Sunday Sevens 2019 #10

Welcome to my Sunday Sevens, a post where I share seven or so photographs of my week beyond the blog.

Here in the UK last Sunday was Mothers Day. Lovely Eldest sent me card and some lovely smelling candles….


Lovely Littlest sent me a Golden Retriever pic…


And Harry gave me a card…


and a pair of pink Timberland boots…


We were away from home last Sunday and came home in the evening to find spring had burst into bloom in our garden…

So it was a bit of a shock on Wednesday when we woke up to an inch of snow….



The snow quickly melted and was replaced by baby bunnies…


Thursday evening was book group. The book we read this week month was The Girl in the Red Coat. Hopefully I’ll manage a review post next week.


This week we took part in both the pub quiz on Wednesday and a quiz at the golf club on Friday…


Most disturbing question of these week was,

Whose effigy was stuffed with live cats so that it squealed when it was burnt?

If you want to play along the answer is at the end of this post.

Saturday I had a stall at produce morning.


Something rather lovely happened there. Last year a friend passed away who was a big part of our village and much loved by everyone. Her daughter has made an amazing effort to make sure her possessions have gone to people who will use and love them. On Saturday she took a stall at the produce market to give away the small amount that is still homeless.Β  Now ever since I bought my bernina I’ve hated the cheap and nasty accessory box that came with it. It can barely stand up on it’s own and one of the doors broke almost immediately I got it


Since I started quilting my quilt I’ve been promising myself I’m going to make a hexi box for my bernina accessories once the quilt is finished. So on Saturday when I saw one that used to belong to my friend on her daughter’s stall it felt as if my friend had heard me and had put it there for me…


I’ve popped my sewing machine feet and needles from the bernina box in it and the bernina box has gone in the bin.

I now need to find a small box to replace the small Tupperware box in the middle.

A hexibox might not be the usual place to keep your sewing machine accessories, but it’s perfect for me and so lovely that it found it’s way to me. It will also remind me of my lovely friend every time I sew and also that those who’ve moved on are out there there somewhere listening to even our simplest thoughts and wishes.

Hope you’ve had a great week,

Bekki x

Quiz question answer: Guy Fawks

10 thoughts on “Sunday Sevens 2019 #10

  1. I cannot believe that about Guy Falkes effigy. Very disturbing. :/
    And it’s crazy to see your snowy garden after all those lovely blossom pics!
    All your cards and presents for Mother’s Day look wonderful. I shall have to tell my Hugo and Slinky to buck up their ideas. πŸ˜‰
    Lovely story about your friend’s daughter finding her Mums stuff good homes. Xx

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    1. I’d never hear of the Guy fawks thing either – mind I guessed right as I knew they did a lot of disturbing things in the 1600s.
      Oh yes, get your pets in on mothers day and don’t let them get away with buying you a present between them xx


  2. Ew! That pub quiz question has completely grossed me out this morning. Thank you for that.

    I like your Mothers’ Day haul – anybody would think you like dogs or something. Those pink boots are delightful and I think Harry is very clever and generous to have got them for you. I can’t help wondering how long they will stay pink in Dartmoor. Perhaps you should keep them for ‘best’.

    What a lovely thing to happen at the market. It must have been difficult for your friend’s daughter to dispose of her Mum’s things but I’ll bet your delight was evident when you caught sight of just the right thing to replace the rubbish Bernina box and she was probably as pleased as you were that it was you taking it home.

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    1. It grossed me out, so i thought I should share.
      I’m planning on wearing the boots to walk to the pub etc – no muddy dog walks
      She’s been working so hard since August to home things well and there was an awful lot of stuff tucked onto that house.


  3. Eww! I’m going to guess that this was a thing that happened soon after the actual event – though I’m not sure how long the time lapse was between the aborted attempt and the first annual celebration of it….. It would have been when Charles II reclaimed the throne I imagine …… Did the quiz person include that info?

    Love the pink boots – I had a hot pink pair that I wore happily for years until two winters ago. The MD cards are fun and Harry was a very good boy to make one for you. Siddy doesn’t bother.

    Love the hexi box to keep your sewing goodies in – and while I’m never surprised to hear stories like this one, it is always lovely to know when someone is paying attention. Have another wonderful week Bekki ❀

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    1. The quiz master did say 17th century, but nothing else.
      I’ve sprayed the boots twice with protector, so hoping they don’t get too mucky. I’ve eyed up other people’s yellow traditional colour ones and they’re fine and pretty light, so fingers crossed.
      You’re right, it’s lovely to know someone’s watching and especially nice as I was planning on making one rather than just buying it.

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  4. a Lovely week, wow. Love the card Harry gave you. πŸ˜‰ and how fancy are those new boots.
    Your garden is looking beautiful, and the bunnies are so cute.
    Good job on getting the hexi box. It is perfect. I have an old box / keeper that I got from my grandmother that I still use. I have had it for ages and its still in good working order. πŸ™‚
    Interesting, I did not know about Guy Fawkes. You learn every day.
    Have a great week and enjoy. πŸ™‚


    1. Thank you. Yes, harry is one clever pup πŸ™‚
      I love the box and it makes me smile and think of my friend every time I look at it.
      I didn’t know about the Guy Fawks thing either.
      Wishing you a lovely week too xx

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