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Sunday Sevens #100

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Sunday Sevens is here again and guess what – I’ve kept it to seven photos for the first time in forever! Not that we haven’t done loads, just that I keep forgetting to take photos. No pub pics either this week; we had a lovely walk to the pub yesterday in the sunshine, but I forgot to take the mobile with me.

If you want to find out more and how you can join in, visit Nat at Threads & Bobbins.

1. This gorgeous, faded roses fabric was on sale at £5 per metre, down from £16. It is 2.5m wide, too, so I bought all of it – 3m for £15! It’s curtain weight fabric and is destined for the redecoration of the smallest bedroom, which hasn’t been decorated in ten years and needs a facelift.

2. As part of our ‘get the house ready for sale’ effort, we had a clear out of the wall-to-wall bookshelves in our lounge. I offered this lot to the school for their Christmas fair as it’s all in good condition, but they don’t seem to want it as no one has got back to me. Oh well – charity shop it is then.

3. I forgot to show you this book that I couldn’t resist buying last week. It’s just lovely – and there’s more space on the bookshelves now, so there was no reason not to buy it:)


4. Can you believe this? Spotted in a pub in Sherborne on 5th SEPTEMBER!

5. Hmm, not very picturesque perhaps, but an important part of our week. We had a heavy downpour and rain was pouring through the light fitting in the not yet finished sun room. A quick inspection of the single storey roof revealed two broken tiles. Easily fixed before any damage was done, thank goodness.

6. Progress so far on the quilt-as-you-go squares. Each square will be quilted the same, but the design doesn’t show up as clearly on the patterned fabrics as it does on this spotty one.

7. A sweet pic of the dogs to finish with. Wow, they do need a haircut. Time to get the scissors out again….

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19 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #100

  1. I love that fabric – it looks vintage.
    I didn’t know you were quilting as you were going! I must get a start on mine, everything is pieced and cut to size just need to get the spray baste out. I actually prefer it if my quilting disappears into the background a bit as any mistakes aren’t so visible.
    Good luck with the haircuts – my fringe is a bit like that at the moment actually.

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    • It’s the first time I’ve done quilt-as-you-go – I’ve always done it the traditional (hard) way in the past. I like trying new techniques and, I have to say, this method certainly makes it a more portable project. I’ve not used spray baste, though, just the quilting clips. The beauty of hand quilting is in the uneven nature of the stitching, to my mind. Would love to see yours.

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  2. That fabric is gorgeous! What a bargain can’t wait to see what you do with it. Lucky charity shop, I say!

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    • I know, it was a bargain and there’s so much of it that I can have fun with the leftovers after I’ve made the curtains and cushions. No doubt you’ll see the results on the blog at some point.

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  3. Lovely fabric you were lucky

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  4. A great week. So happy to hear the rain damage was not severe and could be remedied quickly.
    More haircuts? Go for it! You are getting better and better!
    Love the fabric, I would have bought the whole lot as well. And one can probably never have enough good and pretty books, and this one looks great. 🙂
    Have a great new week and take care. 🙂

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  5. LOVE, Love, love the fabric, have a great week 🙂

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  6. Feels like you are in a ‘determined to move on’ mode this week 😉 Lovely fabric bargain!! Boys back in school, there will be no stopping you 😉 I’m sure all those games will find a great new owner soon!

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    • I get days when I’m on fire, sorting out and touching up the paintwork. Other days I’m overwhelmed by how much there is to do before we can put the house on the market. We’re aiming for next Spring, so hopefully that will be enough time!

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  7. Grand price for your fabric, and good for you for snipping your four-footed little ‘uns’ fluff! So glad the roof was easily mended, and hope you’ll have clear sailing for the rest of your house projects. xx

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  8. Great find on the fabric! Wow I didn’t know you were moving! Hopefully it will be somewhere big enough for the fur balls and the chickens. Be sure to keep me updated when you settled in to your new digs. 🙂

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    • Yes, hubby was made redundant back in March so we took the opportunity to re-evaluate our lives and have made the decision to run a b+b on Exmoor, which is just over an hour away from where we currently live – and happens to be my favourite place in the world! Don’t worry – it will all be documented on the blog when the time comes!

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  9. congratuLotions on finding that bargain fabric, and sooo wide too! Hope you find a good home for your toys, it’s such a shame a lot of kids don’t play like they used to with all the technology taking over. Have you managed to find a b@b yet? When you do can you put an electric hook up in the garden for me to come camping in case you’re full up! 😀

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