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Wednesday, 17 March 2010

WOYWW.....

Monday morning Twiglet came down and we started off our day cutting out 2 skirts using an existing skirt for the pattern. Yes they are cut out but no I haven't had time to make them yet :-)
Monday afternoons we are joined by another friend for our fun day Monday so skirts were shelved til Tuesday.....except that Tuesday was a manic day and they are still on the shelf awaiting making. I had a steady flow of customers yesterday and they all seemed to want more than just one job doing....in fact one came with a bag full of trousers [7 in total!] all needing patching, shortening or other little jobs needed.

I hope you will all pop over to Julia's to join in the fun of showing and telling all what is happening in your space today.

So.....today's work surfaces started off like this



7 pair working trousers still needing sewing!














The cards I made on Monday still needing finishing! I loved the daisy picture I made so much that I was inspired to make a set of cards to match.








2 skirts cut out ...still needing making!








Linby's parcel getting ready for the post.....now posted and winging it's way to her :-) Watch out for that postman Linby.



My day today actually started at 7.15 when my neighbour rang for advise because her baby was poorly. I quickly finished dressing and popped round to help. I spent 45 minutes with the baby who had a very high temp and was lethargic and floppy while mum waited for the Dr to be available. Every minute seems like an hour when you're a young mum and your hubby is away in the army doesn't it?....she has just popped round to let me know the Dr says she has a nasty ear infection. Bless her.
As I got back home at 8 15 this morning my neighbour from the other side shouted me to see if I was free. She then popped round needing moisturising cream put on a eczema type rash on her back. It's not the easiest area to reach when you're in your 80s is it?
As you can see it's rather more than a sewing business I have here and maybe I should add nursing duties to my banner at my gate :-) :-)

I have already had 3 customers this morning too so if it's a bit of a disjointed and rushed blog please forgive me. I will catch up with all my fellow WOYWWers at some point...I promise :-)

34 comments:

Julia Dunnit said...

You are the friend that everyone wants to have and be Wipso, no doubt. You're also rather busy 0 I rather suspect that you relish a long list of to-do stuff, coz you like the achievement. I can't think otherwise, of a motivatin for getting all the trouser jobs done!!!

Toucan Scraps said...

you sound like a fabulous friend and neighbour Wispo.
I need to make some skirts soon (I'm running out of clothes - the shops don't make them my size and the ones I made before kiddies are wearing out,)
have fun sewing

Artyjen said...

Loving your daisy cards :)
xoxo

Ikki said...

What a great neighbour you are! Your street is blessed with you living there. Love your daisy cards, hope you soon catch up with all those trousers, and things....ikki x

Nicks said...

everyone needs a neighbour just like you ! (luckily I have one, and think I am one)
Loving your daisy's!

Linda Elbourne said...

What a great neighbour you are ... that poor girl must have been frantic and I bet you made the time pass much quicker for being there! Come move next to me ... I don't have a baby ... but there is a pile of ironing you could help with :0)

LOVE LOVE LOVE the daisy cards BTW!

Vicki said...

you are such a lovely neighbour!!!! can't wait to see the finished skirt - you sound busy today, hope you find some YOU time xxx

Spyder said...

Can you move in next to me please!! You could become an inventor, and make a 'cream-putting-on-stick' with washable strap on sponges... ugh..maybe not
(Lyn)

Deanne said...

lol aw bless you and your other neighbourly duties :)
xx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Golly you have been busy this am. Love to see your work space its always so interesting, Hazelxox

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Should we call you Florence? You are a good neighbour :) The daisy pic is beautiful so are the cards. Can't wait to see the finished skirts. You may be interested in what's on my desk today hehe
Anne xx

airing cupboard crafts said...

What a fab neighbour you are!! YOur cards are beautiful x

The Paper Princess said...

Wow, Wipso, thanks for taking time to visit me in the midst of your busy morning! Love your cards and wish you were here to sew for me!

