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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

WOYWW 4th Birthday....

Happy 4th Birthday celebrations to all my wonderful blogging friends who call by here each Wednesday to catch up on the madness that goes on here at Sewing by Annie's.  What an amazing group it has now become all thanks to Julia's brain wave of 4 years ago.  So many friendships have been made on line and many have met in real life too....the world really is a smaller place.

I have already posted out most of my ATCs to those wanting to swap with me so most of you will be able to open them today but for those that haven't had them yet they are on their way  :-)

Just a quick post from me today with a couple of collages....

Two little peg dolls I made with Phoebe and Louise while babysitting on Saturday...they enjoyed making them and playing with them in their dolls house after  :-)

This collage I am labelling...

 'All in a days work!'

....and that was only half of what I did yesterday on my 'day off' so that I would be free to call in on as many desks as I can today.  :-)....not that I imagine for one minute that my customers will stay away long enough for me to sit with my feet up for long.

So, that's all I am sharing with you today.  I am now going to make a cuppa, pull up my chair and enjoy opening the ATC envelopes I have already then do my best to call by on as many WOYWW friends as I can today.  Hope you all have a great day and here's to many more linked Wednesdays ahead of us.



Lynn Holland said...

Hi Annie, I'm linking in through Julia's comments page. You have been enormously busy as usual.
I spotted one of your lovely ATC's on Roudi's desk,
Lynn xx

Lynn Holland said...

I'm back and have noticed that r Linky is showing the wrong week for you Annie. Check it out
Lynn xx

voodoo vixen said...

Your link is going to a post in April Annie... someone elses is going to Julia's blog... its all up in the air today!!
Thank you so much for my lovely ATC, it arrived yesterday!! I hope you get yours soon. Love those peg dolls, that's some wild hair they have!!
Happy 4th WOYWW Anniversary! Annette #2

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Hi Annie! Happy 4th anniversary! Your peg dolls are cute! Any more ATCs available for swapping?

Neet said...

Oh Annie - confession time. If you get an envie with postage to be paid it is me. Please let me know and I will send the extra money. Just realised this morning yours was extra thick but in my rush to get them in the post DH just popped them in a postbox for me. So sorry if this happens. Do tell me.
So special to share the birthday with you as we have met and I was so chuffed for the effort you put in to do so.
Loadsa Love
Neet xx

Jackie said...

Your peg dolls are really cute what a nice thing to do for the children
I have emailed you my address for the ATC's as I am your act buddy for this 4th anniversary pop your address in and I will send one back to you if you want
Jackie 5

The Taming of the Glue said...

Happy 4th WOYWW. I love the peg dolls..so cute! Wish I could have got involved in the ATC swap but ran out of time (as usual) Pam#36

okienurse said...

WOW looks like you are busy as usual! I am impressed over the renovation of the clothing items you do. I never think to turn collars or cuffs when worn. I cut them off or trash it. Happy 4th Anniversary WOYWW! Have a great week. Vickie #16

Julia Dunnit said...

THANKYOU for the gorgeous ATC..I did save it and it nearly killed me to do so! I won't bother correcting your link - you did a great job of that yourself and saves me a couple mins on this busy day! I don't wish your customers stay away, instead, have the WOYWW prize for the most achieved in a day!!

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Hi there Annie, thank you for the lovely ATC and the poem too!! Yours is on it's way!
Thank you for all the support and lovely comments on my blog over the past couple of years...I really appreciate it. I have enjoyed hearing all your news and seeing your lovely family too ::-)
Happy 4th WOYWW!
Hugs, LLJ 9 xx

Helen said...

Happy WOYWWversary, Annie. You are so efficient having sent out your atc's already, wish I had been so organised now!! Thanks for already stopping by. Helen, 39

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there dear kind Annie wish had taken my camera out and set it up so could photo as opened letterbox and saw your envelope inside it..

wow.. how exciting and put pickies of it and the card on my blog.
I really really LOVE it, thank you dear friend!

.. so glad you remembered, you know a couldn't remember if had signed up with you or thought I must do so..

.. mine is not on the way just yet (hang head here in shame) but very glad to have one almost ready to go..
God bless dear friend.

Oh wow your day or half of it yest. wearies me totally..

