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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

WOYWW...

Hello fellow WOYWWers.  Firstly I must apologise to those desks I didn't make it to last week.  It was a really manic week for me and there just weren't enough hours in my days to get round to you all.  I will aim to do better this week.

As you saw on yesterdays blog I hinted at the goings on here for me this week.  


On Friday I had the delivery of cadet uniforms from Shrewsbury school.  This is a regular job for me.  Once a year I am asked to sew the labels on the new cadets uniforms and this year saw even more coming through my door.
 I spent all weekend sewing name labels on 52 jackets .....





.....and 34 berets.  I have also has to hand hem 2 pair of uniform trousers and a skirt and all the buttons badges and rank stripes on a ladies uniform jacket.


Twiglet modelled the jacket for me to get the stripes level on the sleeves but we decided she looked more like Barbara Windsor and she maybe needed a slightly larger jacket  :-)








 For those of you who remember this pic of the crab apple blossom from our garden way back in May  I thought you might like to see a snap of the tree now the apples are ripe.......... 

It looks really gorgeous this year and the whole tree is really heavy with these plump fruits.  The tree was planted to provide the birds with food for the winter so I really hope they enjoy them.









Hope you have enjoyed looking into my world this week.  If you would like to check out the spaces of other crafters then pop over to Julia's blog and maybe join in the fun.


55 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I got here just in time to wish you a happy WOYWW. Lots of sewing of the jackets, badges, and strips. I don't envy you, but I know you love it.

That crab apple tree is amazing, no matter what season of the year. Glad you showed both seasons. Happy WOYWW.

She said...

WOW, all that sewing! Well done you. S (13)

Helen said...

It's always lovely to see into your world! I think you're right about Twiglet and that jacket.... (19)

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hats off to you...what a lot of work! I did not see the tree back in May but it sure looks beautiful now! Suzanne Linky 10

Susan Allan said...

What fantastic blossom and then crabapples. They are so beautiful.

If I lived nearer I would lend a hand with the sewing.

Take care and have a great week.
Sue xx 8

Lizzybobs said...

oh my word what a lot of work - what a lovely lot of fruit - thanks for sharing - love Liz (24)

Serendipity (Christine) said...

You are so good to do all that sewing - I found school uniforms a chore! Christine (Link No.11) :-)

Hazel (Didos) said...

Golly Gosh you have been a busy bee. WOW all those name tags. Well Done.
The Crab Apple tree looks lovely now its full of fruit. Thanks for sharing, Love HAzelxoxo

The Taming of the Glue said...

Well done with all those tags and stripes! Pam (6)

Sue said...

Hi ya
oh all those dadges & stripes, well done on that job, did laugh at Twiglets piccie, great pics hun, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x (3)

Twiglet said...

Lol - thanks for posting me - what a "carry -on"!!

Bluefairy4U said...

Morning Wipso, Glad you have lots of work, work makes money, money makes cards and lots of other things you can buy hurrah. Love your tree and wish I had a big enough garden for one. Have a lovely WOYWW. Hugs JO.xxx No.27

Kay said...

LOL at Twiglet modelling the jacket.. definitely shades of Barbara Windsor! The crab apple tree looks beautiful, I love the autumn.

Sarah said...

It takes me all weekend to get the motivation to take up one pair of my son's school trousers!

The tree looks beautiful, what a lovely idea to plant a fruit tree just for the birds :)

Sarah (57)

Thistleblue said...

Good morning to you Wipso! What a lot of sewing. Thanks for sharing your beautiful Crab Apple Tree! Hope you have a wonderful day!
hugs
Michelle
x
#49

Karen said...

oooo yes...Twiglet does need a bigger jacket Bless her! All those uniforms...goodness!!!! XXX

Lou and Mel said...

How many uniforms? - that'll keep you out of trouble!
(64)

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Oh my word all that sewing ... and that is exactly what I thought when I saw the pic of twiglet.

Hugs

Kay
Toodles and Binks
Number 9 (Peeking Duck) on the WOYWW menu this week

Spyder said...

Oh my goodness, I wouldn't have any fingers left with all that sewing! I'd stab myself so many times..and bleed all over the uniforms, they'd look as tho' they'd done battle before they'd gone anywhere!
Have a happy woyww
((Lyn))

Diney said...

Was going to say 'lovely blossom' but it begs the pun 'lovely bosom'!

Heather x said...

Wow! You have been busy babe :)
*hugs* Heather x (41)

Toucan Scraps said...

gorgeous tree.
when I was a Cadet I had to do the sewing myself!

joey said...

Hiya LOL Yay for Twiglet I loved your Barbara Windsor comment, you are soooooo good doing all that sewing! Joey (82) xxx

butlersabroad said...

Oh I laughed out loud at Twiglets impression of Barbara Windsor!! Spot on there! Nice that the school gives you repeat work every year, even if it's of the fairly boring sort! Well compared to wedding dresses and dumfing!

Hugs
Brenda (88)

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Gorgeous tree - I love crab apples jelly :) And yes,perhaps a slightly larger jacket is in order. What do they say? "ooh eer Missus!" LOL!

