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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

WOYWW and someone special has a BIG birthday today...

Firstly girls I must say a Happy Birthday for someone special in my life that has a BIG birthday today.

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to Twiglet,
Happy Birthday to you,

Yes, it's a really BIG one for her today and I know you will all want to sing along with me.  Happy Birthday Jo.  Really hope you have the best of days.  I have sooooooo much the thank you for especially of late.

Now girls you will all know that M is now back home with her gorgeous babies and life is returning to 'normal'....slowly and steadily.  She has asked me to say a huge thank you to all of you wonderful bloggers who have supported us through the last two weeks and has allowed me to share with you this really special photo of the happily little family now enjoying special times together at home.

I have done a lot of catching up with sewing jobs this week and still have more to go yet so blogging has been pushed right to the back for me.  I will do my best to get round as many of you as I can but please forgive me if I fail hopelessly.  I will get there eventually.  

I've done the sewing job for the lady who lives in Scotland....if anyone needs sewing doing I am more than happy to do any sewing jobs as long as you are happy to pay the postage and will happily give you a quote for any job....it often works out cheaper than getting it done locally cos I charge very reasonable prices.  :-)

My WOYWW post is going to be a picture heavy to let you all see what I've been up to....

 These are pics taken Monday of the latest little dresses we have made for the African girls.  My little sewing room was completely filled with them.  There is another 64 here bringing our total now up to 193!!  They are all colors and all sizes so I'm sure there will be lots of happy faces on a lot of little African girls.  A huge thank you to all that have sent us fabric to make them with.  I hope you can see we have used it wisely.  These are all now winging their way to Louise so I'm sure will be featured on her blog soon.

Ive singled out this pretty little dress so you can see the lovely job our friend T did to make this one.  She is very new to sewing and learned a lot while working along side us to make her first little dress.  What an achievement and how lovely of her to choose to give it away to the great cause.

Twiglet and T spent Funday Monday afternoon working on making a bag for T from a felted cardigan.....I will do my best to put a pic on here when the bag is finished.

I spent the afternoon knitting another little cardie for tiny little L.  At 4lbs it's not easy to find clothes small enough to fit her  :-)

Today my desk is covered with my little bears.  My baskets are needing filling up for the craft fair that Jo and her daughter are having a table at on Saturday in Montgomery.  Please call in and give them some love and support if you can.  I have declined to help this time as we are still awaiting the arrival of our other daughter's baby [due 14th].  So much happening still in this mad world I live in  :-)  :-)
If anyone wants little bears for a special person then please pop over to our blog shop to check them out and email me with your order.  I write the little poems that come with each little bear and they have been known to work real magic by bringing smiles to those needing them most.

Well folks, that's it from me for this week.  I will try to get round to your blogs when I can I promise.

Annie x


Suz said...

Lovely picture Annie and what a lot of little dresses!
Hugs xx

Kate said...

Great pictures, the new little family looks tired but happy. T's dress is great and the patterned material looks like some scrapbook papers I've seen!

** Kate **

Julia Dunnit said...

Ah relief and smiles all around! What a beautiful family and there's nothing like routine and normal life to help recovery.
I've never seen your work room looking so 'busy'. You're really back in the swing! Off to go wish Jo an HB.

Sarah said...

So good to see that piccy - kept checking in to find out the latest. Just a miracle story. My nan raised me for the first three weeks, slept right through from day four and I turned out just fine(ish)!
Amazing sewing antics in full swing...the dresses area story of their own - really an amazing effort and labour of love! Where do you find the time!!!
Thanks for the peek!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah what an answer to prayer to see that happy smiling family there Wipso, and so very very pleased for you all! :D
I have already sung happy birthday to Jo on her blog - love the wee cardie and and as you say 4lbs is so small, our little one was induced last week and she was - wait for it 10lb 10oz - mum and dad are very very tall.
Happy WOYWW and pray all goes well on the 14th, love Shaz in oz.x

Helen said...

What a picture - I am sure it was one you thought would never arrive! well done to all - and to you for keeping us up to date. Your dress "factory" continues to be so impressive. So lovely to see you getting back to normal after all the dramas of the last few weeks.

jude said...

What a beautiful family picture .so happy for you all that life is now changed and normality resumed .do hope they are all keeping well and now getting into a routine.
As for you hunni where do you get the time ??Those wonderful dresses and all those cute bears gosh you make me feel tired thinking about what youve had to deal with and create the past 2 weeks.
Hoping that all goes smoothly with the next due baby and then life hopefully will be alittle stress free.
Have fab wedensday and a creative week .Pop by as i have candy on offer until 26th
hugs Judex9

Lunch Lady Jan said...

