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Wednesday, 10 October 2012


Happy Wednesday to one and all.  It's another of those 'I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours' days for the WOYWW gang.
It's been a week of dumfing for me in between my sewing jobs....I've started a new large poppy picture  :-)

This is where I've been creating.....sat at my craft table dumfing with all my yummy wools, threads and fabrics around me.

This is who was sat across the table from me on Monday!.....me, with my dumfer, and Jo with her sewing machine this week.

This is the chaos organised work space across the other side of my room with all a few of my machines.  My 'to do' rail filled on Monday while we were having fun  and, as I had the twins yesterday, there will be steam coming out of the top of these machines while I plough my way through my sewing mountain today.  The frame on the floor is the one I hope to be filling with my new poppy picture.

This is the stage I have got to with my poppy picture.....  A wet felted background mounted onto a pre felt base with more wool rovings and threads dumfed into it.  I will be machine embroidering details and will probably add hand embroidery and a few beads to it too.....watch this space!

If only you could smell this you would all be round for tea tonight.  :-)  It's a sign of autumn and colder days I guess when we get out the slow cookers but I do love the aromas in the house while they are cooking.....beef casserole in here today......yum yum

Well folks that's it from me today.  If you'd like to leave me a little hello message I will do my best to pay you a return visit in between my jobs.  Thanks for calling by.  Have a great week.
Annie x

p.s. for those wondering how the little wounded soldier is now....I don't think he even notices the plaster on his leg now thankfully.  We had a great day of fun and giggles on Tuesday.  :-)


Kate said...

Poppys are coming along nicely and I like the purple drawers in your workroom. Sorry to hear about the munchkin, hope he is still doing ok.

** Kate **

Neet said...

Only just discovered your wounded soldier as I have been away. Will go and visit in a mo.
Fab pictures on WOYWW today and if I click twice they go massive.
Love those cubby holes - the open ones and the purple and lilac ones and what a fab view from your huge window - so much natural light too. Have to say WOW to the sewing machine on the left, looks like it has lots of features but what's that under the desk? Flat plate, cylinder under the desk with a disc and a long hanging stick?
Nice to see Jo too and that picture you are doing is beautiful - such talent - is that an ideas book I espy on the side with the poppy pictures?
Thanks for sharing so much this week and tempting me with that stew - need to get making one myself as it is so autumn now.
Take care
Hugs, Neet xx 29

Di said...

Hi Annie and Happy WOYWW. So pleased that Sam is coping fine.

But I've laughed here - it seems from Neet's comment above as if she's had a really good rake around your sewing room, almost lifting things and crawling under your table etc.:)

Hugs, Di xx

Angie said...

What a great post ...you really do have an amazing and busy space. As ever I am in awe of your dumfing art work....cant wait to see the finished piece.
I was so sorry to read about Sam ...hope he is fine ... and giggled over the escape.When one is a mum or a nana one needs the ears of a bat and eyes that can see in every direction ...especially with twins.
Hugs #73xx

Lynn Holland said...

Ooh looks like a lot of serious work going on in your place Annie. I'm hoping to get to grips with more machine embroidery once I get my machine seen to.
It was very frustrating when it broke down as I had spent a day and a half reminding myself how to use it before the workshop and was going great guns early on in the day. Not to worry !
Lynn x

JoZart said...

Beautiful poppy dumfings! Yur crafty space does look so organised and tidy and not chaotic at all.
Now you've tempted me to get out my slow cooker... it's a must for easy Winter warming meals and it's certainly that time now!
Will miss you Saturday but have a great party.
Love Jo x

Neet said...

Thanks for the explanation of the under table part. Doh, what am I like.
Yep, Di made me smile - shows I was interested though as I did blow all the pictures up.
Hugs Neet xx

sandra de said...

Ohhh yum it all looks pretty fab from where I sit and I think I can even smell the delicious casserole. There is something so comforting about slow cooked meals. Enjoy your week.
Sandra @31

okienurse said...

