I Will Be Away For A While.


I will be taking a little blogging break, not through choice, as I have to go into Hospital this morning for an operation.  I am hoping that I will only be in for a few days but it is then a six week recovery, again I am hoping that things will go a little quicker!

So much for my two weekends of Quilt Retreat at Home!!!!!  I will make up for it later in the year!

I will be back as soon as I can. 

Hugs, Susie xx


It’s Friday!


It’s Friday, do the Snoopy Dance!!!!  It has been a busy old week but we got through it!!!  What are your plans for the weekend? 


This was Treacle very early this morning, after DH left for work and whilst I was drinking my tea!!  She is very much a snuggle monkey!!  We were catching up on what had happened overnight at the Winter Olympics.   We love the Ski Jumping, Luge, Skeleton, Bob Sleigh.  The Skiing, Ice Skating, Speed Skating and Biathlon. 


Sleepy head!  She has already been out and had her breakfast so is all set until lunchtime!!!!


She has actually moved and come into the sewing room with me.  She is very much of the opinion that you need as much sleep as possible!!!!  She did go out at lunch and had her biscuit, so does not need anything now until dinner time!!! 

I will hopefully show you later what I have been working on in the sewing room.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx

Thursday Things.


It has been like this for the last few days at home!!!  Grocery shopping is done, washing/ironing done, house cleaned and done, cooking done; you name it, its been done and all my work!!!  Yep I am tired but I am pleased and everything has been ticked off my list!!!! 

I had some vouchers left from Christmas so ordered a few books on Amazon.


One of my aims after finishing the UFO’s is to make a scrap quilt and I saw this and thought this would be ideal for me.  It is a hardback and has lots and lots of ideas for using up all those scraps.  FarmQuilter gave me the tip of cutting them into various sizes and sorting by colour which I think I will do.  At the moment they are just in one of my huge clip boxes any old how!!!!


I saw this and thought this would be a great idea not just for me but for making gifts too.  I have a few of the Love to Sew books and think they are great and the projects are very easy to follow and it was not a lot of money!


Of course Amazon being Amazon they then show you other quilting things you might like (!) and this came up and I thought it would be a good idea.  It is a book to record the details of quilts you have made with room for photographs (it is a soft back) and I thought great way of keeping the details.


I just had to have this.  It is the last ever season of Grimm which only had 13 episodes in instead of the usual 24.  As you know it is one of my most favourite TV shows.  I usually have a DVD playing whilst I am sewing and am at the moment working my way through the other series of Grimm. 

I hope you are having a Thrilling Thursday.  It’s Friday tomorrow!!!

Hugs, Susie xx

A Valentines Wednesday Wag!


Well it is something called Valentine’s Day today not that I know much about it!!!  There seems to be a lot of red things around and cards and flowers, but I don’t think I need to be doing anything about it!!!  Now what is that thing above my head in my picture?


Mom made pancakes last night.  She has a new batter bowl which she got for Christmas and it made making the pancakes really quick as she was able to pour the batter straight from the jug.  She loves the blue of the bowl, me not so much!


It has been doing this all day today so my trips outside have been extremely short but Mom has been on hand with a nice warm towel to dry me when I got in, it is also very cold today!!!  When Daddy left early this morning and I had been out I went straight back to bed and snuggled with Mom until she go up. 


I hope everyone has a lovely Valentine’s Evening and much woofy love to all our Followers and Readers. 


I’m Loving It!


I Want to Believe

You know that I am a huge X Files fan and I have just watched Episode 2 of Series 11 and I am loving it!!!  Why, why, why they didn’t do more episodes than the ten in this series I don’t know especially as Gillian Anderson has said she will no longer do any more series!!!!

DH and The Boys bought me the box set of the original series on DVD so I am able to watch those any time I want and I just love it.  I know those of you who don’t like scary things will not like the show but over the past twenty four years I think it is one of the best written/directed/acted shows ever on TV.  I will be buying this series on DVD when it is out.

The Truth is Out There!

Hugs, Susie xx


Pancake Day!

The one day of the year when DH and The Boys don’t want to be bothered with a main meal, although I make them have something, all they want to eat are Pancakes!


Our lot prefer to have just the pancakes with orange juice and sugar.  I prefer to have them with some maple syrup and I must admit that I love pancakes with savoury fillings too!!!

I am sure I have told you the story of DH when he was little with his best friend in their kitchen and his Mom just making pancake after pancake and he thinks they got through at least twenty each!!!  I, however make one batch of batter and once its gone, its gone!!!  Also because of my Scottish heritage I also make Scotch Pancakes or as I my Grandma called them drop scones, but DH prefers the thinner crepes style.

I have quite a bit of cooking to do today and then I will make the batter for later.  Treacle usually gets the last little pancake from the end of the batter in her bowl!!!!

Happy Shrovetide everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx


The Royal Shrovetide Football match in Ashbourne between the Up’Ards and Down’Ards which they believe began in 1667.  It is played on Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday and begins at 2.00pm each day until 10.00pm at night!  All the shops and businesses in the centre of Ashbourne are closed and boarded up for the two days and the game rages around the market town!!  As you can imagine there are not many rules and it is quite violent.  A friend who was born in Ashbourne, one of the criteria, played for a number of years and had several injuries from it until his wife said that was enough!!!!!

A Great Weekend.

I was lucky enough to be in on Friday and able to watch the Opening Ceremony for the Winter Olympics.  I thought it was very well done, except for the four trying to sing “Imagine” by John Lennon!!!! 

I thought the black and white tiger was beautiful and I love that he is the mascot for the games.


The British Team entering the arena.


The Drones creating the Olympic rings.


I absolutely loved Sumi Hwang’s dress whilst she was singing the Olympic anthem.  I think she must have been wearing several layers under it to stay warm.


The Olympic Flame lit for the duration of the Games.

Friday we had an evening in and Saturday we got some jobs done and Saturday evening we were out for dinner with friends who moved house just before Christmas. It was a great evening.  We were there with two other couples so eight for dinner and we have known them all for thirty years and it was a fun evening.  In fact when we looked at the clock it was 1.50am when we left but if felt like only about 11.00pm. 

Yesterday again we were getting jobs done and DH tidied the garage.  Youngest has bought himself another little car which he is going to do up and take to car shows, hence DH tidying the garage so it can go in there.  I spent the afternoon quilting. 


I saw on Amy’s Blog (Sew Incredibly Crazy) she has started a new BOM “It’s a “Wild” Life” running from this month until January 2019.  The pattern is free for the month it is in but after that it is a small fee.  I have never taken part in one of these and thought it would be a great idea to try and I have made the block for February (I will take a picture and let you see tomorrow).  If you want to play along go via the button on my blog and it will take you to Amy’s blog. 

It is looking like it is going to be a very busy week.

IMG_1211Treacle is ready to help, after she has had her forty winks of course!!!

Hugs, Susie xx