Wednesday, 4 July 2012


So here we are at another Wednesday and yet another world wide snoop round all the crafty spaces.  What am I going to share with you today?

The post man has brought me two more gorgeous ATCs this week.

24. from Sue
 25. from Fiona

Thank you both so much.  I love them.

My handsome son [yes if course I'm biased] and his gorgeous girlfriend have been away on holiday this week and while they were there he took her to the end of a pier looking out over the sea for a picnic and then proposed to her.  :-)

What an old romantic he is eh?  We are so very thrilled with the news and of course now have another wedding to plan.  :-)

Of course you have really come here to see my desk so this week that is what I'm gonna show you in all it's glory....and b****** curtains!

I have 4 pair of curtains to make for a caravan and 8 tie backs to go with them.  Of course they are only small curtains so not such a struggle as the big ones I get but there are 8 of them to make!
The eagle eyed of you might spot Mitzy monkey in the window soaking up the sun.  :-)  She likes to sit and watch me when I sew.

Well thats it from me for today.  I had a wonderful day with the twins yesterday so it's head down today to catch up with the sewing.  Hope you have enjoyed your visit and will leave me a little comment before dashing off over to Julia's.  I will do my best to pay you a return visit in between hems  :-)
Take care and have a great week.
Annie x


Tina Gilmore said...

I'm a bit blurry eyed this morning (only just got up!!!!) so had to look hard for Mitzy! Another wedding. how lovely for you, don't know where yo get your energy from. Perhaps we can catch up one day (soon), Thinking of you.

Twiglet said...

Lovely pic of that attractive couple - what a romantic young man!! Hope you soon whiz through those little curtains. x Jo

Neil said...

Hi there. Nice to pop in and see your creative world this week. I won't stay long; don't want to give you my cold! Hope you have a good creative week though.
Neil # 33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

My goodness but that's a beast of a sewing machine you have there!!! You could probably assemble a small car or boat using that thing! I hate, hate, hate doing curtains so am sending you lots of sympathy and chocolate. Has it got to you through the Interweb wires, yet?? No? It's on its way!! LOL
Hugs, LLJ #60
PS You made me laugh with your comment! He was wearing shorts, lol!!

jill said...

What a lovely romantic thing to do & congratultions to your son & partner on their engagement.
Happy crafting jill #43

Di said...

Ah, how romantic :) Many congratulations to both of them, lovely photo too.

Curtains? Eeek - still got all the headings and hem to do but no doubt you'll have them done super fast,

Am peeking at four, yes four, pairs of cargo trousers here to shorten for the Boss. :( Sigh.

Hugs, Di xx

KatzElbows said...

Congrats to the happy couple. And good luck with all those curtains. Rather you than me!

cheers, rachel #53

Ann B said...

I have a serious case of sewing machine envy, but I'll pass o nthe curtain making. Once made a pair of floor length brown velvet curtains (it was the '70s) and had to move all the furniture to do the cutting out - never again.
Congrats to your son and his fiancee, beats proposing in a kitchen hands down.
Ann B

Inkypinkycraft said...

Congratulations to your son, good luck with all the sewing! Trace x 52

lisa said...

Congrats to your Son and his girlfriend, Annie, that's lovely news and how exciting to have another Wedding on the cards.
Have fun with your curtains, lol.
Hugs Lisax #91

Neet said...

What a beautiful couple they are - more gorgeous grandees? (in time of course)
Love your sewing desk what's the little display square thingy on the wall please?
Must thank you for your header - it brightens up these wet dull days up north.
Hugs and thanks for visiting me - Neet #3 xx

Unknown said...

Hi Annie - congratulations to the handsome happy couple! You are going to be even busier - you had better hurry up with the curtains!! WOYWW Hugs Helen 64

Catriona said...

Congrats to happy couple. Annie, could you tell me where you bought the special curtain tape for the caravan curtains? We took delivery of a new'van recently and you could "spit peas" through the curtains. I promised to make new ones but can't find the special tape..Thanks.

sandra de said...

Congrats to the gorgeous couple. Lovely ATC's your have quite a collection. My mother made all my curtains she loved sewing, so I never had to do anything!! Probably why I spend so much time crafting.
Sandra @99

DIAN said...

