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Sunday Sevens 9th May

I’ve been on annual leave this week so caught up on with a few jobs outside, and played golf.

Now lockdown restrictions are relaxed I’m not sure if I’m feeling like the old me any more. A lot of us talk about loosing our sewjo, but I’m feeling I’ve lost motivation for everything – not just sewing. It’s such a bit effort to do anything and often I get to the end of the day and feel like I’ve wasted it going round in a bloody daze. I do keep my self busy, as you can see from my Sunday Sevens, but I think this last 12+ months is taking its’ toll on me, like many of us out there.

Bank Holiday Monday – a game of golf with Bob. We tee’d off at 8:30am as the forecast wasn’t too good for the afternoon. We just made it in before the rain and wind set in for the rest of the day.

So close….. the nearest Bob’s had to a hole in one. Only 18 inches from the hole – but he missed his putt for a birdie!

Cleaning some of my tubs/pots. Note to self to do this at the end of the summer and put away in the garage.

7 tubs all planted up.

The grass isn’t looking too good after we put a 4 in 1 treatment on it but hopefully in a couple of weeks it’ll perk up.

Thursday I met up with Gaynor for the first time in real life. We’ve been insta buddies for just over a year and she only lives half an hour from me. We got on like a house on fire.

And I had a birdie on the 15th hole!

On the way to Bob’s on Friday teatime I took a different route to avoid the traffic and spotted this on someones garden wall. When we had the tour de Yorkshire there were yellow bikes everywhere. This one’s faded a bit but it’s still looking lovely.

Saturday we had a mooch around Skipton. This caught my eye in one of the shop windows.

Bob bought some fabric for his next sewing lesson – a summer shirt.

And I bought an iron on badge for my Hey Day Dungarees.

I think that this must be my first Sunday Seven post when I’ve not shown you a plate of food or cake!

I did mention last week that I was going to put my S.S.’s on hold until after Me Made May. I’ve changed my mind!

Cheerio for now. Stay safe, and keep smiling,

Ali x

Not sure what Sunday Sevens is about? It was a fab idea thought up a long time ago by the lovely Natalie of Threads & Bobbins – a fellow Yorkshire lass who lives in America. There’s no rules but the idea is to share 7 isn photos from your week. Read more about it on Natalie’s blog post – it actually took some finding – Sunday Sevens started way back in 2014!! Read her first post HERE.


  1. Even though you were feeling a bit flat (I can absolutely relate to that!) you still had a fab week. How wonderful to meet up with an insta friend – and to have a partner who shares your interests.
    Congratulations on the Birdie! I know very little about golf but my son plays so I know the thrill of the Birdie and the Hole in One – he’s 42 and got his first last year.

    • Wow! That’s fab that’s he’s had a hole in one! It’s tradition to buy everyone a drink the bar after having one, I’ve been playing 23 years and not had one yet! I’ll probably have one once the club house is open properly & the bar bill will be a fortune😂

      • HaHa! Yes! He has been playing since he was about 13. He didn’t tell me about buying everyone a drink – I’ll ask him. 🙂

      • Apparently he has ‘Hole-in-One’ Insurance!!!
        He was keen to point out that it came as an added extra to another sports insurance he has.
        He said there were ‘only’ 15 people in the bar that day, so he did buy them all a drink, and didn’t claim the insurance (saving it up for next time, maybe!!!!??) 😉

  2. Did you really leave a fabric clearance sale with just a badge? I’m impressed.

    I know what you mean about feeling a bit flat. I feel as if I’ve become socially inept during this lockdown. As we moved here in November when we had to quarantine for two weeks, then went into tier 2, then 3, then lockdown I’ve not acclimatised to the neighbourhood (or neighbours) properly yet. Add to that the driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the very narrow roads and I keep making excuses not to go out unless I really have to. It won’t last – I like chatting too much so I’m looking forward to things such as knit and natter, stitch and bitch groups starting up again. Plus must find some pilates classes – not the same doing it on my own,

    I wonder what ‘some Southerners’ means – I hope I’ll be included 😉

  3. Karen Dodgson says

    Aww Ali I know what you mean about feeling flat, don’t worry you’re not alone. I’ve not golfed apart from pitch and put on the seafront, or sewn anything since we moved apart from a few face masks….think sewing all those scrubs in the first lockdown, then saying goodbye to my sewing room seemed to take away all my mojo! Don’t worry though, we’ll all get through it eventually. I’m hoping to go to sewing social classes and meet real people soon! And I start at art college in September, so that’s going to be brilliant and another major life change! Meanwhile, I’m enjoying a quieter phase of my life. I’ve been helping out at the vaccination clinics which I love doing, and walking on the beach…and that’s enough for me right now. Which is fine…we’ll all be fine and help each other. PS I love your Sunday Sevens!

    • I felt really stale until the shops opened and I was let me at them. Three fabric/wool shops, haircut, dentist appointment later and I am ready to go. My First group walk this morning, swimming later in the week all new to me since moving house/ down south, totally new town , can’t wait. To anyone feeling stale I would say just throw yourself back in, take your mask and handgel, and GO. I reckon you have made a start with golf and fabric shopping.

  4. Well done on the golf! I actually had my first two pars this week, as I’ve only just learned I was over the moon! And I hope I would be a permitted Southerner too! 🤣🤣

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