Monthly Archives: June 2014

Quilt Club


Well Youngest is fine this morning, but I did manage to get him into bed by 9.00pm so he has had a good night’s sleep.  Treacle is still moping about so I have banned her from Wednesday Wag today and told her she has to rest!

I did manage to get to Quilt Club on Monday and it was great to go.  After a very short show and tell of two ladies (unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures) we had a lesson on 3-D quilting.  Something I realised I had seen on quilts but not appreciated as being 3-D. 

Picture from Delaware Quilts ( This site is brilliant if you need help with a block.  My block sort of looked like this after I had finished but we did not have any irons on to press them.  But I think once you get the hang of it, they could be quick to make.

Finished 3D Flying Geese quilt block3-D Flying Geese was the other block we got to have a go at.  This picture is from where there is a tutorial of how to make them.  Mine  turned out really well and I think this would be a great project for your scrap bin.  There are lots of You Tube tutorials as well, if you are a visual learner.

It was great to do something creative without the phone, children or dog interrupting!!!!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday.

Hugs, Susie x

Poorly Sick People!


It always happens as we all start to get busy and towards the end of Term, people start getting poorly sick!  This is Treacle today!

She was at the Vets this morning as she had been sick again and looked extremely sorry for herself!  The Vet thinks she has eaten something (!) which was probably dead (!) and it has made her throat sore and upset her stomach (!)  so we are all suffering the consequences!!!!  So after two injections we came home.  She refused her breakfast so she has been confined to just fresh, clean water and not the water in the bird bath (!) 

I had to go out for a couple of hours this morning after we got back from the Vets and Eldest was busy revising for his last exam tomorrow, when I received a frantic call from him “Treacle’s been ill and it is everywhere”   (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)  Can you come home? (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)  Got home to find that although we have over a 1000 square feet of tile she was ill on the sitting room carpet (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)  Needless to say Eldest and I looked like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid going in to clear up (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)  I honestly don’t know if my carpet is going to survive!  DH said he will have a go tonight at cleaning it again!!!!!!!!

Youngest then came home from school and said he doesn’t feel well! However I think this is tiredness having done so much at the Weekend!  So he has missed his last math’s lesson before the summer, although I don’t think he is too worried but he will be missing swimming tonight which he is bothered about.  Oh well never mind. 

I have a huge basket of ironing to do tonight and then tomorrow I am going to help my friend with some more of her files but that will be it for this week as she is really busy.

I hope you are all well and think of me in our sick house!!!!

Hugs, Susie x

Monday Again?!!!!!

This is what my desk has looked like over the past week!  It has been crazy busy here and then I said I would help a friend, who also works from home, to move from her home office to a proper officer with a door!!!!  She is a solicitor and has a lot of files which need archiving rather than moving them to the new office, but there is also a lot of paperwork too!!!!!  I spent Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with her last week and Monday and Friday trying to catch up on my work!!!!  I have got to do the same this week, but hopefully clear it by then.

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A couple of weeks ago Eldest took his car up to Preston for a VW Show and his car was in it (the silver one in the left hand picture) DH and Youngest also went up too and had a great day walking round, although it was cold!


We have also had a lot of rain and storms over the last week and the rain was coming down so fast that it was bouncing back off the patio!  Here is Treacle having been out last thing and got soaked.  She is going to apply for the job of Mary in the Christmas Nativity this year!  

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A sunnier picture of the garden and my nice new patio and steps!  They look new don’t they but this is the result of Eldest and the pressure washer he bought for Dad, which I think Dad has used twice!!!!!  However he did a brilliant job on the patio and it really does look like new. 

A Tour Round Our Garden

This is what it looked like before!

We are gearing up in the village for the Carnival Week which begins on Sunday June 29th and swimming is really busy too.  I had just finished my work the other day and had done all the house jobs and grocery shopping and decided I needed a long overdue cup of tea!  It was a really sunny summer’s day and so I took my drink out to our bench just outside our back door into the garden.  It was really quiet out there, no traffic noise, no children noise just the birds singing and it was bliss.  This is what the sky looked like

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It restored me just looking at that!

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Treacle was on patrol of course!

Tonight is Quilt Club, which I have not been to in ages due to conflicting events with The Boys, tonight would have been the same as DH and Eldest were due to go to a meeting for Carnival and then Youngest piped up he wanted to do the 5K run in the next village, whose Carnival is this week!  But DH has said he can miss the meeting and take Youngest and stay there so I can go to Quilt Club! Although I have not finished anything for show and tell!!! Love you DH!

He had a great day yesterday for Father’s Day!  Eldest got him a couple DVD’s of films we missed at the cinema; “Last Vegas”- really funny and The “Monuments Men” which we haven’t watched yet.  Youngest got him a Toblerone, his favourite chocolate.  We didn’t get up too early and had a lazy day really and I cooked his favourite Sunday dinner in the evening, Roast Beef and all the trimmings.

We are really enjoying the warmer weather over the last couple of weeks, even if we have had some cracking thunder storms.  Today is cooler and not as sunny but still warm.


Treacle is in lazy mode today!  She was sick yesterday for no good reason but it hasn’t stopped her!  She is quite happy at this minute on her back with all four feet in the air snoring!!!!

I hope you all have a good week and I will get back to posting every day.  I do miss it.  I love all your lovely comments and connecting with everyone.  Have a Marvelous Monday.

Susie x

The Wednesday Wag


Mom is at her desk as usual and I am confined to barracks as it is tipping it down with rain today and I have lost my new ball!  I just don’t know what to do with myself!


Mom’s busy doing laundry as well and it is laid out where I sit so I just decided to plonk myself down in the middle of it.  Mom thinks I have got the blues and I have, at least it goes along with the towels!!!!!!


I decided to do some surfing on the web as I can’t go out and Mom was shocked, so shocked at the sites I had been looking at!  My favourite one is, go have a look.  I love seeing these naughty cats and dogs especially as I am so good and never do anything like that!!!! 🙂

(Oh you are so good are you!  SO who was it that got a pound of butter off the kitchen worktop and started eating it?  That other Airedale we have?)

It was definitely that other Airedale; Not me, no sir, not me!!!!!

I think I had better get off the computer and get my head down so Mom doesn’t notice me! (Too late Treacle, you can run but you can’t hide!!!)

Woof, Treacle

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Youngest for Masterchef!

DSC03815This is Youngest’s results from Home Economics class yesterday.  They were yummy!!!!!

Yesterday was busy with work and Boys activities but at least the weather had been really nice during the day.  Treacle spent the day outside in the back garden and by the time I got back from collecting Youngest from Scouts she was fast asleep in her basket and not prepared to move for anything or anyone!!!!  All the fresh air during the day had her zoned out.  Being outside all day while I was working in the office, she has managed to lose the football that the Boys gave her at the weekend.  We think she may have managed to send it over the fence into our neighbour’s garden!


Go away Mom I am too tired to pose for the camera!

DH is busy all week at another exhibition in Birmingham, Eldest is busy doing his exams and Youngest is in the middle of end of year tests so all busy here.  I am just plodding along with work and all the other jobs!!!

We did get quite a lot of jobs completed at the weekend and half the garden tidied and it looks great but that meant I got no quilting done (!) Oh well there is always tomorrow (thank you Scarlet for the quote!)

Happy Tuesday

Susie x