Don’t tell anyone but I went out in my car today!!!!!  It was only in our village and it was to collect a business thing!!!!  But my car definitely needed a run as it has not been out for six weeks!!!!  I duly collected said parts and got back before anyone noticed.  To say I felt like a criminal being out is an understatement!!!!


Over the weekend we finished cleaning the machines, including the oven!!!  So that concludes this year’s Spring Cleaning!!!  DH and Eldest also got the garage tidy, as we had cleared it out two years ago but it had just gotten messy.  Next weekend we are tackling the attic, again tidying rather than clearing out, which we did last year!  We went round the garden as well on Saturday doing odd little bits and trimmed the two big trees. 


We had glorious weather again over the weekend with warm temperatures but today has reverted back to normal April temps and it is cool again and we are due rain showers all week, so definitely April weather.  I hope the nice weather does come back soon though as it has made the Lockdown so much more tolerable.

It looks as if we are still going to be in Lockdown for the next two weeks, although they think we are coming out of the peak now but to try and save a double spike, although we do need to get back to work asap.  DH and Eldest are delivering trolleys to an NHS hospital tomorrow.

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Yesterday whilst they were playing in the garage I made them two facemasks for tomorrow and with a little bit of adapting of the pattern by me, got them to fit better so I will be using that now to make more. I also repaired a pair of jogging bottoms for Eldest, Teddy for Treacle and put a new zip in some jodhpurs for Girlfriend!  I now remember why I hate dressmaking!!!  I am also in the process of sewing on all of Youngest’s Scout Badges from his shirt onto his Camp blanket.  He left Scouts in 2014 and I took off all the badges from the shirt then and they have been stored in my sewing box since!!!!  Anyway I am now getting it done!! 

I then have a binding to sew down on a quilt I made ages ago, the original binding was terrible, so I took it off and put a new one on.  Then I have some actual quilting to do on some tops I made last year and have not gotten around to doing!!!  That’s all the quilting so far.  I will show you as I progress.


I spoke to the ladies at Treacle’s Spa today and they are, of course, not working at the moment but I have added her to their ever-growing list, so when they are open again she will get an appointment.  Over the weekend when it was warm she was seeking shade but loves it today as it is a lot cooler!  The same cannot be said for our hair at the moment.  I would not tackle Youngest’s ever, his hair grows like Topsy and is very thick, Eldest has his hair as short as short can be but does not trust me with the clippers (!) and DH is trusting me to just cut the back of his hair to stop it irritating him with his shirt collar!!  Mine?  I keep “trimming” my fringe but that’s it and I have not had it cut since December (!)  Goodness knows how long it will get.  The other problem is the (grey).    I don’t colour all my hair but have highlights, which are now growing out!!!  Do I get a semi-permanent colour just to tide me over or leave it and wait for my hairdresser to go back to work?  However they are saying that hairdressers may not be back at work for another six months!!!! Oh good grief!!!!!  I will be back to age 14 and sitting on my hair like then!!!!! 

I hope you all had a good weekend as we begin Week 6 of Lockdown.

Stay Safe.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

2 thoughts on “Shush!

  1. farmquilter

    I cut my dad’s hair, my daughters’ hair, many friends’ hair, hubby’s hair…I’m pretty good with clippers and scissors. I haven’t been to the hairdresser in 1.5 years because she quit doing hair and only puts on eye lash extensions now. I haven’t colored my hair since last September, so I’m finding out what my “natural” hair color is!! I’m growing out my fringe but cut 3″ off the bottom…but my hair was about waist length so it wasn’t difficult. My ex used to go to the barber once a month then come home and have me fix what they missed. Gorgeous kitchen!! Glad your weather has been good. We are looking at mid-eighties this week, falling to the high sixties by Sunday. I got the storage unit cleaned out totally today – huge relief!! Let your hair get long – I love being able to pop mine into a ponytail in the morning!! Love easy, low-maintenance hair! Treacle will be glad to get a spa day. Too bad they can’t open…it would be easy to collect the dog from your car and bring them back to the car, while you pay online or by phone.

  2. Molly the Airedale

    I pretty much only leave my house once every 2 weeks and that’s to grocery shop, which isn’t fun any longer. I feel very fortunate to be able to trim Molly and I trim my own hair and I don’t color so it’s easypeasy. Love the way you’re sitting, Treacle!

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