Hi Ladies and Dad! Don’t think there’s any more blokes read my blog but I know my dad does!
Not long now! Depending ‘wear’ you are in the world you, here in England there’s 6 days left including tomorrow. I’m hoping for a few date nights and scorching weather and I’ll wear a few frocks before the months out!
Here’s the last few days, it’s not been too much of a struggle and some days I’ve even concocted more than one outfit!
Was a work day, though should’ve been my day off. I need the following Wednesday off as H has a cricket match as part of his Yorkshire trials so worked a shift on the ambulance at Halifax – hence different backdrop for the locker room photo. The top is a newlook one I made ages ago.
Golf today. This was a tricky one to photograph as I was dashing from my match back to my home club for a committee meeting but managed a rubbishy selfie. My new Cabernet Cardigan had its first outing, worn with RTW linen pants and a sorbetto from last summer.
Just a funny note (for you Sheila!). When I was leaving the golf club after the meeting Steve the barman said: “when are you next bringing us some baking in?” (I used to bake, a lot.) Me: “Sorry Steve, I’m not baking any more, I spend all my time sewing” Steve: Crestfallen look on face. Me: “but you can chew on my sleeve if you want!”
It may be one of those, ‘you had to be there’ moments, but it was funny at the time!
Another work day, starting at 7am. I turned up for work like the photo below and a work buddy commented I was looking rather smart, and she thought I’d not been home from the night before! It’s been quite a few years since anything like that has gone on!! There I go, telling the tale and nearly forget to tell you what I’m wearing. As well as the obvious, i.e. the Cabernet, I’m wearing the top i made last year for my 1950s fancy dress outfit! Would’ve looked a bit daft if i’d have turned up to work wearing the matching full circle skirt too!
The sun finally came out and we had a lazy afternoon watching the cricket. I did walk round the pitch once though and persuaded Hubby to take a photo. I wore a top i made from copying a RTW one, and my most favourite pair of Espresso leggings.
Later on I had a rare treat. I went out with my hubby. A date night I s’pose they call it these days. We should have had a selfie but didn’t. He’d have been embarrassed. When he went to the bar I tried to take a selfie of just me without any one noticing. I’d had a couple of glasses of wine so come to think of it I don’t know why I was bothered. Here it is! I wore my newlook linen top and my Morris blazer and felt lovely!
A busy day, but luckily I didn’t have too late a night.
PART 2 – We went on our first family bike ride. Only 9 miles but it was a start. I wore a Renfrew I made last year from some crazy fabric my mum picked up on Leeds market. I made it originally for golf, but have only worn it once! H felt embarrassed to be seen out with me! At least the motorists out there would see me coming!
PART 3 – Another change of clothes! We went back to the cricket club after a shower and change to watch the ladies team play. It had warmed up a little so I wore my Yasmin yoke skirt, the drapey top I made that morning and my Oslo cardigan. Car Selfie….
Phew! That was a busy day. Exhausted just reading about it!
25th May….. Today!
And yes, more Cricket. But not until tonight, so first thing this morning I went out for a walk to my mums and back to try and notch up those steps (this is the 3rd day running I’ve managed to do 10,000!). I wore a hoodie I made ages ago using a teenagers sized patter. Its a bit short as I didn’t have much fabric. It was another treat from my mum after she visited Leeds market. She likes to challenge my with random remnants! I used to wear this when I went to the gym, but it’s a bit high at the front and drives me made most of the time. I managed to wear it all day though.
here’s a close up I took earlier in the day – the above pic doesn’t show the fabric off to it’s full potential! The colour below is pretty spot on.
Well, that’s all for now folks! Hope you’re enjoying ME-MADE-MAY 2015, either joining in, reading about it or both. And if you’re not then you probably will have switched off before you get to this bit!!
(apologies if there’s any typos, it’s taken longer to write this than anticipated, and I need to get to bed before my Hubby starts snoring, so no time to re-read it!)