Grow Your Blog 2014

2 Bags Full

Finished!

My Quilting Blog

Grow Your Blog is the brainchild of Vicki at 2 Bags Full Blog (http://vicki-2bagsfull.blogspot.co.uk).  She produces a list of Blogs and you can go visit them and find some new friends or followers along the way.  Vicki suggests that with this post we should introduce ourselves to you so……

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This is me, Susie, I have been married to DH (Darling Husband) for twenty five years and we have two wonderful Boys, Eldest who is 18 and Youngest who is 14.  We live in Derbyshire, England and have done so for twenty seven years.  We are cook/housekeeper/walker to an Airedale Terrier called Treacle, who often appears on the Blog!  DH and I run our own business in the Engineering sector, but I would rather be quilting!  We also have an extra member of the family now with Eldest’s Girlfriend, who we see most weekends and holidays.  They have been going out for two and a half years, having met in the last few years of Senior School.

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Eldest, Youngest & DH

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Treacle

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Youngest, Girlfriend & Eldest in Scotland on the family holiday in August last

My Blog is supposed to be about quilting, especially my quilting, but as we know, life often gets in the way and then my blog is about the family and our activities!  I started blogging in June 2009 on Blogger and moved to WordPress in 2012.  I love to Blog and my Blog List is mostly quilting blogs.  I love meeting new people, even if it is through a computer, and getting to see parts of the World I might not travel to.  There is a separate page of all the quilty things I have made so far, but here are a few of my favourites.

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This is my latest finish – a baby quilt for our Granddaughter, Evalyn.

My Quilters Day Swap

This was a small quilt I made for The Quilters Day Swap

Wednesday Wag and Treacle Is Pleased!

Treacle’s Quilt with her underneath it!

Finished!

I began quilting in 2010, my Grandma taught me to sew when I used to spend the summer holidays with them when I was young and I have always made my own soft furnishings.  I have always loved the quilts made in the US and my DH’s cousin, Jackie, makes wonderful English Paper Piecing quilts, but I don’t have the patience for them! Whilst we were on vacation in Florida in 2010 I bought the above quilt as a kit and so far it is the largest quilt I have made and it is a great reminder of a wonderful family holiday.  When I got back from our holiday I took some classes and never looked back, I love Quilting!

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My new machine, isn’t it pretty?

I sent my “American” quilt out to be done on a long arm quilting machine as I only had my sewing machine and I was not confident of doing the quilting on it. Then last year my wonderful DH bought me a new quilting sewing machine with a table which is big enough for me to do my own quilting. So I can complete the whole project which is a great feeling. 

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The bookshelves in our sitting room which look really tidy!

I am also an avid reader and will read almost any type of book but prefer mysteries, horror and fantasy books!  I have a page of books I read during 2013 and have begun a new page for this year.  I can read a book again and again but DH can’t as he remembers the story (says a lot for my brain!!!!) I also have lots and lots of quilting books!

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We are also very involved with our Boys activities.  They both swim and compete for the local swimming club and Eldest is currently Captain for this year.  They were both in Beavers/Cubs and Scouts; Eldest has now left and Youngest is in his last year.  They both have piano lessons so it is a bit noisy at times in the house and we all get involved with the Village Carnival, which takes place at the beginning of July every year.  DH and I are in 41 Club and Tangent, which is what you move onto from Round Table and Ladies Circle!

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This is my latest quilting project a baby quilt for Girlfriend’s Uncle’s new baby, Mia, who was born on December 27th.  I then have a bed quilt to finish for Eldest, a bed quilt to make for Youngest and some Christmas presents for this year to be made and finally a bed quilt for DH and I!!!!!  I just need more hours in the day and more days in a week!!!!!

I hope you have enjoyed your visit to Susie’s World, Quilt Creations and if you would like to Follow, there is a button at the bottom of the screen or you can Follow on BlogLovin or by Email.

I would like to thank Vicki at 2 Bags Full for the idea and compiling the list of blogs and hope you have a lovely time looking round Blog Land.  Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.