So utterly wonderful to see that picture of the new family AT HOME!! Oh, the relief....
Congrats on all the lovely little dresses, they're beautiful and will be much appreciated!
Hugs, LLJ xxxx

Neet said...

What a treat to see a picture of the happy couple and their adorable twins. Thank you for sharing that.
Congratulations on reaching 193 - that is some achievement and you should be proud of what you have done. Fantastic!
Thanks for sharing, Hugs, Neet (unbelievable I am #1 this week)

Twiglet said...

Oh what a lovely photo - thanks for sharing that one on my special day - best pressie ever x x Jo

Angie said...

So pleased to read M is back home and the little ones are doing well.XX

MaggieC said...

Thank you so much for sharing that beautiful picture with us. It is so good to hear such a wonderful outcome. How on earth have to found the time to do all that crafting and those lovely dresses too. After all the trauma of the past few weeks, try to take some time just for yourself, and allow yourself to recover from all that stress.

Chrissie said...

Oh My! Such industry and what wonderful things.
Superb pics of the cuddlies... you must be SO proud!
I am in awe!
Chrissie #28


193 dresses is just amazing. So glad life is giving you a little break before the arrival of more little people into your world.

Lulabelle said...

Great dresses and so many! How wonderful are your little grandtwins!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oh what and adorable family - and them in the basket, top to tail - sooooo sweet, it made me go all gushy.


Mary Anne

SueH said...

Aww Annie, Thanks for sharing such a treasured photo with us, it’s lovely seeing the family all together.

It’s so good to see you blogging again too and hear that things are getting back to ‘normal’ for you all. The events of the last few weeks must have really taken it out of you and you still have another happy event to look forward to, which will be more straight forward hopefully.

You’ve done an absolutely amazing job with all the little dresses and I can just imagine all the little girls parading around their villages showing off their new outfits….a joy to see I’m sure!

Oh, and I can vouch for the little bears……..mine goes everywhere with me.

Happy Sewing!


April said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely family pic, it's so lovely. Wow all of those dresses are fantastic there will certainly be lots of happy girls when they reach their destination! x

ScrappnBee said...

so good to see the family at home! I will have to pop over and wish a happy birthday! Love all the dresses as always! You guys do such good work. I will keep the upcomming momma in our prayers! -Amanda

fairyrocks said...

Awe too so much sweetness!!! Happy Birthday and stellar job on the babies!!!
They are certainly a worthwhile Wednesday post hightlight.
PS, keep smiling and creating Annie

angelfish (fiona) said...

How wonderful to know that your daughter and her adorable babies are safely home and settling into family life.

Jane said...

Goodness Annie, just had a wee scroll back through your blog as it has been a while...my goodness you have had an eventful couple of weeks! So happy to hear everyone is doing fine now!! And what gorgeous tiny babies!xxxx

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news Annie, we can all breathe a sigh of relief now that everyone is home and safe. Amazing feat on those wonderful dresses too.

Brenda 67

Sunshine Girl said...

Am so pleased everything has worked out well and the little ones are now home. Fantastic news about the dresses 193 wow congratulations. Have a fab week.

Sam said...

Wow. I don't know what to comment on first. But I have to say Thank you to M for sharing that picture with us all. Nice to see the family.
And those dresses - Wow. You deserve a huge pat on the back but not a painful one!
Hope all goes well at the Fair on Saturday. You have both put me to shame as I don't have half ready for the one I am doing in December. Yikes.

Spyder said...

Best woyww news ever. The babies are lovely and M & B look over the moon. Always nice to have good news.

Fabulous pictures of all your sewing creations too.
I'm still dog sitting, so not much creativeness going on in my house this week. Happy WOYWW

Sew Scrumptious said...

What a beautiful photo! So pleased they are home safe and well. What a relief. Thank you so much for the gorgeous dresses. Absolutely beautiful as usual! What a fantastic parcel to receive. Will take some photos at the week-end and blog abut them. LOVE those tiny little bears!! I want to buy some. Seven in fact! Will email you. Such a fantastic idea. I am going to put 2 of them in the shoeboxes we do for school. Great idea. x

The Crafty Elf said...

What a wonderful family photograph! Boy have you been busy!!! You put everyone to shame considering all you've been through these last weeks. Enjoy the wonderful times with your new additions to the family and the little one to arrive soon! Such busy, wonderful, emotional times!!!!

Mrs A. said...

Don't tell me you have made all thosae little bears too!!! There's hundreds of em! Glad to see the family looking so happy together. Fingers and toes crossed now for the next arrival. Hugs Mrs A.

Jumbleberries said...

