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Sunday Sevens #82


 Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series to show a snapshot of your life outside the blog. Visit Nat over at Threads & Bobbins to see how you can join in.

1. Mr H-L brought me up breakfast in bed complete with a ‘vase’ (whisky bottle) of flowers. Fifi is still curled up at the end of the bed. She is spoilt and has always slept on our bed – Tess sleeps downstairs and sulks every night at bedtime.


2. N0.3 Son bounded in mid-breakfast and proudly showed me what he was making downstairs.

3. My sister came to stay and we ended up in the pub after a nice walk. At the time we were the same age, but it was her birthday yesterday and she is now a year older than me:)


4. My favourite hen, Amber, was weak and not her usual confident self and all the hens were bullying her again, so we brought her into the house to live whilst she regained her strength.

5. Unfortunately, she didn’t recover and died peacefully one evening. She had such a great personality and has featured in many a blog post. We miss her dreadfully already.
 6. I held a Bunting workshop – here are the kids enjoying a half time treat.  

7. A couple of photos of what was achieved in the four hour class – pretty impressive for eight year olds, don’t you think?  
8. This little girl made her bunting for her little sister’s birthday present – how sweet?

 9. These patchwork squares came free with a magazine – any ideas as to what I could do with them?   
10. Yet another charity shop bargain – two brand new tea towels for 50p each. Not sure what I’ll make with them, but they were too pretty to leave there.

 So that was my week – The Boys are back to school on Monday so I might actually be able to get some sewing done as it feels like ages since I’ve done a ‘proper’ blog post!

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19 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #82

  1. I’m so sorry to hear that you lost Amber, it is never nice to lose any animal and even more so with one that you have a special bond.

    You are one lucky lady, I don’t think I’ve ever been brought breakfast in bed, not once in 33 years of marriage. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve even been cooked breakfast now that I come to think about it! And you got yours with flowers – please put Mr H-L in touch with my hubby to pass on hints and advice πŸ™‚

    It sounds like you had a great time with your sister. And what a fabulous lunch to eat after your walk. All this food is making me hungry!

    Have a good week next week.

    Debbie x

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    • Your husband is missing a trick – it puts me in a good mood for the day and I’m more inclined to make a special effort for him! Amber was a one-off as far as hens go and she will be missed around the house. I think even the dogs will miss her!


  2. I’m sorry to hear you lost one of your hens–as a matter of fact, one of my chickens died unexpectedly last week too.

    Your students are learning very quickly! But, of course, they have an excellent teacher. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Your pupils are so good. Must be the teacher.

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  4. Always so sad to lose an animal, they become so like another member of the family 😦 Love the bunting images, looks fun!

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    • So true, but the heartache is worth the years of pleasure they bring. The kids LOVED doing the bunting! The hardest thing is working out exactly what project can be completed in four hours:)

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  5. So sorry to hear about your hen. I’ve never heard of anyone naming a hen or considering her a pet. How long do they normally live? I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to chickens. Thanks so much for the info on “le bon ton”. I was able to put it into a Google dictionary and have it sounded out for me. Has made all the difference in my reading. I think of you now each time I come across the word. Great job with the kids and bravo for acting on your desire to teach. Sewing is a lost art and it’s so great that you’re sharing your knowledge and making it fun. I woke up to hubs in the middle of omelet making today. Ham & cheese – delicious! Great post!

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  6. That’s the English for you, we’re totally soppy about animals – my Auntie always had over 100 cows in their herd and she named every single one! Hens can live up to eight years old, but our oldest one is five. I love the fact that sewing has made a comeback and it’s great to have kids that are keen to learn. Another husband that can cook? I think Debbie should show this to her husband in the hope that he gets the hint:)

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  7. Oh No! Poor Amber, a very sad day indeed, it was always so lovely to see how you had a soft spot for her! Your sewing students are doing some fantastic work and in such a short space of time also nice to see son no.3 creating his own projects too πŸ˜‰ Hope your sister had a lovely birthday!!


  8. Lovely to see Amber being in comfort and love. I am sure she had a good and happy live with you and the family. Sorry to hear that she had passed on.
    Love the pub you visited, and the food seems very generous. Always so nice to have a sister around. I love mine just as much.
    Fifi is adorable and reminds me so much of my little spoiled baby.
    Such pretty projects and sewing goodies this week. Lots of fun I see.
    Have a good week. πŸ™‚


  9. So sorry to hear you’ve lost Amber ……
    To counterbalance this sadness, it’s a good thing all other photos are happy ones!
    I love the one with the happy and (rightfully) proud student that made her sister a birthday bunting, so sweet. Have a great week! Marianne xx


  10. I am so sorry about your hen, it is the worst thing about having them they seem to pick on one poor little one. At least she had a lot of love and a comfortable place to rest, hugs xx


  11. So sorry to hear about Amber.

    Your young students did so well with their bunting!


  12. Poor Amber hen 😦 She will be missed on your blog too! Little Fifi is so cute πŸ™‚ Hopefully she was able to cheer you up a little this week. Your sewing students are doing well and I love to see how much enthusiasm your son has too πŸ™‚


  13. So sorry about your sweet hen Amber. She was so pretty! ❀ Your bunting looks fun! Makes me wish I lived "across the pond" so I could be in-person craft buddies. But I love feeling part of it all with your sweet posts!


  14. Amber has gone on to a better place, and will be missed by many. So nice she was surrounded by loving friends.
    Eventful remainder of your week, with your class doing marvelously.
    Well done all!


  15. That bunting looks amazing! I am always so impressed with what your students are able to produce. It looks and sounds like a lovely meal with your sister, not to mention that breakfast in bed, what a lovely treat 😊


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