Well blow me! It’s Sunday and a very long time since I’ve actually written my weekly Sunday Sevens post on time!
This week has been a fab one! I’ve been on annual leave all week as it’s been my birthday. When I first started working on the ambulances over 20 years I had a bad day on my birthday and have since always booked it off. Initially it was the day, but then the week! So lots of me time and not very much housework!
Summer has finally gone and the weather has a definite Autumnal feel to it. Sue is no fair weather golfer but braved the weather with a few additional layers.
We had wind, rain and sunshine when we played in the Yorkshire Challenge at Pontefract Golf Club.
Our team won! Sue was a bit of a ringer in our West Yorkshire team as we battled to beat North and South Yorkshire Ambulance in our annual challenge.
So my run of 2nd places finally came to an end, but the 2’s continued to be of significance in my game – in a good way though this time.
As well at competing for the trophy, there were also individual prizes to play for, including £40 in the pot to be shared out amongst those golfers who got a 2. IE got down the hole in 2 shots, which isn’t easy to do! Out of all the 30 players I was the only one to get a 2, plus I won £15 for getting my tee shot nearest to the flag on the 17th hole!. So all in all a good day!! My winnings……think it is destined to be new fabric!
Here’s a shirt I bought from Debenhams a few weeks ago for about £8. It was too big and the belt was missing, but the fabric has a gorgeous heavy drape to it. It’s had a slight refashion – removing the sleeves, taking in the side seams and adding a wide belt. I just love it and it’s fired my up to make more shirt dresses. Hopefully I’ll have some pix soon so I can show you it in it’s after form.
When Sue and I go to our gym classes we travel to different sports centres in our area. On Wednesday it was a trip to Dewsbury for a Body Vive class, with a detour to Fabworks on our way home.
Sue has a new car so I found this piece of fabric to line her boot to protect it from her soggy golf clubs. It’s thicker than a laminated cotton and is more like a textured vinyl flooring. At £5 a metre it was just the trick.
Sue gave me these shoes as they were too high for her. The colour matched this recently purchased fabric (from Abakhan when I met Jenny) so I decided to whip up a Holly Jumpsuit to wear at the Golf Club presentation night.
I won’t drive you made showing you all my birthday pressies, just this one….. how cute is this….
An exciting delivery arrived yesterday. When I attended the Sewbrum meet up I met loads of lovely people, including Lucy from Sew Essential. She’s since been in touch and offered to sponsor a blog post. To say I was over the moon is an understatement. Thanks Lucy! I can’t wait to get started on this! I chose a faux silk dupion to make a evening/going out jacket with a modern sort of take on it.
My jumpsuit…..! Finished an hour before we needed to leave and worn with pride as I collected my trophies at the Presentation evening.
Guess how many I collected. Yup, TWO!! Both won earlier in the season before my luck ran out.