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Wednesday, 18 January 2012

WOYWW.....

Good morning to all who pass by here  :-)  Brrrrrrrrr it's a cold one.  I hope you're all tucked up in the warm today and all those that have been feeling poorly are now feeling much better.
I have a few pics today to show you what has been going on in the world of Annie this week...

Monday was another fab fun day with, much older sister, Jo and our friend T.  Jo and I set to in the morning and cut out another 14 dresses with the latest donated bedding parcels.....Jo has already made loads from the 88 dresses we cut out from the Saturday mammoth cutting session that featured in my celebration fun quiz [alas my work load has been manic the last two weeks so I haven't manage to make even one little dress].....


For those that haven't already seen....Crafty Womble was the lucky winner and these little parcels are now winging their way to her.  Thanks to all that joined in the fun.










We had a fun afternoon catching up with news, giggling and crafting [drinking coffee and eating chocolate!].
I cut out and started to sew a little dolly made using an 'Oh Sew Dollin' pattern that I bought in 2009 and hadn't got round to using.  I love dolly making and really enjoyed making the latest Mr Tumble lookie likey so thought I'd give my new pattern a go.  My  youngest daughter A bought me the gorgeous tiny print fabric pack to dress the little dollies in so here you can see the pretty pink one I've chosen for my first dolly.  She is a bit fiddly when it comes to the stuffing and I still have to give her a character with her facial features and hair etc so she has still to grow on me.  I shall be adapting the pattern so she is suitable to be played with and not just a collectible because I know that certain little people in my life just may want a play with her.    Speaking of which.......


This is how we finished off a wonderful Monday.  My two gorgeous girls, Brent and my 5 very special little people came to spend the evening with us.  Our room was filled with fun, laughter and lots and lots of love. [from the left the babies are Sam [twin], Steve [youngest], Phoebe [eldest], Louise and Lexi [twin].  This picture really makes me smile.....I'm such a proud mum and nanny and I really love my family times.


Most of you have left me lovely comments about the baby blanket I've been knitting so here is a quick update on it's progress.....




I finished knitting the 30 squares and laid them out on my table to space out the colours. [sorry about the poor lighting]




I stitched the squares into rows and then the rows of squares together in my chosen pattern.



I have since spent my evenings crocheting the border round the outside.....I like to do 2 rows of each colour in double crochet to give a nice wide band and as you can see last night I finished it  :-)  I'm so thrilled with the finished result too.  Can't you just see a summer baby wrapped in those sherbety colours?











I hope you will all leave me a little 'hello' comment before popping over to see Julia and link yourselves in to the fun.  I hope each and every one of you will stay warm and well and have a wonderfully creative week.
Hugs,
Annie x


49 comments:

Kate said...

Lovely family picture and the finished blanket is beautiful.

** Kate **

Twiglet said...

Such a gorgeous post full of loveliness!!

Helen said...

Great pics - sunlight not to be sneezed at this time of year! Love that blanket it looks soooo cosy!!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Wonderful picture of all. You are so lucky to have them so close in distance to share time together.
Great colors for the little blanket. Have a wonderful WOYWW and Bless you for all the little things you do for others.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

What a happy desk - wonderful family pic, love those tiny prints on the fabric and that baby blanket is truly gorgeous. The crochet border really sets it off a treat! I really must learn to crochet...
Hugs, LLJ #43 xx

sandra de said...

Wonderful pics of the family, those children are gorgeous. The baby wrap is gorgeous how do you find the time?

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

How can anyone call by and not leave a comment. Your posts are a veritable feast for many senses. I love that you start that you have not had much time to make dresses and then show us a doll and a blanket, plus there is all the sewing you do and all your family time :) I had my sister and her boys over on Saturday to give her a break as she burnt herself out over Christmas. It was lovely watching her just sit and read a good book while her boys were entertained (and no cooking or washing or tidying up to be done :) The twins are starting to look less newborn how lovely that they will all pose (at the moment!). I was looking forward to my 'little' prize before now I'm positively bouncing with anticipation! Have a lovely week wend x

JoZart said...

Such a lovely post full of joy! That's my word for January.. .so I am seeking JOY and finding it too! What a treasure to get all that family photo. Something I don't have as we never manage to ALL get together at once. Love the blanket, that too is a treasure to bring more joy!
Lots of love JoZarty x

Neil said...

Thank you for sharing a bit of your world with us WOYWWers this morning! I hope you have a wonderful week.
Neil # 34

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Annie so do love this post and yes guess my fav. pickie would have to be your wee family - but also love that blanket Thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW! love, Shaz in Oz. x #67

May said...

Lovely post, A great pic of the family, such a lot of creative work gone on. Hugs May x x x x

jude said...

Beautiful post and what gorgeous photo's. The twins growing fast such gorgeous piccy .Cherish that piccy...
judex14

Polly Polkadot said...

The edging on the blanket really finishes it off. Managing to get 5 small people in one place at one time is no mean feat!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

How lovely to see your beautiful family. The blanket is looking fabulous. Just what's needed now that we seem to be having a proper Winter theses last few days!

Cardarian said...

Oh what a lovely post - such nice pictures - love the one with all the kids and mommies! Your little blanket has come out wonderful! Hope to see the dolls soon!
Lots of hugs
Cardarian

lisa said...

What a lovely post, Annie. You have the most beautiful family.
Your baby blanket is gorgeous, I love the colours. I have a special one made for my DD by her Grandma and it'll be handed down, they are very special.
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax #101

Karen said...

