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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

WOYWW....

Good morning to one and all.  These weeks certainly are whizzing by for me at the mo.  What with sewing, knitting, baking, and the occasional bit of housework of course and fitting all that in between cuddling my gorgeous Grandbabies at every opportunity and enjoying our little Granddaughters 3rd birthday celebrations [see Monday's post].  It's been another busy week for me.  

Here's a few pics to share with you....


 Here's my rail today...it's a sign of the times when it's full of winter coats, warm skirts and thick cord trousers isn't it?
Brrrrrrrrr it's cold.

This was my table on Monday .....lots of fab activity and coffee drinking going on there [thanks for the chocolate brownies this week Jo].  
Jo made a gorgeous diamond wedding anniversary card [she might show you a pic of it on her blog], T made several dumfing creations and I made a little African dress [msg for Jo from Jozart....I know I told you I was gonna make up some of the little animals for my ABC bags but I got waylayed....so what's new I hear you say  :-) and huge thanks for the phone call ....it was so lovely that we could all chat together while [much older sister] Jo was here.....we will meet up for that coffee and cake one day  :-)]


Here is my, now finished, advent calendar from last week just to show you I actually do get some things finished  :-)


Here's little dress number 91 

I failed to snap numbers 88, 89 and 90 before we posted the latest parcel [27 dresses and 5 pair of shorts made by Jo and 10 dresses made by me] to Louise on Monday and they were 3 more gorgeous bright yellow ones made with the gorgeous fabric Tricia sent us....sorry Tricia.  I will try to let you know when Louise puts them on her blog so you get to see what I made with your gorgeous fabric.







Last night my darling hubby took me and that much older sister of mine to see Paul Zerdin at Oakengates Theatre.  Paul is a brilliant ventriloquist who appeared in the 1999 'Royal Variety Show' in the presence of the Queen. and here is a pic of him with the puppets he had with him last night.  What a talented young man he is.  I love the magic world of puppets and have to say I am still grinning.  If you get the chance to see him then I would guarantee you a great evening's entertainment.


Right folks,  I have to get my head down to sew now cos I have 7 flat sheets here that I have to make into fitted sheets today......hours of straight stitching, overlocking and a bit of threading in elastic....not much of a challenge there is there?  Do pop over to Julia's blog to join in the WOYWW fun but not before you leave me a little 'hello' comment.
Thanks for popping by and leaving such lovely comments always.  I will try to pay you a return visit as soon as I can get these sheets made  :-)  Have a great crafty week.
Big hugs,
Annie x

43 comments:

jude said...

That advent calendar is absolutely beautiful.Havent been around for couple weeks ,but i can see youve been a busy bee from your blog.Happy wednesday hugs Judex 5

Kate said...

Morning :)
Love your advent calender. Looks like your very busy. Glad your getting time with the babies though.
Kate x

Helen said...

Sounds like you have another busy day ahead of you - thanks for already stopping by.,
no #1

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Sounds like a real busy time. Love your advent calender and hope you'll find some crafting time for yourself. Have a happy WOYWW. Bye, Franka.

JoZart said...

You've so much going on there... great to be busy... and no wonder the toys must wait, no rush for them whilst the 3 babes are so tiny! Great to have a chat on the phone and I look forward to that coffee and cake.
Love JoZarty x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love your advent calendar. Send my some of your energy, you always have a lot and accomplish so much. The challenge for me would be to get it all done!! Have fun with the little ones. #60 Happy WOYWW

Twiglet said...

What a fab night out we had - a giggle certainly does you good doesn't it!!! x Jo

Neet said...

Apart from being a great ventriloquist he's a bit tasty. ("Get down" I hear you say)
Thanks for sharing your wonderful sewing with us all - a pleasure to see. Hugs, Neet x

L00py's Craft Creations said...

the advent calender is wonderful!
and as to getting distracted, well who doesnt!! enjoy your sewing hun

Happy WOYWW

Lou #46

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

Blimey it is going to take me more than a week to finish my advent calender - I have to get the front done by the 28th so I can go back and get help finishing it! thanks for the inspiration :) in time for 1st Dec. I hope it will be treasured forever though :)

lisa said...

Morning Annie. It's so lovely to hear you just enjoying your family and life again. I'm glad they are all doing really well.
Your advent calendar is gorgeous. We have one very similar made by my MIL when my DD was born 10 years ago. It gets filled with choccies and a key for Santa to let himeslef in the front door on the 24th as we have no chimney!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

sandra de said...

You do pop a lot into your week. Good to hear you were taken out for a night of fun.

S said...

What wonderful things you put your needle and thread to - 91 dresses. Bless you!

Bella said...

My son would love that train advent calendar! He is so into trains, even at the age of 7, he does not seem to tire of them.

Sam said...

