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Wednesday, 20 June 2012


Hello all.  Happy Wednesday to you.  Slowly but surely I am, thankfully, feeling rather better each day and life here at Sewing by Annie's remains as hectic as ever.  

Monday was spent having fun with that 'much older sister' of mine, Jo.  We spent the day dumfing [check side bar for link if you still don't know what this is], doing machine and hand embroidery, sewing on beads, drinking coffee, eating yet more chocolate and generally having fun and these are the results I have to share with you.....

These are the four little dumfed pictures of my crab apple blossom that I have now finished.  They are big enough to be framed or mounted up in some way and Jo and I plan to open up a new shelf in the blog shop soon to house these to sell so if you are interested then keep a look out.  I'm sure you will find Jo's works of art over on her blog today too.

These are the latest ATCs I've received this week.

20. Julia
21. Helen 

Thanks girls, they are so special.

Now I know some of you like to see a little of what's going on out in our garden so this collage is just for you....just wish it was smelly vision cos the roses are a real old fashioned variety and they smell divine.  I often notice my customers having a sniff at them as they walk past.

On that note I will love you and leave you cos I have lots of catching up to do on my 'to do' rail after having had a fun day with the munchkins yesterday.....and they certainly keep me on my toes now they are both reaching new heights and well on the move.....see prev post for the proof  :-)

Have a great week.
Annie x


Di said...

Hi Annie, good to see you're feeling better. More gorgeous dumpfings - and I can almost smell those roses from here.

Happy WOYWW! Di xx

Anesha said...

Love the machine embroidery pieces!! Great roses as well.

Lynn Holland said...

Ive just had a look at Jo's page you are both doing some beautiful work and I really like the effects of the dumfing. I'm going to explore it more.
Have a good week, hope you are ok.
Lynn 73

Twiglet said...

Yes me too - sure I can smell the roses from here!! x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Lovely pics today, Annie! I've got a thing about old fashioned roses too and they're just starting to bloom now. Everything was blatted by the high winds but is recovering ok, except my 5' high foxgloves, they're a gonner, I'm afraid.... ah well, see em next year I suppose :)
Hugs, LLJ #72 xx

okienurse said...

beautiful dumfing pictures. I love the blog header of the crab apple blossoms and those roses and flowers are awesome. Have a great week. Vickie #23

Ann B said...

Love your apricot roses, my bush is bent almost double with the weight of all the rain we had.
Lovely dumflings, must have a go at these someday - they are on the (ever growing)list. They will sell like hot cakes when you put them on your shop.

Ann B

Doone said...

see I have a very much younger (half) sister, and I prefer to refer to my BBF as an older siter, it is improtant to be young is it not...

and healthy,

get healthier, feel well again soon,

dxxxx 18 ( been to me - beat me to it!)

Neet said...

This is so funny, as I rolled up I found myself actually sniffing as I saw the roses. I can imagine how delightful they must smell - thanks for the beautiful pictures.
Now those dumfing pictures - oh how fabulous they are! I love the blog header and now you have replicated it so well. You are so talented.
Glad you are beginning to feel better, take care and get fully well soon.
Hugs, Neet #21 xxx

April said...

More beautiful dumfings! Your garden must be looking fab! x April#100

KatzElbows said...

You have such a beautiful garden in real life and you create beautiful little gardens in your art. Gorgeous.

cheers, rachel #19

JoZart said...

I've just caught up on your delightful recent posts which I missed last week whilst I was in Germany. So pleased you are on the mend and sounding cheerful. Your dumfings are so beautiful!
Thank you for your birthday greetings... I've had such a good week and it aint over yet!
Love JoZarty x

Hazel said...

The crab apple blossoms are gorgeous, as are the roses in the garden. Fab ATCs you've received. Trying to make a few visits early this week! Hazel, WOYWW #87 x

Sandy said...

What wonderful dumflings you have there. So colourful love your garden pics. Sandy :)

Anonymous said...

Your work is wonderful, truly.


