Monthly Archives: March 2011

Mug Rugs

I have seen these on several sites in blogland and thought they looked so cute.  So with the fabric I got for Christmas from the Boys I thought I would make a couple to see how they turned out.  What do you think?
I now plan to make more as they seem like great gifts with a Christmas mug and some homemade cookies.  I thought I had better start now rather than wait until nearer Christmas as it usually gets very busy and my good intentions of homemade gifts goes out the window.
I also have an idea for Eldest son for a mug rug but will show that when it is done.

Susie x

Sewing Weekend

I had a great weekend sewing.  The Boys were out swimming and skiing (not snow dry slopes) but that meant I had the house to myself.  Well Treacle and I had the house to ourselves.  She spent the two days  in her basket asleep, whilst I was busy sewing.  The weather was not good!
Anyway I finished my bag and started a new project, a sewing machine cover.  I use my desk, which is really for work, for sewing and my machine gets dusty so I thought it was a good idea.
What always amazes me is how long it takes to cut out the material.  Especially when you need lots of little strips and squares and oblongs.
I will show you the finished product when I have done, hopefully by the end of the week.
Susie x

Even Treacle is Spring Cleaned!

Never let it be said that I don’t spring clean everything, including our Airedale Terrier Treacle!  Yes she went for an haircut.  Now what you have to realise is that every time I do this the weather goes from being really nice and quite warm for spring, to cold!  Of course that means shes cold!  But doesn’t she look cute. 
I also spring cleaned her beds and she was most annoyed with me so when her bed quilt was washed and dried I had to give it her back until the cover was dry!
She’s still cute though!

Susie x

Spring has sprung!

This is the view from my den window yesterday morning and isn’t it wonderful.  I have all the windows open to let the fresh air in and the temperature is going up and at lunch it was really warm.  I took a cup of tea out and sat on our bench and it was lovely.
DH also saw some new born lambs whilst out and about on business  as well.  I will try and get some pictures when I am out as they start to appear.

Susie x

Finished, Done!!!

I have done it, finished yeah!! The Spring Cleaning is done, what a relief.  I still have to do the garden, garage, shed, den, kennel and patio, but at least the weather is getting better.  I love it when it is finished, hate it when I am in the middle of it!
Susie x