A lovely family photo and your baby blanket is just gorgeous, such pretty, soft colours :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #86

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely family
Julie xxx

Neet said...

Loving that blanket - gorgeous pastel colours. Fab photo of the girls and the wee ones, what a treasure to have.
I have bought some felt from Michaels and some more roving so watch out for the handbag making session - and more questions no doubt. Thanks for your help - Hugs, Neet 11

famfa said...

lovely smiley family pics. love the baby blanket. beautiful. 88 dresses - WOW well done. Can't wait to see finished dolly. xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, lovely post. The photo of your family is wonderful, how do you choose which one to cuddle first, they are all so scrumptious. The completed baby blanket is gorgeous. Oh, and I said this on Jo's blog too, I'd never have guessed at such a mahoosive number as 88 - congratulations to Crafty Womble for doing so. Have a great week. Elizabeth x #99

Jumbleberries said...

Annie - what a lovely post, you do make me smile.

Love the blanket and of course the lovely photo of your daughters and grandchildren.

Wishing you a productive week.

Jumbleberries xx

Deb said...

love your little dolly, your family pic and the blanket is so pretty!
happy WOYWW, Deb #132

MaggieC said...

I wish I had another grandchild coming along in the family, then I could do a blanket like yours. It is just so pretty and beautifully put together. Your family photo is beautiful too - they are all gorgeous. xx Maggie #70

Doone said...

it's no wonder you are proud, you have a fine family, the sherbet blanket is gorgeous,

and I love the tie die backdrop (have a missed you out one week? i'm sure I would have noticed the change)

dx

Brenda B said...

Such a hectic life Annie but as you say, one filled with love and a lot of laughter and that's very important. Love how the blanket finished up, very pretty, and good luck with the little dolly!

Hugs
Brenda 104

ScrappnBee said...

Love the family photo! Congrats on being able to get that many little ones happy and together at the same time! The baby blanket turned out fabulous! Totally see it on a summer baby! And with all those colors it is an heirloom keeper for sure! Happy WOYWW- Amanda 40

Mrs A. said...

Hope we get to see dolly with no name finished. Those babies are growing up so fast. A joy to behold. Don't know how you find the time to pack so much into your days. The blanket looks lovely. Hugs Mrs A.

505whimsygirl said...

Oh the finished baby blanket is adorable -- and everyone in that photo is too!

Kay
WOYWW #117

PS As usual, you've been one busy lady!

Beckyt said...

what a great blanket, I'm currently learning to knit so hopefully one day I can make a similar blanket. Thanks for sharing x
Becky #45

Sam said...

Aw! Such a gorgeous photo of your littlies big and small.
Nice blanket too - do you make in my size? LOL!

Katie said...

I love the blanket! I haven't tried making a blanket yet..but maybe someday!

katie (112)

sandee said...

Beautiful blanket you knitted and cannot wait to see the finished dollie too!

Angie said...

That is a gorgeous blanket ...is it for an expected baby?
Love that photo of all your woderful grandkids ...Lexi looks as though she is catching up with Sam.xx

okienurse said...

What an awesome picture of the girls and the babies oh an of course the grown up little girls! love the Sherbert blanket...Have a great week and thanks for sharing! Vickie #33

voodoo vixen said...

I really believe that you have more hours in your day than the rest of us poor mortals... because you manage to get so much done!! Can't wait to see the finished doll and your baby blanket is stunning!!

Li'l Pidge said...

Wow you have been busy, thats a lot of cutting! Love the family shots (so cute) and the blanket looks so cuddly.

kyla #39

Lisa-Jane said...

LLJ told me about this gorgeous blanket yesterday so I popped in to see and it really is lovely! I am in love with those teeny prints you are dressing the dollies in. I keep meaning to make my girl one but I see so much on these blogs that I want to do and just never get around to half of it!

Di said...

Oh wow - babies and blankets Annie - all so very sweet. Love, Di xx late due to finger issues :))

April said...

Ah that blanket is just soooo lovely!!! great colour choice! x

Anne said...

The family photo is just gorgeous- I love time spent with my family-two sons, two lovely daughters in law ( like daughters) and two granddaughters and two grandsons- such precious times when w get ogether.
The baby blanket is lovely. Also love the fabrics for your dollies- look forward to seeing the finished doll. Anne x

Tina Gilmore said...

Gorgeous family picture of your precious ones Annie, look forward to seeing the doll and the blanket is lovely, i'm trying to knit a kindle cover!!!!! not having much luck though:( xxxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Awww... cutie patootie babies and a gorgeous baby quilt to boot! I love that small print fabric your daughter gave you. Fun times!

minnie_mac said...

Lovely happy family picture. The blanket is gorgeous.

Marilyn

Carol said...

What a great picture of a beautiful, happy family.
Love the blanket, soft and gentle colours, perfect.
Look forward to seeing the dolly develop.
Carol xx

Lou said...

What a gorgeous family, lovely photo's, the blanket is beautiful and love the dolly xLou x #94

Katie said...

Thank you for sharing all your lovely photos. The finished blanket is fabulous!

Happy WOYWW (on Monday!)
Katie #16

Kezzy said...

Hi Annie, it's great to catch up at last, I have kept popping to have a look while on sofa but been able to comment. I couldn't believe your christmas and new year with family being in hospital, hopefully 2012 will bring you loads of health and happiness. The family pic, and the friday pic of the twins, they made me all smile. Loving the dolly and the material is lush. Kezzy x

Kezzy said...

oops meant to say that the baby blanket is gorgeous, and looks at home laying on your sofa lol, gorgeous. Kezzy x