Sunday Sevens #59 27.11.16

Hello there, here’s this week’s Edition of Sunday Sevens. I hope this finds you well and not being too battered or soggy by the winter weather we’ve been seeing in both Britain and this part of the world this week! Here goes:

Touchline crochet 

Last Sunday I had an early alarm call. One of the Little Postcard had a football match with a kick off at 9am. It was our first early kick off of the season and hopefully there won’t be too many more! 

A thermos with coffee and a spot of touchline crochet took the edge off the early start. Not quite as good as a lie-in but at least they won!

I must get organised…

On Monday I had nothing in the diary at all while the Little Postcards were at school – a very rare happening in my usual routine. I used my time wisely and finally attempted to get my crafty broom cupboard sorted out. 

An avalanche of bags of fabric & yarn had been preventing me from getting the door open for weeks… I’m not brave enough to show you a before picture 😬. I’m pleased with what I achieved. 

My cupboard isn’t very big (180cm x 88cm) I had to stand in the hall to take the picture. But it’s my own little space and I feel very lucky to have it – it’s the first time I’ve had a dedicated crafty corner in any of our homes (and there have been a few over the years).

Dressmaking class

My lining and outer fabric are joined on my princess-line top. Please forgive the shot on the ironing board. The alternative was a white table – and the top would have disappeared! Side seams and invisible zip next – arghh!

My latest project

I’m working on something for a friend at the moment and it’s in chunky yarn. Oh the joys of chunky yarn…. you get results so quickly! Loving that I’m now one third of the way through already! 

Beach huts – finished

My interpretation of the beautiful beach huts at Southwold is finally finished. I’m really pleased with them. I think this one’s a keeper. Watercolour class next week will mean a new project – what next I wonder?

Happy post!

You may remember last week I was a bit browned off that the Post Office had lost my parcel. Well on Tuesday I got a phone call from a very nice man to say they’d found it. It took until the end of the week to be able to go and pick it up, but it was worth the wait.

I’m chuffed to bits with my new Lana Bou ‘crocheter’ glitter necklace. You can find Lana Bou on Instagram and her Etsy shop is here : Lana Bou Shop

Hitting the virtual airwaves

Did you see my post yesterday? I’ve been having a play about on the computer ably assisted by Eldest and made my first ever podcast. It was good fun (if slightly difficult) to make and I’m hoping to make some more, longer ones in the new year. 

I spend quite a bit of my time listening to podcasts during the day when I’m busy getting stuff done about the house and they cover a wonderful array of topics. They are like tailor-made radio shows just for you – I really love them. Here’s my first offering in case you missed it yesterday : Podcast 1

Another thing…

One of the things which spurred me on to press publish on the podcast was reading this wonderfully moving post by my online friend Nancy of Avocado Fairy. It’s really worth a read and reminds us that life is short and it is what we make it. Thank you Nancy for the kick up the backside I needed to get on with it!

Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series created by Natalie at Threads & Bobbins.


Until next time, have a great week!


16 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #59 27.11.16

  1. I love your painting of the boatsheds! I’ve just finished deconstructing, clearing out and rebuilding my art room – it has taken six weeks! I’m a ton of stuff lighter and have lots more actual space for movement. I’m delighted and not a photo to show of the process πŸ™‚ Until I had this space, I didn’t even have a cupboard – it’s amazing what a mess you can make in a couple of years!!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean about the mess. Especially if it’s a space which can be used for storing/dumping stuff to get it out of the way. Before you know it, it can get out of hand!! Enjoy your new found space, I hope it brings you lots of creativity πŸ™‚

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  2. Oh, those beach huts are wonderful! I’ll be waiting with Sheila to see what prints you come up with. You are one busy lady! Love how organized your space is, love all your crochet projects, and what a lovely eyelet top that will be! And yes, the podcast – very nice.

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