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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

WOYWW.....

Hello to you all on this Wednesday fun day.  We had a lovely Easter weekend....hope you did too.

So? what have I got to share with you today?




My temporary 'to do' rail has had some sewing going on this week...
  • A much loved gent's coat  on the left edge on the pic needing lots of patching and darning.
  • My first bridesmaid's dress for this year....I love the colour :-)




What's this in my knitting basket?....it's not a stress busting house moving knitted square [though there have been a few completed this week!  :-) ].
It's the body for a little doll for Margaret over at Glitter and Glue.  She put a call out for knitters to help raise funds for her charity by knitting little dolls.....If you can knit and are willing to make her a little doll then please click on her link and check out the details......a free doll pattern is waiting for you there [and it's pretty easy knitting ].



The other pic I'm sharing with you today is one I took of the gorse bushes up over the top of the Stiperstones whilst enjoying a day out with my darling hubby on Easter Monday.....isn't it gorgeous?  Such a gorgeous bright yellow and it's everywhere you look.

We went to Brockhampton Estate in Herefordshire....a lovely National Trust property with beautiful grounds and a Medieval house to enjoy.  They also had Medieval music and dancing there while we were there.....you could have also joined in with the dancing too if you wanted to :-)

I found this on Pinterest over the weekend.....I'm working on positive thinking to lift the failed house moving gloom....and it's really working :-)  It's going to be a good week.

Thanks for calling by today.  If you leave me a little hello message to let me know you've called I will pop by to see what you've been up to this week when I get a minute.
Hugs,
Annie x

28 comments:

Twiglet said...

I am with you on the positive thinking! Glad you enjoyed Brockhampton and the gorse!!! x Jo

cockney blonde said...

Loving the colour of the bridesmaid dress. Good luck with the jacket repairs....I hate repairing, x

Claire said...

Love the colour too - it's similar to our daughter's prom dress (bought in plenty of time for July!!)
Happy WOYWW :)
no. 2

Anne said...

Do love the colour of the dress. Beautiful photo of gorse. Glad you are thinking positively!!! I am trying to! Have a great week. Anne #37

Helen said...

That gorse is just gorgeous! Glad you're keeping positive... hoping for good news soon! Helen 5

Pearly Queen said...

I was reading yesterday that there is an old saying...

' Kissing is out of fashion when gorse is out of bloom'

...fortunately gorse is never out of bloom...

Neet said...

Oh Annie my heart aches for you but glad you are doing something about it to stop the gloom.
Lovely work going on and lovely gorse picture. Thanks.
Thanks also for your visit earlier - Hugs, Neet 27 xx

sandra de said...

Love your pics of the gorse (I had no idea gorse even existed!). Sending you lots of positive thoughts and a prayer for your move.
Sandra @20

Chrysalis said...

Glad you enjoyed Brockhampton - I love going there - so pretty. Have a great week, Chris # 19 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Positive thinking definitely helps! You have had a tough time but hopefully the new agent will prove their mettle....
Have you got much to do to the bridesmaid's dress? It's a lovely shape, I'm not too keen on these strapless numbers, it always looks like they've got nothing on in the head and shoulders shots!!
Hugs, LLJ 14 xx
PS Glad you're making some dolls, I'm rubbish at doing small stuff like that....sigh

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo there Annie so good to see the yellow gorse.. such a happy plant as you say.. and yes lovely blue of gown well done you!! and great job on Margaret's dolls too good to put call out like that..
beautiful indeedy! Happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #40
PS re sewing had to learn how to draft etc as was odd size but lost lot of weight and now fit into my sisters' expensive "cast offs" so seem to not sew from scratch so much but must say really did enjoy it.. apart from usual unpicking :D

Gita said...

What a pretty bush! The quote is great - we sometimes forget to see all the joys out there. Brigita #78

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Pretty colors...here it is PROM time and awesome dresses everywhere. Sometimes a walk, on a beautiful day will put life into perspective. Enjoy the beauty surrounding us all.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, good to see you are staying positive in the face of adversity ... I have my fingers and toes crossed for you in the hope that Spring will buy you a genuine buyer at last! I like the colour of the dress too. We noticed the gorse when we were down in Dumfries and Galloway at the weekend ... there it is actually called Galloway Gorse! The air was full of it's heavenly perfume - bliss! Hope you have a great week. Elizabeth x #39

Eliza said...

Stay positive and strong, love the flowers everywhere they must be a pretty sight. I hope you get that buyer soon for your house, they are just around the corner hopefully.

Have a great week.

Happy wOYWW
Eliza & Yoda 28

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Looks like a lovely day out at Brockhampton. Fingers still crossed on the house front.

Fiona xx #59

Robyn said...

I'm inspired to find a way to set up a sewing station in my tiny space.
thanks for the snoop around.
robyn 41

Lynn Holland said...

Can you send some of that positivity over here Annie, my mum's house move hasn't gone to plan either. It should have been next Monday but it's not going to happen and she is losing sleep now with not knowing when it's going to be.
Lynn xx

Laura said...

Love the gorse - when the gorse is in bloom, kissing is in fashion.
My brothers move has just fallen through too - maybe moving is out of fashion?!
Happy Wednesday
Laura
51

Caro said...

The quote is perfect...keep smiling! I love the smell and colour of gorse and I look forward to seeing the cute doll when it is finished. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#89)

glitterandglue said...

Thank you for the advert and link, Annie!! Your little doll is going to look great... And just see that gorse - amazing so early in the year.
Have a precious week.
Margaret #49

Gill Edwards said...

thats a lovely sentiment and yes keep up the positive thinking, all will come good in the end.
have a great week, im crossing all limbs for you here.
Gill xx
p.s. stamping lemons no longer exists i have moved it to a new address with a new name. sorry for the confusion xx

fairy thoughts said...

Hi annie
I'm glad to see you are into positive thinking .... there s no other way to be. I see you even have some work sewing going on too, it's good to keep busy. Love the gorse it is so easily overlooked at this time of year
janet #24

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What fun to see how you spent Easter. That must have been one lovey place, including the house and grounds.

And, as always, I'm impressed with your knitting skills. Love that positive attitude, too!!! WOYWW wishes from # 9 and see you Friday.

BumbleVee said...

hang in there Annie.....and thanks for stopping by my place earlier.....

ANNETTE HUSBAND said...

Hi Annie
happy WOYWW. I'm running late sorry. OH wow what a lovely dress you have made...I used to sew allot but haven't done any for years now...well other then sew card, papers etc. Gorgeous yellow flowers and too right stay positive...it far better then not being that way :)
hugs
Annette In Oz #8

voodoo vixen said...

I am glad the positive thinking is working, something is going to happen and the situation will change very soon I am sure! Annette #7

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love that Gorse picture - I love that we have daffodils, tulips and bluebells all out at once! Thanks for the tip on Brockhampton Estate. Just remember, it's only one person/couple you are waiting for to buy your house!! Hugs, Chrisx