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Tuesday, 23 March 2010

WOYWW and my latest Paula update

Firstly...and the most important bit this week...I have just had my latest update from Paula's hubby.....

She had her op as planned yesterday morning and although they won't know exactly what they have done until the Dr's round this morning she was on the right side of it all. She was in quite a bit of pain though last night so I'm really hoping they get that under control for her. At least now she has got rid of Tommy [the name she gave to her lung tumour] and now every day she should feel a little better. They have told her to expect to be in hospital for about a week. I'm sure we are all sending her lots of really positive vibes and lots of love.

Now for those who join Julia our Queen of snoop for the what's on your work desk Wednesday this is my space today.


I'm pleased to say this is my done rail. When I started my day yesterday I had 20 hangers on my to do rail ...should have been 21 but Twiglet had put two items on one hanger and yes she was given a written warning for such an over sight :-) :-)
I had a really good 'catch up Tuesday' and as you can see I have now reduced my to do rail to .......










.....just 4 hangers, but I'm afraid to say these are pretty tricky jobs on this rail so will take me the best part of today....especially as Twiglet has just text to say she is coming down this morning to cut some curtains for me...she really doesn't like to think of me taking time out to chill :-)
Seriously for those that don't know what a fab relationship I have with my big sister Twiglet she is one in a million and does her best to do the curtain cutting for me so I'm not kept waiting for her to do it [I have a replacement knee and can't kneel on the floor to cut out curtains]. We make just the best of teams.

Our fun day Monday was just that....fun. We laughed, drank tea and coffee, ate chocolate [an essential on a Monday] and we created. Thought I'd snap a bit of the creating to share with you all...



The friend that joins Twiglet and I was making the most gorgeous Faberge inspired eggs to put on Easter cards. She has dumfed wools and treads on felt and is now embellishing them with beads, gems etc.
(Twiglet sat here wetting herself - I meant dumfed wools and threads! - lol the thought of T. treading felt - like you would grapes has got us both howling - we are easily amused!)









Twiglet is using dissolving plastic and mounting wools, threads and pretty bits between two layers before fixing them there with machine stitching. I just love the colours she is using and am certain she will be blogging it all at some point....well, I hope she does :-)










This is a little Wedding inspired dumfling that I've been playing with. I've yet to stitch on the beads. Not sure how I will use this yet but may use one of the suggestions we have had in our Wedding challenge over in the blog shop.











Lastly but by no means least....This is a little treasure I found enjoying the sunshine on Sunday. I didn't see one ladybird in our garden all last year so was really thrilled to spot this one and thought I would share it with you all. :-)






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35 comments:

LadyBug said...

loving that purple felted (?) flower!! the colours are just beautiful! BIG :) 's for the ladybird :)

Susie Sugar said...

Oh your flowers look fab ....as soon as I get a spare 1/2 hour I am gonne try making some thanks for the inspiration
Hugs Susie xx

Linby said...

Hello it seems strange seeing "my" picture as your header! Thanks for the update on Paula I did worry when I didn't get a group text but don't want to bother her OH.
hugs

Linbyx

Hels Sheridan said...

Thanks for the update hunny...please pass on my big hugs to Paula and praying she will be fighting fit again real soon hun x

Loving your work area today..and..the ladybird! We had one in the hallway the other day...think he had got a bit cold and fancied a snuggle next to the radiator :O)) My desk today is covered with car booty..ripe for altering ..hugs x

Clare said...

It's lovely to see all these beautiful creations.
We've had a small invasion of ladybirds, they are all over the garden!
Clare (Littlebear) x

Cardarian said...

First of all thank you on the update about Paula!All the best wishes to her and hopefully she will soon join us again!
I love your faberge eggs - I think it is really a good idea, thank you for sharing!
Hugs
Cardarian

Handmade with Love said...

Thanks for the udate on Paula, I have been thinking about her the last few days and wondering how she is. Well done on clearing that rail and your other creations are very pretty! Love the ladybird too I saw my first one yesterday! Tracey x

Rosie said...

Love the idea of having a day to reward yourself with chocolate and artistic endeavour! Hmmm I do that every day! Beautiful pinky felty thingies going on here ....

Crafty Chris said...

