Sunday Sevens // 26 2015

It’s that time of year when the days are flying by, and what warm and sticky days they’ve been this week.  

 Sunday Sevens is a weekly blog series which gives a general overview of the minutiae that can make up an individual week. Nat has all the details you need to make next week your first. 

First and foremost for me this week, a couple of long days and late nights saw the completion of my reports, therefore allowing for a return to sewing, or so you would think…

1.  Clinging on to the last of the weekend, I took the dogs for a late walk on Sunday evening. I love being out when it’s late at this time of year, when the scent of nighttime blooming flowers is in the air. 

 2.  It was my class trip to a local farm. A beautiful warm day when the children made cows from clay, fed friendly goats and just generally explored the outdoors. 

3.  My firm friend in the heat, ensuring it was cool enough to get some sleep. 

  4. If you look closely, you can see there are three different little flowers that have managed to grow where they really shouldn’t, right against the house.   
 5. Work has begun on the shed roof. Really not my area, so I made my excuses and left them to it. 

 6.  Friday night brought thunder and lightening, which I now wish I had ventured to the window to try and photograph. Instead here’s a much more peaceful shot from Satutday morning’s walk in the fog. 
 7.  Took my mum to stay at my Nan’s, in Derby, and called at a little town, Ripley, where my grandad was from, on the way. Had a lovely lunch then a wander around the market and an antiques shop, which I’ll be blogging about separately soon. 

  Bonus pic:  You may or may not have noticed – still NO sewing pics! I’m really out of the swing of it, and now beginning to wonder if I will get around to recapturing my enthusiasm for making before the holidays. This week left me wishing I had more work appropriate long skirts and dresses, which I’m fairly sure I have the patterns AND fabric for, it’s just the time and the will that I’m currently lacking. I’ll be reviewing my progress this time next week. In a nod to Nat and to 4th July, have a good one y’all. 


12 responses to “Sunday Sevens // 26 2015

  1. Ooooh I am looking forward to seeing your antique purchases!! I’m sure when the holidays come around, you will do lots of sewing 🙂 Only a couple of weeks to go!!

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  2. I can’t decide which is the most beautiful photo out of no. 1 and no. 6! Totally different weather but I love those big puddles!

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  3. Great pic of the calm after the storm, very atmospheric. Cosy café too – is that also the antique shop?

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  4. I still have the will to sew, but just very little time… Sure you’ll be raring to go after a good rest! It’s been a long year…

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  5. STH

    Your pictures are always so beautiful! I admired the one with the puddles for the longest time.

    I find my hobbies ebb and flow as well. I do something like crazy for a while, then take a break and focus on something else, and later jump right into the first thing again with new excitement. I figure some people just work like that, so I try to go with what I’m feeling at the time. I mean, it’s supposed to be fun, right? 😉

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    • What a kind comment, thank you so much! Funnily enough, I almost didn’t bother with the puddles as ur seemed so dull at the time – I’m glad you liked it. I think I’m the same as you, I definitely have phases of obsession followed by boredom with hobbies. And having been to a crochet class today I might take a shift in direction for a little while… :-))

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