Happy Bank Holiday Weekend (in the UK)! As it’s still the weekend here I don’t feel too bad posting my #SundaySevens on a Monday. And just to mention, I can’t count either! Sorry! Some of you are approaching a birthday with Sunday Sevens, for me it’s half a year! Wonder what Natalie’s got up her sleeve…….?
1 Monday saw the start of my couch to 5k in 8 weeks. Here I am just before I start my first session. I’ve managed all 3 walks/runs this week and I’ve surprised myself by actually enjoying it.
2 We’ve both been off work this week, so one day went to Bolton Abbey in the Yorkshire Dales. It’s about an hours drive away, and I’m now wondering why we don’t go more often. We walked from the carpark near the Abbey all the way to Barden Bridge and back. The bridge is what you can see in the background. Mr Thimbers was flagging at this point, but as we were literally in the middle of nowhere we had to cross the bridge and walk all the way back. Amanda – I did 21,ooo steps that day!!
3 At the end of our walk I spotted this cute caravan in the carpark! I need one of these in my garden, it would make a fab sewing room!
4 I discovered I like fruity cider!
4 We had a couple of nights away at Cave Castle Hotel in South Cave. It’s less than an hours drive away, is a really friendly place to stay and has a golf course. H was a bit big for the put me up bed – we thought he’d have a proper single bed but all the family rooms were taken. The hotel very kindly gave him his own room next to ours at no extra charge. He was made up!
He promptly made himself a hot chocolate, ate all the biscuits, discovered he didn’t like sparkling spring water and found the shower caps in the bathroom.
5 H got to ride the buggy with Craig…
6 I discovered that I can use my new watch to take photos with my phone! How clever!
7 Remember my Emily Culottes? How could you forget! Well I took park in a sewalong, and 2 sewalongers were picked at random to receive a free pattern from Itch to Stitch. And I was one of them!! I chose the Angelia shorts – here’s my muslin. I’ve used some Skopos curtain fabric, probably from the 90’s. I think I might even make this up and finish them properly as I like the effect of the pattern. I haven’t enough fabric for all the pieces but I’m sure I’ll botch it somehow!
The feature photo at the beginning was a surprise left on my doorstep by one of my very talented friends who does all sorts of crafty things. It smells gorgeous!
That’s it for now, things will get back to normal when H goes back to school on Wednesday and hopefully more time for sewing!