What a lot of dresses you have made - well done you. Beautiful picture of your family too.

Thanks for sharing.

Jumbleberries xx

Elizabeth said...

Lovely photo of the family, and M happy and smiling too - what a relief! And all those lovely little dresses - makes me wish my daughter was little again - I used to make all her dresses when she was small - why I stopped is another story altogether :) And, I remember having to get the knitting needles out, whilst still in hospital after she was born, and knitting a little dress from a doll's pattern because absolutely nothing fitted such a tiny wee scrap. And now you have another baby to look forward to - Christmas is going to be extra special for you this year. Elizabeth x #75

KatzElbows said...

What a great family! They look very happy. And all that work. Are you sure you don't have house elves that come round and help you out? Fab bears as well.

cheers, rachel #21

Tuire Flemming said...

Congrats to all of you! I only now realized what all has happened there! I have been in my own roller coaster with my Mum´s death and my granddaughters birth by emergency Caesarean. The little Olivia is now almost two months and everything is now very well.
So you can imagine, that I´m very happy that also you have it all well!
Tuire xx

Di said...

What a gorgeous photo of M, Ma and the little ones Annie! It did my heart good to see them and to know that things are improving all the time. I hope you didn't let Jo go too wild on her BIG birthday - and I too can vouch for the little teddies. Mine slept under my pillow when M was so ill. Love and hugs, Di xx

famfa said...

So lovely to see the little family all together. Lovely dresses. You are a superstar

karen said...

Awww, what a wonderful picture of the happy family. I am so glad for them!
I have no idea how you have managed to get so much done! You must have been in rocket mode after being relieved of some of the stress of the last little while!
I hope your other daughter's birth goes easier and that all will be happy and healthy!
xoxo Karen

mckinkle said...

Hello Annie,

Oh what a delightful post youve got here, its all full of everything wonderful!

Stunning photo of the new family and so great to see them all looking so well and content!

You must be thrilled with all of those beautiful little african dresses, if only you could see their smiles as they open the package!

Hope to catch up with you again real soon! Take care,
Keryn x

Carmen said...

Such a gorgeous, gorgeous post. Both with the family news and then with all those wonderful dresses!

Am so glad that although manic it's a happy smiley time :)

Happy Birthday Twiglet!

lisa said...

What a treat to be priveledged enough to see that beautiful happy family all together. Thanks for sharing it with us Annie. I'm so delighted for you all.
Loving all those dresses, you've certainly been busy.
Hugs Lisax

Rumtruffle said...

Wow thoses dresses are simply delightful and what a lovely idea too, well done to you all. Wishing you a lovely week ahead.
Rum x

BadPenny said...

Wonderful post & lovely to see the new family looking so well & happy.

Your little dresses are gorgeous & must give such pleasure to give and to those who receive one xx

Calico Kate said...

Such good news Annie that all is well and everyone home where they should be. I was going to say that I hoped you were able to rest too however I can see that you have been amazingly busy still. You astound me. I wonder if you're like me and have to be busy at the most stressful times.
Having read further down to I wanted to say just how much I loved that prayer/poem. Quite Wonderful, and so so true.
Take care

Kezzy said...

I'm so happy that everything is fine now and M looks really well, just a bit pale, poor B tho has bags under his eyes, I think sometimes its worse for the family then the person whos really ill as they obviously are poorly. Ive caught up with all your posts, fantastic dresses and those mini cardys are so cute. Great that your business is postal, congrats. I tend to go to my sis as she used to own a business sewing, this was many years ago as now she runs a nursery, she still sews costumes for her drama group for kids. Because of all this I admit getting sewing from her can mean a long wait, my mum just got her leggings back after 18 months of waiting for the sterups to be removed lol lol. I would love to sew but not really got the knack of it, its a real talent, I'm impressed that I now can thread my sewing machine without the book!!! I onky use it to sew on cards. Hope all goes well with L. Loving the little bears I must have missed what their about, as I'm not sure what they are. Take care. Kezzy x

Gez said...

Hi Annie.. what a LOT I've missed!! I'm sat here with happy tears!!!

So, so pleased to hear both your daughters are doing well and their little ones too! Steve looks gorgeous..how wonderful! Great to hear the twins are gaining weight.

Love, love, love your little dresses. Annie you are priceless.XXXXX

Please give Jo a big cuddle from me.. I feel awful missing her birthday.

Thank you for letting me see a brighter side of life this morning and sharing your wonderful news with us. I am relieved for you.. things can only get better and better from now! It does make you appreciate the 'normal' things in life doesn't it! We are blessed.

Best Wishes to you and your beautiful family.XXXX