Hi love the purple flowers, I have that dissolving plastic must get it out, it does have a gorgeous effect when finished, missed you all last week, thanks for the inspiration.
Christine x

Gez said...

Thank you for the update on Paula. Will continue to send positive vibes. :)
Woohoo... Well Done on your full done rail. :) Altho you sound very busy today. Have fun with Twiglet. Just love the colour of the pink wool & the eggs look brilliant. Gez.xx

sam said...

Well done you on being so productive hunny and good to hear Paula is as well as can be expected. I will have my fingers crossed for her.
Lovely little pic of the ladybird - will make a great card.
Sam x

Toucan Scraps said...

some very pretty photos there.

good to see the ladybirds out

Linda Elbourne said...

Thank you for the Paula update hun XXX
Fab desk ... fab flowers ... just all round fab everything X

Julia Dunnit said...

No time to catch your breath Wipso! I envy your geographic closeness to your sweet Sissy; it sure would work for me to live close to mine!
Thanks for the Paula update too, am thinking of her. Hard.

butlersabroad said...

Great post Wipso. First of all thanks so much for the update on Paula, we were emailing on Saturday and I was thinking about her and wondering how she was doing. Love how much fun you and Twiglet have together, have to admit that I'm a little envious of your relationship!!

Brenda

Ikki said...

Wow you have been busy! Your cutting of curtains on the floor made me smile, it took me back to my own sewing days. Good news about Paula, thanks for keeping us up to date. ikki x

Helen said...

You're not going to have much time to go visiting with that lot!! Love the dumfing, especially the idea of treading felt..

SueH said...

It really does look like you had fun on Monday Annie, and a very productive day by all accounts.

I put a little house up for the Ladybirds last year and didn’t see any at all but there’s already been quite a few in the garden this year so hopefully they’ll take up residence.


Sue
x

Angie said...

Such beautiful work .... Thanks to you and paula's other close friends for the up dates ...I send my love too.

Kaz said...

I want to come a dumfing with you all on Mondays!! Gorgeous fibres and treads ha ha and choc mmm.
It's all looking very colourful at yours xxx

Carmen said...

Such yummy goings on at your place. Those flower piccies are beautiful.

How tickly would treading felt be eh?

Wendy said...

you have nade some lovely things, the eggs and flowers are stunning, love thewedding thing, my daughter is getting married on the 22nd may, so lots of wedding crafting going on here at the moment, the stationary that i have made is on my blog

Spyder said...

Love those flowers, I haven't a clue where to start but must have a go!!
(Lyn))

Mummylade said...

fantastic felt flowers

Vicki said...

ooh love all your items this week - you're always so busy and creative!!! thanks for the update on paula!!

craftytrog said...

Love the wedding dumfling! Thanks for sharing all those wonderful creations x

Yvonne said...

Oh so glad Paula is doing well, please send her my love and wishes. x

Now .. this rail ..lol looking rather empty .. want more mess please, lol.

Oh I do like the look of these eggs.. gonna have to have a nose!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Good to hear about Paula add my best wishes to the others :)
Well done on getting your pile of 'to do' down so well.
Love the felted eggs, Twiglets new dumfings and the bridal dumfing - lovely ;)
Anne xx

Kay said...

Thanks for the update on Paula. I've been thinking of her and hoping it all went well.
Love the flower, and love the idea of faberge inspired dumfing!

Calico Kate said...

Thank you so much for droppping by my blog recently. I really appreciate it and you leave such lovely messages. We have at looong last got the internet at home, such a relief to be able to catch up properly. I have been so pleased that it was a horrid wet and rainy day today!
If I'd known just how busy you were I would never have sent the trousers to you!! Just as well I didn't!
Love and hugs to you
CKx

Twiglet said...

Hi Wips - just realised I hadn't left you a comment! Please can I copy your ladybird pic? I think it has something fairylike about it.

Lynne said...

Love the purple flower, gorgeous.

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

dumfling is amazing!!!! I adore the colours you are working with!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Nikki said...

Love the Purple your such a busy girl too. The flower would look great on the money basket(wishing well) just to and that extra whimsy
hugs Nikki

Tracey said...

Fabulous dumfing (now I know what it is lol). Best wishes for Paula and thanks for the update.
x