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Friday, 16 August 2019

This week's smiles....week 334

Another week and more smiles to share....I hope you have too.





Lexi has been helping her Daddy wallpaper Sam's bedroom....I used to love helping my Dad wallpaper so seeing her doing this made me smile.





Steve has been playing chef and making Salmon parcels for their tea.....I love seeing how they all like to cook.  Such independent children.





Yesterday, while weeding in our back garden Dod found this beast....it was huge so I googled it and this is what it should grow into.....




It's an Elephant Hawk's head moth and isn't it stunning?

Nature really is amazing.





I found this on Pinterest and it really made me chuckle.....getting fabric delivered while he's not here now is much harder now he's retired :-)

That's all my smiles for this week.  Please leave me a little message and then link up to your smiles below.  Lets all help to make the world a happier place.
Hugs,
Annie x

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

WOYWW...

Another week and my desk has seen some action this week but not just by me...



I had the company of these two gorgeous girls on Saturday so I let them loose in my sewing room with my boxes of craft supplies and oh wow they really made my heart sing. They loved rooting through it all are both very creative and love making things together.....I just know now why I never throw anything out that could be used again.  :-)





At the weekend Theo had an early  birthday present and as you can see it has two windows so this is what's on my desk today.....



….two little pairs of blue check curtains.  Now all we need are the two stretchy elastics to hang them on for him.

That's all from me for this week so if yo leave me a message to let me know you've called in I will pop over to yours to see what you've been up to.
Hugs,
Annie x

Friday, 9 August 2019

This week's smiles....week 333

Now that's a nice round number 333.  What a lot of smiles we've shared over the years too....keep them coming folks cos it sure makes the world a better place to be.

This week has been full of smiles for me so I've lots to share with you...

Sunday we had a ride out in the motor home to Bala and Biscuit bear posed for me to snap a pic looking out at all the people enjoying fun on the lake....we even saw a couple of dogs body boarding but Milly declined.







Amy's three have been enjoying days out in their camper van ....I love seeing them all playing together and doing just what children should be doing.




Steve has enjoyed a day's football training each week and this week he was asked to join in a special goal keeper's training session because the trainers can see a lot of potential in him....one very proud Nanny Annie here.






The twins and Theo have been away camping on the Welsh coast with their mummies this week....it sounded like they have had lots of fun together....if maybe not quite as much sleep as their mummies were hoping.



For her Dad's retirement Amy and family gave him a voucher to use at a really nice country pub which we enjoyed a meal at on Tuesday lunchtime this week...and the best thing is that it only used half of the voucher so we will be going back there soon to enjoy using the other half.  Thanks Amy and co. xxxx

We both had salmon and monk fish with new potatoes and salad for main then just had to enjoy one of their yummy desserts afterwards [I have to say mine was really yummy but a little too sweet for me so Dod had to finish it off for me...no hardship there].

Finally, last but by no means least was this thank you card I received this week.  It was so lovely to have feedback on a quilt I donated to raise money at our local children's hospice.  It was really nice to think my quilt had, in a small way, helped to raise such a huge amount for such a good cause.

That's all from me for this week.  If you can please link to your own smiles below and I will pop over to see what's been making you smile this week.
Hugs,
Annie x

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

WOYWW...

Happy Whizday to you all.  These weeks are flying by aren't they.  It's been a busier one for me at Sewing by Annie's.  I finished the quilt I'd been asked to make and can share it here as the recipient doesn't read my blog but it may be a while before I can add it to my Facebook page as it is being given as a gift....




I made quilts for the first two little girls in the family so it was really lovely to be asked to make another on for little Freddie.









Then it was back to bear making for me.  This one with an added tie and....






…..this one with a bright orange bow.


I was also asked to make a little cushion for the one bear using the logo off the gentleman's jacket.

I love all the little extra challenges I'm given and the pleasure it gives my customers when they see the finished items.

Thanks for calling by this week.  If you leave me a little message to let you know you've called by I will do my best to pay you a return visit.
Hugs,
Annie x

Friday, 2 August 2019

This week's smiles...week 332

Well, another week has flown by and here we are catching up with our smiles of the week.  As always I've had lots to smiles about so here's a few pics to share with you...