Hi Annie! Looks like you have been keeping super busy as usual. Love the new poppies picture. Looking forward to seeing the finished deal. Poor little Sam and his plastered leg! Looks really cute though! Have a better week. Vickie #41

Twiglet said...

Hehe if I had know you were taking my pic I would have said cheese!! I do look as if I am ignoring you - well more than I usually do I mean! lol x Jo

Suzanne said...

What a lovely workspace you have and that poppy picture is gorgeous. Beef casserole, mmmm, one of my faves - you've given me ideas now!! Suzanne #92

Karen said...

You all look so busy in the photos with your crafting goodies around you! If only there was smelly-pooters when the cooking of autumn comes around...hmmmm.....Enjoy WOYWW. Karen T 90 x

SueH said...

My tummy is rumbling and I smell your dinner from here Annie. I’ll be round if you have room for one more?
Your latest picture is coming along nicely, I’m sure you’ll have no problem selling that one.

Happy Crafting!

Helen said...

Gosh, you have all been having "fun" haven't you... hope the leg mends soon - he doesn't seem to let it bother him! Happy WOYWW Helen, 6

Samantha Elliott said...

As usual you are sooo busy! I took a look at your poppies and they are all just too nice to choose! I will though at some point!
Hubby said to me the other day he knows Autumn has arrived as I made the Christmas puds on the weekend, I only do them when we start lighting the fire earlier in the day!! I made some bara brith too so the house smelt scrummy!

MaggieC said...

I shall be round to share that casserole tonight so make sure you leave plenty for me. Your poppies are glorious, and I look forward to seeing the finished result. Hope you get through all that sewing and have a great week. xx Maggie #88

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your organised space, will I ever be organised? probably not! Love your poppy dumfing - I did some last year - only small though - yours are stunning! Ok, off to pack - again! Chris111

Cardarian said...

Mhmmmm beef casserole - lovely! I am sorry you won't be at the crop but we will be thinking of all of you girls not attending and there will be loads of photos on my blog and others too - so watch out for our posts!
Lots of hugs,

Carmen said...

Oh yes, we had the veggie stew and dumplings three days running last week. At the request of the kids no less! Definitely getting chilly. Had to laugh when Devvie told me that Ruby had tucked up her Charlie (Bear) and Lola in bed last night with the promise of "2 to 6 blankets!" Where do they get these expressions?

Loving how the poppies are coming along. Am always intrigued by your progress shots of these - it's like you literally paint with wool!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, your is a very busy looking craft room and your poppy picture is shaping up beautifully.

Glad to hear the little munchkin is on the mend and not at all fazed by having his leg in a cast.

We've gradually moved into winter cooking mode too and the slowcooker is out and ready to be used. I can almost smell your casserole from here.

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment even though I'm not participating in WOYWW this week.

Elizabeth xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's settled, then - I'm coming round yours for tea tonight!!
Your poppy picture is so beautiful already, it's going to be amazing when all finished. And beads will be the icing on the cake for me :)
Glad to see Sam and his green cast - that's kids for you, been there, done that!
Hugs, LLJ #50 xx

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh my goodness, you've inspired me to get out my slow cooker and make my yummy stew! And what a beautiful sight--two friends sitting across from each other, sewing. LOVE it! Happy WOYWW! --Sandy Leigh #24

Caro said...

What fun to have your friend to share time with while you both work/play with your various projects. The poppies will be stunning when they are finished...they already look great. Thanks for sharing. Caro #77 xx

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm an all year round slow cooker gal Annie, I can't live without mine....I always say, give me a slow cooker and I can manage without a kitchen!
so glad Sam is unaffected by the 'trauma'...Lordy how vulnerable they are, despite everything. Loving the poppies already, didn't realise there were so many 'layers' of techniques involved!

Annie said...

Hi Annie thank you for dropping by my blog today it was great to hear from you and I am the very lucky owner of a dumfling that twiglet sent to me a few months back. Your poppies are amazing. I look forward to seeing the completed look.

happy WOYWW

Annie x ( your newest follower)

Sarah Anderson said...

