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Wednesday, 23 January 2013


Firstly I would like to invite you all to each week upload a pic of what makes you smile and to link your happy post to my Friday's smile.  I have had a few teething probs with Mr Linky but all being well those are sorted out now.  You can put any pics here on this post up til Friday or wait til Friday and link up with this week's posting.  Many have already joined in the fun so check out the links if you are in need of a smile on these gloomy wintry days.
 I'd like to thank those who have already joined in but to those that haven't yet......don't forget we can't have too many smiles in our lives and you are all very welcome.

Now.......what's on my desk today?

My latest delivery of wool rovings from Sara's Texture Crafts.  The natural colour is for Jo to make some more wet felted background pieces from and the others are just some of the gorgeous yummy colours that I just needed couldn't resist.  :-)

On my ironing board today is some of the fabric I've been sorting out to make a LillyBo quilt or two.  Jozart launched her new blog yesterday to share with us why she would like as many of us as possible to join in making a few of these so pop over to check out the details.....who would say no?...not me cos I know the difference they would make to one of my little Grandees in that situation.

On my kitchen work surface is the latest batch of bread rolls I've made.....they are Parmesan cheese and sun dried tomato rolls and you are welcome to help yourselves to one for lunch....still warm though so mind you don't burn your fingers.

The other pic I just had to share with your today is of my daft dogs who just love playing in the snow but insist on bringing their snow balls in with them.......on their legs!
I have little puddles everywhere.  :-)

That's all from me for today folks.  Thanks for calling by.  If you leave me a comment I will do my best to pay you a return visit and don't forget to take those happy pics and link them on my Friday's post to help with spreading a little happiness round the world.
Annie x


voodoo vixen said...

You do manage to cram a lot into your allotted 24 hours Annie!! Yes please, I'll have one of those warm rolls now please... the heating didn't switch on this morning and I am freezing my derriere off typing this... luckily it has chosen to come on, I really wasn't looking forward to going out in the snow to figure out why!! Love the pic of the dogs and their snowballs!!

Lydia La La said...

Your blog has changed!!! I'll have to learn my way through it.
You have the snow and we ahve rain and heat. I get more done when the weather is decent.
Your littlies have grown and are the cutest. Keeps our lives full with them.
hope you are keeping well and looking forward to your gorgeous spring weather. I was looking at a trip back to the UK but maybe do a tour instead of hire a car as before. It took me a bloody hour to get on the motorway to Norfolk from Stanstead last time! lol
Take care xo

Lynn Holland said...

I will have the sundried tomato rolls please to put with my tomato based vegetable soup. No thank you to the doggies as I've just spent 10 minutes getting the clumps of snow off Kikki's legs. Which she didnt thank me for.
Have a lovely week Annie.

Gill Edwards said...

hi annie
just found your lovely blog and cant wait to join in with all the smiles, what a great idea.
i admire the way you have completely changed your career by re-training, its something i should look into. will enjoy following your blog


Twiglet said...

Love the doggies' snow boots! Another couple of inches of snow up here!! x Jo

JoZart said...

Some super fabrics there for your LillyBo quilt and it's so lovely you are up for it! Thank you!!
My hand reached out for one of those rolls.. would have done for brecky, never mind eh!
Love the snow leggings... can you use a hairdryer to melt them? My little dog was short haired so it never happened like that.
Jo x

Redanne said...

Such a cute pic of the doggies but I don't envy you picking those off..... Lovely fabrics for your quilt, I don't have any child suitable pieces so off to buy some tomorrow. Even though I have not sewn for years I am looking forward (with some trepidation) to doing mine. Happy WOWYY, Anne x #57

Cardarian said...

Hello Annie!
It seems you have already started on the quilts - I can sew but I never made a quilt so if I am stuck I will seek help :-)
I would very much like to try those lovely rolls! Ha, ha I used to have a dog and I know all about those puddles!!!
Lots of hugs,

MaggieC said...

Please can I have one of those very tempting rolls. You have just reminded me that I must get some yeast out of the freezer and make some fresh bread today. The smell of that makes me smile too. Our dogs also come in covered with hard snowballs, so the hair drier has been in regular use to melt them off. I think it might be preferable to the mud we have had for the last twelve months round here. By the way, any chance of sharing your recipe with us, please? Have a good week and see you on Friday. xx Maggie #20

Di said...

