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Tuesday, 23 July 2013


Hello to all my wonderful blogging friends who call by every Wednesday to catch up on the events of my week.

I finished the top you saw that I had started last week and here it is...

I've pin tucked in the middle of the sleeve and used the same machine embroidery to embellish it with and finished all the hems...I'm rather pleased with it too  :-)

Yesterday was my first 'twin free' Tuesday due to the school holidays and my shop was shut so I was able to choose something for me to 'play ' with.

On my desk today is the latest top I'm working on.  I rather like the random colours in this fabric and chose blue to do the machine embroidery in as this colour runs throughout.  It's looking good so far and hopefully I will be able to get it finished a little later this week in between my customers sewing.  :-)

You should be able to click on the pic if you want a closer look.

The other quick snap I'd like to share with you this week is what's on my kitchen work desk

Salmon, broccoli and blue cheese quiche.  It smells wonderful and I'm happy to share it.
.....it's just out of the oven so if you're going to help yourself to a slice please mind you don't burn your fingers.  :-)

It's short and sweet from me for this week.  Hope you have enjoyed seeing what I've been up to and leave me a little comment.  I will pop by to say hello as soon as I'm able.  Have a great week.
Annie x


Ali H said...

OOh that quiche looks yummy - if I send over some of my broad beans will you spare me a slice !!!! Ali #6

Helen said...

Yummy looking quiche! Hope you enjoy your week - personally I'd like it to cool down, now please!! Helen, 7

Anne said...

Hello Annie love the finished top and really like the fabric you are using for the second.
Quiche looks delish. Happy WOYWW Anne x #9

Regina Hamilton said...

Like how the blouse turned out. Your quiche looks delicious. Happy crafting #12

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

That's so fresh and pretty. Perfect for this sweltering weather we've been having. I'm getting a bit of a head start with the unexpected posting time!

Fiona x #16 (yes, really!)

Bernice said...

Your top looks lovely. I'd love a slice of quiche - pity you don't live nearby as I'm looking for someone to use up some eggs - our chickens seem to be enjoying this warm weather and are laying even better than they normally do!
Bernice #23

famfa said...

Ummm that quiche is making me hungry. Enjoy. Your too looks lovely (well both tops really).
Famfa #30

Spyder said...

Very pretty! and the Quiche looks yummy too! Have a great craft week! Thank you for my snoop,
Happy WOYWW!?
((Lyn)) #36

akilli melek said...

a day all to yourself must have been nice, but i bet you missed them too. hope you have a good wednesday. caroline #41 (akilli melek)

Ria Gall said...

Hi Annie
your white top looks beautiful and just the sort of thing to wear in this hot weather. Your sewing skills are amazing and then you have the very colourful pieces that looks stunning, that will be able to be worn with so many things.
Sending hugs for WOYWW and hope you enjoy the rest of your week
Ria #45

Anonymous said...

Nice for you to have some time to do what you want to do Annie, without the business work and the twins. I know you LOVE your sweet little grandbabies but a day to yourself must be like gold dust! I had salmon for tea tonight so I won't take any quiche as I'm full but it looks delish!

Brenda 28

Bridget Larsen said...

I can smell that quiche from here, never heard of those ingredients in quiche must try it someday
Bridget #24

VonnyK said...

That top is fabulous and I love the colours of the fabrics you are using now. The quiche looks yummy.
Have a great week.
Von #53

Patsy Paterno said...

Hi Annie! You have a lot of great projects this week. The quiche looks delicious and I'm sure it was filling AND healthy as well! I like the top you're starting on, too! patsy

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW. I wish I could sew like you. I am planning to attempt to make some cushion covers soon with my sewing machine (which I have had for over a year and never used!), so wish me luck. Thanks for the quiche - a bit early for me, so put a slice to one side for later. Ali x # 68

okienurse said...

ahhh...yummy looking quiche thank you for sharing with us! Love the tops you are making. I would love to have a free day soon and maybe I will and I might try to sew again. Hope you have a great week and Thanks for sharing. Vickie #71

mamapez5 said...

Gorgeous colours in that top Annie. It's a bit different after working on the white one - which is also lovely by the way. Enjoy having a little bit of 'me time' while the twins are with their mum. I'm sure you will still see plenty of them. Kate x

Twiglet said...

