Monthly Archives: November 2019

Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop – What a Week.

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We have had a wonderful week on the Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop and some wonderful gifts have been made and I am sure all the recipients will love them.

In case you have missed any of the Hoppers here is a complete list from the week:

Monday, November 11th
Tuesday, November 12th
Wednesday, November 13th
Thursday, November 14th
Friday, November 15th

Seams To Be Sew
Ms P Designs USA
Just Because Quilts
Inquiring Quilter
Susie’s World
Creatin’ in the Sticks

Many thanks to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for all the organisation and getting these Hops off the ground.  She will be annoucing soon a new Hop for the New Year. 

We have a busy weekend as always and I am hoping to get some pictures for Monday, I won’t tell you what we are up to just yet!!!  On Sunday we are meeting some friends for Sunday Lunch as we have no time to see them for dinner before Christmas (!) but Sunday Lunch will be a lovely treat and catch up on all the news.

I am still in the process of preparing things for Christmas and have now made and steamed the Christmas puddings!!!  Still need to make all the other Christmas treats which I am hoping to get done next week.  Then I will tackle the sewing room!!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Susie xx


Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop Day 5.

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Hello Hoppers and welcome to my Day on the Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop.  There have been some amazing projects and gifts shown this week and many thanks goes to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for this amazing Hop and all her hard work organising us all.  I actually found the Hop on my good friend, Farm Quilter’s Blog, so many thanks to her too.


These were actually started last year (!) but I did not get around to finishing them!!!  They are for DH and the Boys as mats.  They are all into cars and I just loved this fabric when I found it so had to use it for them.  Really quick “gift” block to make and I did a diamond quilting on it. 


I need eight little gifts for some ladies nearer Christmas but could not decide on what to do but found this sweet little stocking pattern so decided that that would work.


I used the pattern to cut them out and used my pinking sheers to save sewing and turning them. 


I sewed a ribbon to one corner and attached a little bell to the outside and inside there are some chocolate truffles.

The next projects, I am afraid, are not completed!  I just ran out of time sorry!  However I cannot show all of them to you either as the people they are for also read my blog!!!!  However here is a sneak peak!!!


The Backs.  I am hoping to get them finished over the weeked.


As you can see this one is still on the machine being quilted!!!  I just love the colours.


This is the back.  There are two of these!!!

I just love this time of year and getting things ready for Christmas.  I love spending time with the family and friends but usually end up running ragged trying to get everything done but I try each year to be organised and not get to that point!!! At the moment I am doing okay!!!! 


However this is the state of Eldest’s bedroom at the moment, which I am camping in as my sewing room!!! I hate a mess so after finishing my quilting projects the next job will be to tidy this mess!!!!!  I do not work well in a mess!!!! 

Here are the other talented Ladies who are Hopping today:

Friday, November 15th

Quilted Delights

Seams To Be Sew

Ms P Designs USA

Just Because Quilts

Inquiring Quilter

Susie’s World  YOU ARE HERE

Creatin’ in the Sticks

I hope you have enjoyed your day here at Susie’s World and thank you very much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend you lovely lot.

Hugs, Susie xx


Thursday Blog Hop.

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Hello Hoppers it is Day 4 of the Hop and we have seen some wonderful projects and I am sure all the people who are going to get these gifts will be thrilled.  Here are the Ladies Hopping today:

Thursday, November 14th



Cynthia’s Creating Ark

Songbird Designs

Farm Quilter

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

Bumbleberry Stitches

Quilt Schmilt

My very good friend, Farm Quilter, is one of the talented ladies who is showing her creations today.  She does wonderful work and is a great Quilter having her own long arm. 

Tomorrow it is my day on the Hop and I feel quite intimidated by all the projects so far, I do hope mine live up to all the talent so far on the Hop!  It has been a great week and I have also found some new Blogs to read.

We have more rain today and tomorrow.  The water has receded quite a bit from the fields surrounding the village but of course with all this new rain it could flood again!!!  I am really now fed up with all the rain!!!

I hope you have a lovely day.

Hugs, Susie xx


Stitch & Gift It Blog Hop Day 3.

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We are half way through the Blog Hop and I have found so many new projects to have a go at from the lovely ladies who have hopped already.  Here are the Ladies who are hopping today:

Wednesday, November 13th


Pampered Pettit

Mary Mack Made Mine

The Quilted Snail

Days Filled With Joy

Melva Loves Scraps


The problem is that my “To Do” list is getting longer and longer!!!!!  DH is at this conference today and tomorrow so I will have lots of work to do and also I am trying to fit in getting more Christmas jobs done.  Today I will be steaming the Christmas pudding.  Still need to make the mince pies and all the other goodies that DH and the Boys love.  I cannot believe how fast the weeks are flying by at the moment. 

Today we have a bright, sunny but cool day but tomorrow it is forecast for heavy rain again with the possibilty of more flooding.  I think we could do with a few weeks of dry weather to try and get everything sorted.  Although we live on a Hill the garden has taken a battering and we could really do with some dry weather to try and tidy it up.  Treacle is also fed up with the wet weather as she absolutly hates being dried every time we come in!!!! 


This was this afternoon,  As you can see she is taking advantage of the wet weather by snoozing in her basket next to my desk!!! 

Have fun Hopping today.

Hugs, Susie xx

Our Wedding Anniversary.


Celebrating 31 Years together but separate!

Yes it is our wedding anniversary today but DH is away attending a business conference for the next three days!!!  This has actually happened quite often over those 31 years!!!  That and Valentines Day!!!  I usually forgive him!!!!  We will be out on Saturday sort of celebrating as he is also commentating at an event but we are staying the night at the hotel where the event is!!!!!  Hmm!!!!!

Hugs, Susie xx

Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop Day 2.

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Hi All, Day 2 of the Blog Hop and I already have a few more things added to my ever growing list of “To Do”!  It is also great as you get to meet new people and their Blogs.  Anyway here are the talented ladies who are Hopping Today!

Tuesday, November 12th

Life in the Scrapatch

Alycia Quilts


Words & Stitches

Quilt’n Party 

Patchwork Breeze



We are still experiencing floods with more rain falling most of yesterday and over night and all day today.  At the moment it is not as high as it was on Friday but it is taking a long while to drain away!!!  They are now forecasting snow for us next week, just what we really don’t need at the moment.  DH and I have to go to Scotland next week for two days for work so that will be an interesting drive!!!

Still trying to get things sorted for Christmas, as well as finishing up other gift making, so will be using every evening and a few hours each day to try and catch up!!!  Someone said it is only six weeks before the big day now, which the way the weeks fly by it will be here very soon!!!!

Hugs, Susie xx

Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop Week.

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Monday, November 11th

Just Let Me Quilt

Selina Quilts

Homespun Hannah’s Blog

Domestic Felicity
Karrin’s Crazy World
Storied Quilts

Good morning Hoppers and here is the list of talented ladies who are hopping for the Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop today.  I will be hopping on  Friday so come back and check in with me then.


Busy weekend as always with DH busy and I was busy in my sewing room!!!  Sunday it was actually sunny but cold which was such a relief after all the rain, although we have more forecast for later in the week.  Youngest’s work place was completely flooded with some very expensive cars having to be written off!!!  He will be working from the other site until their new building is ready which hopefully should be in December.  Eldest finally got home after all the traffic had gone but had to go home via back roads to avoid the flooding. 

This week DH is away on business (including on our Wedding Anniversary!!) so it will be a busy week and I also have some errands to run out into Derbyshire, flooding allowing me to of course!!!!!

Hope you all had a great weekend and a good week to come.

Hugs, Susie xx