Monthly Archives: January 2013

Wednesday Wanderings


I think I must have a thing for otters, another cute picture!!!!

Today has been one of those days, you know you get them!  Yesterday we went to a funeral of a friend and then spent some time with our Boys Godparents which was a good end to a difficult day.  Today I had planned on getting lots of work done and things conspired so I didn’t get everything done!  Tomorrow is house jobs so I will have to try and race through that and get the rest of my work finished!  Oh well.


Treacle has had a sleepy day today and spent most of it on my bed!!!!  So she hasn’t managed to do her Wednesday Wag post!  Although since last week she hasn’t done a lot!!!!

No quilting last night as I had a pile of laundry to iron!!!!  Hopefully tonight.

Susie x

I’m Thinking, I’m Thinking????????????!!!!

You know how when you are sewing your mind goes off on a wander, thinking about everything and nothing?  Well I have been busy thinking about my next quilting projects.

At Quilt Club for our competition in October this year we have to make a sewing apron!  Now I know what aprons are, and in fact have several, but what is a sewing apron?  I cannot find anything on the web anywhere about a sewing apron, plenty about sewing aprons but not a sewing apron.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Susie x

Look What I DId!

Pinned ImageSaw this picture on Pinterest and just love the room.  Oh to have a sewing room like this!

Anyway I managed to get some quilting done this weekend on Eldest’s quilt and am so pleased.  I got up at 6.30am yesterday and left Youngest, Treacle and DH in bed asleep and crept downstairs and started sewing.  It helped that the Men’s Final of the Australian Open was on at 8.00am and I got to watch that at the same time!


So three blocks made so far just another twenty odd to go!!!!

We had more snow again on Friday night as you may have seen from my post and Saturday was fun getting around but by Sunday morning it had been raining all night and the snow had almost gone!  Treacle was not pleased!

Back to school and work this morning.  Pilates is at 9.30am and at least we all made it today as the roads were clear and our Pilates teacher, Carmela, bought me a little gift to say thank you, after all the hassle we had gone through last week with the snow.  This is what she bought me


Aren’t they cute?  The mug is lovely and I can use the tin for some of my sewing notions. It is so appropriate for me “Good Morning, Let The Stress Begin”!!!!  In our house it is like that every morning including the weekends, or so it seems!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think I will have to make Carmela a mug rug for her home and I will try and get some appropriate fabric, oh a trip to the quilt shop, now what a good idea, he he!!!!!!!!

Must get on with some work now, but more quilting tonight, another block is ready to sew together!!!!

Have a Merry Monday.

Susie xx

Happy Weekend and Look At What We Have Got!


Taken at 1.30 this morning!

We went out last night to see our friends, whose Sixtieth Birthdays it was last weekend.  We unfortunately didn’t get to the party due to the weather and the extremely long day at our Swimming event, so we went round last night to see them and take them a small gift and their cards.  

It was great to see them both and when we arrived at our first friend’s house it had begun to snow again, which had been forecast.  However it was not settling as the ground was damp from the thaw which had started during the day.  After an hour and a drink we left and it had begun to settle.  We went to see our second friends and had a drink and a lovely piece of birthday cake with them and caught up on all their news and ours. 

By the time we left their house a couple of inches of snow had settled and DH’s truck was covered!  We made it home, picked up Eldest from Girlfriends house and got back.  We then did the car shuffle!!!!!  Eldest’s goes in the garage, having cleared all the snow off his, then mine goes in front of the garage with DH next to it! 


The snow was quite thick, Treacle thought it was great!

This morning was entertaining getting to swimming as it had also frozen as well.  I was okay with only a couple of skids but at least there was no other traffic around.  DH had to go to a meeting in Chesterfield, further north than us, but the main roads were fine.  After swimming and dropping Eldest off at Girlfriends I managed to get home and get the car back on the drive, parked perfectly I might add, to the applause of our neighbours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It is starting to thaw now and rain is forecast for later which might get rid of some more snow.  Why can’t it snow at Christmas? 

Tomorrow is quilting day, yeah.  Hopefully I will have some pictures for you of the progress I have made.

Susie x


Isn’t He Cute!

Cool dude: The calf looks as thought he is smiling as he confidently strides through the water

Touching base: The calf's feet are aloft as he rolls over during the the hottest heatwave on record for Australia

These pictures featured in The Daily Mail today, of this week old elephant calf who was born at Melbourne Zoo.  At the moment Australia is experiencing high daytime temperatures and so when the keepers thought the calf was safely on his feet they filled the pool and his Mom, Num-Oi, took him in to cool down.

Aren’t the pictures wonderful?  I love elephants.  I was lucky to go to Kenya in 1985 and saw elephants in the wild and it was wonderful. 

Susie x

Thursday Already?!


The last two days have been dreadful.  I thought it was painful when I had the sinus infection and abscess but that was nothing compared to the pain after the root canal!  I was in the chair for three quarters of an hour, had to have two x-rays, one with all the stuff still on the tooth, and then the Dentist says “this is what a root looks like” holding it up!  Needless to say I didn’t look!!!!!  He did say that it would be sore for a few days afterwards because of all the pulling around etc but oh boy!!!!

Today is house jobs and I can honestly say I don’t have any enthusiasm for them at all, but I have to get them done as I am out tomorrow.  Also there is a huge pile of laundry to get through as well.  Oh well, sooner I start, sooner I have finished!!!!!

I hope to get some more quilting done at the weekend especially as the things we were doing have been postponed due to the weather.  It is still really cold here and still snowing although not very much, but they are forecasting it to be warmer at the weekend.  Problem with that is that anyone who lives in a flood area will be worried about all the melting snow!

I am off now to get on with jobs.  Have a  Thrilling Thursday.

Susie x

I forgot to show you these pictures from Christmas.  It was made by our  friend Christine who does marvelous things with cakes and icing.  Her website is here :


Aren’t they cute!


The Boys were arguing over which colour to eat!!!!!!

The Wednesday Wag!


Good Morning!

Well it has been a busy week here at Quilt Creations, Mom’s new Blog.

She has been busy quilting some blocks for Eldest’s quilt, but yesterday she went to the dentist and had her tooth a root canal, which sounds dreadful.  From the look on her face when she got home and the fact she went straight to bed, I think it hurt.  I, of course, spent the rest of the day on the bed helping her get over it!


Don’t worry Mom it will be all better soon!

I didn’t like it when I went to my Doctors and they did my teeth!  I spent the rest of the day when I got home licking my teeth as they had put something on them to help with the cleaning!

It has been snowing all day today again, but the weather man had said it would be fine!  Go figure.  But I don’t mind as it is great fun to play in the snow, although I do get ice balls in between my toes which I don’t like!

Tomorrow we are doing house jobs and Mom has to go to Nottingham on Friday and then get some work done.  What was planned for the weekend has been cancelled due to the weather, so I have all of them at home for the entire weekend, yeah!!!!!!

Have a Wonderful Woofy Wednesday.


Animal Paw Print