Hello from a windy and wet Yorkshire! I think it’s been fairly wild all over the UK the whole week which leads to not much outdoor photography. Apologies if a couple of the pix make your hungry and I hope number 2 isn’t too scary!
1 This was taken at Junction 22 of the M62 which is the highest motorway in England, crossing the Pennines into Lancashire.
2 I heard that sudocrem is great for chapped lips and flaky noses, so I gave it a try before I went to sleep! Bet you didn’t think you’d be picking up beauty tips on my blog!
3 My fabric arrived from my recent win! I also treated myself to a concealed zipper foot. I usually manage with a normal one but as everyone raves on about these I couldn’t resist any longer! (I’ve also made a couple of other purchases this week as a result of black Friday – I’ve bought SewOverIt’s Pussy bow blouse, Colette’s Negroni shirt (for the hubby!!) and a shirt making class on Craftsy.)
4 The back of the ambulance station overlooks Brighouse library. How does the old saying go…. “red sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning” ..it was true… More rain and high winds came later in the day!
5 I sorted out the bureau in the conservatory. I tend to squirrel things away here – new purchases, ongoing projects, magazines and anything that doesn’t get put away properly after use. I found things I’d lost – the fray check and the clear elastic so it was quite worthwhile!
6 We had our works Christmas do on Friday night. I was going to shorten my Wren but decided to leave it full length (for now!).
7 Last night I cooked something new that I’d seen on the current series of Master Chef. It’s called Omelette Arnold Bennet. It’s an omelette with a smoked Haddock filling and a Hollandaise sauce glaze. Stunning! Delia Smith has a version here. I cheated and bought a ready made hollandaise sauce which made it quite a quick and easy meal.
8 Tonight we tried a new restaurant in Leeds. For starter we had a “round the world Mezze”….
Feature photo at the top: I made an Archer!! Yay!! Can’t wait to show you! This has taken all my snippets of free time this week (and last). The buttons were sewn on today. Now I just need photos, hopefully in the next few days, and I’ll be able to share it with you.
Not heard of Sunday Sevens, or want to know more and join in? Head over to Natalie’s blog at Threads and Bobbins to read more about it! You don’t have to do it every week, or sign your life away – just join in when you can and share a bit more of your goings on outside your sewing room.