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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

WOYWW....

Firstly I want to say a huge 'sorry' to all my fellow WOYWWers for not managing to visit any one of you last week.  I felt so poorly and miserable and my head just wouldn't allow the time on the computer.

This week?.....cough is certainly improving but this week it's sciatica for me so sitting here at the computer is rather painful to say the least.  I do promise to do my best to get round a few blogs but please forgive me if I fail hopelessly again......I am trying honest.

I started back to work yesterday but thankfully I wasn't overloaded with sewing to do....... or just maybe it took me so long to get to the door they gave up waiting  :-)

What's on my work desk today?.....


I'm planning a new poppy picture because my biggest [and my favourite one] has sold........wahooooooo   I had taken it to the Montgomery craft fair before Christmas and it was greatly admired and had a phone call just before Christmas to check I still had it for sale.  The man asked me to mark it up as sold and he intends to pop over soon to collect it.  :-)  






I've bought a new frame [this time black instead of white] and am just sorting out wools, fabrics and materials to make  my new poppy picture with.  I'm having to work in limited sessions because my sciatica is making sitting and movement difficult but it is giving me something to occupy my thoughts.










Thank you for dropping by and leaving such lovely comments.  I hope you will all pop over to Julia's blog and join in the WOYWW fun.

Now, my blogging friends, we would love you to join in our fun.  Please pop over to our blog shop and join us in celebrating our 1st Birthday.  There are some seriously good bargains for a while......don't miss out.

I have a quick update for you....
I have just had my first customer of the New Year needing 2 pair of trousers shortening so I need to get moving with that and I have also had an order for a special something via an email and have Carmen to thank for that.  I have sorted out fabrics ready.

....can you tell what it is yet?  Here is a link to help remind you :-)   I made one for Carmen's daughter Ruby and made another for my eldest granddaughter last November.  Exciting times eh?  I just need to be pain free to get moving on it all.

48 comments:

Suz said...

As a suffer of sciatica myself l feel for you Annie...do hope it gets better soon
The reflexology sessions before Christmas worked for me this time...but l know how bad it can get
Thinking of you..good luck with the new Poppy Pic...look forward to seeing it soon
Hugs xx

Christine said...

I hope you feel better soon. Your poppy picture is stunning, I'm not surprised it was snapped up.. now to make another one.. :-)

Ciara said...

As another person who suffers with nerve & back pain, I can fully sympathise. It's just horrible. I find the cold weather doesn't help much either.

Maybe you need a raised up desk for your sewing machine so you can sew standing up!

Your poppy picture is stunning and I look forward to seeing the new one :-)

Ciara
xx

Helen said...

Not surprised your poppie picture sold. Good luck with the new one.
Hope you are fully recovered and back on top form soon.

jude said...

As a suffer i just know what your going through and it isnt nice.Sending big hugs ((()))in hope you feel better soon take it easy!So pleased you sold the poppy picture it was gorgeous.Good luck with the new one when your feeling better.Hvae a restful wednesday hun.
Hugs judex6

Chrissie said...

I'm sorry to hear about the sciatica Annie... I've had that Tee Shirt and seen the film, but back surgery sorted me out! That was many years ago now and I really haven't had too many problems since all things considered.
Well done on your sale I shall look forward to seeing the next creation!
Happy New Year!
Chrissie #3

Spyder said...

Aw poor you Annie, please take it easy and don't rush about too much today! I'm at work, but shh! don't tell anyone! Of course your lovely Poppy Picture sod it was your trade mark,it's lovely, the next one will be even better!! Happy New Year!!
(Lyn)

Neet said...

Sending lots of loving healing thoughts your way as I know back pain is a nightmare. Sorry to hear you have had this cold too - hope you are soon feeling much better.
Lovely to see you are planning another poppy picture - my favourite flower - my house is full of poppy things. Take it easy though and don't overstretch yourself.
Happy New Year - Hugs x

Susan Allan said...

Sciatica is nasty, (I know from experience)...better soon, I hope. We can't have you not working!!!!
The picture is beautiful I always thought. Will you still have it as your header now it is sold?
Sue xxx 50

Twiglet said...

Have fun with your new picture - its a dark, damp day - perfect for getting cosy and dumfing!!

akilli melek said...

glad to hear you are feeling better, and congrats on selling that poppy picture. It really is lovely.

hope you have fun making the new one.

caroline #51

Kate said...

Don't suffer on our behalf, if you can't visit anyne, then you just can't. Congrats on the sale and happy dumfing you're new creation.

** Kate **

Artyjen said...

How fab you sold the picture! :)
Only had sciatica once but I'd rather not have it again!!! Poor you. Hope it gets better each day
xoxo Sioux
Happy New Year

Handmade with Love said...

I hope you feel better soon Annie. That poppy picture is just stunning, Im glad you are making another! Tracey x

nnalorac said...

Hope the Sciatica clears up soon, a painful business. Love your Poppy pic, great news on the sale. Carolxx

Sunshine Girl said...

Happy New Year, sorry to hear that you arent feeling too well and hope you are better soon. That poppy was fabulous hope you enjoy making a new one! No.28

S said...

Will a new poppy picture mean a new blog header too? Yours is one of my faves!

Morti said...

Sorry to hear you've been poorly too - there's a lot of it about this Winter! Hope the New Year is better for you....

Minxy said...

well done on the sale, tis a beautiful piece.
Hope the pain doesn't stop play for too long, wishing you better x
& Happy New Year to you
Minxy #25

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Funnily, dh just was struck last night - one minute he was fine and then eeek! Pain.not sure if I should be happy or sad about the poppy picture - I love the old one but as we may see a NEW one it's all a bit exciting. Feel better.

Mary Anne

Nicks said...

you always have the most amazing creative post to show us, thank you x

karen said...

Congrats on the sale of the poppy picture! It is gorgeous and I have always admired your blog header!
I hope your sciatica pain will go away asap! Do not worry about visiting my blog, just take it easy and feel better soon!
xoxo karen

oneoff said...

Firstly, put away any guilts about not visiting people. You had that awful flu, and now sciatica on top - just concentrate on taking care of you! I can empathise entirely with the sciatica; I've had everything from rhythmic traction back in the dark ages to various pills and potions and it is certainly miserable.

Secondly, congrats on the poppy picture sale. It really is lovely, and I am sure that its owners will cherish it.

Hoping you are soon on the mend,
Bernie #17

Pam said...

Sorry to hear your still suffering. Hope your better soon. Hugs Pam x

Sarah Anderson said...

So many people have had this flu and cough - not nice, glad you're on the mend though. Your Mr Tumble is great, and congratulations on all your orders and sales (i love your poppy pics :) )

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh Annie, the sciatica is awful and so on top of your horrible flu thing...I really hope you can shake it off quickly. Love the old word of mouth thing that Carmen's promoting...I can't remember the characters name (too old) but know that you could probably make a cupboard full!

butlersabroad said...

Oh, no fun for you, poor Annie, hope you're feeling better soon. Great news that the large picture sold and that people are actively seeking you out now!

Hugs
Brenda 83

Doone said...

aw get well soonest, and try to stagger the work so you don't end up exhausted...

Dx

JoZart said...

look forward to seeing your new poppy picture and pleased for you that you sold the original. Hope you get pain free soon so you can manage everything,
Hugs
JoZarty x

Linby said...

Hope you continue to be on the road to recovery - poor you. Look forward to seeing the new poppy picture.
Linby x #109

Dawn said...

Oh You have some lovely thing coming up. I always did like the poppy one. black frame this time also yummy

Love Dawn xx

joey said...

Hiya:o)

OOOOOOOOOOOH dont sell it to him sell it to me! lol, Poppies are my all time fave, gorgeous work as always. Hope you manage to shake that cough of soon

Joeyxxx

Sue said...

Hi ya hun
aww i hope you feeling better now, congratulations on selling your piccie, its beautiful, they me fav flowers,happy new year & WOYWW, sue,x (20)

BumbleVee said...

awww... it's just rotten to feel crappy.... feel better soon too, you....

and... ooooh... look at the little trims and goodies in those bins.... ,makes one just want to dive in... hahahha....

Paula Gale said...

EEEk - sorry your not feeling better Annie. Its no fun having the cough in the first place - but when its still affecting your sciatic nerve - thats just poo!

My ribs are feeling a bit better and my cough too has subsided - but its sleep that i really need. Sleep and energy then I'll be cool!

big healing hugs to you - and wishing you and Jo a successful 2011 with the blogshop (and you with your sewing business - and may your customer base grow even bigger).

Paula x x x

lisa said...

Sorry to hear your feeling so under the weather, I hope things improve soon.
Your poppy picture is absolutely stunning, I'm not surprised you've sold it.
Take care and Happy New Year.
Hugs Lisa (108)

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hope you are feeling much better soon! Congrats on the sale of your poppy pic and will be anxious to see your new creation. I love the Lily one in your shop, but alas no spending money. Can't wait to see the "clown". #95

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, you have really been plagued with illness this year. Not a good way to start the new year. I really hope you are better soon. Congrats on selling that lovely piece. I agree that the black frame is a much better fit with a white mat. Now get better SOON, please. Happy WOYWW from #16 this week.

sandra de said...

The poppy picture is stunning. Good luck with your 1st birthday sale.
Sandra #66

Tertia said...

Hope you feel better real soon.I love those buckets full of goodness on the floor.
Tertia 122

Cardarian said...

Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well! I hope you will get better soon! Happy New year - be happy, healthy and crafty!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

SueH said...

Oh poor Annie, trust you to come done with something else just as you were beginning to feel better.
Hope you’re on the mend soon hun (((hug)))

I know just how gorgeous your poppies are because I have the lovely card you sent me, so I’m not surprised that you’ve sold that large picture.
I look forward to seeing the new one when it’s finished.


Happy New Year
Sue
x

Marjo said...

So sorry you are in pain. Thanks for the peek and sharing, have a wonderful WOYWW.

Hugs, Marjo #23

Carmen said...

Mr Tumble for Prime Minister! :D He really does rock! ... and he'd do a better job! :P

Sorry I'm late Annie, been down the unit trying to get my craft room ready, am aching from head to toe but mine is self induced. Hope you are on the mend now.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

how amazing, i've always admired those poppies in your blog header and i never realized they were made of wools and fabrics! wonderful! glad you are feeling better.

Tracey Brossart said...

Hope you're feeling better! And that poppy pic is gorgeous!

Thanks for the peek! :D

x♥Tracey♥x...ƸӜƷ

Debbie said...

Poppies are so pretty so was a treat to spy them in my visit
#129

Jinny Holt said...

WOW your poppy pictures are amazing...... absolutely stunning

Thanks for sharing

Jinny