Wow you have alot going on there today! That Advent Calendar is cute. I have one I keep meaning to make into a waistcoat - it was a mad challenge from my Daft quilting friend!! One day!!
Hettie 25

Angela (Toucan Scraps) said...

wow, a live ventriloquist show - that's on my wishlist.

the advent calender looks fabulous and another cute dress there too.

blessing to you from Angela (#97)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely advent calendar - that's going to be a real family heirloom!! I like the photo of the sewing machines on the table with everyone beavering away - good to see :)
Hugs, LLJ #42 xx

inkypinkycraft said...

Wow what a busy bee!sewing not my strong point!love the calendar, happy woyww, trace x

Chrissie said...

I am always so in awe of the sheer amount of work you get through!
Today is no exception!
Love the advent calendar!
Chrissie

Electra said...

Wow, you have lots of projects on the go-Love your Advent calendar!

Shazsilverwolf said...

Love the advent calendar, thanks for popping by, Have a great week, Shaz

Marjo said...

Gorgeous creations, love the calendar. Maybe someday I will advance to a full size sewing machine, fabrics look like loads of fun.

xoxo Marjo, hope your having a wonderful WOYWW

mckinkle said...

Hello Annie,

Oh I love Paul Zerdin he is sooo talented! I havent seen him on tv for ages now - Im sure you will have had such an enjoyable evening!

Lovely to see your beautiful Advent Hanging done, it looks so cheery and bright!

Have a great week!

Keryn x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Annie, I always love seeing those little dresses and imagining the big smiles when the little girls receive them! Love your advent calendar! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

that is one seriously busy week and I am impressed by that sweet little dress... can't sew to save myself so always impressed by people who can xx

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Your advent looks brilliant and woll no doubt be treasured for many years to come:)
Fiona #105

Hazel said...

Lots of busy-ness going on here. Love that advent calendar (very organised to have that done in good time) (Hazel WOYWW #89) x

minnie_mac said...

Lots of stitching creativity going on. The advent calendar is fab.

Marilyn

Angie said...

Wow ...how busy are you ...thanks for dropping by when you had a break.I am so behind today as I had Robbie and Kristofer for most of the day. Kris finds questions to ask about everything and by the time vicki was home I was on the verge of finding ear plugs as I didn't want to hear Nana Anga once more ....499 times was enough lol.

bohemiannie! art said...

What a nice place for hubby to take you! Looks like you're a Busy lady!

annie!

Bubbles said...

Stunning, gorgeous, beautiful advent calendar. Can you tell I'm impressed? *lol*

peggy aplSEEDS said...

lots of projects to see! the advent calendar is wonderful. the ventriloquist sounds quite entertaining. i like that sort of thing.
thanks for sharing! happy WOYWW!
hugs,
peggy aplSEEDS

Morti said...

I'll have to go and check out Paul Zerdin - I'm a big fan of Jeff Dunham myself, and saw him live at the O2 in London last year.

Love the advent calendar!

MaggieC said...

Your Advent calendar is unbelievable, so beautiful. I am in awe of your talent and the ability to design and carry through such a creation. I had not thought about turning flat sheets into fitted ones, and cannot get my head round how to do that at the moment. I must think about that one.

SueH said...

I just can’t believe how many of those little dresses you’ve made between you but you’re doing a stirling job I must say, especially when you consider all the other things you get up to.
I wasn’t about last week so didn’t see the advent calendar……it’s fab and the little ones are going to love it.

Thanks for stopping by this week and…….
Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Caro said...

Wow, you have been busy. I just love that advent calendar! You are one talented lady.

RosA said...

WOW, you are so busy! Thanks for visiting my blog, sorry I'm a bit late this week!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

That's a great advent calendar. And I keep telling you and Jo that you are going to dress the world before it's all said and done!

butlersabroad said...

Just love that advent calendar Annie, absolutely beautiful. have a great weekend.

Hugs
Brenda 88

Julia Dunnit said...

Annie I'm so late that I should really comment elsewhere, but hey..! That pic of three littlies in the trolley is so great, it sure makes you realise what a logistical feat just getting out is! As for your rail - as always it makes me swoon, specially as I know it's rotated several times since Wednesday! Your comment at my ace about the Diary - made me laugh, like you don't work to agreed deadlines!!!

okienurse said...

Awesome advent calender this week! Still busy as usual I see! Sorry I am so late getting around but DH left for China yesterday and I had to spend the past week getting him ready to go. Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #56

Spyder said...

sorrrry! I'm sooo late getting round, they deleted my blog over the weekend, luckily it's ok today, but what a shock! Your crafty space, (work space really)looks ever busy and full of goodies!
Have a great week
(Lyn)

Calico Kate said...

You two girls are just amazing, inspiring and phenomenally generous. Blessings on your heads.
CKx