Zoe #57

Cardarian said...

I am glad you are feeling better! Oh those blossom dumfings are gorgeous!! Real work of art!!!
I am loving my dumpfings very much!!!

Laura said...

Stunning blossom dumflings
Laura 94

Spyder said...

Lovely pictures of your flowers in your garden... I might add a few of mine next week, the gardens looking not so good as I just haven't had any time getting out into it!! From here I can see the hedge needs cutting! Great dumpfing too!! HaPpY WoYwW Number #20 this week! ....I didn't go to bed!!

famfa said...

Very beautiful dumfings. Gorgeous pics of th grandchildren. They will keep you on your toes now! Hope your pin injury is better too
Famfa 117

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

More gorgeous Dumflings and my husband would love your roses, they are his favourite. Those twins are just adorable in the previous post and quite the handful now I should think :o)

SueH said...

What a beautiful colour Rose Annie. My Glenfididch that I put in after losing dad is just flowering but a pesky little squirrel seems to have taken a liking to the taste of the flower buds……and my Acer for that matter.

Loving the latest dumfings. Although I love the pastel colours you’ve worked with in the past, there’s something that attracts me to these darker shades. I guess it’s because the darker backgrounds make the flowers pop out.

Happy Crafting!

Miriam said...

Glad you are feeling better.

Beautiful art work and your roses in the garden are amazing.


Helen said...

REally pleased you are getting better! The atc's are just gorgeous and your dumfed blossom is too - your blog always looks so cheerful opening up! Have a good week, Helen. 33

Angie said...

Those are gorgeous dumfs of the crabapple blossom. And the picture of hubby and the little ones is perfect. xx#9

Carmen said...

I walk past a couple of gardens that are just full of roses on my way to school. I so wish I had one of those fancy cameras phones to catch their colours as they are just beautiful. I can imagine the smell of yours because the scent of theirs lingers long after I've walked past.

The dumfing is as always just gorgeous, amazes me how you get them so true to life!

SophieNewton said...

Gorgeous roses, they really are my favourite flowers, love the smell, bet your garden is heavenly
Sophie no.93

trisha too said...

Beautiful dumfing!! (Great word, by the way, it really DOES sound like that!)

I didn't have much I could show this week, so went with
the WOYWW--Daughter Edition!


lisa said...

I'm glad your feeling so much better, Annie, you certainly sound as though you need to be on your toes with those beautiful twins of yours, they are just adorable.
Those dumfed pictures are amazing, I recognised them straight away as the blossom in your blog header.
Gorgeous flowers too, thanks for sharing. The gardens are looking perfect in this lovely sunshine aren't they?
Hugs Lisax #103

akilli melek said...

wow annie your garden looks fab, but your dumfing is gorgeous.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Roses with real odor! There is something you don't run across much anymore. Your crabapple blossoms are beautiful!

Lavinia said...

Loving The dumfed pictures Annie! they really pop & look quite 3d, really great work! My Roses are just coming out too and smell amazing, have quite a few David Austin variates. Hugs!
Lavinia #5

ShazInOzCardsCalligraphy said...

Hi there Annie glad you are felling better and love the post above with your grandies, too. Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #25

peggy aplSEEDS said...

hi Annie, i enjoyed my visit to your blog today. always nice to see pictures of what the little cuties have been up to! the flowers in your garden are amazing, the dumfing projects gorgeous, and i am envious of the ATCs you got for the swap! happy WOYWW!
hugs, #15 peggy aplSEEDS

Sue from Oregon said...

Hi Annie! Enjoyed my browse tonight. Catching up a wee bit. Enjoyed the pics of the babies on the move...oh my they get so busy. My grands just left after a 3 day visit. this Granny had to go take a little nap after that LOL! Loved to peek at all your wonderful ATC's too! So fun!!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my poor roses are looking bedraggled and bruised from the wind this weekend, and for some reason their colour is SO good this year! Glad to read you 're feeling a little better, my word it really is a long haul, huh.