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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

WOYWW.....

Good morning my wonderful blogging friends.

Firstly I want to make a special offer to all my WOYWW friends.  I am reducing my rubber stamps for one week only by 20% [postage still to be paid in full].  To qualify you have to be a WOYWW and as the stamps I am selling are already less than half the price I bought them for this is a real bargain.  So folks if you are one for a bargain then please pop over to the shop and grab yourself a couple of sets.

I have to say I am still on cloud nine from all the exciting news on Saturday. [please scroll down if you want to see why  :-) ].  What has really spooked me out is I have now predicted all my 5 grandchildren successfully [even down to the exact weights of the two we already have!!].  I am aware I have a 50 50 chance of being right but 5 out of 5 is pretty spooky......and I really had no doubt as to what they were  :-)

I am going to show you what our friend T made on our fun day Monday this week.  T is pretty new to sewing and she came armed with material and a seat pad from her newly painted garden garden shed that she is converting to a summer house.  Twiglet and I helped and guided her into making her new seat pad cover including putting her first zip in and by the end of the afternoon she very proudly went home carrying her finished project.  Isn't it pretty material and didn't she do a wonderful job girls?

This is what is on my work desk today.  It's gone Wedding crazy here over the last couple of weeks.  I have shortened 4 bridesmaid dresses [3 hems each!] and still have another to do and isn't this Wedding dress just gorgeous?  It's a sort of oyster colour and has lots of beaded detail.  I have to shorten the front by about 1 1/2" and thankfully the netting and under skirts are short enough to not need altering cos there are loads of them.

On top of the wedding items I have also had prom dresses, evening dresses and several customers arrived with bags full of other items needing altering.  It was certainly one of my busiest weeks and of course it all had to be done in just 3 days cos I'd taken Monday as a catch up / crafting fun day and Tuesday was a 'have fun being a Nanny day'.  

I wouldn't change my life for the world.....I have more than enough wonderful things going on that the frustrating, not so wonderful bits fade into the far distance.

Now girls it wouldn't be me if I didn't share a few garden bits with you....


Skye said she would pose for you so you can see how my Triffid is growing.  Still no flower and it seems to grow literally inches daily!











And to leave you on a high with a smile on your face I have snapped this treasure for you.  This is a poppy plant blooming for it's first year.  It has just 2 blooms on it and this one, believe it or not, is 8" across!
It's just gorgeous.



Right friends, thank you so much for dropping in and sharing my world.  Pop over to Julia's blog and join in the WOYWW fun and then go and have a wonderfully creative week.

34 comments:

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Fab news for you, and love the flowers :)))
Happy Woywwing
Jennie #2

Kate said...

It's always busy over at yours WIPSO! What's the triffid flower going to be?
** Kate **

JoZart said...

Amazing how you predicted all fill... Wipso Witch!!!
Great post and lots going on in your busy life but best of all is cutie Skye and the Triffid. I've had visits from plants like that but I've forgotten the name so I'm hoping someone comes up with it here!
Love JoZarty x

Spyder said...

I love those big poppies I have a couple, they are just amazing!Yes, you are right! I'm a gold fish! TI know for sure they grow only within he space they have as we bought three babies, within a MONTH one was double it's size, so, wasn't really a baby, now it's the biggest one in the pond growing bigger than the one that's been in there for about ten years, it's 'sister' bought at the same size is now about double the size it first was, but it's taken quite a few year! I wish I could sew, you are 'sew' clever being able to do s
'sew' many different things!
(Lyn))
Happy woyww! <]:o)

Spyder said...

sorry, I did the T for the word the, long before I even got to it... that's the way my stupid brain works!

Twiglet said...

So much gorgeousness in your blog today! Keep smiling!

Helen said...

Congrats on the exciting news!! Not sure what the triffid is though it looks kind of familiar, if I could just rack my brains... lol.
Those dresses you are altering look fantastic.

Dawn said...

Wow what a full post. The poppy's are very yummy I did a painting on my blog of poppy's. You have had a megga busy week and your an auntie again how lovely.I wish I live closer to you I would love a teacher. I would be very impressed with my self doing a cushion with a ZIP no less.

Love to you all and the baby Dawn xx

Dawn said...

Oh The triffed looks like a Sun flower to me (not sure) D xx

Elaine Harding said...

What fab news of the twins! You really are a seamstress extraodinaire! That poppy is amazing - it's one of my favourit flowers too! TFS#4

triciasconfetti said...

Great news about the babies - you know what you're knitting for now.
Love those poppies I have a gorgeous peachy coloured one - must try to get a photo before the wind blows them away.
x Tricia (55)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a lovely post.Your Sky looks protective!! COngratulations on the good news and prayers for healthy babies.
Your poppy is goreous. Fun to keep busy. HAPPY WOYWW..

