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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

WOYWW.....

Here we are at another Wednesday catch up with our friends and their creative spaces around the world.....I love seeing what you've all been up to.

It's been another manic week here at Sewing by Annie's since last Wednesday...
  • We were out Thursday night enjoying some quality time together with my life long friends to celebrate her 60th Birthday...she has moved recently to Chirk which is just 40 mins away from us so we hope to catch up on a more regular basis from now on.
  • Friday night was our son Mark's 30th birthday party....it was an 80s / 90s themed fancy dress party and I hope to share some pics with you on my Friday smiles post so if you need a giggle then please pop back then and why not share your own smiles too and link up with us?
  • Saturday morning was supermarket shopping and then in the afternoon we had our daughter Amy and her three here for a couple of hours.
  • Sunday morning we enjoyed a walk around Attingham Park with Milly....she loves catching up on all the doggy news with the many dogs that walk there.  In the afternoon we enjoyed the sunshine and had a good tidy up in the garden ready for winter.
  • Monday it was back to work for a rest and this is what I've been sewing......


A friend of our daughter Amy gave me a bin bag  filled with old jeans because she felt I might make use of the denim so as a thank you I made a memory bear out of one of the pairs for her 6 year old little boy.....washed denim really is lovely to sew with and it made a really lovely little bear.

One of my customers brought me a pale blue cardigan and a navy cardigan that used to belong to her one Grandma and a beautiful cream embroidered nightie that used to belong to her other Grandma and these are the two Memory bears I've made out of them for her.  Both very different but they hold very special memories of the two much loved ladies.



The other thing on my desk is this selection of fabrics that I have sorted out to make a lap quilt out of for an elderly aunt who will be celebrating her 100th birthday just after Christmas.....I may add/edit them yet before making the quilt but thought these were rather pretty.




That's all I've got to share for today so if you leave me a little message so I know you've called in I will do my best to pay you a return visit to see what's on your desk this week....and don't forget to call back on Friday for your smiles of the week and join in the fun if you can.
Hugs,
Annie x

18 comments:

Twiglet said...

So many lovely things to look at. Your denim bear is fab - I bet he is lovely to hold too - old washed denim is so soft. The pair bears are beautiful and such lovely momentoes. xx jo

Neet said...

Your bears are adorable, glad you got to make the denim ones, hope they sell for you. (the denim ones)
Gosh what a busy week - but how rewarding to spend time with friends celebrating birthdays - such happy times.
Have a good week
Hugs, Neet 12 xx

Lanniesmum said...

Love all the bears, Annie. All the volunteer tutors at R:evolve use denim for a lot of Projects because we get given such a lot! The fabrics are lovely, but personally I would stick to the florals and not include the spotty one. I still have my DH shirty one to quilt but I'm backing with fleece so won't take long when I finally get started. Happy sewing. Catriona

Anne said...

Hello Annie. I just love your bears. What a lovely week you have enjoyed. Thanks for visiting me. I am hopeful that one of these weeks my post will just be full of good news, surely I must be due a good week lol. Take care Anne x #16

sandra de said...

Your memory bears are such a lovely creation and to think you give those memories a whole new life.
sandra de

glitterandglue said...

Morning Annie. Lovely little bears - they really are very cute. Fancy doing another garden tidy?? Don't know when I shall get around to mine!
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #3

lisa said...

You've certainly been busy, Annie. I love all your makes and what a lovely idea to make a quilt for a 100th birthday, I bet it will be beautiful and much treasured.
Have a good week
Hugs Lisax #18

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I do like your printed fabric combo, that'll make a beautiful quilt for your aunt - something pretty and useful, the best sort of prezzy! And as for pics from Mark's party, I've seen the one of Jo on FB - go girl, is what I say!! You looked pretty in pink too :-D
Hugs LLJ 13 xxxx

Sarah Brennan said...

Hi Annie, I've already seen the pictures thanks to Facebook. It looked like everyone had a great time at the party. Such a cute denim bear, he really looks soft and cuddly. Happy WOYWW Sarah #23

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh Annie, I had to play catch up and started with the Greek statue, I can hardly type !! Love your posts and lots of fun things you have shared. Needless to say I've not been blogging much, just LOTS going on. I love the fact you recycle treasures into loving memories. Wish your aunt a wonderful 100th birthday. What a milestone. Have a fun week..made a note on a Friday visit.

CraftygasheadZo said...

You are such a clever lady. Love your bears. Thank you for your lovely kind words you left me. Take care Zo xx 26

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, those bears are lovely, as always. How fantastic to reach 100!I'm sure the lap quilt will be perfect for her. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

Helen said...

already looking forward to Friday, now we have the promise of great pics too! love the bears. Helen #4

Ellie said...

Oh my goodness you are so talented, the memory bears are soooo cute. Such a kind gift to give.
I am very happy to meet you. have a good week.
Ellie #35

Angela Radford said...

Hi Annie, more gorgeous bears. Your week sounds very familiar. The dogs are funny when they are out in the park and do seem to relate to other dogs they see regularly. Have another lovely week. I'm off to the NEC tomorrow. Happy woyww, Angela x11x

Shoshi said...

Annie, I've never heard of a memory bear, but what a simply gorgeous idea! So nice to be able to repurpose something of such sentimental value and give it a whole new lease of life in a way that it can be truly appreciated. The original owners of the garments would be so thrilled, I am sure!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #5

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm not playing in WOYWW, but I didn't realize Leah was going to offer Art Every Day Month this year, so I will be making art every day I can. I'm afraid I will have to put Friday Smiles on hiatus until December, unless I see that other AEDM players are not posting something made that specific day (like the photos I share each Friday). But, I'll definitely be back the first Friday in December.

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Annie, I love the idea of your memory bears! I wish I'd have thought about something like that when my mother died 29 years ago ... would have been a lovely keepsake. Have a lovely week, Heather #7