Friday 27 May 2022

This week's smiles....week 474

 It's been such a lovely week with happy mail coming through my door each week from the WOYWW ATC swap and it's been a busy week too...

Sunday I went with my hubby and big sister Jo to the theatre in Shrewsbury to see....

Paul Merton and impro chums.  The show was brilliant with lots of clever improvisation between them all.  We are so lucky to have such a fab theatre in Shrewsbury.

Sunday we were back at the theatre because Lexi was taking part in a dance show.  She was in 6 group dances and was supposed to be doing a duet with her best friend but sadly her friend had Covid so she stepped up and performed the dance as a solo.
Talk about emotions....she was brilliant and performed with such confidence.
It has been so lovely watching her develop from a little shrinking violet at the back of the groups to be now dancing at the front of the stage and even performing a solo.....such a proud Nanny and Grandad.

Monday night we went to watch Stephen play the pouring rain.  It's what you do as proud grandparents and he plays in goals and made some brilliant saves.

Tuesday, while our men went to Arsenal training ground as prize draw winners, I joined Gina for the day.  We did a bit of shopping, and were ladies that lunch....with little Louie.  He was a real star.  I was able to proudly push the pram around [it's a bit like a zimmer frame :-) ] and so many folk commented on how gorgeous he was.....special memories made.

Finally a few funnies....

...and a few more :-)

...and last but not least.  I seem to find so many funnies at the mo and know you like to see them.

Please leave me a comment so I know you've called by and then link up to your own smiles below.  Have a great week.
Annie x

Wednesday 25 May 2022


 Good morning all.  It feels a bit like the morning after the night before this week.  What a wonderful week of celebrations we had last week....and I'm going to share pics of the ATCs I've received so far [I know Jo has some for me so I will share those next week].

I've had so many little works of art through my letter box.

Many thanks to...











and Jan

They are all so very different but each one is made with love and I will treasure them so thank you from the bottom of my heart.

The only other thing I have to share with you this week is a lovely new hang about I made to match my cushion.  My old one was looking very old and tired and it really wasn't until I had taken it apart to reuse the sand etc that I realised just how much I use it....I kept going to drop my snippets of thread in it!!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Many thank again to those who have sent love and friendship through my letterbox.  I really do appreciate it all.


Annie x

Friday 20 May 2022

This week's smiles...week 473

 Another week has flown by and it's been another one filled with smiles...

Last Sunday Mark and Gina had a wedding to go to and no children were invited [apart from breast feeding babies] so Theo came to us for the day...and what a lovely day we had.  He really loves crafting with us so the table was filled with stash and we had a fun time.

Gina had managed to express some of her milk so I was able to feed Louie on one of their visits...there's nothing quite like that close up feeling with a baby....he feeds well from a bottle so it's lovely that daddy is able to experience that closeness from time to time.

I was treated to a bunch of flowers by one of my customers this's so special when they go above and beyond being grateful for what I do....they were just too pretty to not share them with you.

We have had a new greenhouse this week and after hubby built it in the garden he has now filled it with our tomatoes.  I love being able to potter in a's only 4'x6' but that's plenty big enough in our little garden.

Talking of the's the latest collage of our garden flowers.  Just look at the size of the Peony blooms now...they are soooooo heavy too.

And finally I'm finishing off with some funnies.  I really hope you all have a wonderful week filled with smiles and can share some of yours by linking up below.


Annie x

Wednesday 18 May 2022

WOYWW...13th Year Celebrations

 It's been a manic week here for me but I have still managed to make my ATCs for the swap...I think Jo has a list of the ones wanting to swap because we are both sending them out together. 

Since last week I have....

Made this lovely Memory bear out of a wonderful husband's favourite shirt.

Made these three Memory dogs in memory of a 19 year old little dog that died of old age but was a very special friend for it's owner.  They are made out of the dogs toys and blankets.

Made this Memory cat in memory of a much loved Mum.  I was asked to put a lock of her hair inside when I stuffed it so I made a little fabric heart shaped pocket to keep it safe inside.

On top of all that I have 

  • shortened 5 shirts, 
  • let out 3 pair of trousers,
  • shortened a coat,
  • put a zip in a gents hoody
  • and adjusted a pair of surgical support pants [yes I do get asked to do all sorts here].
I have also..

Raised both these two bridesmaids dresses at the shoulders and shortened the one.

My next job is to shorten the 4 hems on this gorgeous prom dress so that's what I will be busy doing today plus...
  • I have more memory bears on their way and 
  • another dress coming for me to work my wonders on this morning.

As you can see the fun never ends here for me and, as always, it never rains but it pours.  I will do my best to call on as many as I can this week but for now...
Happy 13th year celebrations to you all and here to many more.  Thank you all for the love and friendship over the years.
Annie x

Friday 13 May 2022

This week's smiles.....week 472

 Here we are at another catch up of the smiles from the last week.

Here is a collage Gina made to celebrate the first month of life with little Louie....can you believe that it's a month since he arrived?

He's brought so many smiles to our family.

Here's my collage of the latest blooms in our garden.  It just keeps on giving and I know some of you enjoy seeing it.

Now here are a few funnies from the week.  It's a quick post from me for this week because of my heavy work load but I hope you have found something to make you smile and will leave me a little message to let me know you've called by and will link up to your own smiles below.


Annie x

Wednesday 11 May 2022


 Hello all.  Did you miss me?  I was MIA last week while we had a few days away in our motor home on a wonderful, adult only campsite in was one of the many Tranquil Sites that can be found around the country and it was simply perfect.

I'm back this week and have been playing catch up with all my sewing.'s been coming out of the woodwork this week so I've been kept very busy.

These are the latest 3 Memory bears I've made but still have two on my desk waiting to be made and many more due to come very soon.

These three were made from a Grandma's favourite jumpers/tops.

I was asked to repair a seam on a settee but as you can see it would only stand on it's end in our hall because of it's size and I had to sewing it by hand, with a curved needle and using extra strong thread.....never again I say!!

I have also, in my spare time, been working on my ATCs for the up and coming swap.  I have made about a dozen so am willing to swap with anyone wanting to [first come first served].  Jo and I will be sending our swaps together to save on postage so please anyone who wants to swap please send ours to either Jo or I...we wont fall out as to who gets them :-)

Please send your addresses to to save me hunting out the details.

That's all from me for this week but I must say the system here has been playing up for sending comments and there have been several blogs that I have visited that wouldn't let me leave a comment....I promise I do try.


Annie x

Friday 6 May 2022

This week's smiles...week 471

 Hello all.  I was MIA this Wednesday because we were making memories and sharing lots of smiles.

We had our first trip out in our motor home for a long time.  We went for a long weekend to a beautiful, adult only campsite in Llanidloes, mid Wales.

It was a spotless, well run site that we could highly recommend if you're ever in the area and while we were there we went to Clywedog dam and these photos were taken at the side of the reservoir where we stopped for lunch.....stunning views.

Our little fur baby, Milly came with us of course and here she is sleeping off one of her many walks....she loves this camping life.

Whilst we were away Mark and Gina had a photo shoot with the boys and I've been given permission to share a few of their gorgeous photos with you.

Here's my latest collage of the flowers around our garden this week and...

...the wisteria needed a photo of it's own...I so wish you could smell it.

Finally here's a couple of collages of funnies that I've found this week.  Hope they make you chuckle.

I hope you have found something to make you smile and will share your smiles by linking up below.


Annie x