I decided to update my ‘about’ page so thought I would also publish it as a little blog post too. Enjoy!
A little while ago I began blogging about what my life was like after we moved over to Alabama from the UK. The blog mainly consisted of posts about what I was currently making and eating. Over time, Threads & Bobbins has evolved to be a broad Lifestyle blog with my sewing projects at the core.
I’ve been sewing for a while, dipping in and out of projects whenever time has allowed. Back in school, I completed my Textiles course and did reasonably well. My Grandma had always helped me with projects I had in mind growing up so I feel like sewing has just always been in my life. More recently, I’ve been sewing some of my own clothes…some of which have been great and others not so. But that’s one of the things I love about sewing; it’s a huge learning curve and with every garment I face new challenges.
More often than not, my Sunday Sevens posts have been catch-up posts rather than weekly but that’s the great thing…Sunday Sevens doesn’t have to be regular…thankfully!
I’ve found that life is just flying by recently. Rosie turns 6 months this week and our days together have yet to be boring. She is amazing us with how many new things she is learning and what she manages to do. We’ve finally got a little bit of a routine together where we try to get out of the house at least once every day. I’ve found a very good local Mom’s Fitness group where the kids can come along while the parents take part in a class. I park Rosie at the side of the hall and she watches everything that is going on. Occasionally she gets a bit cranky but it’s so relaxed there, I really don’t feel awkward if she does happen to cry.
We’ve been back in Alabama for just over 2 weeks after our big trip back to the UK…I’ve only just caught up with my sleep! We had booked our holiday quite some months ago and started organising a few things in advance. It was Adam’s first time back to the UK since we moved to the USA in 2014 so we knew that we would have a lot of family and friends to catch up with. He was also his best friend’s best man so we knew that he would be needed for a few wedding duties, and a stag do! This meant that we couldn’t plan too much on a strict schedule. We seemed to be so busy during our time over there that I didn’t really take that many photos, and a lot of what I did take will be in a separate blog post completely; just for those Harry Potter fans like me. 🙂
Mobile airport is only 45 minutes away from where we live so we flew from Mobile to Atlanta, then Atlanta to Heathrow. The regional plane was the smallest I’ve ever been on!
After a few days of visiting friends & family, we had 2 nights in Sheffield City Centre. We both went to University in Sheffield so it was nice to be back in the city. We stayed in the Leopold Hotel, which is right in the centre, is good quality & a reasonable price too. One of our favourite restaurants in Sheffield is a ‘conveyor’ style Japanese restaurant called Sakushi, so of course we had to eat there. We also tried Bill’s one morning for breakfast. I think there’s quite a few of these around the country; great decor and atmosphere but I wasn’t too impressed with the food. It was still a treat to have a full English breakfast though!
Baaahhh…this post was supposed to be finished a few weeks ago as we went to Atlanta at the end of Feb! I’m still putting it up though as hopefully you’ll still find it interesting 🙂
Since moving to Alabama, we’ve been up to Atlanta every year to watch the Supercross at the Georgia Dome. Atlanta is a 5 hour drive away for us and each time we’ve been, we have driven up on the Saturday morning and travelled home Sunday morning after we’ve visited Ikea. This year, we wanted to experience Atlanta properly and do something more than just the supercross, so we decided to stay for 2 nights and do a few ‘touristy’ things.
On the Friday morning, we dropped the dogs off at their daycare place and started our journey. After searching a few things to do on Pinterest, I found a Google Maps tour of The Walking Dead filming locations. Quite a lot of them were grouped together and they were on our route anyway so we decided to go and have a look as we are quite big Walking Dead fans! A couple of locations were just derelict buildings/streets and weren’t too exciting. Then we managed to find Alexandria, some abandoned train tracks and the town that is Woodbury in the show! If you’re a fan of the show you’ll definitely recognise some of these locations. To top our experience off we ate in Norman Reedus’s restaurant and visited a themed gift shop, which had actual show props in the basement!
We have more visitors…my Mum and Dad arrived! So again, I’ve had a busy week getting things organised for their stay – mainly cleaning and tidying really! Here are my seven six photos from this last week 🙂
1. Card making again – this one is going back to the UK.