Monthly Archives: September 2012

Thursday Things!

My Think Christmas small Quilt finally completed.

I added the binding in the same fabric as the house block.
This was my other finish from our vacation, the binding on my Think Christmas small quilt.  Our competition for Quilt Club this year is an embellished item, so I thought I might do some embellishments on this for my entry.
The first day of School is over and the Boys got on well.  I went to the exhibition at Kedleston Hall but we were not allowed to take pictures (!)  It is a National Trust property and they can be funny about pictures being taken. 
The exhibition was by ladies who had taken inspiration from different parts of the Hall for their work and every piece was very different.  The two quilts were in the main entrance to the Hall and they were stunning and it is such a shame I can’t show you.  
The trip in the afternoon filled my first day without the Boys nicely and as Wednesday is the only evening we don’t do an after school activity, it was nice to sit down to family dinner in the evening.
My car is still poorly and is now waiting for a piece to arrive from the US!  This won’t be here for about another week and then they have to fit it!  I love my car (!) I want my car back!!!!! Oh well.
Today is a home day, as in I have to do house jobs and then some work.  Tonight is our Swimming Club evening where I am for three hours (!) and tomorrow I have to go grocery shopping as well as making two cakes for the Village Produce Show on Saturday.  This is the Village competition for people who have grown things, made things and created things.  I am putting in my American Quilt for the sewing section.  I have not managed to make any jam this year because of everything which has happened, oh well. 
Saturday night is a swimming gala and Eldest is taking part, Sunday more house jobs!  I will get quilting eventually!!!!!
I have signed by to be Very Wicked in a few weeks time so have a look at which I have been up to (now where is my Halloween fabric, must get on with it!!!!)  There will also be a Giveaway, something spooky.
Hope you have a Thrilling Thursday and happy Quilting.
Susie x

Don’t Like Today!

Sad Treacle, The Boys aren’t at home!!!!

Treacle and I are sad today!  The Boys went back to school after the summer break and it does not seem five minutes since they broke up for the holidays!
I hate it when they go back to school!
This last week has been a whirl of sorting things out for back to school and Eldest, now he has turned seventeen and taking driving lessons, sorting out a car for him.  This was not to bad as we found a little Volkswagen Polo at the local dealership, we sorted out the details and picked the car up on Friday last!  Good job as my car decided it needed to go to the car hospital on the same day so at least I still have a car, Eldest’s!!!!  He is not too happy but at least I am still mobile!!!!
Why are these things sent to try us?
Over the weekend Youngest was at Scout Camp sailing and other water things.  He had the best time ever and the weather was great, although everything he took with him came back wet and damp.  So everything has been washed including his sleeping bag!!!!!
Trent Lock Scout Activity Centre
The Scout Camp – it is on an island off the shore at Trent Lock
Today I have a few jobs to do this morning and at lunch I am going out with a friend for lunch and to see an Exhibition of needlework, including quilting, at Kedleston Hall which is not too far from where I live.  I will hopefully have some pictures later.
I hope everyone has had a lovely summer and are now getting ready for all the things that autumn brings.
Happy Quilting
Susie x