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Wednesday, 5 September 2012

WOYWW...

Good morning to all you wonderful blogging friends who call by each week to peep into a little of my world and leave me such lovely comments.

This week I've been mostly ....



 ....looking after these two little monkeys.  Their other set of Grandparents have been on holiday so I've had a double duty this week.  [such a hardship I know....we have loved every minute  :-)]  
As you can see I had a little helper on Friday and Monday so I could keep the shop open too....her daughter calls her a fair weather Granny though cos she didn't change any nappies  while she was here!  :-)






As you can imagine my sewing has taken a place on the back boiler this week [happily] so today I will be catching up with clearing some of the sewing mountain.



I have however managed to free machine the wings for my dragonflies...they are only sat on top of their bodies here to check for size.


How's this for an amazing car boot find folks?  Jo is always on the look out for me to replenish my toys for the Grandbabies to play with and this week she has really come up trumps.  It's all immaculate...and a real bargain it was too.  Thanks Jo.



The last thing I have to show you today is the visitor who few into our patio door this week!  It's a beautiful sparrow hawk and I'm pleased to say that after being rather stunned he rested for a few minutes and then flew away happily [but probably with a headache!].....that will teach him for trying to catch my little birds eh?

That's all from me for today....more pics to come on Friday  :-)
Thanks for calling by and leaving me such fab comments.
Hugs,
Annie x

34 comments:

Lydia La La said...

Busy keeps us reasonably healthy, I think... We have the same problem with birds seeing the hills and sky reflection in the windows and fly into them. We have lost 2 beautiful Wompoo Pigeons and a good few others too. I hate the sound of them hitting the glass so I race to see if they are OK. Most are. xo

Twiglet said...

Ha ha - snap! I forgot that you took a photo too!! No wonder folks get confused when they visit our blogs- Wipso/ Twiglet - Annie/Jo? x

Twiglet said...

PS - I really am much smilier and 2 stone lighter than that photo!!!

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

You certainly pack a lot into your days :o) Those dragonflies look so pretty with their lace wings x
Fiona #76

Helen said...

This week sounds a change from your normal hectic life of curtains and hems and things! The dragonflies are beautiful!
Helen 52

inkypinkycraft said...

The dragonflies look great and those little monkeys
Ook like butter wouldn't melt!!!
Have a creative week trace x. 61

Lynn Holland said...

I love finding treasures Annie especially for the kiddywinks.
Have a lovely week
Lynn x

donnalouiserodgers said...

I am with fair weather nanny - who 'wants' nappy duty????

love your free machined wings, beautiful...

dx @91

Spyder said...

ohooo I do miss playing with the toys, can't wait for our second grand child to be here at Christmas! Love the dragonflies, you are so clever!! HaPpY WoYwW!?! ((Hugs Lyn))#16

JoZart said...

Lovely post as always, and the little'uns look so cute... I wish I still had one sitting either side of me!
Great charity shop find by Jo... she is a girl after my own heart. I took a wooden castle , moat, drawbridge, ramparts and 2 knights over to Germany for the Fraulein last visit.... £4 it cost me!!!
Lots of love Jo x

Kate said...

Lol, my mum is a fair weather grannie too! Like the little playset, some fun is going to be had with that.

** Kate **

Redanne said...

The photo with the children is adorable and those dragonflies are just too beautiful for words! WOW! Just came over from Twiglet's place, so glad the Sparrowhawk survived. We had a dove do that and it left a perfect impression of his face on our window, it was so fantastic I didn't want to wash it off, lol. Happy WOYWw, Anne x #47

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Annie ah what fun you have had and do love the dragonflies such intricate wings clever you and extra acute munchkins they will have fun playing with the new stash wont they?? Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #48

Carmen said...

Beautiful wings today both on your dragonflies and your unfortunate sparrow hawk :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Those little ones are adorable. Enjoy the time and your boot sale find was great. In a few weeks we'll see lots of unusual birds flying south, always a hurry to get the bird book out and find out what they are.
Enjoy the week and Happy WOYWW

Neet said...

Loved the photograph of the twins, was that Jo with them?
Gorgeous wings on those dragonflies, look great when you enlarge the photo and that find by Jo was terrific. I never find things like that.
Glad the bird was ok but sad that he comes to catch the others, I get annoyed with the magpies around our garden as they torment the other birds. Beautiful to look at but so cruel.
Thanks for sharing with us again this week - Lot of love, Neet 84 xx

mamapez5 said...

