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Sunday Sevens #172


Linking up with Natalie at Threads & Bobbins for another Sunday Sevens….

  1. I held the first of two Christmas Present Workshops for children. Yes, it might have been 18°C and sunny, but we managed to feel extremely festive what with the Christmas tree, hats and carols playing on the CD player all day long.

2. Seven girls went home tired but happy after six hours of sewing handmade gifts, all wrapped and ready to put under the tree.

3. This is a sample I made that I’m actually commandeering for my Ray-Bans:)

4. We made the most of some glorious Autumnal weather by taking The Boys out for a long walk. It struck me that the sun is so low in the sky now at midday that it casts long shadows.

5. Boy fun.

6. Walking through a field full of inquisitive steers isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, but we don’t mind.

7. Having worked up an appetite, we had a pub lunch afterwards.

8. Inspired by the seafood pasta dish in the pub, I cooked up a fish head we had in the freezer and turned it into a tasty seafood soup.

9. More creative goodies were finished by the kids in sewing classes this week.

10. I even managed to squeeze in a 4 hour 1:1 session with a keen adult student.

11. A new knit’n’natter session started at a local café and the first three of us to arrive all happened to have a mustard coloured project on our needles.

12. The first pair of Christmas Present socks are blocked and ready to wrap…..

13. …..and the next pair are well under way.

14. I’m just about to start on the heel flap of the second sock so am hoping to have this pair wrapped by the end of the week, too.

15. I’ve actually managed to add a few inches to Hubby’s jumper, mostly at the knit’n’natter as it requires little concentration at this stage.

16. A couple of non-yarn Christmas presents have been sewn, too. Here’s just a glimpse so as not to spoil the surprise.


18. You may remember the jumper and hat I made for our granddaughter’s birthday a couple of weeks ago?


Well, there’s the option to make a matching set for Teddy, so – why wouldn’t you?

19. We took The Boys to the cinema to watch the newly released film “Johnny English Strikes Again”.  Very silly and very enjoyable, like the previous ones.

Johnny Eglish

20. Whilst the latest of our B+B guests went down the pub for supper, we had some friends round, one of whom had just accepted a new job and brought some bubbly to celebrate with.

You don’t have to look too closely to see that I have three glasses on the go at the same time:)

21. The next morning we opened the bedroom curtains to find a car parked on the lawn.

It turns out that our guests didn’t know that all the parking areas belong to us and they were afraid of blocking someone in or getting clamped!

22. Just a random picture of Tess because it’s a cute way to finish.

See you next week!

Author: sewchet

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17 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #172

  1. Goodness you are doing so well with Christmas presents. The socks loo so pretty.

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    • I started so late with present making this year, due to housey things (is that even a word?!) that I feel so behind. I may have to scale back my handmade plans or, at the very least, make some sewn gifts instead of knitted ones as they can be completed in a few hours rather than a few weeks!


  2. Mustard must be trending this year – I’m seeing it everywhere! Great looking socks – mine are doing so well and are scarcely off my feet for a rinse through. I love them – though I still haven’t found the courage to try making a pair for myself just yet.

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  3. I need a patient teacher to finish off my cardigan – if only you lived closer as all your students look jolly pleased with their makes!

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  4. Your very impressive sock productions continues. Your sewing students look so proud of their makes.
    Loving the mustard themed yarny flat lay!

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    • Well, although there’s no way on Earth I could ever compete with your unbelievably artistic flat lays, this was one that had to be at least attempted! Yes, the knitting can’t slow down as I’ve still three more pairs of socks to make for Christmas as well as countless other gifts. Teaching is so rewarding in that respect – it’s so lovely to see how proud my students are of the things they can achieve with a little guidance.

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  5. Not only are three of you knit ‘n natterers using mustard but, in the photo at least, it looks like exactly the same shade.
    Your glasses case looks great. I made a few of these with the special closure thingy but I’m never 100% happy with the metal hinges showing at each side. I feel though, that if you enclose them, they will eventually wear through the fabric. You’ve hidden yours in the photo – do you put up with the metal or have you come up with an ingenious method of concealment?
    You are the reigning Sock Queen but you’ll be pleased to know I finally sat in front of the online tute to turn the heel on the ones I started last year and now I’m on the last leg(s) to the finish line. Pun couldn’t be avoided – sorry.
    Little Tess is adorable – I just want to give her a cuddle even though I’m sure she gets more than her fair share.

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    • Well spotted – it was the exact same colour from West Yorkshire Spinners, just in different yarn weights. There was no special closure thingy in the sunglasses case – just lengths of cut up tape measure whose sharp ends had been rounded and then covered with electrical tape! Seems to work just fine. There’ll be no stopping you once you’ve sussed out how to turn the heel on your sock – it’s definitely one of those things that you end up wondering why you found it so difficult in the first place!


  6. You know just so well how to put a person right in the mood for the happy holidays and festive season. 🙂 I love the post. I can already imagine the music and fun conversations, not to mention the yummy foods too.
    Your weather is definitely still looking good enough to be out and about, make the most of it.
    Awesome sock knitting, and although I would have opted for the blue socks, I actually love the pink socks 🙂
    Lots of pretty knitting happening, and you knit so very fast.
    Three glasses going at the same time? You were just making sure you have a wide variety, just in case.
    Hugs to Tess too.
    🙂 xxx

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    • It was weird at first to have all the Christmas stuff out when it was so warm we had to have the French Windows open! I suppose a hot Christmas is normal for you, but we’re obviously used to a frosty one, as per the typical Christmas card. Blue socks now finished and lilac ones on the needles – still three more pairs to make before Christmas so I daren’t slow down! Xx

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      • 🙂 I do think the Christmas goodies and festive colours works better in the colder air and with a wintery / snowy backdrop too.
        Yes, we are used to hot summer Christmas, and try and change and adapt a bit to the season and colours too.
        Well done on the socks, I think that with the pace you are going, they will all be done and ready on time.

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