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Sunday Sevens #ISEWLATED wk 3

Last week I had a couple of tough days at work. Tuesday was particularly tough and I didn’t think I could get through the rest of the week without having a total melt down. The C word is getting to us all. But I picked myself up with the support of my amazing work family, and lots of love and virtual hugs from my insta friends. Thankyou so much🥰 Monday started ok. No I didn’t buy these, I just modelled them! We bought cookies instead. No photos, they weren’t around long enough to take one! Early morning pic on my way to work. There has to be some benefits to working the early shift. Spring is definitely in the air with daffodils in full bloom everywhere. Keeping ourselves safe…. (we wear gloves too) There’s lots of support for the NHS to be seen around the village when I’m out and about having my daily exercise…. I added a few finishing touches to a denim jacket I made… The neighbours at work have been baking for …

Sunday Sevens #ISEWLATED wk 2

Is it just me who is going around in circles and struggling to have focus and be productive. I don’t think so, but I’m going to try and have a bit more structure in my days off this week. EDIT: I’ve been trying to do this for over a week and not gotten it finished and now it’s time for week 3 of isewlation. So I’ve decided to post week 2 now and post week 3 tomorrow, which will be a little bit more exciting! (Tomorrow’s post being exciting not you getting my posts 2 days running!) Started the week with a group night in-in. I got sooooo tipsy that going to bed is a very vague memory! I can highly recommend it if you’ve not tried it though. We got hit again! A wave and a clap is so appreciated when we’re out and about but chocolate really hits the spot! I really need to get my stash organised so I’ve been spending some time measuring it, photographing it and updating my Cora app. …

Sunday Sevens #ISEWLATED wk 1

Well it doesn’t really matter that I’m late with my Sunday Sevens as no one really knows what day it is as the moment! I thought I’d change the title and add #isewlated too as there will definitely be a different feel to my Sunday Sevens for the foreseeable future. Everyone is struggling as they adapt to a new way of life. Hopefully it won’t be for too long, although I image it will be the back end of summer before we can have some sort of normality back into our lives. And have real life sewing meet ups! I really miss you guys, but aren’t we lucky having our social media to keep in touch! And sewing to keep us sane! At work it’s business as usual. I say usual, but definitely not normal. It’s actually a relief to go to work and have some social interaction, and the public continue to be amazing with the support and encouragement we are receiving, which is a real morale booster. This photo was taken Sunday Evening …

Sunday Sevens 2020-3

What a week! Scary times ahead with ‘you know what’, but I did manage to pack quite a lot in to this week, but socially I think that will be it for quite a whilst we exercise social distancing. The week started with a little sewcial gathering at Hicklteton Golf club and a little shopping spree in Waltons when the Yorkshire Spoolettes went on tour. Monday was also Childrens Day – something we’ve celebrated in our family since I was 11. Not quite a child any more but H still gets a pressie and I get one from cyber mom and pops. I got lilies, they are beginning to open up – I wish you could smell them! On the way back from the meet up I called off at Castleford Outlet and bought a pair of new boots…. Tuesday I managed a game of golf, only the 2nd time this year. Yorkshire Karen spotted me from the Greenway and sent me this picture, though I never saw her. Wednesday I popped down to Lucky …

Sunday Sevens 2020-2

As well as few pics from this week, I thought I’d add a few extra ones too. I’ll explain as I go along! You might know that about a year ago after working on the rapid response car for 10 years I went back to working on the ambulances. As a result I have adopted a little sister – Bex. I work over half my shifts with her. She’s so lovely and the 10 hour shifts with her just fly by. As well as a work little sister I’ve adopted a work son too. Aaron. He’s a newly qualified paramedic and is from the other side of the pennines so has no family over her, so I mother him a bit, and he comes for tea and we have the occasional gin night. And not forgetting my proper family. Cyber mum and pops are doing well, and little H is now 6’5″🙀 Bit of a do at mine…… I need glasses – a little bit for reading and definitely for sewing. These aren’t what I’ve …

Sunday Sevens 2020-1

Looking back I never knew how I used to find photos from my week that warranted writing about. I’ve just had a look through the photos I’ve taken over the last week and bit the bullet and am going to try and get back into my Sunday Sevens. I started the week with meeting my sewing wify Lisa. We called at Yorkshire Born and Thread. They were having a pop up sale, I bought this gorgeous flocked chiffon type fabric, There’s just over 2 metres and I’m thinking Pussy Bow blouse with fancy sleeves. It has an amazing drape and soft feel to it. There’s a lovely country pub, The Hare and Hounds, only 2 minutes drive away so we popped in for a spot of lunch. It’d have been rude not to! Definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area. Tuesday is normally my golf day when I’m not working, but yet again the foul weather closed the course. Before meeting the ladies for lunch (we still usually go down for a catch …

Sunday Seven ’19 – 3

Keeping up with my weekly Sunday Sevens didn’t last too long, but at least I’m doing better than I did in 2018! There should be a photo here of my friend who I’m giving secret golfing lessons to. But if I post it, it won’t be a secret no more! Hope you’ve all had a productive and happy start to 2019. And those who are able to are watching the Great British Sewing Bee! Catch you all soon, Ali xx

Sunday Sevens ’19 – 1

I’m starting as I mean to go on in 2019. Not sure how long this will last, but I’m hoping to post in a timely fashion, and not getting behind as I hate playing catch up! So here’s a little bit of what I’ve been up to in the last week…. That’s all for now folks, it’s quite a short post compared to some of my past Sunday Sevens. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend, I’m working in a couple of hours and my weekend starts tomorrow when it’s my Crafternoon Tea at the golf club. An informal getting together from 11am if anyone’s local and fancies joining us. (not the afternoon and lunch not tea, but never mind!). It’s just a minute off J26 of the M62. Cheerio Thimbers

2018 – Sunday Seven Style

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. 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 …