Sunday Sevens // 30 2015

The first full week of the holiday has somehow been and gone. It’s been pretty quiet but below you’ll find a few highlights. For full details of how you can be involved in Sunday Sevens, hop on over to Nat’s blog.  

 1.  At the start of the week I was feeling domesticated, so tackled the ironing pile. The experience was sweetened only slightly by the new Cath Kidston ironing board cover. 

 2.  NOT what the summer holidays are meant to be – rainy! The dogs needed walking all the same. 

 3.  Picked a project from a Mollie Makes book to attempt for my first proper crocheting make – It’s a throw. 

 4.  A day out with mum, but before we set off properly we nipped to a local cafe for a couple of scones – delicious! 

 5.  The lady who teaches me crochet very kindly gave me these vintage patterns. I’m thinking with a little modification they could be fun to try. 

 6.  This week the dogs have been bathed plus forced to endure vaccinations. As a reward for these tough times, I bought them new matching cushion pads for their beds, which they love! Wilfie in particular returns to his to flop whenever possible. 

 7.  I went to Sheffield train station with my mum to await the return of my dad who has been travelling around Asia for the last couple of months. He’d flown back from Bangkok to London via Bahraine, but ultimately managed to arrive on time. We’re very glad to have him home. Plus he bought me some fabric which I’ll be blogging about soon. 

 This week I’ve done some sewing, some crochet, and some walking, and I’m hoping to do more of the same next week. I’ve not yet fully adjusted to holiday mode, so am still tired in the evenings but wide awake at 6.30am which is frustrating! Here’s hoping that the first week of August is full of sunshine and relaxation. Have a great one.  



12 responses to “Sunday Sevens // 30 2015

  1. Love the look on Wiflie’s face. I bet he’s thinking “I’ll get out of here for a walk in the sunshine, but nothing else!” Bet you’re glad to have your dad back – don’t think my mum’d let mine go for that long – he’s lucky if he get a pass out on a Sunday to go off on his motorbike! And looking forward to seeing your new crochet blanket. Looks likes you’ve had a lovely week, hope you’re soon feeling the Holliday mode and getting some sleeps in. 😀

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    • This is such a lovely comment, thank you :-)) My mum didn’t mind my dad going away as he wanted to visit places she didn’t really fancy, we just ended up being a bit concerned when he wasn’t well for a couple of weeks. They’ll be off somewhere together soon I’m sure. I’ve had to re-do some of the blanket but hoping I’ve got the swing of it now!

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  2. It always takes a while to ease into the holidays, doesn’t it? We have had similar weeks 🙂 Glad you found time for a scone with your Mum and looking forward to seeing that fabric…

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  3. Ooh, is the fabric your dad brought back silk? I’m with you on the ironing and am wondering if using some linen spray would add some excitement to the proceedings? I’ve got a good ‘recipe’, not that I iron much….

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    • It’s not silk but I thought it might have been too! All will be revealed as soon as I get round to photographing it! I’m not usually much of one for ironing either, but I’m sure some linen spray would make it more pleasant 🙂


  4. Oooooh I can’t wait to see your fabric! I love little Wilfie’s face; he looks so comfy! I’m also pretty excited about your crochet project 🙂

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  5. Aw! Love little Wilfie. Glad they like their beds. I bought Mr Hicks a new one last November and he’s still reusing to sleep on it!

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