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Sunday Sevens #101


Time for another Sunday Sevens as thought up by Nat at Threads & Bobbins – click here to find out more and how you can join in, too.

  1. The Boys both won their football matches quite convincingly this weekend. No.2 Son’s team won 9-0 and he scored a hat trick. No.3 Son’s team won 5-2.

2. I treated myself to this mug by Wrendale Designs – I love this particular range and I’m hoping this is the first in a collection that will fill the hooks on my newly renovated dresser. Might have to put them on my Christmas list though, as they’re a bit of a luxury at ten pounds each.

3. I have a few commissions already for Christmas and this is my favourite so far – four kids’ bobble hats. I’ve made a sample in cream complete with the fabulous pom pom, which I love. The commissioned hats will have faux fur bobbles though, as preferred by my client.

4. Sewing lessons are still going strong – this is one of my Thursday after school groups.

5. Looking ahead to this year’s #stitchingsanta, I have been collecting goodies as and when I see them and thought that one (or both) of these books would be good for the knitting one. Just one pound each in our local charity shop, I’m sorely tempted to keep them for myself…..

6. I also picked up this cute little pot which will be perfect for all those patรฉs that I make.

7. Talking of cooking, this is a new favourite of my ever-hungry family – a sausage plait. Delicious hot or, even better, cold in lunch boxes to make a change from sandwiches.

8. Jam making began in earnest this week and I am so glad I invested in this gadget a few years ago. It’s a vegetable mill and takes the effort out of removing seeds from blackberries.

9. Batch one is labelled and in the store cupboard. This jar went to the chap who, very generously, put his surplus apples out on his wall for you to help yourself.

10. Friday evening promised to be one of the last opportunities to have a picnic, so 11 adults and 19 children met in the park for cricket and a picnic tea. I took a platter of paella, still piping hot from the oven. Yum!

11. No.3 Son finished his corduroy trousers in time for the Autumn chill which has just arrived.

12. I made a very successful batch of Yorkshire puddings. Sadly, they don’t always rise as well as this.


13. Mr H-L has dropped two stones without really trying, annoying though that might sound. He now has two brand new suits costing ยฃ400 each which fall round his ankles at the slightest tug. What a waste!

14. We went to our dear friends’ house for a lamb roast on Saturday – what a great night that was!

15. I can’t finish without showing you their inventive solution to the toilet problem. With fifty guests and only one toilet, our host came up with this idea for a homemade urinal, situated around the side of the shed. A water bottle (the kind you get in offices) trimmed and attached to a pipe which led into a tray full of cat litter to soak up the liquid and any nasty smells – genius! There was even a privacy screen, battery powered light and alcohol handwash, too.

Author: sewchet

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33 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #101

  1. Hi what is the yarn you are using for your bobble, this is something I would like to put on my bonnet.

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  2. You would have won ‘baker of the week’ with those Yorkshire puds!
    I’ve put aside a little section of the shelves in my workroom where I’ve been putting potential stitching santa goodies – I actually frightened myself for being so organised ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Love your mug – the one with the robin on it I mean – even that has a Christmas feel, there’s no getting away from it and it’s not even October yet.

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  3. Love the mug and the hat and the books. Glad to hear you’re definitely doing #secretsanta again ๐Ÿ™‚ Those boys of yours would appear to be growing rather fast, or is it a trick of the pictures? As for Mr L-H’s suits, will you not be taking them in – or feeding him more? Oh, and that sausage plat looks soooo scrummy!

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    • I’ll start the #stitchingsanta very soon – time is getting on. Hubby has lost far too many inches to take the suits in, they would need recutting completely – not my idea of fun. Boys are growing quickly and before I know it they’ll be taller than me. Not that 5’2″ is much to beat.

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      • Well, as least hubby losing inches is more important than anything else. Well done to him. Just found your secret Santa post – Thank you again for doing it again this year ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. The hat is so sweet, and the Yorkshires are amazing. High praise from a Yorkshire blogger. Well done those boys on the football scores. Yippee to secret Santa, time to turn my mind to all things Christmas.


  5. I just love your Sunday Sevens, it’s a great way to catch up on all your doing …PS I’d be defiantly keeping the books LOL

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  6. That had to be a litter tray of mighty proportions. I don’t fancy being the one who had to tidy that lot up! Bleurgh.
    Lovely yorkshires. I’m very lucky that I make pretty decent ones, they look fabulous but ALWAYS get stuck in the tray. Completely ruin them every time I tear them free. A new tray is probably a good idea…

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    • No, I wouldn’t want to clear it up afterwards but it’s got to be better than letting the men use the bathroom in the house if public toilets are anything to go by! A new tray is bound to help with getting your Yorkshire puds out. I think my problem could be not making sure the fat is hot enough before putting them in the oven:)


  7. Mr Jane Makes and Mr H-L have lost almost a whole person between them! Mr J-M is down to one pair of trousers and some shorts that actually fit + an expensive new suit! Great photos – the makeshift toilet arrangement is genius!

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    • Mr H-L is down to a couple of pairs of old trousers with belts and sweat pants – doesn’t seem much point in buying new clothes until his weight has stabilised. Not a bad problem to have!

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  8. You must have northern roots to produce pudding like those! Or a hot oven! I thought when fellas lost weight the seat could just taken in, but maybe he’s lost too many inches. He won’t be needing them at the B&B so it doesn’t matter! Glad to hear your doing the stitching Santa again. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. What a great week ~ love the paella in the park idea and bet ‘Mr. Apple’ was thrilled with his home made jam too ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. What a fab week! The urinal made me chuckle ๐Ÿ˜€ No.3 son’s trousers are just fab! Your picnic in the park sounds like lots of fun and I’ve just had a retrospective look at your dresser and I reckon your robin mug will look very at home on it! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. I love your Sunday sevens posts. They are always filled to the brim of happy memories. The boys are definitely growing up so fast. Time waits for no one they say. I adore the robin cup with the sweet blue egg inside. You definitely need a slew of those for your newly redecorated cabinet. All the baking looks yummy. That was super nice of your neighbor to share his apples. I bet that jam would be awesome on some hot toast. Congrats to the hubby on losing so many inches. It is super hard to manage weight loss as we get older. Not good for the pocket book though. I don’t know about the outdoor potty. Looks a bit too outdoor. LOL

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    • The outdoor loo was a brilliant idea as it meant the ladies had exclusive use of the indoor one – and we all know how awful it is to share a bathroom with men! I love how generous people can be with their surplus produce and it definitely deserved a jar of jam as a thank you. I only wish I could lose weight as easily as Mr H-L did:(


  12. What a lovely week. I love the mug, it is absolutely stunning. A must have for sure.
    Cutest little hat, a pattern to keep around. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Such great fun, and what a genius idea for an extra loo! Outside and full of fresh air, made me smile.
    Have a great weekend.

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    • The series of mugs is delightful and I fully intend to buy some more. I’ve already made myself an adult version of that hat and it’s fab. The outside loo was genius – no smelly men in the house so it stayed nice for us ladies to use:)

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  13. I’m not sure how Mr H-L is managing to lose those inches when you are making such yummy looking food๐Ÿ˜ƒ


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