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Wednesday, 8 May 2013


Hello to all my wonderful visitors this week.  Another Wednesday means another day of showing and telling and sharing our spaces with blogging friends all over the world.....and yes I do mean all over the world.  I have so far had 19 requests to swap ATC with me for the 4th year celebrations of this wonderful group and at least 8 of those are from over sea friends [and yes I do consider you as friends....just ones I haven't met as yet].  If your name isn't on my list to swap and you'd like it to be please email me at wipso@toucansurf.com with your details.

This week saw the situation changed for one of my WOYWW friends.  On Thursday my darling hubby took me to a local pub to stalk Neet who was in the area [ I had warned her first of course :-)  ] and wahooooooo I can now say I have met her....... trust me when I say she is just as lovely as I though she was.  We sat and chatted as though we had known each other for years [which of course we had!].  Life should be filled with days like that.

And here's the proof  :-)

I haven't had a lot of time for crafting this week but will show you what I have been up to...

My work rail has filled and emptied several times.  
Here there is...
  • 9 pair of shortened trousers
  • 2 altered dresses
  • a jacket that I've shortened the sleeves on
and that's not all.

I had to redesign a couple of chair pads to make a fitted seat pad for an elderly gentleman to use in his can to aid with comfort after hip surgery.  This all had to be hand sewn!

A trip to Ikea resulted in a new Expedit storage unit....alas not for crafting storage though!
This was needed to house toys for the grandchildren.  We had bags and boxes full of toys everywhere and needed to tidy things up for all the house viewing we are hoping to get now we have reduced the sale price  :-)
Keep your fingers crossed for us please.

On top of all that...
  • You might have seen on Jo's blog that we have also fitted in a theatre night out to see 'Made in Brum'....a brilliant night out.  
  • We have visited our good friend in her care home...she is always thrilled to see us on our fortnightly visits.
  • Caught up with the family
  • Oh and I've done a bit of dusting, cleaning, tidying, ironing etc etc....you know, all those little things that need keeping up to date when your house is on the market  :-)
So....it's been just a normal sort of week over here.....how about you?
If you leave me a little hello comment I will do my best to pay you a return visit in between this weeks activities  :-)

Annie x


Gill Edwards said...

What a lovely photo of you both. Its nice for us to put faces to names too. I do wish i lived nearer to you as id have had loads of sewing and altering work for you over the years :) I am hopeless at it.
I once made a pair of curtains for a caravan we had, the existing ones were too short. After many hours of measuring, cutting and sewing the new curtains ended up being the same length!!!
I now dont bother Lol

Gill x

Hettie said...

Great photo of you both and how nice that Neet called by!
I was wishing I could call by, got 3 pairs of jeans and a suit trousers which need altering!
Got my fingers crossed for you too that you sell your house soon.

Twiglet said...

It's a lovely pic of you with Neet. x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Great pic of you and Neet! It is amazing how easy it is to chat to people on meeting for the first time...after all, we've been chatting for ages online!
Nice storage cabinet btw, that hides a multitude of sins I bet!
Hugs, LLJ 34 xx

Elizabeth said...

Super photo of you and Neet - one of the joys of blogging has got to be the people and it's the icing on the cake meeting them in person :) Love your expedit ... when the children have all grown up - and they will, it's inevitable - I'm certain it will be making it's way into your craft room :) BTW, I'm exhausted just reading your list :)) Have a great day, Elizabeth x #55

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh my word what a fab photo, I love it. so glad you managed to get together, very jealous!
good luck with the renewed push on the house sale..can be frustrating wait.

Sue Zue said...

Ikea do wonderful storage don't they and it's not too pricey.? Lovely photo of two very creative ladies.

from Sue / Zue


Lynn Holland said...

And you said you couldn't keep up with all I'm doing ! You've no room to talk madam.
Lynn 54 xx
Ps. It's wonderful meeting blog friends in the flesh

Helen said...

How great that you got to meet Neet, and what a lovely photo!
Your week sounds as busy as your weeks always are.... sorry you've had to reduce your house price, hope it sparks interest for you. Helen, 5

Neet said...

Hi Annie
Made me smile to see our photo. Didn't expect it so it was a surprise.
Having difficulty walking and typing with all those crossed toes and fingers I have for you to sell your house. Do hope you get a result soon.
Love those boxes and the unit from Ikea, what an excellent idea for the grandees toys. Looks so good too.
I see you are busy as usual - those chair pads - hand sewn! Oh my!
Thanks for your earlier visit - hope to meet up again.
Loadsa love
Neet xx 18

Angelfish said...

How lovely to see you and Neet meeting up :o) Fingers crossed for a quick sale xx

Fiona #77

Candace said...

Sounds like a busy week.