Susie x

Harry Potter Magic

All of us on a visit to “The Making of Harry Potter” Studio Tour

19 thoughts on “Grow Your Blog 2014

  1. Beulah @ Sowing Stitches

    Yippie! Great post to get this party started! Loved visiting with you and your family…I must say Treacle is just adorable but I’m not so sure about how Treacle feels about snow play…that is the saddest little face! 🙂

  2. Patty

    HI Suzie, nice post I spied my quilt you made for me,funny thing I was looking at it the other day and thinking about you.
    Patty

  3. Debra Kay Neiman

    I already follow you on Bloglovin… love to keep up with your quilts and family including Treacle (Cute fur baby). Best of lucky on this blog hop. From Oklahoma, USA crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  4. Monique U

    Hello Susie, and welcome to GYB… I am one of Vicki’s “meet and greet volunteers”, and very excited to be viewing your beautiful blog for the first time. Isn’t it wonderful to use skills and craft knowledge our parents and grandparents have passed along? I am an occasional quilter, but seeing your fine work may encourage me to buckle down and address my UFOs 🙂

    I’ve added you to my Bloglovin list and look forward to visiting again soon.

  5. barbara woods@wonttobequilter

    like your blog , i quilt and am starting to free motion quilt on my blog, following

  6. Donna Heber

    Hi Susie,

    I’m visiting from the Grow Your Blog party. It is nice to meet you. I am amazed at how many quilters have joined the party. You are very talented! I wish I knew how to quilt, but I am more into papercrafting. Your doggie is adorable! I plan to look around a bit more and then be on my way to visit the others. I do hope you will stop by for a visit and enter my giveaway. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs – Donna

  7. Caroline

    Hey Susie, It looks like you have a lovely family and your four legged friend is darling. Your quilts look fabulous. It has been so nice getting to know you.

    Hugs
    Caroline

  8. Judy C

    Great post. Nice to meet you and your lovely family through your blog. You create some very beautiful quilts. Happy hopping!

  9. Suzy

    Hi Susie I just had to visit here as I’m a Suzy too! Like you too I love quilting. Simply a gorgeous blog header with your boys in the snow with Treacle. Oh Treacle has won my heart.
    He runs your household I can see that!
    Enjoy the party and come visit my blog for my giveaway entry also!
    Suzy

  10. Patricia Dolton

    Thanks for sharing your blog. I’m still trying to make the rounds on the Grow Your Blog! Please stop by & visit my embroidery blog if you have time.

    aprilsongstress

  11. Toni @ Easy Street Ramblings

    Good Day Susie, I am just getting around to visiting your blog via GYBP. I am having a delightful time and will be following you via Bloglovin. I look forward to seeing your quilting post and the Woof or Wag Wednesday post. I love these and Sadie Jo might borrow this from Treacle. Woof Woof

  12. Overboard Creations

    I like all things creative n thrifty and I found you from the GYB party.
    I don’t have a lot of blog time in for I just started blogging when I joined the blog party it was my New Year resolution. 600 entries and I am Reading my 424 blog and more to go. Whew a lot of good read and great giveaways too. My site http://overboardcreations.blogspot.com/ and contact info is ovr_brd@yahoo.com I believe inspiration comes from all facets of life even knowing the great people out there with wisdom and knowledge the do’s and don’ts and even the wonders of life from a personal point of view. And loving the crafting networks.

  13. Angie in SoCal

    Hello, visiting via GYB. I’m glad I did. What handsome men you have in your family and I love all your quilts. I’d become a follower, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it.

  14. RedSetter

    Loving your blog and looking forward to following you on bloglovin. I love your blog voice, crafts and the very laid back Treacle who looks like an adored dog, and just knows it! I see you struggle to get pics of her upright. I have the same problem with my cats who spend most of the day snoozing too. Craftwise I’ll give anything a go, and often do. I’m not a quilter but love seeing yours. Hope you enjoy being in my city this weekend and are well looked after.
    Love and best
    RedSetter
    Craft blog http://gonebeading.blogspot.co.uk/
    Cat blog http://pepsimaxaddict.blogspot.co.uk/

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