Happy Father’s Day

Wishing all Dads out there and especially mine a Happy Father’s Day

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Until next time,

Chris x

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Home Again

Welcome 🙂

Time flies by so fast these days, perhaps it always did but I can hardly believe that youngest son’s first year at uni has come to an end already!

Hubby and I went to pick him and his luggage up this week end. As he studies so far away we broke the journey there up with an overnight stay at a very nice hotel in Telford.

We made the most of the facilities, having a lovely swim in the pool (hubby made good use of the sauna and steam room), walked round the grounds and relaxed in the hotel lounge. We had a peruse of the menu and came across this,

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Sounds very nice I thought – but hold on a minute what’s pea crush?!

Now I know I don’t go to restaurants very often so may very well be out of touch with the latest foods but isn’t pea crush that good old fish and chip accompaniment mushy peas?

I’m not sure if mushy peas is a dish anywhere else than in the UK, but just in case you’re a bit puzzled let me explain.

Mushy peas is a very humble dish of soaked marrowfat peas simmered in water until they go ‘mushy’. It started appearing in Fish and Chip shops in the 1970s and quickly became a favourite. Somehow I missed the point where it was reinvented as a ‘posh’ dish!

We decided to give this treat a miss and went to a local pub instead 🙂

As I was on the road I haven’t done much sewing so I shall have to catch up this week! On the list is the altar cloth, I’d love to have that done by Friday, wish me luck 🙂

Until next time,

Chris x

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SWS

Welcome 🙂

I hope everyone has had a lovely Easter break, we had a steady flow of family visiting which is always great. My daughter and her fiancé came for a couple of days and we were able to do a bit of fabric shopping for wedding supplies.

When we eventually arrived at the fabric shop we only had half an hour to shop before it closed (I know you’ll understand that this caused me major panic 😉 ). We flew round the shop and were lucky to find most of what we needed.

Suffice to say the secret wedding sewing (SWS) has now started, so you’ll have to take my word for it that I have been busy, busy, busy. I’m so glad I had my sewing machine serviced as it’s purring through all the work I’m putting it through 🙂

I have been working on a mini project apart from the SWS which involves this,

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and has been inspired by Lin of St Victor’s Quilts. More on that later!

Until next time,

Chris x

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Secrets Revealed

Hello lovely people, welcome 🙂

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas Day, full of good things.

We got up late (for those of you with little ones, one day you will get to lie in – promise!) , went to our church where we sang carols for the last time this year and then went home and ate lots of good food 🙂 interspersed with a walk, a few silly games , lots of unwrapping of pressies and a bit of TV – good times 🙂

Now that all the secret sewing presents have been opened I can start sharing with you what I made in the lead up to Christmas.

Now I did say I wasn’t going to make presents this year but I did succumb and make just a few.

This little Christmas ornament was for my daughter.

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A mini stitchery in a 4 inch hoop with a mother of pearl star 🙂

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I’m pleased to report that she liked it 🙂

Enjoy your Boxing day.

Until next time,

Chris x

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