Happy WOYWW Annie - loads going on as always. The quilts project is fabulous - and I adore the rovings in your first photo, such great colours.

I just snaffled a roll as well :)

Hugs, Di xx

Roudi said...

Never tried felting before, but it must be really fun!
Your doggies are the cutest thing ever! You guys are so lucky to have snow. It barely rains here in Egypt! lol

Happy WOYWW from Egypt. xx
Roudi #76

Joanne said...

Don't know where to start. Love the doggies, would love to try the bread, my SD Susi would love the material and my SD Paula would adore the wool. Everyone's happy.

Helen said...

Mmmmm Annie I wish I had smelly vision - warm bread yummy - I couldn't quite reach on or I would have!!! Your dogs look like they have little white boots on. I am with them I love the snow - sorry folks I am wishing for more!! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 42

Shazsilverwolf said...

Those rolls are so enticing- you seem to have all of us in good old snowy England drooling over nice, fresh warm rolls! Lol at your dogs snowy boots too. Have a great week, Hugs Shaz xx #73

Pearly Queen said...

Hi Annie

I get fibre from Sarah too -her prices and quality are excellent!


Helen said...

I don't know how you get it all in to one day. Puts me to shame for sure. The quilts are fabulous. Helen 9

Kate said...

Lots to keep you busy there, but those little doggies are adorable. After the Hairy Horror died in November I swore I would wait until we moved house before I added a new member to the family, but seeing pictures like that make my resolve slip!!

** Kate **

Samantha Elliott said...

Oooo! Thanks for the roll. I am starving!
Thanks for the heads up on JoZart - will pop over now as I said I would help out!
Love that piccie of your dogs. I always thing of two of our past dogs who used to do that - a Yorkie and a King Charles. Miss 'em!
Love that wool too. In fact I thought of you when I was in the Wool Croft in Abergavenny yesterday. They had some lovely stuff which I know you would love!
I keep meaning to ask, is that picture up the top one you took or borrowed?
Keep warm

Ria Gall said...

Oh you have been busy I am loving the wool and the fabrics.
Poor babies with their snow feet thankfully our snow has almost gone
Ria #92

SueH said...

Some lovely fabrics you’ve got together there Annie.
It’s great that so many people are joining in with Jo’s project, but I guess I’d better start making more cards faster if I’m going to keep up with you all.

Loving the doggie pictures. I read somewhere that if you give their legs a quick rub with a little baby oil before they go out, it stops the snow sticking…….don’t know if it works cos I don’t have a dog to try it on.

Happy Crafting!

Sue @ 111

Chrysalis said...

So long as they're the only little puddles the dogs give you!! The rolls sound yummy. Take care in the snow xx

Pam said...

Our dog is the same she cant wait to get out, she was a bit naughty today as my son had to go to school late and as usual didn't shut the door properly so Holly spend the day on my sofa!!

Hugs pam x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

That's a lovely pile of pretty fabrics for your quilts - I am going to do something similar this weekend but the animal fabric was too nice to chop up!!
HUgs, LLJ #37 xx

Neet said...

We are in Encinitas at the moment and I am sitting up in bed waiting to get up. My friend is sleeping in the living room (long story, broken bed) so i cannot get up yet but as she has been coughing on and off all night I don't want to disturb her.
Love the rovings you are showing us and the rolls look delicious- beginning to feel like I really need to eat one.
Great write up about the quilts and will join in with the "smiles" when I get home.
Hugs, Neet xx (thanks for visiting me earlier) xx 4

lisa said...

I've had a smile from you already, Annie. Those poor pooches and their snowball legs. They so remind me of the dog we had years ago when the same thing used to happen.
Thanks for the roll, it was delicious. My lunch has never tasted so good.
Happy felting and thank you for your kind comments. I am much calmer now!!!
Hugs Lisax #60

Julia Dunnit said...

oh my those bread rolls look good, yum. The smiles were fun, I'm sorry my link failed, I was blogging on the go and just cant work out how to link through that particular platform..despite follwoing the instructions about 400 times (!!)

Caro said...

Those rolls look yummmy and I just love those doggies with their snowballs! Have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Caro #59

okienurse said...

