Apologies for the double bill! I’m thinking back to when some used to say I don’t know how you fit it all in! And now I’m wondering the same as it really is a struggle at the minute.
But I won’t dwell on it, I’ll just say (like for most of us do) that there’s just not enough hours in the day and it’s generally the blogging that suffers the most for me.
I am hoping to catch up on some reading this week, so if you get comments popping up on not so new posts you know why.
It seems like ages ago now, but I had a lovely surprise when I turned the page to find myself in the Sew Today magazine! Back in October (I think?!) I attended the Big Vintage Sew-Along Tea Party at the Harrogate knitting and stitching show. It was great fun! The Vogue 9082 i made for the occasion had so much wear at the races, weddings and dinners last year it was worth every pain staking hour cutting out all those appliquéd flowers!
And another lovely surprise! A parcel came from the lovely Del across the pond! She knows I’ve made peg bags for everyone except myself so she made me one! Complete with pegs! (the begs are currently serving a different purpose stopping my pasta from spilling out in my cupboard!). Thankyou Del I love it! x
Aw, and she sent a pressie for the cyber parents too…some crocheted coasters, which just happen to match the colour scheme in their kitchen.
I had a whole morning which was very dull and probably had something to do with me not been able to be so selfish with my time off through the week. I’ve been roped into joining the Health and Safety Committee at the golf club. Enough said!
I’ve been stretching my sewing skills – quite literally! This very fine and very stretchy mesh was surprisingly well behaved when I made Lekala 5669. I’m proper giddy about how this turned out and can’t wait to show you it finished!
I’ve solved the problem of the wide neckline of my thick woolly Molly Top – I wear my ultra chunky arm knitted scarf.
I’ve had fun and games hacking the Moneta pattern – the gathers weren’t really me, so I’m planning to have pleats in a contrasting fabric. Yes, it was just as complicated at it looks!
Eleanor from Nelnanandnora hosted a pre #monetaparty party! It was a great afternoon, catching up with friends and making new ones!
I dashed home from Eleanor’s to finish my frock as I was hoping to wear it to a do at the golf club – the singer was a George Michael tribute act. How much does he look like him?!! The night was a total sell out and it was liking giving George a good old send off as we boogied the night away!
I mentioned in my recent Valentine’s post that the hubby and I had been away, so you’ve already seen one or 2 pics from there. But here’s one more. Every now and again, maybe 1 in everyone 5,o00 pics (i take a lot!) I see of myself I like. And this was one of them.
In the background is the golf practice range. Yes! You hit out into the lake! It felt really strange. For the last 20 years I’ve always tried to avoid the water!
I’ve started taking a tropical pet to work…… Only kidding!! It’s my lunch!
I’ve signed up to support the Eve Appeal’s Make Time For Tea Campaign. So for those living in the vicinity look out for an invite for tea! I’ve not decided on the date yet – i need to check my shifts, but you’ll be the first to know!
The other day I was at a ladies house and saw this crocheted pot stand hung behind her kitchen door. She said her daughter bought it from a craft stall. I was quite disappointed as I thought she was going to tell me all about it and how she made it. Doesn’t it look fab though? I’m going to have to add this to my to do list!
Today the hubby and I have decided our house needs a big sort out. Well, we actually decided ages ago but today was the day and we made a start. A huge early spring clean has happened in the kitchen, this was went the contents from under the sink were everywhere but under the sink!
Much better, only a little bit untidy as I had just started making lunch….
What no cake!! For those of you who I leave drooling over the yummy puddings which I can’t resist, and the onion rings, well, there will be no more!! Not in the near future anyway. For lunch we had spinach and cauliflower soup! Much nicer than it sounds, especially when it had a
shit load of noodles in it to make it more filling!
So there we go, my week in a nut shell!
I’ll just mention that I joined Slimming World last week so at the end of my Sunday Seven’s I’m going to document how I’ve done. It’s my 3 year non-smoking anniversary and in that time I had put on about 30 pounds. I’ve lost a stone on my own, but now I’m wanting to get back to where I was and an really determined. My ladies trip to Portugal is a great incentive!
Cuber mom goes too, and so does big sis’. So sorry Cyber Mom and Sis’ (i’m sure you won’t mind really), here’s the scores on the doors for how we’ve done this week.
Me: lost 2 1/2
Cyber-mom: lost 1
Sis’: lost 3 (but missed last week so hers is a 2 week loss)
So collectively we nearly lost half a stone!!
This is really good as my mum is quite convinced that we have a combined weight that remains constant, and generally over the years if one of us looses weight another one of us put it on!
Enjoy your week! And those of you going to #sewdowndewsbury it’s only 6 sleeps!! It feels really real now as tonight Chris and I have been what’s Apping each other sorting things out. I still can’t believe she’s flying in from Germany!!
Sunday Sevens – a short blog post with seven/a few/lots of (delete as appropriate) photos from your week, invented by Natalie from Threads and Bobbins.