Wednesday, 6 April 2022


 Oh what a week I've had since I was here last Wednesday.  We had to run Gina to hospital to be monitored again last Friday but thankfully all was well and she was allowed home again.  Sadly our son Mark has now tested positive for Covid and now has to test negative before he can go with Gina to hospital for the birth of their baby....please keep everything crossed for them as I really don't want him to miss all the excitement. [I may be called upon to be Gina's birthing partener if Mark is still testing positive.]

Last Wednesday I was expecting a bag full of factory trousers needing new zips and by Friday afternoon they looked like this...

All finished...
  • New zips fitted to 24 pair of trousers
  • 2 pair of trousers repaired and 
  • a white coat seam repaired
I do have a wonderful hubby who helps by removing some of the old zips and Gina sat and removed one for me on Friday morning too....we make a great team.

I also had orders from two customers for my Memory characters come in so, as I had so much work to do I spent the weekend cuttings out...
  • 1 Monkey
  • 1 Cat
  • 1 Dog and 
  • 4 Bears [quite a menagerie!!]
Most of them needed reinforcing with interfacing too so that meant cutting them each out twice of course!

I spent all day Monday making up the 7 Memory characters to the point that they just needed faces, ribbons and 4 of them were to have personalised labels made.

I know it's my day off on a Tuesday but as today I have 3 bridesmaid fittings booked in I spent yesterday finishing off the monkey, cat, dog and 2 bears for my one customer and....

...two Memory bears for another customer.

Both customers were repeat orders and that always makes my heart sing. 

On top of all that sewing I have also replaced a zip in a pair of jeans and tapered the legs on another pair of I always say it all comes at once. :-)

I will be busy today with the 3 bridesmaid fittings and all 3 dresses will need 3 layers shortening so my busy week continues. If you leave me a little message I will do my best to pop over to yours to see what you've been up to this week.


Annie x


Helen said...

wow, what a week, so much sewing! I hope all goes well with Mark and he tests negative in time to be with Gina, not long now..... Happy WOYWW and stay safe. Helen #1

Twiglet said...

Fantastic work Annie and that menagerie is wonderful! xx Jo

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Annie, it never fails to amaze me how busy you always are and what pleasure I'm sure your work must bring to people. Thanks for the lovely comment over at mine and wishing you a very happy woyww, Angela x14x

Lynn Holland said...

I need a lie down just reading about what you’ve been upto Annie haha.
Fingers crossed all works out well and as it should.
I’ll be thinking of you all xxx

Neet said...

I felt my reading accelerating as i read all you had done over the week. A very busy time for you one way and another.
I will include, in my ever growing prayer list, your son, Mark, as it would be awful if he missed the birth of his baby. What a horrible thing this covid is one way and another.
Take care yourself, Hugs, Neet 3 xx

Tracy said...

Annie you are AMAZING ... what a week you have had! Here's to Mark testing negative for the birth 🙏 wishing him and Gina all good things for the coming birth of their little miracle 💛 sending love and hugs Tracy #15 xxxx

Diana Taylor said...

Well I don't know how you do it! All those zips, what an amazing achievement in such a short time, and all those gorgeous little memory animals - I adore the monkey, his little smiley face just makes me want to smile back! I hope your son recovers very quickly and is soon testing negative - what a tense time for you all.
Have a good week,
Diana xx #13

Crafting With Jack said...

That cake looks very tasty in your previous post! I do hope your son tests negative soon. I was with my daughter when she gave birth (her husband was there too). Amazing experience. Happy WOYWW. Angela #5

Lynnecrafts said...

Fingers crossed for Gina and Mark, Annie. Your bears , rabbit and cat are lovely but the monkey is especially cute!
That’s a lot of sewing to do in a week!
Take care and happy WOYWW
Lynnecrafts 2

Sarah Brennan said...

SOunds like you are so busy sewing Annie - no wonder you had to work on your day off. I do hope that Mark tests negative in time to be there for the birth. Stay safe and Happy WOYWW. Sarah #4

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Oh my goodness Annie! It's like you have a factory going on there! The amount of work you do amazes me every time - you must be very quick! Hope it all goes well for Gina and Mark - Covid is the last thing they needed around this time. I would be useless as a birthing partner, I'm afraid - I would need to be wiped from the floor, but I'm sure you'll rise to the occasion if need be. Thanks so much for your visit and kind words earlier. Wishing you a lovely week - I hope you can relax a little as well. xx zsuzsa #16

Lindart said...

My goodness! You are so busy! That's an amazing amount of things to get done - I could never do it all! The animals look lovely, I didn't know you did cats as well! What a great way to memorialise a treasured cat who has passed. Have a great week, hope everything works out for your daughter and that her hubby gets to attend the birth! Lindart #22