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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

WOYWW...

Well folks it's as if I've never been away....except I have had my batteries recharged and I feel the break really did me good.  I'm sure life is the same for others in that we all have highs and lows but just sometimes I need to shut the door and chill out to cope with the lows and make the very best of the highs when they arrive.

You will see from my last post that the family excitement is growing well  :-)  I am blessed with just the best family in the world and can say that each one of them goes out in the world and makes the world a better place for them being in it so can't wait for the extra little family members to arrive.

Funday Monday was another brilliant day of laughter, chat, cuppas and, as always, a chocolate or two [thanks T].  Twiglet brought down her Cuttlebug with the new Tim's Tattered flower and leaf dies and she provided each of us with a wonderful ceramic button [thanks Jo].  We each chose fabrics to suit the colours of our buttons and cut flowers out using the new toy.  A bit of heating with the embellishing heater and a few stitches here and there and ta da here is the brooch I made.

I have spread out the knitted squares I have made so far for you to see so you know I did manage to do a few while away last week but I'm sorry to say Jo that I didn't manage to knit while in the car very successfully....I dropped my needles once or twice then had to put it away  cos it made me travel sick :-(
Nearly 15 now so that's 7 more since last week  :-)

I've been busy doing a few sewing jobs this morning but have still managed a batch of yummy wholemeal rolls for lunch.....feel free to cut one in half and fill it with what ever you choose.....they smell wonderful.
I usually like to share a little of my garden with you all and this week it's lavender.  We have lots of bushes around the garden and it's really looking and smelling wonderful at the mo.....even the little bee seems to be enjoying it  :-)

And how's about this for honeysuckle?  It's really beautiful and smells divine especially with a drop of rain on it.  :-)



Hope you all have a really fab week and can enjoy a few sunny days.  Please pop over to Julia's blog and join in the WOYWW fun.

41 comments:

Twiglet said...

Ooo fab blog Annie - such lovely photos. I am starting my brooch again - it just didn't look right. Shame to waste my lovely buton! have a great day - dentist for me.

Helen said...

So much to see today - where to start. But I must say first, I love your 'bookends' - hope M enjoyed Take That....
I love your fabric flower with that lovely button.

JoZart said...

Lovely post, great photos, glad you enjoyed your break! It's so good to be grateful of the good things in life isn't it?! Enjoy the week....
Lots of love JoZarty x

JoZart said...

PS can you please email mail me privately... can't find your email addy and have a pic to show you.
jo x

Sarah-Jane said...

Love your flower brooch, and your lavender is stunning! great pics :-)
Hugs xx

triciasconfetti said...

You are such a busy lady , you make me feel quite idle with all your sewing, baking, knitting etc.
Love the brooch - I am really kicking myself for not picking up the Tattered flowers die when I saw it at the recent Patercraft show I went to. I want it now.!!
Not doing WOYWW this week got a sick-ish OH to spoil.
x Tricia

Joanne said...

So many yummy smells at yours today. It would be lovely to sit by the lavender and honeysuckle knitting away and eating a freshly baked bun every so often. Bliss.
Hugs Joanne xx

Neet said...

I am longing to smell honeysuckle right now. Used to walk down a lane on Anglesey (when we had the caravan) lined with honeysuckle and it was heaven.
Also longing to halve one of those rolls and fill it with cheese - can just imagine the hot roll and cheese softening/melting into it.
Love your brooch, gorgeous colour you chose.
Hugs, Neet #12

S said...

lovely lavender - happy wednesday

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a fun post. Love all the variety of things you have shared. Beautiful live and homemade flowers.
Peeped about your other blog postings and you have so many interesting post. Thanks for sharing.

April said...

Lovely Brooch! Your flowers are looking magnificent and I'm trying not to think about how nice fresh baked bread smells, it's making me very hungry :o) thanks for sharing.

sasa said...

All colour and creativity today...love the colours and texture on the flower!
Hope you will call by Friday for the first My Mojo Monthly. Thanks for sharing today.
Sarah at 6.

Sue said...

Hi hun
think we all need some chill me time, does us the world of good, luv the flowers,the rolls look yummy,beautiful flowers, thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x (16)

mckinkle said...

Oh Annie that brooch is just beautiful! What beautiful colours youve chosen, love the texture too!

Lovely bookends photo too! My Dad used to do that same photo too, he loved it so when I see it now I always think of him!
You can definitely see the tight bump of the single baby boy! I wonder why that is?! Boy bumps often look so much more compact and neat and tidy!!

Loved the photos of your 3 'lizards' too!

