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sunday sevens #14?

It’s been a while, but finally pulled few piccies together. It’s been work-work-work over here for da-a-ays, so no sewing.

😢

Natalie, over at Threads and Bobbins, came up with the idea of Sunday Sevens. Anyone can join in, and you don’t have to do a post every Sunday.

took this last week, but have no idea what the bush is called.

took this last week, but have no idea what the bush is called.

The above prezzie from me to me arrived last week from a dear & very talented sewer in Canada, Josée Landry. I am seriously thrilled with it. Mmm-wah  & mille mercí, Josée!

it's been so hot & humid here these last few days have to keep me chocolate bickies in the frig, but still have 'em with hot cocoa... or tea!

it’s been very humid here so put chocolate bickies in the frig.  still have ’em with hot cocoa… or tea!

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brownies & an octopus

Huh?!

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The scarf is done, except for me deciding whether to use a brooch or a button closure . . .

(Edited to let you know the scarf design was made & christened The Octopus by Ali over at Thimberlina.)

everything but the loose ends!

and I made a batch of brownies in case Ms. Karen & Mr. Gary come by tomorrow.

brownies!

Stop by if you’re in the neighbourhood!

 

puttering

quick trouser fixes

Lovely corduroy trousers, spicing up my winter wardrobe (from Ms. Karen’s bundle)!

“Some people can putter quite naturally, but others simply cannot,” explained butler Smythe to Cinderella man Smith in The Platinum Blonde (1931), with Jean Harlow, Loretta Young, and Robert Williams (unfamiliar to me, he’s acting up a storm just now).

Costume design: Edward Stevenson, who later designed for Lucille Ball when she was doing telly.

Direction by Frank Capra, so you know it’s gonna be good.

I’m puttering. Er… sewing on buttons and trouser hooks and wondering whether I should get into shortening them tonight, or wait.

Meanwhile, here’s a clip ~

Umm . . . one button still to go . . .   .        .  the movie’s finished, so what to listen to?  Missing a bit of Paul Hollywood for cooking inspiration. Ah, here’s his cheat’s puff pastry chicken & leek pie. Yummy!

Sorry, it’s not on YouTube, but Waitrose’s site here. Hope you enjoy that other judge!

the other judge

click the pic to go over & watch!

test results

Made some tests today and ate them for dinner to see if they’d gotten soggy. Nope! Guess I’m good to go for tomorrow’s party.

Now another quandary has arisen: What to do with those crusts . . . bread pudding?

HUGE thank you’s to all who suggested the test. Will sleep better tonight thanks to you!

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(click a pic to go to bigger photos & captions)

I’ve saved those crusts, being a waste-not, want-not gal. What to do with them . . . bread pudding?