Happy New Year!!!
Hope you’re feeling well rested and your seams aren’t bursting after the festive period!
Let’s hope I can remember how to do this! The format of how I’m doing this has changed but hopefully I’ll have a blog post by the end of the day!
To say it’s been a while is an understatement. I only managed 2 blogs posts in the whole of 2018, so instead of writing thread to the needle of what I’ve been up to, in true
Sunday Sevens style I’ll give you 2018 in photos. I’ll write a separate post of the few bits and pieces I’ve made, and about the Spoolettes meet up.
Little H has gotten taller, cyber mum has to improvise when she needs a cuddle!
H went off to Italy at Easter skiing with his school.
I’m getting my wear out of my 80s fancy dress gear! Just a night out at the local with my golfing buddies!
No Sunday Sevens post would be complete without cake or the like. I can honestly say that this monster of a scone beat me, and I don’t say that very often, if ever!
I met up with some lovely sewing ladies whose faces I’m sure you’ll recognise.
On our way to Portugal for our annual ladies golfing trip. We didn’t stop laughing (and drinking!) for the whole week!
The rest of the golfing ladies in Portugal
I bought a house! Blog post to follow…
My sister and her hubby were my first guests to come with wine!
And cyber mum and pops were my first visitors to come for tea!
H’s football team won the league and the cup final
I helped a friend set up her very old sewing machine. Google is a marvellous thing, we were able to find the instructions online. It’s a Necchi Lydia Mk 2
A trip to Edinburgh sight seeing
Whilst working I spotting a swan nesting alongside the canal in Elland. Unfortunately I never got to see the offspring.
H’s graduation ceremony
Family celebrations for H’s 16th birthday at Nandos. Even if you’re not into chicken it’s worth going just for the slab of carrot cake afterwards!
Sunset from my attic (lady cave) window.
H played lots of cricket (again) in summer.
H’s last day at High School
I bumped into Margaret from Crafty Creek at work – twice in a week!
A windy day out with my camera on the east coast.
H all ready to go to his Prom
Arriving with his pals in style in a vintage bus.
A scorching weekend in Mid Wales
My first house guest – Sheila from SEWCHET – all the way from South Somerset. I arranged a meet up for the Spoolettes – further post to follow – better late than never!
A Hen Do in Manchester. The morning after…I think the sun glasses stop us looking as rough as we felt!
H struggles to get shorts long enough so I’ve started buying cheap jeans and shortening them. I really should make him some don’t you think?
H ready with his pals for the Leeds Fest. This was also the day he picked up his GCSE results (he got 8). I was more nervous for him going there than collecting his results. I should really have taken a picture when I picked him up 4 days later, looking like a muddy zombie!!
H’s first day at College – he’s currently studying a BTEC in Sport at Yorkshire Cricket College.
My sister and I received our Queens Medal for 20 years frontline ambulance service. We actually had 23 years but they’re always behind with the awards! (pictured with our Chief Exective)
A birthday gift – golf balls with my age on!
I’ve started a crafternoon tee at the golf club as lots of my golfing buddies are sewers too and have other crafty talents. We meet every 5 weeks. If any of you are local and want to join us, it’s a Monday, and the next one is on the 14th Jan.
Our village knitters and crocheters made lots of poppies to create this display for Remembrance Sunday.
We dressed up for a annual Turkey & Tinsel golf competition.
Christmas Dinner at mine.
It was actually the Sunday before Christmas I made dinner as I was working over Christmas. I moved the furniture from the lounge and cyber pops set up the emergency table.
As I worked the New Year too I had a party on the 4th Jan, no photos but lots of empty glasses!
At the end of the year H measured in at a smidging under 6ft 5 inches! I’m hoping 2019 will be more productive in the sewing room. I’ve been busy decorating and doing other bits and pieces around my new home, and getting used to living on my own and being a grown up! I’ve made a promise to myself I’ll keep up to my blogging as I have really missed you guys, and am looking forwards to seeing what’ll be making in the New Year.
Cheerio for now