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Sunday Sevens #83


Another Sunday – another Sunday Sevens; a weekly blog series organised by Nat at Threads & Bobbins to show a glimpse of your life outside of the blog in about seven photos. It’s 83 weeks since my first Sunday Sevens post – where did that time go? Anyway, onto this week’s photos.

1. As my boy students make a backpack for their first project (unlike the girls who make a drawstring sewing bag), one little boy was using a plastic carrier bag to store his current WIP. I asked him if he’d like me to make him a sewing bag from the fabric he had leftover from making his PJs, and this is what I made for him


2. Very few villages around here have their own Post Office nowadays, the majority having reverted to residential use during the last couple of decades and renamed “The Old Post Office”, however we DO have a mobile Post Office that comes to the next village every week. It was a lovely day, warm and sunny, and the clerk was sat outside having a cup of tea in the sunshine. He was happy to pose for a photo.


3. I bought these vintage candlesticks in our local charity shop, one of two pairs for sale. I went back the next day and bought the other pair, too:)


4. No pub this week, but it was warm enough to sit in the café garden at Divine Wines.

5. This is my April make for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network.


6. I decided that the windows were just crying out for some added detail, so added my own embellishments to the pattern.  

7. That’s all I’m showing you for now – the full blog post will be out on Wednesday!

8. This dog’s water bowl lives on top of the wall of a villager who doesn’t even have her own dog. She fills it with fresh water for anyone to use. That’s one of the many nice bits about village life:)  


9. Our White Leghorn, “Snow White”, is turning out to have quite a character. She followed Mr H-L’s every move with the spade in the hope that he would dig up a tasty morsel.

10. The hens loved the newly turned ground and spent a good couple of hours dust bathing in it.


11. We stayed in London on Friday night after the memorial service for my father in law, and spent the night in his flat. Having cancelled the TV licence after he moved into a nursing home, we could only watch a DVD, so I worked on my lacy cardigan whilst The Boys watched “The Bridge at Remagen”.  

12. A cheeky bit of Sunday shopping in TKMaxx – a rare occurrence indeed. A bistro set was on the list, initially for the terrace at the flat to look good in the estate agent’s photos, but afterwards for the balcony outside our bedroom at home. I didn’t find anything I liked enough to buy, but this one was quite cute.


So that was my week – I managed to crowbar quite a bit of sewing and knitting in inbetween the other things we had going on and more is planned for next week, hopefully, so a few blog posts should follow:)

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26 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #83

  1. What no pub!!

    I’ve seen similar sewing machine covers on Pinterest and they look so cute. If I didn’t already have one in the shape of a house I would be tempted.

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  2. The traveling post office is such a great idea, I didn’t realise they had them! I love your hens! Sorry to hear about your father in law. X

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  3. Oh what a blissful week!
    Congratulations your blog made page 14 of Love Sewing Magazine! It was so lovely to see your familiar face on the page when I flicked through my copy today!

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  4. I love that sewing machine cover and must make it. We have a 40 foot RV that I call “the camper” and we used to go RVing all the time. Sadly now, we only take it on the occasional trip. We haven’t truly camped in years. I’m missing it now. Love the hens! I want some!

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    • I’d love a caravan – I can imagine kitting it out with loads of crocheted and sewn goodies. We camp in a tent but you can’t decorate that in the way you could a caravan. Hens are easy to keep, if you’re tempted:)


  5. I’m also quite in love with that caravan sewing cover! I remember seeing a crochet toy one a while back, and now I must go see if I can find it! Lovely weather, glad you are enjoying it & getting a lot of crafting done too! ❤

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  6. Ooooooooh I can’t wait until the machine cover blog…it looks amazing already!!! The travelling post office is a great idea, I know the PO where my mum loves is now in a really strange location :-/ Loving the colour of your cardigan 🙂

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    • The cover turned out really well – I LOVE it!! Can’t take any credit for the pattern but the embellishments were my way of putting a twist on the original design. I’m 3/4 of the way through the cardigan but it’s taking up all my spare time in the evenings, hence the lack of productivity on anything else. Hope it’s worth it….

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  7. For some reason I’ve been thinking that machine cover is a tea cosy when you’ve been posting on Instagram! Glad you went back for the second pair of candle sticks.

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  8. A great week. I adore those light green chairs and table , so cheerful. Happy to see the weather is fine and pleasant and you are enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. Looked beautiful there.
    I love your candlestick holders, and I really wish we had a cute mobile post office like that. We have to drive to ours. 🙂
    Have a good week.

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    • The weather seems to be changing for the better only the gritting lorries are still out on the nights that ice is predicted. I couldn’t resist going back for the other candlesticks. The mobile post office is a godsend for those that can’t drive, especially the elderly.

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  9. Love those candlesticks, so glad you went back for the second pair. Do you think they are old?
    Your sewing machine cover is going to be so gorgeous, I can’t wait to see the completed project. Your knitting is so delicate and beautiful.

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    • Thank you Camilla; the candlesticks are vintage rather than antique, I’d guess around forty years. The sewing machine cover will be blogged about tomorrow – it turned out really well! I’m on the last of four panels of the cardigan so I may yet get it finished for Spain.

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  10. Love the candlesticks! And that sewing machine cover is so delightful, nice touch with the windows…your lacy cardigan is coming along nicely. Nice lady to offer water the neighborhood dogs, and pretty you sitting in the sunshine. Another lovely week!


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