Thanks so much for sharing ~ happy 4th anniversary of WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #37

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

By the time I got here, your link had been dealt with. I've seen some of the lovely ATCs you have made and sent out already, so I'm in awe of your sewing skills.

Happy WOYWW4 from # 17.

mamapez5 said...

Hi Annie. thanks so much for your ATC and the little poem too. They arrived yesterday. Wasn't that good timing? I will get mine back to you ASAP, but you didn't send me your address! Can you e-mail to it me please. I think you have my e-mail from when I ordered from you.
I would not enjoy doing all those repair job, but i guess you do as you are always so cheerful! have a lovely day visiting our mutual crafting friends. Kate x

Twiglet said...

Great post - you must have been up very early. Happy 4th - see you later. x Jo

ria gall said...

Hi Annie
I am loving the peg dolls I bet the girls had a fantastic time making them and then playing with them
Wishing you and everyone a Very Happy WOYWW today
Ria #50

Roudi said...

Hello there dear Annie!
Got your ATC the other day and was DYING to open it!!
Thank you so very much. I love it! The embroidery is just fabulous. ♥

Your peg dolls are so cute. The girls must have loved them!

Happy anniversary! xx
Roudi #20

TwinkleToes2day said...

Visiting after seeing one of your ATC's on Redanne's desk http://bollyanne.blogspot.co.uk/
I just had to pop by and say WOW, it's gorgeous. Your needlework is awe inspiring. Happy WOYWW4 :0)

Anne said...

Hi Annie and thank you so much for the lovely ATC yours will be on it's way later today. The pg dolls are so sweet. Oh yes I love the poem as well- you are clever. Have a good day. Love and hugs Anne x #84

Redanne said...

Hi Annie, thank you so much for my gorgeous ATC, I opened it early this morning and because I linked up late I am showing it! Thank you again, it was lovely to swap with you, hope your arrived OK. Happy 4th WOYWW. Hugs, Anne x #62

Maisie Moonshine said...

Gorgeous peg dolls! I'm loving their cute faces and wild hair! Have a great WOYY4 MMx #85

KatzElbows said...

Happy Anniversary and thank you for the early visit. It's strange, I feel I know you even though we've never met, but that's the beauty of WOYWW. Your desk is always an inspiration, even though I'm not a fabric artist.

Have a lovely WOYWW,
Love Rachel, #48

glitterandglue said...

All that sewing - so what did you do AFTER lunch??? Great peg dolls take us back a bit, don't they?
Have a wonderful week.
Margaret #70

lisa said...

Cheers Annie and thank you so much for the beautiful ATC I had fun opening this morning. Yours is on it's way, I'm a bit behind as usual.
Hugs Lisax #95

JoZart Designs said...

Cheers to you too Annie and isn't it great to be part of all this! ? ! Thank you so much for the beautiful atc you sent.. a mini work of art. You and your sis are so talented. I'm going to blog them all together next week whilst I'm in Germany.
Cheers! Jo x

SueH said...

Organized as ever Annie, having sent out all your ATC’s. Admittedly most of mine are ready to go in the post but I still have one or two to make.
It’s amazing that the internet can bring together so many likeminded people and I’m grateful that WOYWW has also brought along so many new friends, thanks to Julia.
Enjoy your Wednesday snoop on this very special Day
Happy Crafting!

Angie said...

May the 4th be with you...and many more to come.Fancy you being the 4th on the 4th celebration. Thanks again for the beautiful atc ...I hope I can have some 'me' time in the next few days to make yours ...today will be filled with WOYWWing in between cooking and washing etc...how come 2 boys can dirty so much clothing???.Hugs xx

Kate said...

OOh, lovely, I don't mind sharing a cocktail with you in celebration.

Happy Woyww 4th birthday.



G'day Annie
happy WOYWW birthday. You have been busy...my sewing machine is broken and I am missing it. Love the cute little Peg dolls :o)
Annette In Oz #46

Hettie said...

Helloooo Annie. Happy Anniversary to you Sweetie!
Have not opened your ATC as I wanted to relish it tonight, maybe with a glass of someat!
Hugs to you.

RosC said...

Hi Annie,

I love those little cutey peg dolls with their fluffy hair. And I'll have the blue cocktail with a slice of lime. I did raise a glass of red wine at dinner. My friends thought I was off my trolley I think. Ha ha. Thanks for leaving a comment - happy smiles for WOYWW-4.

