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Wednesday, 16 April 2014


Hello to all on this gorgeous sunny Wednesday.  For those few that still don't know what WOYWW is all about then please go to the Stamping Ground where our wonderful Queen of Snoop, Julia will explain all about it.  We are such a friendly group and many wonderful friendships have been made because of it so please feel you can join in to have fun.

For those that have called in this week to see what's been going on here at Sewing by Annie's I have snapped a few pics to show you that there really is a sewing room here and that it is still in full working order ....even if it's rather temporarily set up ready for the move that as yet still hasn't happened.

  • Top left...my computerised machine and my overlocker
  • Bottom left....my industrial machine
  • Right....my blind hemmer
As I say my machines are still in full use but all my work surfaces have been removed from the walls and the machines are perched on make do surfaces now.....just didn't want any of you thinking I was sat here with my feet up  :-)

And this was my table on Monday....in full creative flow showing you what Jo and I get up to on a Funday Monday when the twins are on school holidays with their mummy.
....yessssss it was full of fabrics and fun.  :-)

Jo even caught me in full flow being creative making some mug rugs [like coasters made in fabric].
Please note the plaster on my finger....yes my kitchen knife was very sharp!!!

And here are the results....6 quilted mug rugs using patchwork and applique skills plus a wadded fabric holder to keep them all in.......dare I say these would look good in a new house!!!

Hope you have enjoyed your visit today.  It's been really good therapy to be rather more creative this week and share my creations with you all.  If you leave me a little hello comment I will do my best to pop over to yours to see what you've been up to this week.

Annie x


cockney blonde said...

How frustrating for you being in this turmoil but at least you're making a good job of a bad time at the moment. Love those mug rugs, fab colour, x

Helen said...

those mug rugs look beautiful!! fingers crossed you get to use them somewhere new soon! Helen 20

jill said...

Lovely mug rugs Annie, Happy woyww Jill #41

voodoo vixen said...

I really hope you get sorted very soon, this has gone way too long now. Love those mug rugs to bits, how gorgeous are they!!

Twiglet said...

What a fun day we had - we have really missed our crafty days but I wouldn't swap our twinnie days for anything!! x Jo

Crafting Queen said...

Wonderful mug rugs, love them.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's good to see you in full fabric flow again! I love the rich colours you've used in those mug rugs - gorgeous!
You've got some seriously impressive kit there...I wouldn't know what half of it does!
Hugs, LLJ 37 xx

Judys Fabrications said...

Mug rugs are fun to make aren't they?Quick little project that doesn't need too much thought.Make nice gifts too.
Gosh I have plasters on my hands so often!! Roses, gardening, cooking.I'm a walking hazard!hehe
Judy xx

Anne said...

Good to see some of your lovely fabric creations Annie. I do hope things will happen for you soon re the sale and move. It is so frustrating, disheartening etc etc.Sorry couldn't join in with Friday Smiles - life getting in way of what I want to do. Happy Easter Anne x #51

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh such beautiful warm colors. They will look great in that new home. Hoping you'll have a fun crafty area too. Thanks for stopping by, will see you Fri with some pretty photos.! Enjoy

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie...wow I love your mug rugs...their gorgeous, love the colours and quilt patterns. Cheers and have a great week Robyno#43

Karen said...

Just popping by! Your mug rugs are so cute and I love the gorgeous red colours. Take care, ♥ Karen ♥ #55 x

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, well, despite all the disappointment and frustration, it's good to see that you have all your machines out, albeit on temporary surfaces, so that you can keep busy sewing. Love the coasters, especially in the rich colours you've chosen ... more inspiration for me :) It's traditionally house selling/buying time so I wish you a wonderful Easter weekend with a buyer thrown in to make it perfect. Hugs, Elizabeth x #50

glitterandglue said...

"just didn't want any of you thinking I was sat here with my feet up" - Now, Annie - would ANY of us think that of you??! You are always so busy, industrious, hard working, creative....
Hello there. What a nightmare you are having re the house. I do so trust all will be sorted soon. I'm glad you are able to have a bit of fun craft time - the mug coasters are lovely - and yes, they would indeed look good in a new house.
Have a special Easter as we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus.
Margaret #18

sandra de said...

Love the colours you have used for the mug rugs and very clever holder.

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Love the rich colours of your mug rugs. Fingers crossed for new buyer very soon x

Fiona #72

Chrysalis said...

Lovely coasters, and here's to good news about the move really soon! Easter blessings, Chris ' 31

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Annie glad to see you had arrest from all that cleaning (again) the coasters are fab.
My pink leopard print box will be used at the wedding to put wedding greetings cards in, I will share when its finished... hopefully next week.But as we have our new little man and parents visiting for Easter... maybe not lol
janet #22

Andrea Morrison said...

Love the mug rugs x I had a plaster problem this week wish it was from a knife but have to confess I sewed through it! Won't do that again.
Andrea #76 x

Ann B said...

Love the idea, and the colour of your mug rugs. Hope you get a buyer quickly and all goes smoothly.
Thanks for visiting yesterday and for your kind comment s. I'm late getting round the desks as I lost my internet connection for all of yesterday afternoon and evening, boo hoo.
Ann B

pearshapedcrafting said...

Whoever would think you sat with your feet up - I think you would be the last person I would think of to make that comment!!! Looks as though Twinday was a good one! Those mug rugs ARE going to look good in a new house - soon I hope! Sorry for being late getting back to you - a few family problems yesterday - sorted now!!! Chrisx 69

Andrea said...

playing catch up this week great coasters I love the colours although you wouldn't want to cover them up with a cup !!!!...hope the move goes through soon( fingers and toes crossed ) ..have a wonderful Easter weekend crafty hugs Andrea #24

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

What beautiful mug rugs! I finally brought my sewing machine from the storage unit, bought a blouse pattern and fabric, and now Lunch Lady Jan said starting with a blouse is going to be HARD..... yikes! I did buy a pattern that only has one buttonhole in the back so I'm hoping it's easier. Hmmm.

Good luck with the new agent on selling your home. I imagine it might be a good time to sell as it seems all the UK gardens are blooming right now.

Thank you for visiting me earlier.
Happy belated WOYWW
Hugs, Kay (13)

Neet said...

What a lovely idea those mug rugs are and what a cute name for them. Much better than coasters.
Hugs, & Thanks for your earlier visit - Neet 28 xx
ps Happy Easter - hope you get some visitors