Monday Sevens #73

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Here is this weeks “Sunday” Sevens post, linking up to Natalie to give a snap shot view of how the last week has gone.


This week has been a bit quieter than some of the previous ones, so much so that Pippa even managed to sit down in front of the sewing machine and create a cropped velvet top to go over her ballgown, and in true Knight style it got covered in Rhinestones.

Honestly we don’t have a rhinestone problem, these are only the blue/crystal ones…

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During the week we nipped to IKEA (mainly for meatballs…) but we found this interesting fellow in the kids department. Monday sevens

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Nikki has been trying to get a lot more active and has started trying to do gym sessions with her dance partner in addition to weekly badminton with a friend. Definitely looking slightly dazed after this gym session…

At the weekend we went over to Poole to say hi to Nan and do some organising to the house.

I managed to get some “knitting” done on the drive over, which enabled me to bind off the bottom of my Cardigan

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We also transported over some of the strawberry runners that our plants have thrown out this summer to try and rejuvenate (read: rescue from under the grass) our strawberry bed.

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The garden in Poole has some wonderful plants in it along with harvesting some more runner beans from Nan’s shade house these raspberries are probably the best smelling harvest we have picked!

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After sorting our wool stash in Soton we got to grips with the Stash in Poole. Nikki even caked one of the unruly skeins, her first ever time balling up wool by hand.

Here is her celebrating this milestone…Monday sevens

 

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Nikki has been researching the family history recently (to distract herself from writing her PhD up!) and we went through a box of items that our late grandfather had owned and spent a good half hour attempting to decipher a 115yr old letter. We still have no idea who it was from!

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6 thoughts on “Monday Sevens #73

  1. tialys

    I love Ikea’s toy department – I’m always just a little bit tempted and have given in before and bought something to use ‘as a prop’ . True actually, in my dog collar product photos I have a little Ikea dog posed with its leg cocked up against one of the collars.
    The photo of the wool winding took me back to when my Mum would get me to help her with her skeins. I suppose, at one time, most wool came in skeins and not just ‘the good stuff’ . I wonder when that changed.
    Good job with the ballgown. I’ll bet you’ll be finding rhinestones all over the floor for weeks to come!

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    1. Nikki

      IKEA’s toy department is absolutely fab! I definitely don’t have more than a few squishy things from there… We also tend to buy our dad a funny present from there for xmas each year. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m fine with finding rhinestones over the floor, but they get absolutely everywhere! In the past I’ve found them in a sock I was wearing, halfway down the driveway and once on my dinner!!

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    1. Pippa Post author

      Oh yes you are missing out. Although I’m pretty sure nikki owns half of it.
      Thanks, it’s really starting to look like a cardigan now. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Sheila Harvey-Larmar

    What a shame you don’t know who ‘Clint Parker’ is (is that what the name says?) – could be an interesting story behind the letter. Rhinestones on everything sounds good to me, although I wouldn’t have a clue how to apply them.

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    1. Pippa Post author

      We’re not sure. That was one name we thought it might be. We haven’t found anyone on the family tree yet that fits a similar name but if we do we will know where it links in.

      It took us a few years to get down to our current process.

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