but it needs a little something else, maybe a touch of gold leaf or something. Not sure yet, but I love it!

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  6. Wonderful photos of your Spring. And Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like exciting things in your future.

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  7. A very Happy Birthday for yesterday! I cant think of anything better than a bowl of hot chips!

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  8. A super happy birthday! As a mom of 3 teenage girls, I really love your custom-made wrapping paper. And the bluebells!

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  9. Happy Birthday week and the weather perked up for you too. I am with Ali, bus to the Sewing Retreat. Add it to you list. I am envious of the young ones getting your lessons they all do so well K xXx

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    • Thanks, my birthday seemed to throw us the first day of Spring like weather and we and the most of it. When we get a B&B, I’ll definitely do residential courses and it would be amazing to have some bloggers come down!

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  10. Happy birthday, the b&b looks wonderful. Bluebells? Our daffodils have only just flowered! Super week.

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  11. Hi, I’m a first time visitor, (arrived through Feedspot) and I enjoyed my visit. Thanks for sharing, and a belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  12. Happy Birthday! I love the blouse that your student sewed. It looks like springtime is coming in fast where you are, but we’re still getting rain and mud in the US! 😁

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  13. Wow – all the Exmoor stuff sounds very exciting! What a beautiful place to live! I haven’t spotted bluebells yet but I just love it when they’re out in the woods. Hope you had a lovely birthday 🎂

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    • I had a brilliant birthday, thanks Camilla, and the bluebells topped it off a treat. Exmoor has been my favourite place since we started camping there as children and I’ve always dreamt of running a B&B there one day.

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  14. The blue sky is amazing, can’t wait until it arrives up north! Hope you had a fab birthday 🙂 ….those little ponies could be your neighbours very soon, how exciting 😉 Your sewing student has done a great job on her blouse, and, your tunic will look lovely in that bright pink linen. Son no1 has been very busy too on your little sewing chest. Bluebells and tulips cheer up any day!! 🙂

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    • Thanks Caren, it was a brilliant birthday and the sewing chest has had a mini makeover, although I think it still needs a little bling added. I love the Exmoor ponies – they are just lovely to see in the wild and I hope they’re our neighbours sooner rather than later:)

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  15. Happy Birthday Sheila, looks like you had a good one. Exmoor is such a beautiful place, those pictures are balm for the soul.

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  16. Belated Birthday Greetings! (That’s adorable wrapping paper.) And your student sure did a grand job on her blouse – congratulations to her! Hmmm… a B&B…. Sure do like Ali’s idea about sewing retreats…. all that lovely countryside…

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  17. Hope you had an absolutely wonderful birthday. Its so beautiful and I just love the ponies as well. They look like they just want to share hugs. Gorgeous B&B! Wow.
    So happy to see all the Spring flowers out your way. Fall is not here yet, its still all very green, but it wont be long now.
    Keeping an eye on the sewing table, I just know its going to be stunning.
    I only got a dishwasher about 3 years ago, as I never had one either, and I must admit, it does come in handy. 🙂
    Have a great week. Enjoy Spring!!

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  18. Happy Birthday! And yay to not having to do all of that washing up 🙂 That B&B, wow…good luck with your exciting venture!

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  19. Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you’ve had a good week of celebrations with your family 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your pink linen make, looks perfect for Spring & Summer! I am very excited to hear that you are looking into a B&B…it’s one of my dreams too!! How exciting for you all 😀

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    • You dream of a B&B too? Wow, great minds and all that! Do you think you will one day? Obviously, as we’re nearly fifty, it’s the kind of thing lots of people want to do at our age and I hope we can find the right place at the right time. You’ll want to have a family first, presumably, and make the change when you’re our age. America or England….?

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  20. Belated birthday wishes to you! That B&B looks beautiful how exciting that you could fulfill such an exciting dream :-). Your pupil’s blouse is fab, she’s right to feel proud!

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  21. So great to see your student’s fabulous top. Building her confidence and her skills are wonderful gifts that she will carry through her life. Well done you! Exmoor is beautiful, but I’m thinking you should really be buying a B&B on Dartmoor.

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  22. If you open that B&B, I will come all the way from Toronto to visit 🙂 Good luck and keep us posted.

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  23. Happy Belated Birthday, Sheila! Your photos are always so delightful. Another wonderful week you’ve shared here. Exmoor must be the most fabulous location! I will sign up and hop over the pond just to experience your B&B sewing class! (And a bowl of chips isn’t half-bad for a treat, is it?)

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