Mary Anne

Sarah said...

No wonder you said the army had moved in! Had to laugh at the comment about twiglet what a carry on

Suzi said...

A very productive weekend indeed. Love that crab apple tree, it's just stunning. Have a nice woyww
Suzi #95

Candace said...

Hi Sorry this is a quick cut & paste but not too well and wanting to let as many as possible know I have visited. I am going to read all blogs on my blackberry when I have a lie down but can't comment very well & can't sit for too long at laptop to type - sorry seems little impersonal but all explained on my blog

Candace (#43) x

Tertia said...

You have been busy. She looks more like Dolly Parton to me. I hate sewing on badges - I had to do it for all my DD's sporting achievements. Never could get the darn things straight, or if they were straight, I had the pockets sewn up.

Deb said...

ouch, sore fingers having to work through that lot! those birds are going to have a feast this winter! hugs Debx

Sunshine Girl said...

Love that picture of Twiglet! sounds like you have had a busy week - I have been busy sewing a quilt I am making (a Mandy Shaw one) - must get round to showing you sometime. Hope you had a great WOYWW and your fingers arent too sore from all that sewing!

Daniele said...

all that stitching...I don't envy you, thanks for the peek
hugs

madebyKarla said...

Wow, you sure are busy! I love those crab apple blossoms, so beautiful! I'm sure the birdies will enjoy them ;) thanks for the peek and your kind comments!

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Lots of lovely pics this week, love that crab apple. Thanks for sharing them, hugs Heidi xx

Carola Bartz said...

Wow, that's a lot of sewing! Love the pictures of the crab apple. Happy WOYWW - Carola, 92

Tracy Evans said...

Wow you need some patience for all that sewing, I don't envy you. Absolutely love yur crab apple, what a beautiful sight. Tracy Evans, No. 17

Cardmaking Galore said...

You have been busy sewing this weekend. Your tree is gorgeous bdw

Clare H said...

Loverly apples, cant wait for mine to ripen too

Clare (83)

Neet said...

Oh that tree is gorgeous - amd sure the birds will love it.
What a lot of sewing - I love reading your blog - it is so interesting.

JoZart said...

What a job doing all those badges! I agree and think Twiglet looks as though she's auditioning for a Carry ON film. Great snoop and great pics,
JoZarty x (52)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

wow, that is a lot of sewing to do! that tree is wonderful. it must look so lovely in your garden!

Kate said...

Lol at the barbar windsor comment. Hop eyou are richly rewarded the sewing of name badges looks tedious.

** Kate **

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, WoaW what a lot of jackets to sew labels into, I don't envy you that job, just doing my son's stuff for school was onerous enough:)
But I do envy you your crab apple, gorgeous blossom and wonderful fruit. A few years ago we made wine with elderberry and crab apple it was the best wine we ever made, just a thought! Thank you for your visit and lovely comments:0) xx

Ohhh Snap said...

That's a lot of sewing (would be for me anyway). Well done! Love the crab apple beautiful and food for the birds, can't ask more of a tree than that : ). TFS! (75)

Anneliese said...

Lol @ twiglet in the jacket, think you may be right ! ... All those uniforms .. rather you than me :D
& I love the fact that you planted the tree for the birds .. lovely idea x

triciasconfetti said...

Not an easy task sewing stripes onto sleeves - remember having to sew on my hubbys many years ago. And wow all those name tags as well. Well done you. Thanks for visiting my desk.
x Tricia (73).
Love your poppy header by the way

Leo said...

Jeepers that's a lot of work! xx Leo

Cardarian said...

wow that is a big job you got there! I thought cadets have to do their own sewing as part of the training! But I guess those times are gone! Your crab apples are lovely - I am sure the birds will enjoy them!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

After all that army sewing, I think you've moved from corporal to sergeant!!

The apples are looking good.


A.xx (38)

nerllybird said...

Lol, those jackets really weren't designed with us busty girls in mind, were they?! Your tree is looking lovely and I am in awe of your generosity in doing all that sewing! Helen (46)

Morti said...

I think the jacket suits Twiglet, particularly with the pink shirt! Don't envy you all that sewing (sewing is not bad, but 52 labels???? ) Happy WOYWW!

Julia Dunnit said...

That jacket is for one slim sergeant! I must say of all your work Wipso, this is the one I don't envy you - worse than name tapes!! The crab apples look gorgeous don't they - what a marvellous colour. I see your movings and bashings are underway - managed upheaval - it will be very worthwhile! Thank God for clever husbands!

Ciara said...

Woah, that's a lotta sewing! You must have been cross-eyed by the end of it!

Looks like Twiglet needs a Bravissimo jacket instead ;-)

Thanks for stopping by my desk :-)

Ciara
xx

Esther said...

Oh my goodness...that's a lot of jackets, i admire your patience..it would drive me mad!!

I'm late geting round as usual, Happy WOYWW anyhow...Esther xx

kelli said...

that tree is gorgeous! Bet the birds will be happy! LOL yep, I think Twiglet needs a better-fit jacket! Seems to fit in the shoulders anyway hehe x (#61)