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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

WOYWW....

What a lovely week it's been with wonderful little treasures popping through my letter box each morning so I'm starting off with a lovely display of the ATCs I've had so far...

From left to right...
Top row with extra lovely cards...
  • Lisa 
  • Angela
  • Jan
  • Margaret
  • Neet
  • Anne
Bottom row...
  • Jo
  • Julia
  • Shaz
  • Lynne 



  •  Ann
  • Sandra de
  • Elizabeth 


We had surprised Margaret by sending her a couple of our ATCs and as she only had one ATC spare she sent that to us with a wonderful parcel of goodies for Jo and I to share.........then made another ATC for us and sent that too. She said she didn't want us falling out [as if we ever fall out hehehe]   :-) 






So girls I would like to thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.  I really appreciate the love and friendships we share even though many of you I've never met in real life....but hopefully that will change in September as I have put my name down to go to the crop in Llandudno.....I think Llandudno doesn't know what it's in for.  :-) :-)

The other pics of my desk are of a few of the things I've been up to this week....




At the back you can see my pile of pocket monsters has grown and at the front you can see 4 hand puppets I've designed and made this week.

And last but by no means least is my latest little school Memory bear I've made this week.  This one is very special to me because it's for the school our family have all gone to....in fact for over 150 years we had a member of our family in unbroken attendance.  My Grandma and all her siblings went there and when she left she became a pupil teacher there.  All her 7 children attended the school [including her youngest being our Dad] and one of those also became a pupil teacher there and many of the next two generations went there too.  When our son left [he's now 29] he was the last in the unbroken line [and I refused to have another just to keep the attendance going!!] so I wanted to leave a legacy behind for the school. I helped to make the contents for 24 story sacks each with the book characters to go in them [this included puppets, soft toys etc for each sack....and I think they are still being used today.  :-)


I hope you have enjoyed your visit today [and I've not bored you with my nostalgia].  If you can please pop over to Jo's blog today and leave her a get well soon hug as she has had an op this week and is hopefully getting lots of R and R to make a good recovery....I popped to see her yesterday with a few flowers and we decided she just might be able to audition for The Phantom of the Opera.....only joking sis you know I love you to bits xxxx
Hugs,
Annie

22 comments:

Twiglet said...

Lovely blog Annie - and that little bear certainly is special! Who is your little caterpillar friend on your header pic? - only just noticed him!! xx

Anne said...

Hello Annie. I made it this week :-) Beautiful ATC's, the bear is lovely. Great story re the school. I can't match that one. My son's went to our local school and then my nice went there and now my granddaughters attend. I like the continuity. Have a lovely week. Anne x #19

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You got a TON of wonderful ATCs. I really enjoyed seeing them and the cards. How awesome. I really LOVE your bear and your nostalgia. Had to laugh that you refused to have another child just to keep the attendance going. Smart decision!! Happy WOYWW from #5.

Kathyk said...

Fab ATC's, loving the bear too

Happy WOYWW

Kathyk
#21

lisa said...

What a lovely post, Annie. That's a great record of school attendance.
Your ATC's are beautiful, what a collection. Thank you so much for yours, it's been a real joy receiving them over the last few weeks. The post will seem very dull again now.
I'm off to say hello to Jo now.
Have a good week
Hugs Lisax #23

Lynn Holland said...

I love the school story Annie as there is one in our family too. Well Philips family really. Philip and his twin sister Elena went to St. Edwards then Elena's children went there, Elena worked as a cook, her daughter was a teacher there and then became deputy head and her husband works there and their children went there and so it goes on haha xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Annie, lovely collection of ATCs you have there. Thank you so much for the one you sent me it was just gorgeous. The teddy is a great idea, love him and I will pop over to see how Jo is. I hope one day to be able to meet all our Wednesday friends too. Happy woyww, Angela x14x

sandra de said...

Gorgeous collection of atc's and I love the story of you family/school connection. 150 years must be a record Wishing you a fun filled week.
sandra de @31

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, oh that is great news about the crop! Get to meet you after all this time. Happy Dance! There've been so many fab ATC's as always, so much time & love going in to them, isn't it wonderful? Loving the puppets, and what a connection to the school, real piece of family history. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

Neet said...

Lovely atc's and lots of lovely makes from you. Will definitely pop over to sisters, was going to anyhow. Hope she is resting!
Love to you and yours ,xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Llandudno isn't going to know what's hit it! Really looking forward to it 💖 Loving your makes and the story of the school 😊
Hugs, LLJ 11 xxx

Sarah Brennan said...

Hope Jo recovers from her op soon. What a lovely thought to create all those story bags and then the memory bear for the school. Although my boys went to the same school that their Dad, Uncle and older Cousin had attended, there was definitely a break between the generations. Lovely ATC collection too. Eva and I are keeping our fingers crossed for an away fixture on September 30th, so we can make the crop too. Happy WOYWW Sarah #8

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, you have got a lovely collection of ATCs. I don't like to pick out one but isn't the bee on Sanda de's just fabulous. Oh, and the little knitting pins are fab too. Margaret's story did make me laugh - she did send you lots of lovely goodies to share with Jo - and I did enjoy reading about your school and your families remarkable track record. Have a great week. Hugs, Ellie x #37

Bubbles said...

Oh, dear... how could you not have another child just to keep an unbroken record?! lol... I am joking of course :)
I adore the hand puppets - so much, I couldn't choose a favourite!

Have a great Wednes-YAY!

Bubbles #36
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Andrea said...

A fabulous collection of ATC's and cards Annie.Your little bear is os cute and what a great story that is a special school in your heart and I'm sure the bear will be well received and loved. I hope your sister is on the mend following her op and take sit easy. big hugs to you both andrea#27

okienurse said...

awesome post! Love all the ATC's! I got yours and Jo's but didn't remember to photograph them to share...It has been a busy week here. I will have the ATC's in the mail by the end of the week! I will get that done asap! Love all the pocket monsters and that bear is so cute! Hope you have a great week! Vickie #43

Lindart said...

Those puppets are so cute! I'm sure they will be loved by many children! Nice memories of your alma mater! Thanks for sharing, Lindart #41

Lm Collis said...

I love the story of your family's attendance at your local school and all the work you've put into keeping that alive, including your great memory best xxx have a good week, hugs, Lynne xxx #30

Lm Collis said...

I love the story of your family's attendance at your local school and all the work you've put into keeping that alive, including your great memory best xxx have a good week, hugs, Lynne xxx #30

craftyani said...

Love your posts Annie also read your Friday smiles. You are so lucky to have a big family, but I count myself blessed with my one grandson, if it wasn't for IVF I wouldn't have him. Anickana#4

May said...

Gorgeous ATC's Love the hand puppets I can't wait to make things like this ... Beautiful work... Still learning this new world of sewing... after paper crafting for years now decided I really need a change... Enjoying the stitch world so much... The bear is Fantastic... You clever lady... Have a happy week ahead... MAY#13

Katie @ Arnold's Attic said...

Fabulous post,
Sorry for the delay in commenting, laptop trouble. It's died on me and I'm in a bit of a flap.
On a positive note, my Dear Husband plans to buy a replacement for me.
Katie #33