All the best,
Ros. #28.

Gill Edwards said...

love those peg dolls, do you ever sleep?

Gill x 132

roffeycreations said...

Hi Annie - Happy WOYWW 4TH Birthday...Mxx #137

Minxy said...

For 4 years now i've been dropping by,
To view your desk and see what I can spy,
Will it be a card, some stash or ATC,
whatever it is, thanks for sharing it,
Have a Happy WOYWW 4th Anniversary

Hugz Minxy #60

susibee said...

Love your peg dolls.

Happy WOYWW 4th anniversary. Susi #74

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Those peg dolls are lovely. I can just imagine the fun you all had making them together xx

Fiona #153

Laura said...

Such sweet peg dolls

shazsilverwolf said...

Love the peg dolls,Have a great week, Hugs Shaz #150 xx

Caro said...

My ATC arrived safely and is gorgeous! Thank you so much. I love the peg dolls. Thanks for sharing. Have a very happy 4th WOYWW birthday. Caro x (#67)

Elizabeth said...

Hello Annie, happy 4th anniversary to you :) Gosh you have been busy - and you even darn holes in jumpers! I love peg dolls - I have some pegs saved for the day I can sit down and dress some. Hope you've had a lovely WOYWW and did find time to sit with your feet up, Elizabeth x #155

Nan G said...

Love the peg dolls! And ThankYou for such a beautiful ATC!! I shall treasure it! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #6

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Annie happy 4th
love the little dolls and their mad hair, it looks like i would like to have mine sometimes.... even the colour but i'm not brave enough.
janet #32

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love those peg dolls -I've got pegs ready for Em but tooth fairy box had to come first - just in case! It's a pity you can't spend more time on the fun stuff!! Happy WOYWW Birthday! Chrisx

Kezzy said...

Hi Annie thank you so much for my gorgeous ATC. Mine will be sent tomorrow but yours will be sent Friday as I need to finish off a special gift I have made you. It's only small but I wanted to do something special for you always being there for me. Those peg dolls are super cute. Lots of hugs Happy woyww :-) Kezzy xxxx

famfa said...

Your peg dolls ar very cute. I look at your blog and wonder how many hous are in your day too!
Happy 4
Famfa 121

Nikki said...

Happy WOYWW Your little dolls to cute love the hair on them and I'd like the blue drink please hugs Nikki #145

Crafting Vicky said...

wow pretty awesome dolls! Love the creativity of them.


Vicky #107

Di said...

Hi Annie

Thank you SO much for your gorgeous ATC. Mine will be done after the Reunion - please teach me how to say the word 'NO' for future reference :)

Hugs, Di xx

Lucy said...

Happy 4th, Annie!

I really like the cute peg dolls you made! Thanks for popping round, have a great week - Lucy #22 x

Serendipity Stamping said...

Thanks for sharing your peg dolls, cute. Bet the kids love them. Have seen your ATCs along my route here, skipping around the list. Lovely. #47

scrappymo! said...

My goodness girl, you have been busy.
I have never heard the term "turning a collar". You sill have show that one day!

Your dolls are sweet and best of all made with the kiddies!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

CHEERS to you too, looks like a good idea for later. I put your ATC in the mail yesterday so hope it arrives safely. Like your little peg dolls, I'm so anxious to get downstairs and have some me time. However today I've been make rhubarb jam, pie and cobbler and catching up with WOYWW comments. Enjoy....the week is almost gone and it's still raining here.

Cardarian said...

Hi Annie!
I am sorry for being so late but things are happening so I couldn't get to a computer! I am up early and grabbed my chance to sneek into DBFs computer! So HAPPY 4th WOYWW anniversary! Thank you for all your kind comments and I hope that one day we will meet! I will get your addy off of Jo and send you the ATC! Lots of hugs and love,

akilli melek said...

can't believe it's another year already. your are right about all the friendships that we make, it really is lovely.
love your ATC.

505whimsygirl said...

Hello Annie,

THANK YOU so much for the beautiful ATC! The stitching is just beautiful. Since I arrived home after the date to open it I did so right away!

I'm hoping to visit posts today and then get started on my ATCs and have them ready for the post by mid-week. If only I had my act together......

Thanks for visiting me already! I came back from Phoenix and had some appointments to am just now getting around. Better late than never!

Kay (158)