Congratulations to the happy couple and to you as well. Another wedding, how wonderful.

Helen said...

many congrats to your son - what a lovely way to propose! sorry about the b... curtains but you shouldn't be so good at it!! Have a great day. Helen, 12

Angie said...

Its great to know romance is not dead ...congrats to them both.
Bet you cant wait to see the back of those curtains.
Jake is out of surgery ....Steve says he looks as though he has gone several rounds with a boxer ...they are waiting to hear the results of how well it went.

SueH said...

Oh Annie, another wedding to plan….your family sure know how to keep you on your toes don’t they.

You’re table is looking fit to burst too I have to say. At least the curtains are only small and you don’t have to cope with too much fabric in one go.

Happy Crafting!

Sue x
# 62
Glad you liked the ATC.

MrsC.x said...

2 sewing machines!! doubly jealous i havent even room for one!! lol
TFS Happy WOYWW xx Charlie.xx #72

Elizabeth said...

Hi Annie, more of the much-hated curtains ... they might be teeny-weeny but if you hate a job then nothing really improves it. Congrats to the happy couple ... they do make a handsome pair. Another wedding outfit to make and you've not even made the one for the upcoming wedding :) Rolled down and took a trip round your garden ... lovely photos and those roses are a treat. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW, Elizabeth x #85

Glenda said...

Congratulations to your son and future daughter! Lovely pictures. thanks for sharing! Glenda 100

House of Bears said...

Hello there from the Bears who blog, nice to see your work space.

Tammy said...

Congrats on the upcoming wedding! Good luck with your curtains. Looks like you've got a good start. Happy WOYWW! Tammy #106

Anne said...

Hi Annie congratulations to the happy couple - how lovely another wedding. I loved all the preparations when my son's were planning their weddings. I was locky in that I got on (and still do) well with my DIL's to be and was included in everything. Made the wedding cake for younger son. I hate sewing curtains - don't envy you at all. Happy WOYWW Anne x

Amanda said...

Congratulations to your son and his girlfriend, how exciting to be able to plan a wedding. Hugs, Amanda #56

akilli melek said...

wow, love your sewing machines. I bought myself a £30 one on gumtree last month. I have only got as far as making a new pillowcase/cushion cover (from a cheap tesco one) for Little Miss A. However, small steps. My next job is to make a neck roll for her to help her keep her head in line. might be asking for tips lol. thanks for popping by earlier
caroline (akilli melek) #86

mamapez5 said...

Congratulations to the happy couple!

I hate sewing curtains, but as my sister made them for a living, I rarely have to!
Glad you had a happy time with the twins. I'm still admiring your beautiful ATC. Thanks again.
Kate xx 130

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

So glad you like the ATC :o)
I don't envy you the curtains, but I would love to have somewhere to keep my sewing machine up all the time.

House of Bears said...

What lovely ATCs. We haven't made any for ages.

April said...

Awww how romantic indeed! Congrats to both of them! Looks like those curtains will keep you busy! x April #88

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Annie,

Oh yes, your son is quite handsome -- and his lovely fiance is very pretty too -- a nice pair!

The curtains look interesting - strips sewn together?

Thanks you for visiting me already. I was off celebrating my independence yesterday so am visiting today.

Kay #27

Carol said...

Many congratulations to the lovely couple on their engagement, wishing them a lifetime of happiness together.
Lovely ATCs.
Carol xx

peggy aplSEEDS said...

belated happy WOYWW! your desk is looking so busy! yes, aren't we all biased when it comes to our children. how exciting to have another wedding to plan!
thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

scrappymo! said...

Congrats to the happy couple. How romantic and sweet.

Your machine looks fab. Hope the curtains sew up quickly.

Off to read the gardening post...

Kezzy said...

Wow loads of curtains, believe it or not since doing the artsycrafts fabric book day (still not quite finished yet) I am hooked on fabric, I love going to our local fabric shop and buy the cut offs of curtain fabric etc. Congratulations to your son and his girlfriend. Love the ATC's, I have started making some spare now hoping to find somewhere to swap them lol. Happy woyww :-) Kezzy x