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Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Another week has passed and we are getting closer to Christmas so there has been a bit of making going on here at Sewing by Annie's

I've made 50 little triangular bean bags [yes 50!! I have 5 little grandchildren and of course to play a game they need 10 each!] and two floor target mats [two families].  I plan other games for them to use their bean bags to play with too.

I've had a bit of customer's sewing too...these are 3 square table cloths to be used for coffee mornings at the church opposite where we used to live....it's nice to see some of my customers have hunted me down and found me at the new bungalow. :-)

But mostly over the weekend there has been lots of this going on at ours.  This is my hubby playing with a hired digger to move the tree roots and a lot of earth to change our front garden.

Back at the beginning of September I share this photo of what the front of our new bungalow looked like before we took down the huge dying hedge on the right hand side.

This is what it looks like now....two very full skips of roots and earth and a lot of hard work thanks to my hubby and just look how much space we have gained.....I love it.

We plan to put weed preventing membrane and gravel down and new shrubs around the boundary garden.....we will get there but what I will say is we are really enjoying making it ours.

Thanks so much for calling by again this week.  Please leave me a little comment to say you've called in and I will do my best to pay you a return visit [I'm sorry but if your blog uses google+ I am unable to leave a comment but I do call by and read what you've been up to].

Annie x


Chrysalis said...

Wow, Annie - what a difference to the front of the house! It must seem so much bigger. Glad you're still managing to craft, in the midst of things. Happy WOYWW, Chris # 7

Helen said...

Yes, how much bigger your front garden looks! have fun re-organising it - I am sure it will develop beautifully. Love the bean bags - what a dedicated grannie you are! Helen 3

Twiglet said...

Oh what a difference - you are a clever pair! x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

A boy and his digger....that's the male equivalent of us and our. Craft rooms, isn't it?? Lol
Love those little games you've been making, great idea..the kids will love those.
Hugs, LLJ 25 xx

sandra de said...

Looks like you are really making your new place your home. Looking forward to the lovely pics of your garden progress.
Sandra de @21

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

You guys are quite busy on the outside of your home. It's going to be wonderful!
Glenda #37

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie, happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting. Oh I love that you are making games for the GKids...gives me ideas for the future. Your yard is looking amazing, how much more space you have...it's satisfying to give your new home your own feel...have fun Cheers RobynO#39

Mrs.D said...

Morning Annie, you have had fun making all those bags, what a brilliant idea. They will all be juggling with them soon as well as throwing them on the targets.
It isamazing how much garden can be 'disappeared' under hedging. When we took down the Leylandii around our garden we gained 8 feet along the side and nearly 10 at the bottom. Really worth while doing, looking forward to seeing waht you do with all that space.
Thanks for dropping by my desk and your lovelcomments.

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, Bean bag games - I don't believe I have ever played games with them but what a lovely idea. Must do some further research, e.g. is it real beans you stuff the bags with? Doesn't the front of your house look different without all that hedging and shrubbery. The EM would love the opportunity to operate a wee digger like that :)
Have a fab and productive week. Hugs, Elizabeth x #47

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for stopping by. I bet your hubby is enjoying this work. They usually like to play in the dirt. It will be a nice improvement and you have a nice view of pretty homes. Enjoy your game project and have a fun WOYWW

Nan G said...

Wow what a cool machine hubby gets to play with! Love the change to garden already. My my you've been a sewing wizard...50! Bet the grandkid dies will love the games. No desk today I'm still packing for the final move next week. Just popped in to say HI. Nan & the Girls

trisha too said...

50 beanbags, that's something--they will have so much fun with those, target or no!

That was quite a thing, taking out the hedge, it really did change things--we'll keep watching for updates!

Happy woyww to you!
#54 this week with
painty things

voodoo vixen said...

Wowzer Annie, that is an amazing difference to your front garden! It will feel so much lighter and more open with all the heavy hedge gone, so happy that you are making your place your own and having fun!! Annette #18

lisa said...

Looks like you are very busy, Annie. What a difference taking the hedge out has made. Bet it'll look lovely once you've finished, you must share the progress.
Thanks for popping by already
Hugs Lisax #33

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh what a difference! You have a lot more room now. We're living on a building site at the moment and it's not just a weekend.... so I'm amazed you got anything done at all!
Thank you for letting me look over your shoulder.
Have a good week.

fairy thoughts said...

Boys and their toys eh ..... I bet he really enjoyed playing with that digger.... I'm sure it will look fab when you've re planted it.
janet #16

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oooh! I want to play!!! Your game looks brilliant! There's so much fun to be had making your place 'yours'! Hubby getting to play on a digger must have been a bonus! Did you ever hear the Digger song by Nizlopi? It became my class song in my last year and one of the Dads brought a digger in for me to sit in - a huge one!! Happy Days!! Love all the space he's created! Thanks for visiting, Chrisx 57

Katie Muck said...

Your yard looks so spacious now. Can't wait to see what you do with the space.

Neet said...

I can remember the joy I have always had in making a property my own. You just keep on enjoying it whilst you are young enough to do it.
Very impressed with David in his Digger - am sure we could get a nick-name for him from that.
Great idea to make the games you have done - what an inventive gran those kiddies have. Can I adopt you?
Hugs, Neet xx

okienurse said...

Such a busy "Grannie" making all those bags to toss! I know "Grannie isn't my favorite name! My son has found it hits a nerve and when he sent the text about Charlie being born he said Hey Grannie!!! Children...thank God he gave us Grandbabies! WOW love the new view and the plans for the garden. Really will improve your site. Thanks for stopping by my desk and leaving a comment! Have a great week. Vickie #68

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ah Annie love the bean bags we used to love playing with them and still play in oldies group sometimes with throw in certain containers etc.. fun!! and well done on hubby clearing all that space! Shaz in Oz.x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Talk about a different look! This is fantastic. I thought I worked hard in my garden this week. Your hubby's hard work (and fun with the rented toy) puts my work to shame. Bless his heart.

glitterandglue said...

Hi there. I am SO late visiting this week.
Well, and you reckon I am busy!!! The difference those trees coming out has made is wonderful. Well done.
I do hope that sister of yours is beginning to feel a little better. Please give her our love and best wishes for a speedy recovery.
Thanks for taking the time to visit this week.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #11