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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

WOYWW...

It's been a better week for us this week.  I've had my usual busy week with my family commitments but have also managed a bit of sewing too so that's what is on my desk today...

I've made a start at one of my new tops....it has 10 rows of pin tucks down the front and they take a while to get right so not something I rush.  The main body of the top is also put together now so I now just need to overlock the seams, put in the sleeves and collar and finish off and it will be job done.  :-)  Just 3 more to make then before I cut out my summer tops  :-)



I also know there will be some of you wondering how our last little dog, Rocky is getting on without his sister.  He spent several days wandering around looking for Wispa and was in need of lots of TLC so we booked him in for a pamper session on Friday and he has had a hair cut and manicure  :-)

We can now see his beautiful brown eyes again and he is really enjoying all the spoiling he's getting.



He's even pulled up one of the dog beds into my sewing room and is enjoying my company while I sew  :-)


Thanks for dropping by today.  If you leave me a little message to say you've called by I will do my best to call in at yours as soon as I get the chance.

Hugs,
 Annie x

36 comments:

Helen said...

I'm just rushing before I go to work,.. glad Rocky is doing ok. Have a great week. Helen 8

Create With Joy said...

Hi Annie,

I'm sorry to hear of your loss but happy to hear that your sweet doggie is enjoying his pampering! I am sending cyber hugs your way!

Create With Joy - #19
http://create-with-joy.com

Nikki C said...

Sorry for the loss of your other puppy glad go see your rocky is doing better hugs Nikki 14

Eliza said...

Oh rocky does look handsome with his new haircut and manicure, lucky him. So pleased to see he is sharing more time with you too, he might stay by your side a lot more now. Pampered doggy for sure.

Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 21

Neet said...

Aaw bless Rocky, so glad he is spending time with you in your sewing room.
Your tops sound gorgeous, will we get to see them, especially the pin tucking. Believe it or not, I once made a dress with pin tucking - and I loved it. Wish I had photos to share.
Happy sewing
Hugs, Neet xx 29

Lynn Holland said...

Yes lots of pampering and cuddles for Rocky, bless him. Please give him a big hug from me. I still miss my beautiful KIKKI everyday so I know how he feels.
Lynn 25 xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Your sewing area looks lovely! I love the colors! Glad Rocky is enjoying the pampering. He looks really handsome! Happy WOYWW!
Hugs, peggy aplSEEDS@3

Queenie Jeannie said...

Your sweet doggie looks so handsome now! :D Great job on the sewing. I never learned how to do pin tucks but they seem pretty persnickety to me, lol! Have a great week & God bless!

Happy Crafting!
Jeannie #9

sandra de said...

Pampering always brings out the best in us. How cute is that pic of him sleeping in his little bed near you. Don't forget to post a pic of the finished tops.
sandra de @13

Cardarian said...

Hello and sorry I haven't been around for such a long time but hopefully I am back for good! Your top sounds so complicated but I bet it will be lovely! Your poor little dog must have gone thru quite some sadness but he looks good and happy now!
Lots of hugs,
Cardarian

Anne said...

Poor Rocky but pampering is always good and howovely he keeps you company. Your top sounds like a lot of work. Hope we get to see it finished. Anne x #40

pearshapedcrafting said...

Glad Rocky enjoyed a pamper session! The top sounds as though it will be really pretty - I love pin tucks! Thanks for your visit! Chrisx 43

Angela Coles said...

hello Annie. lovely fabric for your top, and those curtains are really pretty. I keep thinking about doing pin tucks on a top, but never get up the courage to do so.
Thank you for visiting my blog, and enjoy being with the twinnies today. Many blessings to you from Angela.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Oh, I'm glad Rocky (and you!) are doing ok after the loss of Wispa. Bless him, his eyes really are lovely :-)
I'm impressed with your sewing machinery..I've never used an overlocker, probably never will as I've no intention of making clothes for myself!!!
Hugs, LLJ 26 xx

Carmen said...

Rocky is gorgeous (My last cat was called Rocky, I miss him so much!) I'm glad he is feeling a bit better and that he is keeping you company too :)

Carmen x #53

glitterandglue said...

Great sewing, Annie. I see you are s busy as ever! Your little dog looks so cute with a haircut - glad he has found somewhere cosy to sit.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Lisca Meijer said...

I'm glad Rocky seems OK although his eyes look very sad (now I can see them). He is looking very smart indeed after his pamper event. It's nice he's seeking your company and I'm sure you're giving him lots of TLC.
The sewing looks good. Do you do the tucking in by hand? I used to do baby dresses with a particular tucking technique and that was done by hand...(in the old days though)
Have a good week, hope the weather isn't too bad,
Lisca#41

Christals Creations said...

Lovely to see some sewing on the sewing table. :)

lisa said...

I'm glad Rocky is being spoilt and enjoying Mum's company.
Good Luck with your sewing.
Hugs Lisax #68

trisha too said...

You are such a talented seamstress! Mr. Rocky is adorable, he does look more chipper after his spa day.

:)trisha
#67 this week with the
finished chair & a chalkboard

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Oh, bless Rocky, he's so cute! I'd like to have a dog or a cat to keep me company. It must be so calming to have him in your craft room. Happy WOYWW! zsuzsa @ InkyDinkyDoodle #34

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Your top is going to be lovely as evidenced by that very pretty fabric. Sweet little Rocky puppy definitely looks good with the new hair'do. How nice that he can hang out with you while you sew. Judy #79

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not playing this week, but stopped by to see what you were up to. Last Friday I was so sick, I didn't even bother getting out of bed. SO sorry to read about Wispa. Rocky really DID look forlorn. So cute that he wants to be near you. They tend to do that, don't they?

fairy thoughts said...

Hi Annie ... Glad to hear rocky is coping without wisps .... It's a horrible time but will get easier.
Everyone seems to be sewing this week .... Don't forget the sewing bee on Thursday evening ... Really looking forward to it
Janet @ 18

Angela Radford said...

Hi Annie, Maisie and Stan are sending big hugs to Rocky and advise him to make the most of any pampering he can get at this difficult time. I am sending you hugs because I know you will be missing her too, Angela x 33

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Annie, happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my desk. Wonderful that you've found time to start sewing you new tops - we'll want a modelling of them when they're finished. Rocky is so cute and looking fine with his trim and feeling secure keeping close to mum. Have a great week Cheers RobynO#20

Alexandra said...

Wonderful space you have. Do you really own 3 sewing machines?! hee I'm very sorry to hear of your doggie loss. Awww I'd be lost without my little guy. Hugs

Beth P said...

Hi Annie, I am sorry to hear about your loss! Our little fur babies do tend to wrap themselves completely around our hearts don't they?! I think it is something to do with the unconditional love the bestow upon us as well as the trust they put in us. I love Rocky's new hair cut, most handsome! :D I am drooling over your overlock machine right now, and wow, pintucks, you are brave! LOL!
Hugs and see you next week,
Beth P
#76 WOYWW

Kristiina Majuri said...

Your sewing table looks lovely. I'm guessing you have both an overlock and a coverlock? I have them both in the same machine, but it is hidden in a box, because I don't do as much sewing now as a few years ago.

Animals have the gift of living in the here and now, which means missing and wishing don't mean the same as for us. Happy WOYWW!

Kristiina #27

Twiglet said...

Better late than never - can't wait for you to get your sewing room all set up - what fun we will have!! AND you know you would love making those big curtains for me and save a fortune!! x

Chrysalis said...

Hi Annie - Rocky is a stunner with his new looks. Glad to hear he's beginning to get used to life now. It's so hard for all of you. Our Rosie drives me crazy but I know there'll be a time I'll really miss her. That top sounds very complicated - rather you than me! Hugs to you and Rocky, Chris # 11

Hettie said...

Aww bless. I think we use the same barbers! LOL!
xx

voodoo vixen said...

So sorry to read about Wispa, it is so very heartbreaking when you lose one of your furbabies. Hope Rocky settles into the new routine, he is obviously smart enough to know where you be most of the time by putting his bed in that spot!!

Lee said...

Just found your blog via Tilly Trotter.My heart breaks,your lil Rocky is so adorable look at those eyes.So sad we can't tell them when they lose their pals.He is so lucky to have such a loving owner.

glitterandglue said...

Popping back to say that, no, I don't have any extra hours in the week - it's just that, I don't actually do a lot of other things - like much housework. I do the essentials, then get on with being creative. Must get around to making a valentine card this week for You-Know-Who. Also been given the task of re-doing the church website - so that will take me beyond my comfort zone as I learn a new webhost site.... If I suddenly go grey that will explain it. Also, of course, I don't actually go out very far, very often, as I am here for John...
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #7

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Annie sorry for being so late.
Love the new top, pin tucks are tricky...but effective when done well.
Can't help wondering what the first machine is on your table, recognise the sewing machine and overlocker (which I have too) but not sure about the first one,...???
Happy very belated WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x