Macpurp said...

fab news on your latest grandbabbies! what a blessing!
Skye looks like a wee sweetie! loved all the photos.

love teen xx

Cardarian said...

Oh such lovely news you must be over the moon! And your predicting was so good! You are really busy with all those wedding dresses but I guess it is good business! Have a lovely day!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Neet said...

Well, what a predictor you are! Fab news and fab pictures of the babies - thanks for sharing.
You are so busy and I am so envious of your sewing skills - also envious of that gorgeous poppy - my favourite flower - and mine are still tight buds - glad in a way because we have had so much rain - they would be washed away.
Happy WOYWW. Hugs, Neet x

sandra de said...

Congrats on the prediction stats you are brill. But then you seem to be able to do a lot of things so it should not surprise anyone. I am intrigued by the Triffid, it seems so familiar. Hope someone identifies it before it takes over your gorgeous garden.

Doone said...

that is just fabulous news ( just read all the past blogs - don't know how I got so far behind)

ditto on the poppy front - third year in and I now have 15 yes 15 magnificent blooms they are like manure you know...

just decided it's about time i did a quilt again...that's you and twiglet that is with your sewing and stuff...inspiring me to use fabrics...

Linda Elbourne said...

Glad I played along now ... great to share in your exciting news ... many many congratulations! The pictures are great too ... it's the only time I can get that close to a flower without sneezing so Thank you very much!

Sunshine Girl said...

Busy as usual! lovely news about the grandchildren can tell you are thrilled to bits! thanks for sharing. Sunshine Girl No. 40

Minxy said...

Shall we start to call you Mystic Wipso lol
Hope you manage to get all your alterations done, you sure seem busy, but hay that has to be a good thing, bring in the pennies so you can spend it on those up coming grandkids :D

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Brilliantly exciting news, congratulations to you and your girls. Isn't technology amazing - you can just post that for everyone to be happy for you and your family. Love the cushion cover and you are talented (hemming bridesmaid dresses)
Happy WOYWW
Rebecca (51)x

Karen said...

Awe Annie....I would have loved to pop over & thought about it before I went BUT I didn't have my car :-( The ones who did have cars don't come to your bloggy my darling, sorry xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Next time??? xxxxx

Sue said...

Hi hun
congratulations on your news, that is spooky guessing them all, them scan pics are awesome, your as busy as always hun, luv the giant poppy i have orange ones in my garden have just got some pink heads to dry out, cute pooch,thanks for the snoop, happy WOYWW, sue,x

butlersabroad said...

Great news for you and your family Annie, but I absolutely HAVE to say that I really think, if I'd ever had a child that is!, that I would have loved to not know the sex of the baby. There are so few really nice surprises in life these days and that to me is truly one of them! But lovely for you to have not one but two little grandsons to go with your darling little granddaughters. Love your garden photos too, that's quite a triffid you've got there but I;ve no clue what it might be!

Hugs
Brenda 84

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely lovely news about the babies, how exciting and gratifying. YOur 'desk' is amazing this week, gracious..I factored in weddings and totally had forgotten it's prom season too! Lawks. Love that Poppy. And the triffid, it'll make an umbrella for Skye soon!

scrappystickyinkymess said...

Wonderful news! And please, send your sewing friend my way - I have some sofa cushions that need a face lift - been afraid to tackle them without the comforting presence of my MIL, the master sew-er :)
Prom season for you must be like tax day for accountants LOL! I'm sure you will soldier on...

Mary Anne

Jumbleberries said...

Gosh you are a busy lady - and still manage to have a Nanny day too, I'm impressed. Thanks for sharing x

Chrissy said...

That poppy is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.
Chrissy

Mrs A. said...

your list of items needing altering would take me forever. How do you manage to turn it all around so fast!!! Love your poppy. I have one in bloom at present but it isn't nearly as big. hugs Mrs A #65

Sue from Oregon said...

Lots going on...and Skye is such a cutie!

Charlene said...

Wow...that's one gorgeous poppy! Beautiful dress, too! I don't envy you the altering, however. #109

Terry and Shirley SU said...

Well, you must be an amazing seamstress to whip out so many great alterations - and for weddings, no doubt! I love your dog and plant photos - gorgeous.

TFS,

Terry #129

oneoff said...

Whatever are you feeding that poppy?

Hope all your babas (current and future) are keeping well,
Bx

lisa said...

I popped over from Julia's to catch up on WOYWW and have spent ages reading all your past and present posts, Wispo. Your blog is just fascinating and I'm in love with your garden. I left a comment under your other mystery plant post as to what it might be. I shall watch what it does with interest.
You sound very busy now we have got to Wedding season and I wished I lived nearer to come and enjoy those buns!!
We have friends who live in Ludlow and know what a beautiful part of the world you enjoy.
Hugs Lisax #94