Thanks for sharing your crafty space and have a great week

Happy Crafting
Candace #64

glitterandglue said...

Lovely picture. Great to meet up, isn't it? Sounds like a manic week in your household!
Have agreat week this next 7 days!!
Margaret (glitterandglue)

Ria Gall said...

Hi Annie
wow you have been so busy I don't know how you keep going. How lovely to meet up with Neet I have just found a blog friend who lives around the corner from me.
Love your new storage
Thanks for sharing your desk today, Happy WOYWW hope you have a great week
Ria #42

MiniOwner said...

My goodness you are busy - I'm worn out just reading your post. LOL. How lovely that you and Neet met up. Happy Wednesday :o)
Sue x (MiniOwner@101)

okienurse said...

Awesome photo of you and Neet. I think we should all post pictures of ourselves so everyone would have some idea of who we are. I am going to try and post my ATC the week before so everyone can enjoy them the anniversary week. Takes a little planning when the distances are so far. Hope you have a great week. Vickie #36

Julie Ann Lee said...

How lovely to actually meet up! Thank you for sharing your busy life this Wednesday. xxx

Shaz Brooks said...

You sound such a busy bunny this week! Love the Ikes Expedits too- don't know how I ever did without them. All fingers crossed for the sale, Have a great week, hugs Shaz #118 xx

Caro said...

How lovely of you to meet up with Neet! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#133)

Anne said...

A lovely photo Annie. How lovely to meet up with another WOYWWer. You have been busy as always. We had to go to Ikea and buy toy storage as well!! :- ) for the grandchildren's toys that is!!! Thanks for visiting. Anne x #70

Maxam Made said...

beautiful Photo of you Both and I love your new expidite!!
Thanks for sharing!Have a great week! Ginny #120

fairy thoughts said...

it is lovely to meet the real person from a blog isn't it. You are so busy, where do you find the time .... do you ever sleep?


G'day Annie
I usually don't get around for WOYWW till Friday as when Julia posts the link I am at work in the evening here in Oz. My day off isn't till Friday then but I'm home sick all this week so here I am just one day late(I couldn't type yesterday due to sore hands and why I am home!!). Oh wow there is Neet...I always wondered what she looked like...hhhhmmm Annie do I know you from some yahoo groups? Great Ikea cabinet...sssooo wish we had an Ikea in the Northern Territory of Oz!. Great sewing projects you do too
Annette In Oz #39

Nan G said...

Wow you have accomplished a ton! I have I signed on to swap ATCs? If not, I'd love to! email me your deets and I'll send mine to you. froggydesigns3 at yahoo dot com
Hugs and Happy WOYWW! Nan G #87

sandra de said...

Lovely pic of you both and how lovely to be able to meet and catch up.

April Story said...

So much fun that you got to meet a fellow crafter in person. Love the Ikea purchase. We don't have one in Kentucky, but I keep threatening to go to the one about 2 hours away in Ohio.
April #150

lisa said...

Sounds a perfect week to me, Annie.
Hugs Lisax #125

voodoo vixen said...

Love that pic of you and Jo, you look like you were having fun! Love your Expedit, the blue and black looks great. Really hope you find a buyer soon... then you can move into that bungalow and start arranging furniture! Annette

voodoo vixen said...

See.. this is what happens when you get old and befuddled... I read Neet... I just decided to type Jo... probably because I had been reading Donna's blog where she was talking about Neet and Jo... blonde/senior moment? LOL

RosC said...

Hi Annie,
Better late than never. Lovely photo of you and Neet. Friends we are, and it would be such a pleasure to drop over and say g'day. Bit of a trip though!
Good luck with selling the place. It's such a pain being on the market. Thanks for your visit.
Ros. #38

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

What a beautiful photo of the two of you! I will always treasure the time I spent with Di while she and Len were in New Mexico.

Youv'e been busy with alterations I see.

So glad you like your cards. I knew which one would be your favorite!

Kay (11)

Kezzy said...

Wow you have been busy, and I so have my fingers crossed for your house sale. I love the idea storage unit, I had almost the same which I kept plastic boxes in for the kids, this is when I lived next door and the kids were little. Wow you have loads of ATC swaps how amazing that will be. Happy woyww :-) hugs Kezzy xxx oh and how exciting to have met neet really really special. Xxxx

Cardarian said...

Love your post - I am a late commenting - life got in the way!
How nice that you met up with Neet! Jo & hubby are flying in this afternoon so I think we will have lots to say next week! :-) I am up for the swap if you are!
Lots and lots of hugs,

Spyder said...

Yes I'm late too , over a week! and trouble getting round s doing 'thibgs' other than crafting and a bit busy and really tired! couldn't actually stay up all night, which is unusual for me! What a great meet up with neet!
((Lyn)) happy VERY late woyww