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Sunday Sevens #174


Linking up with Nat at Threads & Bobbins for another Sunday Sevens – a weekly blog series showing your life outside the blog.

  1. The first photo is especially for Pauline – proof that they did enjoy the competition last Sunday!


2. Hubby and I went out for coffee at Hooga in Wincanton. He worked and I did a bit of knitting.

3. I spent a couple of solid days sewing Christmas presents at the dining table and this is the mess that ensued.

4. Here are a few sneak peeks, all of which I hope to blog soon.

This one was made of patchworked scraps of fabric.

5. There were just enough scraps of this Orla Kiely fabric to make a washbag. It’s moments like this that make me glad I keep the tiniest scraps of leftover fabric!

6. Another washbag made from hubby’s old tweed suit – definitely for a man in the family.

7. A matching cosmetic bag for his good lady. Now they can travel in matching classy style!

8. Discovered in Sainsbury – 100% dark chocolate! I love the ‘warning’ on the packet.

9. Mr H-L bought this pocket book of pub walks whilst we were out after a dental appointment. The scenic view on the cover is the exact same one if you look left out of the side gates of the house we’re hoping to buy in Allerford.

The irony is…..there is no pub in that village!!

10. I am a sucker for nostalgia, so couldn’t resist this little book of Christmas.

11. Talking of Christmas, The English Home dropped on the doormat and its gorgeous cover made me rather sad that we don’t even know where we’ll be living by then:(

12. This is me with the husband, all glammed up for our niece’s 21st birthday on Saturday. Rather the worse for wear in this photo taken at the end of the night, I nonetheless feel duty bound to recount to you the words of a little girl uttered as we entered the venue: “Ooh Daddy, look…’s a Princess!!”

And, no, she wasn’t referring to Him.

13. Despite the previous nights excesses, we all got up in time to join in the commemorations for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.

What a moving end to the week.

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14 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #174

  1. And a mighty fine Princess you make too.

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  2. A princess and her prince 🙂 Lookin’ good – both of you!! So are your sewn creations. A wonderful way to use up those scraps. And if the universe moves against your wishes and you miss out on the B&B maybe you could be the folk who open a pub in that village? What a wonderful looking place, but no pub is a point against surely. The black chocolate is intriguing, I’ve never tasted it – perhaps a report back on that is needed. I’m sure wherever you are at Christmas you will make the best of it and have a wonderful time. Finally thank you for the happy in motion shot of #3 and his partner. I like his sense of fair play about the judging and I hope he has overcome his initial disappointment at the lack of feedback now.

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    • I’ve managed to make 14 gifts so far, with the rest in the planning stage. Hopefully everyone except the kids/niece/nephew (who want money because they’re at ‘that’ age) will have a handmade present and I won’t have bought a single one! Yes, no pub is a point against, but we’d be within a half hour walk of one, so not too bad, and only five minutes in the car. The 100% chocolate? Well, we normally eat 85% anyway, which most people say is too bitter, but I now find it far too sweet! The 100% is like eating pure cocoa powder in solid form, so it’s all about the chocolate, not the added milk or sugar. No.3 is gearing up for the event of the year at Blackpool next weekend and is practising hard with his partner. Photos will follow after the three day competition!

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  3. Love the Orla Kiely washbag and your labels make everything look even more professional.
    I’m sure you’ll have a fine Christmas wherever you are and, just think, you might even get on the cover of ‘The English Home’ yourselves once you’re lovely B & B is up and running. Wouldn’t that be amazing?

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    • Gosh, on the cover of a magazine! Now THAT would be good publicity! Ironic, isn’t it, that we spend hours handcrafting lovely things only to try and make them look ‘professional’? True though – ‘Handmade’ is so different to ‘Homemade’.


  4. Wow, a wonderful selections of gifts and goodies, and all with the prettiest little details. 🙂 I just love it.
    You both looked stunning, and with a beautiful gown like that, you should be called a Princess. 🙂
    Enjoy the rest of the week and happy crafting.

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  5. Yes! Very much a Princess! What a handsome pair you make. I’m so impressed you are still able to give attention to making so many gorgeous gifts when things are so up in the air for you.

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  6. Oh those washbags look fab! Did you make the pattern yourself? If not, which pattern did you use?
    Let’s hope things come together so you have somewhere nice for Christmas, but I’m sure wherever you spend Christmas you’ll make it wonderful and inviting!

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    • I tried to put in a link back to the wash bag pattern but it seems the website has expired, sorry! It was the Benjamin Dopp pattern by, just in case it’s a temporary blip.


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