Hello February!

Well we have managed to get through the first month of the year relatively unscathed.  Sorry there were no posts last week and yesterday it has been a rather stressful last week of the month!!!  So much so that by Friday I threw in the towel!!!  Anyway we are starting the new week and first week of February. It is going to be a busy one with DH out with work and also quite a few weekends swimming compering but we will get through it.

We had a fairly quiet weekend with not a lot happening, the weather was really cold and damp and none of us really wanted to set foot outside, even Treacle was happy to snooze in her basket for most of the day!

I have been trying to do some quilting each week and I did sort out my next “To Do” list.  Why is it that having made the quilts and they look great and then after a few washes there are a few running repairs which need to be made?  So I have three which need small repairs to, which I am going to get done.  I still have one quilt to sew the binding to and then the quilt which was due at the end of November to sandwich and quilt!  I then have to do the Memory Quilt.  I have decided to get Eldest’s King size quilt done on a Long Arm, rather than try and do it on my machine. 

Tomorrow is Groundhog Day!  Will the chump see his shadow or will be have an early Spring?  We will wait and see.  It would be lovely to have an early Spring this year.

I did forget, because of last week, that on January 25th it was Burn’s Night. I had Haggis, Neeps and Tatties although DH and the Boys did not, they are not fans!!!!  It also honours my lovely Dad who was Scottish, his side of the family were from Edinburgh.

My Heart’s in the Highlands

Farewell to the Highlands, farewell to the north,
The birth-place of Valour, the country of Worth;
Wherever I wander, wherever I rove,
The hills of the Highlands for ever I love.

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here;
My heart’s in the Highlands, a-chasing the deer;
A-chasing the wild-deer and following the roe,
My heart’s in the Highlands, wherever I go.

Farewell to the mountains high-cover’d with snow;
Farewell to the straths and green vallies below;
Farewell to the forests and wild-hanging woods;
Farewell to the torrents and loud-pouring floods.

Robert Burns 1789

DH & I are hoping to be back in the Highlands over Easter subject to Covid and all the other rubbish we have all had to deal with over the last two years!  I am really keeping my fingers crossed we get to go!!! 

I hope you lovely lot had a good week last week and a great one this. 

Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle. 

2 thoughts on “Hello February!

  1. Molly the Airedale

    Your Haggis, Neeps and Tatties look yummy. I’ve never had them but I would give them a try and I know that Molly would too! Paws and fingers are crossed that you get to go back to your highlands for Easter! I hope you get an early spring. I know the groundhog will tell us 6 more weeks of winter with all of the snow we have here and ice coming on Friday. Oh yay.

  2. farmquilter

    I went to a Robert Burns dinner with my parents once…I’m with DH and the boys!! The potatoes were fine, but the rest is a hard pass! My family (via my dad) traces his roots to the Farquarson clan, so they went to the dinner every year. Took my kids when they got old enough – they agreed with me on the food!

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