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Wednesday, 24 August 2011

WOYWW.....

It's been yet another eventful week here for us.  We have......
  • Had M in and out of hospital again with contractions.  These little twins seem very keen to make an appearance. [All is ok at the mo thankfully and the twins have hung on in there for another week....just another two or three would be lovely so please keep everything crossed for her].
  • Been to my hubby's sister's 60th Birthday and had a really special family time catching up on everyone's news.
  • Made another 10 little dresses [so far!] bringing my total now to 60.
  • Have had a huge order for curtains and cushions [hence only 10 dresses being made!]
  • Spent the biggest part of Funday Monday cutting and sewing that huge mountain of curtains!
  • And of course I've cooked, cleaned, knitted,and done all the other jobs that needed to be done

On my desk / ironing board today is.....

.....yes! b****** curtains.  
 
There is a huge door curtain that has had to be made with 3 pieces of fabric that have all had to be pattern matched carefully!  There are also a pair of curtains for a window but that too has had to be made from a width and a half of fabric so again the pattern has had to be matched! All the curtains now have to be hemmed, lined [don't forget the lining has had to be measured and joined too!] and header tape sewn on! There is also 8 x 20" squares of fabric cut out ready to be made into 4 zipped cushion covers to match the curtains........Can you tell just how much I enjoy making curtains?

On Monday afternoon we also managed to cut out another batch of little dresses from some of the gorgeous fabrics we have been given this week.  They are all bagged up ready into little dress packs so these will be the dresses that will be appearing on my blog over the next week or so.  Please pop over to Louise's blog over at Sew Scrumptious and check out the lines full of little dresses she featured this week. :-)
 



This is my rail of little dresses so far this week.  I just love to see the different colours....every one is different.  Yet again I would like to say a huge thank you to all who have supported the great cause so far and have sent us such lovely fabrics to work with....You know who you are  :-)



 
 
 
 
That's about all from me for this week.  As you will guess I will be head down making b***** curtains today but will try to pop in on as many of you wonderful WOYWWers as I can.  Hope you will all leave me a message before you pop over to visit Julia and I hope each and every one of you will have a great week.

35 comments:

Anesha said...

Wonderful dresses. :)

sasa said...

Golly - exciting times - hope the twins stay snug for a little longer (at least until you get the curtains done!) The dresses look just fabulous are lined up - amazing project and you have been a star!
Thanks for sharing today. Sarah (at 1)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Sounds like those curtains were really HARD. I would probably never have the patience, since I don't sew all that well. I truly believe you are making enough dresses for an entire village. What a joy that must be. Happy WOYWW.

ScrappnBee said...

I will definately keep M and the twins in my prayers...hopefully they are heard half a world away LOL! Love the 10 that you managed to get sewn this week! Very colorful for sure! Good luck with the curtains. If only a good (insert alchohol of choice here) did not lead to strait stitches...Happy WOYWW! -Amanda

Twiglet said...

Thanks for sending me home with a big bag of dresses cut out ready to sew!!! Those kind blogger friends are certainly keeping us busy with lots of gorgeous fabric!!

Helen said...

Good luck with the b..... curtains, Wipso! You shouldn't be so good at what you do!
Hope you have a good day, even so and M 'holds on' a bit longer, lol.

okienurse said...

Great looking post this week. Glad to hear Mo is hanging in there and the twins didn't come. I read somewhere those contractions happen to everyone but that are worse in large weight and multiple birth babies. Love all those dresses. You are an awesome person making all those up. Good luck with the curtains. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Lunch Lady Jan said...

You made me laugh about the curtains - just so much material to handle! Fingers crossed the twins stay put for a while longer xxx

Kate said...

Lovely dresses and I'm sure the curtains will be a masterpiece!

** Kate **

Neet said...

You are so so busy yet you find time to make those lovely little dresses. My hat is off to you, you are wonderful.
Will put M in my prayers and hope that she goes another two or three weeks.
Thanks for the good wishes and the look around your workshop. Hugs, Neet #2

Airing cupboard stamping said...

You have so much more patience than me I couldn't have done those curtains.