Hugs
Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

butlersabroad said...

So nice to be wanted and relied upon by your neighbours, especially in these days of not knowing who lives in your street! Love the cards and the daisy dumfed picture is really pretty. As I work for a Japanese company I'm thinking how about Cherry Blossom? Could be very pretty too.

Hugs
Brenda

Paula Gale said...

I totally understand why people come to you for help. Because you are such a loving and generous person who people trust and look up to. I wish I was your neighbour!!! You look and sound soooo busy - I hope you fit in some time for you!!!

catch up with you later.

big hugs

Paula x x x

Pam said...

Those daisy cards look fab Florence opps sorry wipso! I don't know how you fit all in. Hugs Pam

corry said...

You are such a great neighbour!! And I realy love your daisies!

Linby said...

I am so pleased I inspired you to make some cards as well as my picture - how fab. I have a neighbour like you - I always send her a card on Mothers day because she looks out for me all year, I am sure your neighbours find comfort having you handy especially with your medical training. Can't wait for posite to arrive now...
hugs
Lynn x

craftytrog said...

loving all your daisy art! My favourite flower! x

Twiglet said...

Do they all know you were a midwife? Hope you don't get called out for those duties in the night!!!!! BTW I have a spot on my...........

sam said...

Crikey hun, you got so much going on - dont suppose you want some more work trousers to fix do ya? I think my hubbys ones are getting beyond repair now. I do attempt to fix his trousers but sewing by hand isn't really my forte - thats my MILs department heheehe. Anyway I hope you get time to do all the things you need to do ad I love the Daisy cards by the way, they're awesome!!
Sam x

Kaz said...

Aaww the poor little baby, hopefully she will be better soon. Such a good thing you've done for your neighbours today.
I don't blame you making more of the daisy cards, they are gorgeous xx Hopefully a quieter day for you tomorrow.

Kay said...

What a great neighbour you are! Love the daisy cards, they are gorgeous.

Handmade with Love said...

My word you have had a busy day! I love the daisy cards, they are so lovely and summery and what a fab neighbour you are, I wish I lived next door to you! Have a more restful week. Tracey x

Kathy said...

Oh my, what a week you're having Annie - I hope it all calms down a bit soon so you can get some of those tasks finished!
Hoping that poor little 'Un is feeling better soon, it must have been such a worry for her mum - and such a relief to have you near to give help and support

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous daisy cards...oh .. BTW...I have an itch right in the middle of my back, you know, that place that is just out of reach of fingers?? Don't spose you fancy popping round here do you ROFLMAO xx

Gez said...

What a busy day you've had Annie. Wonderful that you could help out. :) I love your daisies & just know Linby will too. I still can't decide between straight or slant?

So lovely that you found the time to blog for us all. Have a lovely Thursday.xx

Jennie said...

so busy, you sound wonderful :)can you come round to mine please? xx

LadyBug said...

Sounds like the busiest wednesday going you had there! hope all is well with the baby next door? loving your daisy cards :)

Mandy - Crafty Angel said...

oh my your cards are soooo beautiful! very soft and elegant! thank you for visiting my blog too!

{{hugs}}mandyxx

Tracey said...

So love your artwork, please come and live next door to me lol. Not to dissapoint but the box only had some bargain grossgrain ribbons from QVC, half the box was packing, would have liked them a little wider, but I won't be sending them back!
x

SueH said...

Annie, it never fails to amaze me just how busy you keep yourself.

You’ve obviously very good at what you do which is why everyone comes to you but I think seven pairs of trousers in one go is pushing it a bit, don’t you think?

I see from your next post that the baby is doing well, I so pleased she’s ok, bless! It must have been frightening for her mum.

Sue
x
PS. Loving the cards too....really pretty.

Lynne said...

Your daisy cards are gorgeous.

Heidi said...

Ur daisy cards are wonderful! And thanks for your kind comments on my blog.