Have a super week,
Keryn x

Lulabelle said...

Love the brooch! Keep going with the knitting!
Happy woyww!

KC'sCourt! said...

Well you really had a good recahrge of batteries, those rolls look yummy, I love freshly baked bread. Love the brooch and the knitting too, sweet Lavender, and Hooneysuckle my favourites
Julie xxxxxxx

Jingle said...

You have a lot of fun stuff going on! I love the brooch!!!

Angie said...

So much to enjoy here ...that flower is beautiful ...what fun you had making them.You have been busy with your squares and I know the 'book ends' will love the end results.
I haven't made rolls for years but I still can remember the special smell that fill the house ...talking of smell ...what a gorgeous honey suckle.

fairyrocks said...

You are a busy lady!! Love that button flower!! Your real flowers are gorgeous too.
Keep smiling and creating

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I always feel so idle when I see all you have been up to :) And looking back, I love your "bookends" How sweet!

Have a good one!

Mary Anne

nerllybird said...

Mmm, lovely smelly post, what with the lavender and honeysuckle and freshly baked bread, lol. My house just smells of teenagers!
Helen S

jude said...

Glad you had nice break we all have to get away or lock away and recharge are batteries sometime.!Gosh your such a busy bee those squares are going to make alovely blanket!Oh i can smell those bread rolls from here!lol
Have wondrful creative week
hugs judex88

Tertia said...

Such lovely things you made! I really have to get knitting before my poor dear grandchildren freeze to death! We are having the coldest winter in years!
That honeysuckle is fantastic, I can almost smell it.
Happy WOYWW

Karen said...

Awe, I miss my lavender garden but its great to see yours blooming Annie! Kove your flower and well done on the blanket, its going to look lovely xxx

Kate said...

Crafts, flowers and baking all looking lovely!

** KATE **

Shazsilverwolf said...

Gorgeous plants in your garden, and I LOVE the smell of fresh Home-made bread Happy WOYWW, Shaz

voodoo vixen said...

You always have such a lot going on... where you get your energy is beyond me! Those bread rolls look scrumptuous - its nearly lunchtime here so the aroma is killing me!!

Sam said...

I have made a couple of similar brooches but not thought of hessian - looks fab.
Your rolls are making me hungry! I can also smell the buffalo sausages cooking too downstairs!!
I know what you mean about the honeysuckle after the rain! Nice to see you are keeping the bees happy, speaking as wifie of a beekeeper!!

MaggieC said...

Cheese, ham and salad in my roll, please. They look delicious. Add the smell of old fashioned pinks to the honeysuckle at night. As you say, the insects love them too.

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo you have been busy! I love the flowers both real and made! Fabulous. Kim

minnie_mac said...

Enjoyed catching up on your posts. Glad you've had a refreshing break.

Love honeysuckle. In these parts we have quite a lot of it growing wild in the hedgerows. Walking in the lanes in the cool of the evening we can joy the glorious perfume.

Marilyn

Sue Althouse, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love seeing all this crafty and domestic goodness! Isn't summer wonderful? Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! Sue #57

okienurse said...

Awesome photos! You are such a tease with those rolls. I am trying to be so good and not go to the freezer and gobble a couple down! Love the pics of the flowers! Vickie #39

Cardarian said...

Oh what a lovely post - so much nice things to see! And those rolls look YUMMMY!!!!!! Thank you for your comment on my blog!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

sandra de said...

Such a lovely brooch and garden pics. Lovely to hear the praise for you family it sounds like you are truly blessed.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Love the colours on that brooch! Thank you for your lovely comments yesterday, I really did appreciate it. xx

Mrs A. said...

Fab brooch and the honeysuckle is gorgeous. We have some wild honeysuckle growing in the hedge down the lane and you can smell it long before you see it. Not so pretty in colour but still lovely.
Hugs Mrs A.

Toucan Scraps said...

great seeing your baking, and the flowers (real and homemade) are all very pretty

Elizabeth said...

Lovely post again this week. All the flowers are gorgeous, including the one you made. Those bread rolls look yummy. Hope your weekend is going well. Elizabeth x #83

Morti said...

Great post this week Annie! Love the flower pics, and your button brooch.

I'm like you - can do next to nothing in the car except either drive it, or sit and stare at the scenery or snooze, I get that travel sick! Oftentimes I'll end up being the driver with Mr B sat beside me planning his school week or marking books!

Kezzy said...

Wow love your brooch, knitted squares and a gorgeous garden as always. I would have to say that my favourate are your very special bookends. Kezzy x