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Wednesday, 20 June 2018

WOYWW.....

I'm back.  Did you miss me? We travelled north to spend a week's holiday catching up with two very special friends....



Yes it's our very own blogging friend Elizabeth and her lovely hubby.  We stayed in a really lovely holiday cottage just 10 mins away from where they live up in Scotland so we able to spend several very happy days together during the week.  Of course this is another of those wonderful and very special friendships made thanks to our Wednesday blogging.
We shared much chatting, laughter, cakes and, oh yes, ice cream....Ellie made me eat it honest!


Whilst up there Ellie sorted me out some fabrics suitable for making more bags for Margaret's charity and her Daughter also gave me a bag of curtains that I can use too.
When I caught up with Jo on Monday she also gave me a lovely piece of fabric Maxine had found for me to use too so I now have this huge pile of fabrics to use over the coming weeks/months.


I doubt I will get many bags made this week though because my customers had missed me last week and by 8.45 on Monday I'd already had the arrival of the maroon prom dress to shorten and later in the day the two navy bridesmaids arrived needing Annie's magic.


Jo also brought me a bag of school uniform from her friends daughter wanting Memory bears making......


......and you all know just how much I love making my bears so here's the finished trio of bears.

They are for three children leaving their school in Jordon to take with them when they start their new school in Texas.....I'm conquering the world folks!!!





That's all from me for today.  I have 2 customers both posting fabrics to make 4 Memory bears for each of them plus another bridesmaid coming later today and numerous others coming this week with various jobs....cos they couldn't get last week so if I don't manage to call in to say hello to many this week please forgive me.  
I hope you all have a wonderfully creative week.
Hugs,
Annie x

19 comments:

Helen said...

Glad you've enjoyed a lovely break and met with Elizabeth too.... looks like you're going to be very busy now you're home! Happy WOYWW Helen #3

Twiglet said...

Plenty to keep you out of mischief there Annie! I love the Viking! xx Jo

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Yes, I missed you and should have known when you didn't post on Wed last week, that you would be gone for Friday Smiles. But, my blond hair must have been showing (grin). You will be very busy now yiu are back. If not with customers, with those bags you will be making. Happy WOYWW from #1.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Isn't that Viking Magnificent! Glad you had fun whilst away, happy times with crafty friends sounds like the perfect combination.
Looks like you have LOTS to keep you busy, it's wonderful to see how you recycle all those unwanted fabrics.
Happy Crafting and Thank you for sharing WOYWW.. You know how much I love those bears.
Tracey #4

Sarah Brennan said...

So glad you had such a great time and rest catching up with Elizabeth, Annie. You seem to have got right back into the swing of work though. Love the memory bears; world wide fame is well deserved! Have a good week. Sarah #19

Lunch Lady Jan said...

So glad you had a wonderful week up North! And wow, didn't you strike lucky with the weather? Your certainly going to be kept busy over the next few days with all those jobs coming in - don't forget to sleep!!
Hugs LLJ 11 xxx

glitterandglue said...

Morning Annie. Oh my - what a pile of fabric - the children in Uganda won't know what's hit them when those fabrics are made into bags for their Bibles. Thank you! In advance - lots of time before the next team go out - probably July 2019. I think this year's team are beginning to panic because of their luggage capacity!! But they do have 40Kgs each!!!
So glad you had a good time with Elizabeth and hubby - the weather looked good too.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #2

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Annie, how fab to get to spend time with Elizabeth. I do so love this community here. Great bears, and in the USA too-thats fantastic. Your poor sewing machine will be gasping by the weekend. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #6 XxX

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, I read your post even before I wrote mine so you will see that I just had to quote what you had to say about me encouraging you to be naughty. I didn't quite realise how humongous that pile of stuff was - no wonder Doddy complained. It should keep you busy in your idle moments for some time :) :) :) Hugs, Ellie xxx #30

Catriona Mason said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday in my home town. Wish I had known you were staying so close-I would love to meet you in real time! I regularly go to Mandors on the bus as I have my bus pass and it only takes twenty minutes from Hamilton. I’d have led you into even more temptation with cake as Glasgow has some lovely coffee shops. Busy as usual, I see, but I know that’s how you like it.x

Catriona Mason said...

Sorry, Annie, that should say home country not town.

Caro said...

I do love your bears... trying to persuade Tim to let me order one for Alex as he finishes primary school this year - mind you his sweatshirts are in such a state I'm not sure they would make pretty bears! So lovely to see a photo of you and your other half - it looks like you had gorgeous weather. Caro (back in blogland!) x #24

Kelly said...

So happy you enjoyed your visit. Looks as if the two of you had fun and I'm sure the hubby's got on well. Cute bears! Love the idea. Creative Blessings! Kelly 336

SumBunneh said...

Sounds like you had a lovely break.. your makes are so beautiful.. yay for more fabric to play with too!

Sumbunneh hugs x
Erika #7

Lillianb said...

glad you had a lovely time its always nice to meet up with friends,

Lilian B #14

Neet said...

Now they are Travelling memory bears! Good luck to them!
Love the photo of Elizabeth and hubby, what is that statue they are in front of please?
Love your header - so colourful and shouting "Summer" to us all.
Take care, Hugs, Neet 5 xx

Angela Radford said...

Hi Annie, pleased you had a good time and of course we've missed you! Bet you've got loads of catching up to do too. We've been out at the Lincolnshire show all day today so it will probably take me days to catch up with the visits. Thanks for the visit to mine and have a very happy WOYWW, Angela x22x

Hazel said...

Those bears are so beautifully made and so cuddly. Glad you had a super time meeting up with Elizabeth and hubby. Thanks for sharing today - Hazel, WOYWW 472 #17 xx

Heather Marshall said...

Hi Annie, I'm glad you had a lovely time visiting Elizabeth. Your memory bears certainly are popular, and I can understand why! Have a lovely creative week Heather x #13