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Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Here we are at another fun Wednesday when we can catch up with all our creative friends from all round the world....It's my favourite day of the week.  I'm pleased to hear Julia is being sensible and resting well and is making a good steady recovery....keep it up Julia :-)

For those that don't usually pop over on a Friday to see what has made me smile during the week you might like to scroll to the post below to see the pic....I just know a lot of you will find it familiar and it will certainly make you smile :-).....and it would be good to see more of you joining in the Friday fun too....all welcome.

I am well ploughed under with sewing now so will just quickly show you my bag that is now finished..

I'm rather chuffed with how it's turned out.  It's fully lined with a zipped pocket in the one side and a pocket for my phone to go in the other side.

I have a rail full of wedding/bridesmaid/flower girl dresses [5 now finished, 3 all pinned ready to do and 2 more yet to have their fittings]

I have a rail with 6 pair trousers on needing shortening.

And I have yet more of the dreaded curtains to do...I pair needing shortening, one curtain has been cut down the middle to make a small pair of curtains with and a pair of tie backs to make.

I'm sure you will be able to imagine just how busy I'm going to be doing all this but I do promise to do my best to pop over to say hello if you leave me a little message to let me know you've called by.
Annie x


Twiglet said...

Boo! - I know you are there cos my name came first on Mr Linky until I refreshed and found you beat me by a second!!!! x Jo

Neet said...

Love your sis's comment above - that's a smiler of a comment.
Gosh Annie, you are a busy bee. Hope all this sewing is keeping your mind off you know what. The bag has turned out fabulous. Cannot wait to see the outfit - you will show us all won't you, please.
Hugs, Neet xx 27

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Goodness where do you get the time! I know my sewing is a bit on hold at the moment as we are looking after our youngest grandson full time until September, but even when I wasn't I don't think I could have tackled that lot. X

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love the rosettes on your bag, they are so pretty! You will enjoy carrying that on the big day :-)
Talking of which, I love all the dresses on the rail - that just made me smile!! But the curtains? Bleurgh....... ;-)
Hugs, LLJ 16 xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah Annie you really are very busy there ... well done!! great work on the wee bag and can see you are on the run with other jobs too happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #14

cockney blonde said...

Your bag us stunning and so unique, beautiful. Loving the dresses, x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Wow, I imagine your sewing machine might catch fire! So much going on.

Bad news, I got your ATC back in the mail yesterday because postage was 10 cents less. Bugger. I'll put in a new envelope and put two stamps on it so it will definitely get to you the second time around. I thought, really, it's costing me $1.30 to say it needed 10 cents more! Oh well.

Thank you for visiting me already.
Peace, Kay (17)

Gillian Pearce said...

Wow Annie. You certainly look very busy. Hope you're having fun with it all. So talented.
Have a great week

Julia Dunnit said...

I love the previous post..good news all around and a picture that could actually happily account for all my papers! You are busy girly, crikey, all that altering, I think you're a real hero for doing alterations. Yuk. Your clutch bag is so clever...gorgeous silky fabric.

Caro said...

The bag is stunning. Well done you on all the wedding dresses. I hope you survive the dreaded curtains! Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#48)

glitterandglue said...

Wow - Annie. You sure are busy! Well done on finishing the bag - it's lovely, and I'm sure it will complete your wedding outfit. What a lot of finished and nearly finished goodies - and yes.... the dreaded curtains. I still have to hem my living room curtains - made them......oh! AGES ago - then life took over, and ....still no hems!
Thanks for visiting already and for your comment. I quite agree - the weather is indeed what makes our land so interesting. When we lived in Rhuddlan we reckoned that if you stood still you saw all four seasons in a day!!!
Have a great week.

Helen said...

What a gorgeous bag, it's turned out so well... love the rail of bridesmaid dresses.. Happy WOYWW Helen 5

lisa said...

Love the finished bag, Annie and the peek at the gorgeous wedding wardrobe looks equally beautiful.
You are certainly busy.
Thanks for stopping by earlier.
Hugs Lisax #38

Anne said...

The bag is gorgeous Annie. I don't know where you get your energy from you have done o much and still have lots to do. You put me to shame. Thanks for popping by. Happy WOYWW Anne x #38

Mrs.D said...

Well you are going to be so busy this week with all those dresses to finish, and trousers to hem and curtains to do, but you still made time to do something for yourself. That bag is so special, as mother of the groom you are going to be star with that bag. Well done.
And don't worry about the curtain, I made some for our lounge when we first moved in and ten years later we decorated the room, and took down the curtains complete with pinned hems. They are now in the attic.
Enjoy the preparations for the wedding,
Chris #25

Robyn Oliver said...

OH MY Annie you are soooo busy. I love your clutch bag, rich colours - will be wanting to see pics of you all dressed up too. Lots of dresses AND the trousers AND curtains, wow, you'll be wanting a rest after all of that. Happy WOYWW and have a great week RobynO#29

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

had a hard time to get this post box !!! but you have lovely photos. I certainly do not know how you get all the things done with the busy life you lead. LOVE the Clutch Bag. PERFECTO !
Have fun, enjoy the great outdoors if you need a break . Thanks for stopping by.

sandra de said...

The bag you have made is stunning and I think you would be one of the busiest people this week. Hope you get to have a lovely weekend.
Sandra De @56

Nikki C said...

Lots to do and I love how your little clutch turned out the ribbon folding is wonderful :) hugs Nikki 11

Angela Radford said...

Loving the bag it has turned out really well. Busy, busy, busy.
I hate curtains they need so much space.
Have a great week and happy crafting, Angela x #43

fairy thoughts said...

he he I think I left my comment for you on Jo's blog as you were next to each other. what am I like . Its all go at your place isn't it. don't work too hard
janet #21

Kelly said...

Your bags are always so creative. yes, you are going to be busy but I know you're doing something you enjoy. Creative Blessings! Kelly #73

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I know you think I fell off the face of the earth, but in truth, I'm having lots of internet problems. I had intended to play along this Friday, but I only have time to show my index cards in case and before my computer shuts down. Seems it happens about every 20 minutes, lately.

I love the way your purse for the wedding turned out. You did an excellent job on it. Color me totally impressed.

And I can tell you are busy from the list of items that need sewing and hemming. Dreaded curtains indeed!

Laura said...

That clutch - Wow! - Amazing! - Beautiful! - I don't have enough words!!
Belated Wednesday Wishes. Sorry I'm late returning your visit!

Shaz Brooks said...

How on earth do you manage to get everything done? Thats got to be a marvel of modern organisation, Annie. Love the colours of the clutch bag, by the way. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #35 xx