That looks like you had a fun week, and you still managed to make dragonfly wings. I have no idea how you do free machining but i love the effect.
Kate x

Di said...

Great photos Annie - poor sparrow hawk, that'll teach him :(

Hugs, Di xx

jill said...

Busy week but fun by the sounds of things . Birds can be so silly at times , but glad it was ok. happy crafting jill #78

Terry said...

Thanks for sharing so many photos! I love the peek. The kids look happy and healthy... so glad you've got someone watching out for great deals on toys. That saves a bundle. And those dragonfly wings are amazing!

Terry #87

lisa said...

Sounds like you are one busy granny this week. Love the car boot find and how amazing to see a sparrowhawk.
Have fun and Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax 105

Rita said...

Hello Annie, Aren't your Grandies very alike. Mine are all grown up now, but I loved having babies around. Gosh I love those pretty dragonflies, what a talented lady you are. Hugs Rita xx 123

505whimsygirl said...

Oh, those little cutie pies! Yep, I'd be MIA as far a nappy changing goes too!


Thanks for visiting me already. Work has taken the front seat today and I'm not happy about it!

Happy WOYWW
Hugs, Kay #15

Anne said...

Hi Annie we too have been on grandparent duties. Yesterday we had Ella our eldest granddaughter for the day. Her mummy was at school yesterday but Ella didn't start until today. Had a wonderful time with her and today we met her out of school at one o clock. She has started school today but they are doing 9 to 1 for the first eight days. Mummy, daddy and little sis took her this morning but mummy was at school until 3 so we collected her- such a joy. She came out very happy and excited. Happy WOYWW Anne x #122

Elizabeth said...

lovely post as usual, Annie. I never tire of seeing those two little cuties - they are growing so quickly :)

We have the same problem with birds flying at our windows - we even tried putting decals on at one time but that didn't help - but we only get small birds and the odd crow, nothing as big as a sparrow hawk. I always imagine that they have a headache too.

Happy WOYWW, hope you have a lovely week. Elizabeth x #90

Sue from Oregon said...

You are so lucky to be so close to your gbabies! I talk to mine on Skype so I am thankful for that! Loved that Collin Firth shirt too!

Cardarian said...

Oh I bet the granny duty is more fun then the sewing duty! Love the toys for the kids! The sparrow hawk visitor is a rare one - lucky you to see one!
Lot of hugs,
Cardarian

sandra de said...

How lovely to see Twiglet and the littlies. The dragonflies are so pretty. There wings look so delicate.I am always amazed at how much you achieve in one week. It even stunned the bird!
Sandra @144

SueH said...

There can never be enough hours in a day for you Annie, with all you have going on. I’m sure the little ones want you attention 150% of the time and happy to give it, especially as this is time you will never be able to get back again, so make the most of it…….as I know you do.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting!
Sue @# 117
x

akilli melek said...

maybe it was thinking that those dragonflies were too delicious to leave on your table. hee hee.
caroline

Tertia said...

How cute are those two?
Love those dragonfly wings.
Happy belated WOYWW!
Tertia #70

KatzElbows said...

Wow, those dragonflies are gorgeous. Love them.

Thanks for sharing.
rachel, #71

Kezzy said...

Hi Annie, sorry I haven't been around much, kids back to school now, but it also means the financial new year starts at work yuk!!! Friday smiles, they are so cute, holding hands and laughing. Great car boot find from your sister, the toys look fab. Oh and I had to laugh at your pulled up socks lol, I don't blame you though they seem to be nasty this year, or family has also had a right dose of bites that swell and blister, my son Brad had four on his back the other day, it was so frustrating for him as he couldn't itch. I reckon alot of folks have probably spent a fortune on bite stuff. The beetroot chutney looks lovely and yummy beans as well, bet they taste beautiful. I actually can't wait for it to get colder for a good Sunday dinner with lots of veg, during the summer we seem to eat mostly salads. I really really like the dragonflys, can't wait to see them when their finished. I am also late this week as I have been spending most evenings and all weekend clearly some of my craft room out as I am fed up with bits all over the place, managed to clear 10 bags out now all of card, papers etc which have gone to my mate for her little one and for nursery, got so much more but the biggest bits have been done so its only small bits that I can do in the evening. Happy Woyww :-) Kerry xxx

Jojorenee said...

They are adorable reminds me of my bosses twins! Well at least if you have the camera out when they're gone the photos will bring inspiration!Tamika #149