I love the collages with captions - you will have to show me how you do those. The tops look much nicer in real life - even better when sylph-like Annie pops them on! x Jo

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely fabric Annie, really very much on my radar. I love a large scoop neck..other than that, your top is pretty much what I would wear everyday if I had the chance!

Jackie said...

I hope you enjoyed your day free of the twins and the shop being closed You're home made quiche looks great
Jackie 72
Scrap bang wallop

Julie Ann Lee said...

Two lovely tops! I love that blue machine stitching, it goes so well with the fabric. They both look lovely and cool for this humid weather. The quiche sounds - and looks - absolutely delicious! Julie Ann #17 x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

That white top looks really fresh and cool. Something we badly need at the moment.
Pity I don't like salmon 'cos that quiche looks delicious!

Danie May said...

Loving the pretty colors of your latest top and your quiche looks delicious. Happy WOYWW! Danie #74

jill said...

The top looks lovely & like the colours. Jill #63

Neet said...

Love that fabric for your new top - batik type - gorgeous colours.
The original top you showed us has turned out fabulous - clever you.
My word Annie, you are a busy bee - that quiche looks and smells good, I might have a piece later - just had my breakfast.
Hugs, Neet (got visitors) xx

Lynda Norton said...

Oh my, what lovely tops both of them - got anything in a size 16? wow.

The quiche was delicious too, thank you for sharing, yum.

Lynda #1

glitterandglue said...

Hi Annie.
Thanks for the quiche!! Yummy.
That top is stunning - well done - and now you are having a go at another - I like the blue thread - is it a glittery one? It looks it in the photo.
Have a great week. You will miss the tweenies...but I'm sure you will find some excuse to see them.
Margaret #32

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I adore quiche. And this looks really delish.

Gotta love that fabric you've chosen for your next top. It would make a great background for altered art, too.

Happy WOYWW from # 41 who's not used to being in the middle of the pack (grin).

ike said...

OMGoodness - the top is divine !!! I love the pin tucks with embroidery and the colours are gorgeous :-)


IKE x #13

Eliza said...

Your top is beautiful but most of all I can smell that quiche from here sorry I can't eat any I am allergic to the cheese.

Eliza & Yoda 55

fairy thoughts said...

Your white top looks lovely and cool and don't you just love those random batiks the colours are. Gorgeous
Hope you enjoyed your twin free day

Angela Coles said...

your quiche looks yummy, hope you finish your colourful top soon.

blessings to you from Angela

glitterandglue said...

Me again. Have just read on one of the blogs that you have finished the second top this afternoon - you are one speedy, hardworking lady!! Well done.
Margaret #32

StampinCarol said...

I love your tops!!!! I'm just getting back into sewing but mostly crafty stuff. And the quiche looks pretty good, too! Happy WOYWW!
Carol N #18

JoZart said...

Gorgeous makes and love the new fabric. As for the quiche... I love salmon and broccoli quiche but with blue cheese it sounds heavenly!
Jo x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, your finished top looks so fresh and cool, perfect for your holiday, and I'm sure the top in progress will just as perfect. And that quiche looks delicious - I love all the ingredients so I'd love a sliver :) Have a great week. Elizabeth x #37

peggy apl said...

i really admire your skill in sewing, Annie! and it's lovely to get some free time, isn't it? your quiche is making me hungry!!!

Sue from Oregon said...

Hello Annie! It must have felt weird to be kid free--the key word would be FREE! Seems you enjoyed your day-and probably missed the wee ones terribly! Funny how that works.

Happy WOYWW!
Sue Kment

sandra de said...

Wonderful tops and the quiche looks delicious, I can almost smell it from here. Have a lovely week.

Sandra @87

RosC said...

Hi Annie,

What a feast! Your sewing is a feast for the eyes, and the quiche sounds/looks scrumptious. I'm be along for lunch with a bottle of something cold, dry-ish, crisp. ;-)

On the sewing, I love the embroidered white shirt - can't have enough white in summer. Also love the bright fabric in the making. Admire your artisan skills. Thanks for dropping by.

Ros. #118

voodoo vixen said...

I'm here at last! LOL Hope you kept a slice of quiche for me? I can almost smell it from here! Annette #17

Mrs.D said...

Bit late in the day for Wednesday, but the top is beautiful, I love the pin tucks and I know how hard it is to get them looking so perfect. Pizza looks perfect too, yum, yum.
Chris No. 84