Sunday Sevens #84 21.5.17

Hello everyone, I hope you have had a good week, it’s been a crazy busy one for me with endless to-do lists and jobs but somehow we made it through and I think almost all the jobs got done (which is a minor miracle). 

Here’s this week’s Sunday Sevens (it’s Sunday Tens this week actually but never mind!):

A Sunday stroll


Last Sunday my legs were a little achey from the exertions of the Med Steps 5 the day before, but we went for a bit of a walk nonetheless. We found ourselves in the Alameda Botanical Gardens, which was just stunning in the spring sunshine.

We also had the rare opportunity to walk in the middle of Europa Road, as rather large crane was being removed from the site of a very big house which has been built. Normally it’s quite busy with traffic along here, but on Sunday it was so peaceful.

Beautiful balcony


This has got to be my favourite balcony in Gibraltar (apart from our own). It always looks so lovely. It looked stunning in the Monday morning sunshine.

Dress finished!


At last my princess line, lined dress with sleeves is complete! It’s been a long slog, but I got there in the end. Next project at my dressmaking class is a blouse!! With loads of buttons eek 😬 and a collar! Holy Moly! I may get that finished by Christmas 2018?!

Sad news and a crochet escape

At the beginning of last week, the crochet world heard the sad news that Jenny, the 19-year-old daughter of Little Box of Crochet founder, Amanda Bloom had died. Jenny had been living with cancer and was taken to the hearts of many of us as we contributed squares to her ‘blanket of hugs‘ late last summer. 

The outpouring of love and support for Amanda and the Little Box of Crochet team has been huge online and I hope it goes someway to helping her and those close to her now and in the future.

On Wednesday, I began a new Little Box of Crochet project, designed by Lucy at Attic24 and including rainbow colours. I think we all need hope in our lives and to me that’s what a rainbow means.

Making bias binding 

I have never attempted to make my own bias binding before, but I had a go on Thursday for a secret project I’m working on. I had been putting it off, but really there was no need. It was pretty easy – apart from the bit when I kept scalding my fingers and thumb with the steam from the iron while I tried to fold and press the edges at the same time! 

Cake anyone?

Our church held a cake stall on Main Street yesterday to raise funds for Christian Aid week. People were incredibly generous, so if you bought a cake, a second hand book or made a donation, thank you! Your money will go to help those who need it most.

While on the stall, we were treated to a march past by the usual Saturday historical reenactment:


Later, the Royal Anglian Regiment marched by with a band to celebrate their newly awarded freedom of the city.

It was quite a sight to see.

We headed home before the classic car rally drove up Main Street… it was a busy day in Gibraltar yesterday (and I didn’t even mention the Convent Garden Paty or Museum Open Day!!).

Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series created by Natalie from Threads & Bobbins. It features seven (ten in this case) photos from the last seven days, if you would like to join in with your blog, pop over the Natalie’s website to find out more.

12 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens #84 21.5.17

    1. I know – I’m really pleased with it! It’s actually a bit big for me – it must be all that Med stepping since I got measured and drew the pattern! Yes, it’s so very sad about Jenny, I can’t imagine what her Mum’s going through x

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  1. That dress looks lovely,well done.I love sewing I remember I must have been 6 the first time I used a sewing machine. It was the old Singer ones.My nan used to sew a lot and from the scraps I used to make outfits for my dolls.

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    1. Oh how lovely Sandra I did too. I used to spend 2 weeks every summer in Scotland with my Gran and she used to let me raid her sewing box full of ribbons, lace and buttons and I made wedding dresses for my Sindy doll. I was never trusted with the sewing machine though!! 😉

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  2. That dress looks lovely. I’m sure the shirt won’t be too hard.
    Bias binding is great but it takes me ages to get the motivation to make it…

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    1. Oh thanks so much, I fear perhaps your confidence in my ability is beyond me :-/. I know what you mean about the bias binding, I have put if off for almost a week but the clock was ticking on the job and it had to be done. Attaching it to the article I’m making was a bit daunting too…

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      1. Ah we will see. I’m sure you will surprise yourself.
        Yeah trying to get it to fit in all the right places can be daunting

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