Laura #54 x

Karen said...

Wow how do you find the time to do all this? If you know how to add more hours into the day, let me know! Enjoy WOYWW!

Sue said...

Hi hun
glad all ok with M, she is keeping you all on ya toes, you have been very busy as always, gorgeous selection of frocks,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

sandra de said...

Will say a prayer for those little twins to stay inside a bit longer. The frocks are gorgeous.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Wisps, I so agree with what you say about curtains! not only is the joining the pattern a little mind numbing so are all those seams which seem to stretch for miles. I have made some rooms in our house and said I drew a line under them at the last lot in the dining room which were of the extra long variety and one and half widths, painful! and do so love all those dresses for the Wee girls overseas, thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW! Shaz in OZ.x

KatzElbows said...

All those lovely bags of fabric are just fabulous. I'm not a fabric person (I'm flesh and blood) but it does all look very tempting.

Jingle said...

Wow! You've been busy!

Di said...

Hiya - I'm sorry but maybe I wished the curtains on you! I was telling my OH all about your wonderful sewing and how much you love (NOT!) making curtains just the other day. Being Superwoman I'm sure you'll cope - I'd need to go and lie down in a darkened room though! Hugs, Di xx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

So many dresses. Wouldn't it be lovely to see them all on the recipients? You could fill a stadium at the rate you are sewing!

Mary Anne

Angie said...

I think you are becoming adicted to making these dresses ...not a bad thing to get addicted to lol. I have my toes crossed for M. xx

jude said...

Wow hunni i just dont know where you find the time or energy!You must be so proud of what you have acheived in all those dressers!
Hopefully twins will lie low for another couple weeks.Happy curtain making wednesday
hugs judex75

Macpurp said...

the wee dresses are fantastic!

I hope your grand twins stay comfy for a wee while longer.

love teen x

S said...

Aren't you busy, busy, busy - sewing like mad and a social life - I'm jealous.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Annie

Wow you know your stuff when it comes to sewing - those curtains seem like very hard work...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment.

Hugs

Tina

Sam said...

Thanks for reminding me why I always make my curtains out of plain fabric! Or as I have recently done, bought them ready made from Laura Ashley. For the sake of lifting my curtain rail up 2" it wasn't worth the bother of making especially when I added up the fabric and tape etc! However, I do like to get the old treadle out when I am making curtains - odd I know!!
Thanks for your good wishes. I have passed them all on!!

Sarah said...

Those dresses look so pretty hung together :)
Good luck with the curtains

Doone said...

You seem to be nesting for her, you must feel so fraught,

I do wish that all will be well, try to continue to have faith and hope that they will have those extra precious weeks,

my thoughts and best wishes are with you and M,

dx

famfa said...

Fingers crossed for M. Lovely dresses again, you have certainly done well making them all. Yu should be proud. Good luck with the B Curtains

Pam said...

Busy, busy, busy as always. The dresses are lovely. Hugs Pam x

Elizabeth said...

Hope the twins stay just where they are for a few more weeks ... it's more comfortable for them. Those curtains ... it's all that fabric, all that measuring and cutting, all that pattern matching and all that sewing in long straight lines that make them such a horrible job to do. Which is why you love doing those little dresses - they make such a nice change. Hope your week goes well and I hope your daughter stays well. Elizabeth x #60

Spyder said...

ohoooo fingers and toes crossed!! Fabric's all look fabtastic! and I'm going to borrow my mum's new machine...ohooo...that should be fun!
((Lyn))
Happy WOYWW

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh keep those babies safe Gwamma! and thos b***** curtains will be awesome I am sure LOL! Happy WOYWW!

mckinkle said...

lol! I hate curtains too so dont blame you! Did make me smile though!

What a super busy week youve had!

Such a treat for me seeing all of your goodies especially the little dresses!

Keryn x

SueH said...

Yet another busy week Annie, I don’t know how you do it.
I’m pleased to hear that twins are hanging on in there and that things are going fine at the moment.
Have a good week and

Happy Sewing!
Sue
x

Caro said...

M and the twins are in my prayers. Gorgeous dresses!