Sunday Sevens – 18th February

Joining in again this week with Sunday Sevens – started by Nathalie at Threads and Bobbins – sharing seven (or so) pictures of  the week beyond the blog.

These days I seem to be starting each Sunday Sevens with a weather report. Not wanting to buck the trend, I can tell you it’s been a lot less wet this week, but still very cold. Lots of nice sunny walking weather…


… but definitely not feeling like spring. Although the crocuses have just started to make an appearance…


I’ve had to be very strong this week to resist watching the Winter Olympics all day long. Wonderful to see Lizzie Yarnold retain her Olympic title yesterday, but heartbreaking to see Elise Christie crashing out of her races…

20180213_111558On the subject of being strong, I’m also still on course for a dry February – even resisting wine at Thursday night’s Knit and Sip evening…


As for my main addiction, Mother in Law has been helping feed that by passing on a small bag of left over yarn for scrap projects.


I also finally finished the sleeves on my Pineapple Cardigan…



Yesterday I went to Craft 4 Crafters with a group of friends. I was mostly very good about not buying things I didn’t know what I was going to do with.

On the well behaved front, I brought some boxes for all the tiny bits and bobs I have…


and some findings for projects I have lined up…


Purchases I didn’t have a purpose for, but I’m sure will find one…

Some shell rainbow buttons…


Two beautiful big buttons…

And two flip flop buttons…


And finally a picture from the show just for Lynn at Tialys


Hope you’ve all had a great week.

22 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens – 18th February

  1. Those buttons!!! Stunning! Especially the glass ones. Are they handmade? Great news on the sleeves, I know you are thrilled to be done with them. 😉

    Good work on making it through another dry week! You can do this!

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    1. Yes, handmade apart from the rainbow ones.
      The first front is now positively racing past, although i’m really knitting a mitred square and evening now, so not as fast as it could be 🙂
      Staying dry not too much of a torture as the pounds lost are mounting up to good number now and always helps when you can see the payoff. I also have a friend at knit and sip who’s not drinking until she’s lost the weight she needs to, so a bit of solidarity too 🙂

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      1. Ha ha! Didn’t leave the house yesterday 🙂 It is atmospheric, but you get a bit sick of it when it’s there day after day, but we haven’t seen much lately and it’s supposed to now be a sunnyish dry week for the rest of the week 🙂
        Have a lovely Tuesday! I’m off out to walk with my friend and her dogs in bit 🙂

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  2. Hoorah – a yarn pile! I see the fun has not yet begun but one lady has had the forethought to bring along a stick with which to beat off competitors should the fighting get down and dirty.

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  3. You’ve just made me realise that I do exactly the same by including a weather report in my Sevens, albeit unintentional! We seem to have lost the appetite for alcohol, too, since doing pretty well for the most of Dry January. A side effect that we were not at all prepared for! Our weekly shopping bill is all the smaller, not to mention cheaper, for it:)

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    1. Oh well, we’re British and it is a national trait –
      and it’s also ever changing and often has a big impact on what we chose to do with our leisure time. I’m sure that can only be a positive. I did fancy a glass last Friday, but I’m doing so well with the weight loss, I’m resisting. And even though hubby didn’t dry Jan or Feb, he’s not drinking as much, because I’m not drinking, so definitely seeing the difference in the shopping bill too 🙂

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