Awesome project the LillyBo Quilts! When I read Jozarts' post I thought about you and Jo and all the little dresses last year. I don't sew...used to though and got totally burned out! Love the bread rolls and wish I could have one...drooling here...but having the darn gluten problem prevents me! I think the doggies snow boots are cute but don't they get cold or are they playing so hard they don't notice? Thanks for stopping by my desk! Have a great week and thanks for sharing. Vickie #35

donnalouiserodgers said...

I love all your shares, but mostly the snow booted doggies, I spent 30 minutes yesterday extracting ice from my dogs pads as they shivered on my knee, I just finished getting them warm and dry ... straight back out playing in the snow... they Love it...

dxxx 54

BumbleVee said...

ahahah ...the little snowballs are priceless... oooooohhhh...and...love the buns.....rolls.... they sound yummy...

pearshapedcrafting said...

Well your little dogs have made me smile! Oh! I can see lots of dumfing to be done here! Bet you've eaten most of those bread rolls by now - Oh well..... Keep warm, Chrisx86

famfa said...

Rovings look fluffy and lovely. Dogs are cute. Bread rolls - umm on my way
Famfa x

scrappymo! said...

Your little dogs have brought many smiles today!!!
The bread does look yummy...hard to not fly right over there for lunch!
Keep us posted odn the quilt project!

Sue from Oregon said...

I must admit that when I first opened your blog I thought you were showing off some wild wigs LOL! I should have known right? Tickled over your doggie pics today! ♥ Sue Kment

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by, I loved your little SMILE on Fridays. Was too busy to get a picture and post. but hope to in the future.
Lots of fun things you have going, the food, yummy and the little quilt idea is great. Happy WOYWW and Enjoy the week.

Andrea said...

BELATED WOYWW WISHES to many last night to get around everyone hence im a day late ! looks like I missed out on some yummy hot rolls,I love bread and if there is added bits even better I can smell the parmesan and tomatoes ..mmmm .My you have been busy your new wool looks lush and look forward to seeing your quilts i have no skills whatsoever in this department and can just about thread a needle !what cute dogs hope the snowballs didn't make to much of a mess LOL hope you have a fab week Andrea #6

Sue Pinner said...

HEHE...some chilly socks they have there, and I'm on my way, those bread rolls sound gorgeous..yum yum lol
Hugs xx

KatzElbows said...

If only I'd stopped by before lunch I could have had a lovely roll with my soup. Darn! And as long as the little puddles are from snow, I'd say you're ahead of the game!

Thank you for stopping by and being lovely.
Cheers, Rachel.

Anne said...

Hi Annie such a lovely and delicious post as always. Last Friday we had a lot of snow puddles in the hall when my granddaughters visited. They had come round on their sledges pulled by mummy and daddy. Happy WOYWW thanks for visiting. Anne x

trisha too said...

What a fantastic post!

AND snowball-legged dogs, to top it all off!!

a little late
#164 this week!

Spyder said...

ooops I first thought your tiny little dogs were little goats! they're still very cute!!
Thanks for my snoop! HapPy very late WoYwW!
((Lyn) #83

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i'm dropping by to say hi! lots to see in your post today! and the lillybo quilt project is just wonderful!
happy WOYWW!
peggy aplSEEDS

mamapez5 said...

Hi Annie. I didn't make it to the Wednesday hop again this week, but I am trying to call in on those who follow me.
I love that mixed colour wool rovings.
The little snowy dogs made me smile. I remember that ours used to like playing in it too. The two we have now are not likely to find out what snow is!
Kate x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Annie ah your crazy snowball feet dogs could certainly classify as a Friday smile item..
Me? not sure have one especially as I came over here and and it is Saturday already. Have had visitors and so busy!!
I did chuckle at your two littlies in the snow.. and well done on lilly-bo quilts great work.

Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #58

Kezzy said...

Oh Annie I would love a nice warm cob, they sound delicious. I would love to learn how to make a quilt they always look stunning and of course very practical. Loving the wool. Still waiting for a pictur tthat's funny to take. Loving all those gorgeous fabric pieces. Happy woyww :-) hugs Kezzy xxx

Kezzy said...

Meant to say the dogs are so cute with their white paws :-) hugs Kezzy xxx