Our garden continues to keep producing blooms and making us smile.



With all the sunshine and rain we have been having our new raised vegetable bed is growing fast and, as you can see in the background, the tomatoes are ripening fast now.




This funny my son sent me this week
....do you think he's trying to tell me something?

That's all my shares this week.  Please leave me a little message so I know you've called by and, if you can, then link to your own smiles below.
Hugs,
Annie x


Wednesday, 31 July 2019

WOYWW...

A new post using a new laptop at the start of our new beginning....Hubby's retirement has started and he was presented with a new laptop for his retirement gift from the Company he used to work for so I have to learn how to use it....including a new photo programme too so here goes....

I have had the promise of several orders of bears to arrived this week plus I have been asked to make a special quilt for a new baby so I've been sorting out my fabrics in the colour range asked for and my desks today looks like this....

The request is for pale blues / greens and colours to go with them so I've sent pages of fabrics to my customer so she can choose …..she's not local so we will be organising it all over messenger but this will be the third quilt I've made for her so it's really lovely to get repeat orders as her new grandchildren arrive.  The first two were for little girls but this is for her first Grandson.

That's all that is on my desk for today but I will be busy getting to know this new laptop....we seem to be getting on well so far :-)  I also have an appointment at the dentist later so wish me luck as I hate dentists!

Hugs,
Annie x

Friday, 26 July 2019

This week's smiles....week 331

Oh what a week...there's been so much to smile about this week so here goes with the pics...


We spent the weekend trying out our new Motor home on a campsite in the Forrest of Dean and really loved it.....so did Milly :-)

I think she thought the new fixed bed was hers!




On the way home on Sunday my darling hubby surprised me by taking a detour past the little church in Upton Bishop where over 40 years ago my Mum and Dad were married.  Mum and Dad sadly lost their first little girl when she was only 13 months old and she is buried in the churchyard here too so it was a rather emotional visit but so lovely.....I'd only been there once before as a child but I remembered it so well.



Sunday evening we went to watch Lexi taking part at a dance performance of all ages.  She performed 2 tap and one ballet dance with her group and was a real little star.



Saturday there was a local music festival organised in aid of a cancer charity and Mark, Gina, Theo and some of their friends went.....I really love this photo.


This photo really made me laugh...Lexi is playing in a tray full of slime....rather her than me!!

While the twins were playing in their back garden they had some visitors.....





....In through their back gate waddled over 16 ducks from the pond over the road from their new house.  The twins feed them and they have become really tame and when they got up yesterday morning the bottom pic shows you who was waiting at their front door when the twins got up....think they were after their breakfast.


My last smile today is this one of Milly who had made herself comfy on Theo's booster cushion that I made him....she likes to make herself comfy anywhere :-)

That's my smiles for you this week.

I'm sure we will have lots to smile about over the weekend because it my darling hubby's last day at work today.....

Happy Retirement Doddy.  Love you lots and here's hoping we can enjoy many happy years together in the next phase of our lives.

Hugs,
Annie x

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

WOYWW...

Well, please don't blink or you will miss it today.  On my desk is pretty much nothing.  I'm guessing everyone is on holiday cos its been really quiet here at Sewing by Annie's since last Wednesday.....that is until yesterday and all I can say is it certainly wasn't quiet.  There were several cups of coffee/tea drank and there just might have been a few cakes eaten.  There were ladies that lunched and pretty well non-stop chatter.  Why? I hear you asking......we had a visit from our friend and yours, the one and only Margaret from Glitter and Glue fame.  She called by, picked me up and we joined that much older sister of mine for some really quality time together....it was so lovely to see her and we had such a good catch up that none of us even thought to take a photo....sorry.

So here's my desk....



The only thing waiting for me to do today is this pair of torn jeans needing patching and darning.

I will have the company of my darling hubby today too.....he now only has to work tomorrow and Friday and then he retires and I will have him as my full time assistant stuffing bears.
Hugs all,
Annie x