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Wednesday, 6 November 2013

WOYWW....

It's a 3 day twinnie munchkin week for me this week so it's all go here at Sewing by Annie's.  That of course means I have put this post to upload automatically and won't be able to come checking out your blogs til tomorrow at the earliest sorry.....but I will do my best to drop by as soon as I'm able.

On my desk today [and it will be there at least until tomorrow!] is....


The evidence that Christmas card making has started....
  • Christmas fabrics sorted and ironed
  • a couple of quilted squares using the fabric
  • those have been machine embroidered and embellished
  • then scanned to make some Christmas card toppers
....so far so good.  :-)


Another Christmas card idea in the making...
  • strips of turquoise ribbons bond-a-webbed onto white fabric
  • wadding ready underneath ready to machine embroider and quilt down the ribbons in place
  • silver trimmings sorted ready to machine embroider on top
...we will see how this develops.  :-)



Been such a busy few weeks that I have the need to keep my hands busy while watching telly [or I nod off!] so have started some random crocheting.  I love the wool and it's chunky so I can use a large crochet hook...not sure what it will be when it grows up yet.   :-)





Well folks that's all from me for today....no time to pee breath think sew really so definitely not much time for creative fun  :-)  I hope you have enjoyed your little peep into my world for today.  Please leave me a little hello comment and I will do my best to pop by asap to say hello.

There will be pics and updates on the quilts being made for the Children in Need appeal very soon as Jacquie has already made the first two!
Hugs,
Annie x


27 comments:

WinnibriggsHouse said...

I can so understand you here. I have my youngest munchkin 2 days every week, but at this this time of year colds and bugs mean it is often more. Needless to say things get a bit hectic and 'me' time shrinks. Love having him though, he's such a little star and pure entertainment. ( but I'm only human and do miss my sewing room)

Di said...

Hi Annie,I'm loving the look of the turquoise and silver ribbon there!

Happy WOYWW, I'm so busy I rarely find time to join in these days.

Hugs, Di xx

by Gill said...

love the look fo the crocheting what pretty pink colours.
Im off to make friends with my sewing machine today, wish me luck.
Have a lovely week with the munchkins

Gill x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I know what that yarn is!! I've used it myself to make the cowls, it's really gorgeous and very reasonably priced too.
Love the beautiful colours of your Christmas Idea...am very intrigued!
Hugs, LLJ 58 xx

Anne said...

Hi Annie I know what you mean. Have my youngest GD from 11.40 on Mons and Tues and her sister from 3.30 the same days. Life gets very hectic especially after being away all weekend with grandsons. Still wouldn't have it any other way :-) Love all the gorgeousness on your desk. Anne x #63

tilly said...

love to see what transpires.......I have been busy cutting christmas place mats
lol
Tilly

daqadoodles said...

I wished I knew how to sew /knit / crochet. And I wished I had the patience and time to learn it! Crafting with little ones around is difficult (I've got 2 of my own, 2 1/2 and 1 years old), so only crafting in the evening and have to put everything away. In that regards, crocheting would be perfect, as it's easy to store. I've started once (and that's about it). I'm curious about your christmas cards! I hope I'll be able to revisit, but as it is now, I'm way behind visiting the blogs I follow allready. Somehow almost every September, November and December are just frantic times, even without the christmas cards stress.

Debbie / Daqa # 57

Neet said...

A very busy desk as usual Annie. I am so looking forward to seeing how that card progresses, and the crochet of course.
Any news?
Hugs, Neet 22 xx

famfa said...

Love that PInk crochet - wonder what it will turn into!
Famfa 11

Chrissie said...

Always such lovely things to look at. I really ought to have another go at quilting!
Chrissie 60

The Taming of the Glue said...

Fantastic idea for Xmas cards. Especially love the turquoise. Hugs. Pam #37

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

We all have times where life keeps us running! I usually knit while watching t.v. I don't have a problem napping, rather snacking!

Happy WOYWW
Peace,
Kay (5)

Twiglet said...

Didn't we have a munchkinly fab day!! x Jo

JoZart said...

As always there's so much crafty goings on there. Lovely makings.
Jo x (winging in at 100)

Helen said...

Loving the look of your Christmas cards.. will look forward to seeing the CIN quilts too. Helen 7

Carmen said...

Hi Annie - thank you so much for coming to see me. I have been such a bad blog reader inbetween Logey teething/internet playing up.

Wow you have so much going on - you sound just like Craig. When he comes in of an evening he has to sit and still work on his phone otherwise he is asleep in minutes!

Carmen x #81

KatzElbows said...

The turquoise and silver is a fabulous colour combo. Not traditionally Christmas but so perfect. A wonderful desk as always.

Happy WOYWW,
Love Rachel #46

fairy thoughts said...

Hi annie it sounds to me like you should just let yourself fall asleep for a while.I was exhausted jusr reading it all
have a chilled week
janet #38

by Gill said...

Bless you Annie for offering to help me with my sewing when you are so snowed under as it is. I will be sure to ask before throwing anything i promise. Xxxx

glitterandglue said...

Annie, do you ever stop?? You are so very busy - trust you enjoy the time with the little ones.
Margaret #49

Julie Ann Lee said...

I've been so busy too. I dare not watch TV, or I'll be off in the land of Nod! Your Christmas cards look lovely and festive and that project with the silvery stars and blue fabric and the wadding looks spectacular! Happy WOYWW. Julie Ann xx #43

Julia Dunnit said...

Peeing breathing and thinking are over rated!! really Annie! don't over overdo it will you. As for making Christmas cards???really???do you have a broom sticking out that makes sitting down difficult? I can only imagine that's the way you're getting it all done!

Alexandra said...

I'm just loving your holiday material and cant wait to see the finished quilt! :)

mamapez5 said...

Love your quilted 'toppers'. I'm with you on needing to keep busy to stay awake once I finally sit down for the evening, but I couldn't be crocheting without some idea of what I was making! Have fun with your little ones. I didn't make it to the Wednesday hop this week - too busy making Christmas cards. Kate x

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Great fun photos, of all the things you have going on. I've been enjoying some crochet work in the evenings, helps me forget some of the daily duties! Have a great week. #18

voodoo vixen said...

I look forward to seeing your christmas cards come together, I love the idea of scanning the square!! Busy busy busy bee that you are... the crochet looks fab too!

Kezzy said...

Hi Annie, I am so late visiting this week but I have had a good old catch up. So keeping my fingers cross for your move/sale. A very happy belated birthday I am so sorry I missed it :-(. 2.5 stone wow I keep trying but am getting no where it's so frustrating, but a huge well done I bet you feel amazing. Eeek sounds like you had a lot of work come in last week, and those dreading curtains how did they go? Wow you do so much for charity, those quilting squares look gorgeous and those bags for the childrens hospital, such a special worth while gift. Love all those lillybo bears, I have mine next to my computer :-). I am crocheting a cowl at the moment, I think some people call it a snood, I finished it this evening, so simple to make it's like a scarf around your neck without the dangling bits lol. Only problem is you use super chunky wool and a size 15mm hook eek. I love your gorgeous christmas cards in the making, they look beautiful, and I can't wait to find out what you do with the turquoise and silver, such amazing colours. Hope your keeping well, happy late woyww. Lots of hugs, take care. Kezzy :-) xxxxx