Love the poppy card you gave 'twiglet' for her birthday, and yet more yummy poppies here! Gorgeous! Glad the little man is on the mend; my 18year old had a plaster on his arm for a couple of weeks in the summer with a suspected break, but it wasn't a gorgeous green one!

Anne said...

Poppy picture looks fab can't wait ti see the finished result. I am so envious of your crafting room. Would love a room that was mine purely for crafting. But must be grateful for what I have. Popped back to look at the little munchkin - never a dull moment - glad he's doing well. Thanks for popping by my blog. Anne x

Angie said...

Just a quick one to say I cant get on to Twiglets blog ...any ideas xx

Redanne said...

Loving the look of your fabulous sewing room and lovely big window. Gorgeous poppies too! Thanks for your visit earlier. Hugs, Anne x #57 now

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Firstly, I had to go down and check Saturday's post. That cast is pretty green -- so glad he's not bothered by it.

Your poppy dumfing looks amazing!! You are one creative lady.

So glad to be amongst the WOYWW crowd. Thanks for visiting me already.


Christals Creations said...

Aww! What a nice work room. I am glad you have been having a good week. Look forward to seeing the end of the picture.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Save a dish for me, I'll be by soon! I swear I could smell it and it made my tummy growl. I like the top photo where it looks like you are trapped at your desk by your stuff. I do that a lot but leave a small path for the kitties as their potty box is nearby. Love the poppy picture!

butterfly said...

Amazing to see all those machines lined up in your craft space - a hive of activity! The poppies look amazing already... enjoy the beef casserole, and happy WOYWW!
Alison x

Joanne said...

Cannot wait to see the poppies finished and yes, I would like some dinner please.
Joanne x

Ann B said...

Thanks for calling round yesterday Annie, I'm late again but then I didn't post until late as well - I sense a theme developing.
Love the poppies and they will look perfect in that frame.
Ann B

Spyder said...

Hi Annie, yes I've been awol for a few weeks on WOYWW now. Another funeral. Really wish Christmas would get here quickly for the birth of our new granddaughter, it might make the start to the new year a lot brighter! As always you are always fantastically busy with loads of projects and craftiness!

ps hope to be back next week!

Lou said...

That Poppy picture is gorgeous, I bet the beef casserole was lovely, love the smell of things cooking in the slow cooker :)


Lou #69

Tamika said...

Kids are lucky today to get the option of colored cast. I hope the little dear feels better! Your chair looks mighty comfy I think I've sat in mine too long and the cushioning is flat! I also admire that you get to sit in front of that lovely machine looking so into your hobby!Tamika#14

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

You know I always like to see your poppies and I'm so glad to hear that the cast is not bothering the little man. I'm interested to see your slow cooker because I'm on the look out for one myself. Would you recommend it?

Kezzy said...

Hi Annie, I just want to say how much I really appreciate all the kind words and love your sending me, and thank you for the email :-). I think I really need to let out everything and I will email you because I really do need to talk to someone, I just need a few days still I think, I have found it so hard to comment back hence why I'm late, I think it's because as I sit here, knowing how much love you have sent me I am crying, sometimes I find it better to not talk, not comment as I am vunerable at the moment. Good news is I am back in my craft room which is helping me to feel like me at last not some failing mum. Your sister has been so fantastic as well your both amazing. I have just been catching up on all the Friday smiles and WOYWW, wow your dumfings are amazing and those little pictures you mounted are wow so gorgeous. Poor little munchkin, poor Shell I bet she will get a few bruises in the next couple of weeks. Mmmmmm yummy stew, it looks gorgeous, I would like a pot like that, think maybe I should invest in one, it would help so much, mind you cooking at the moment is pretty basic trying to still get around Shan's coeliac. It's her 16th birthday this week and next Saturday she wants a family party, because of everything that has happened I have left so much too the last minute and I promised her at least 80% of the buffet will be gluten free so she can eat almost all of it, *panic* *panic* think I better stop talking about that lol. I can just imagine Lexi being the instigater, she is learning early to get lads in line :-). Take Care Annie and thank you for everything, shall speak to you very soon :-) Lots of hugs Kerry xxxx