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Sunday Sevens #106


Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series started by Natalie who blogs at Threads & Bobbins.

  1. A good start to the week – a tidy and organised office!! With Mr H-L, No.1 Son and myself working from home a lot, space to work in comfort is a must.

2. Hallowe’en – The Boys and Fifi went Trick Or Treating. Our village is so small with so few children that we haven’t had a single Trick Or Treater knock on our door in ten years! They went to a nearby town instead and came back with a basket full of goodies, largely due to the cute dog dressed up in a ghost outfit, I suspect.

3. We took an old friend out for lunch mid week.

4. The first frost of the season arrived on Thursday in our corner of Somerset. The heating has now been turned on!

5. We took Mum out for a pub lunch as she was down for No.2 Son’s birthday.

6. No.2 Son is now eleven. Homemade carrot cake anyone?


7. Lovely hubby cooks supper while I teach ’til 6pm on Mondays and Thursdays.

8. Guy Fawkes night was spent in our Village Hall with about thirty others. A short firework display was followed by supper and a quiz and three surprise guests needing a bed for the night!


9. After a mad week, hubby and I managed to sneak out on our own to buy him a new ‘phone and laptop for his new company.


10. The Baby Shawl has been sent at last – here’s a pic of it being blocked and a blog post will follow shortly.

11. Commissions all completed and in the post means it’s time for some long overdue selfish sewing! How about this for a dress – mustard jersey with stag’s head print.

I’m now working on the somewhat complicated task of assigning swap partners for the Stitching Santa, albeit a day late. When you get your email, would you please reply so that I know it reached you? Thanks!




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42 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #106

  1. wow what a week! good on ya for some selfish sewing πŸ™‚ x

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  2. Looking forward to hearing who I’ll be sewing for this Xmas!

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  3. Lovely week! I think I must come to your house … homemade carrot cake, and eggs for dinner … so yummy! Happy Birthday to No. 2 boy. Looking forward to the shawl post, it looks so delicate and soft. And so excited for stitchingsanta info and ready to begin!

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  4. Yes to the carrot cake please, and I can’t wait to see what you make for yourself x

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  5. Ooh! Love those stag heads.

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  6. That baby shawl is so delicate! Another lovely week.

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  7. What an exiting week!! But I loved Fifi most! She’s so adorable in her ghost suit ❀

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  8. Your Mom and you look so much alike! πŸ™‚
    I can’t wait to see that jersey dress, really exciting fabric choice! (Btw, I am also currently working on a jersey dress, my very first and soon to be finished! πŸ˜‰ )

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    • Well, I can honestly say that you’re the first person to ever have said that we look alike! I fell for that stag fabric straight away. Hope you’re finding jersey easy to sew with if it’s your first time using it:)

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      • I made a couple of hats and T-Shirts for the boys as practice but the dress is a first. I have trouble though figuring out how to hem the skirt because I only have a basic sewing machine without any fancy stitching option. If you have tips on that I would be grateful! πŸ˜‰

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      • Well, jersey doesn’t fray so you don’t have to worry about finishing the raw hem edge. I use a twin stretch needle to keep the hem nice and flat, but you could just do two even rows of top stitching. Be careful not to stretch as you go though, or you’ll get a wavy edge!

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      • Thanks for the tips! I actually bought a twin needle months ago but haven’t tried it yet. Maybe its time has come. πŸ˜€
        Thanks again!

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  9. Wow..Busy Week!! A belated Happy Birthday to your son No2 He looks very happy with his carrot cake ~ hope you got some too lol πŸ™‚ Amazing bold stag head fabric, look forward to seeing the finished garment πŸ™‚

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  10. Love the fabric for your dress. Sounds like you’ve had a very busy week.

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  11. Looks like you have had a great week. I haven’t managed to do a Sunday Seven for months now, I must find time to do a catch up!! Great fabric choice, look forward to seeing finished make

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  12. Looking forward to reading all about the shawl. And the stag fabric is fab!

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  13. What a stunning week indeed. I love your office space, it is perfect. And once again congrats to Mr H-L with the company and job. So awesome.
    The dog sure looked perfect on Halloween, to cute.
    Love that fabric, perfect design for the festive season.
    Looking forward to Secret Santa Buddy, will reply as soon as I get the mail.
    Have a great week and take care.

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  14. What a lovely week! Selfish sewing looks delightful! love the fabric.

    Sorry i missed the sewing secret santa this year, did enjoy participating last year, but life has taken a bit of an unexpected turn in the last few months. It is a wonderful swap, I appreciate all the hard work that went into it! Hopefully i will be able to take part in the next one…. er.. how about a spring swap? lol

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  15. Wow what a fun week! I’m looking forward to seeing what you make with that mustard fabric πŸ™‚

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