Category Archives: Christmas

Friday Quilty Things.

Now that all the Christmas presents have been gifted and opened I am able to show you what I have made for various wonderful people in my life!!!

I was in such a rush to get these two table runners away to these wonderful ladies who are in the USA that I forgot to take pictures!!!!!  Thank you ladies for putting pictures on your Blogs!!!!

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This is Sue and Molly’s Table Runner, Molly very ably showing it off!

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This table runner was for Susan.

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This small quilt was for DH’s lovely cousin, Judy.

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The back of the quilt above and the one below.

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This quilt was for DH’s other lovely cousin, Elaine, sister to Judy.

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I made these Mug Rugs for Girlfriend’s Mom.

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Finally a Baby Quilt for DH’s cousin Elaine her daughter who had a little girl, Jessy, on December 3rd, the day after Youngest’s Birthday!!!

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The back of the quilt which went really well with the colours on the front!

I also got DH and the Boys Christmas mats done for their stockings as well!!!  It was great fun doing all these projects for Christmas and another baby quilt.  I am in the process of sorting out my sewing things and am now back sewing on my work desk and will show you when I have sorted things out. 

I had some wonderful presents from DH and the Boys and from Sue and Susan in the US and will show you those over the weekend. 

Happy Friday you Lovely Lot.

Hugs, Susie xx

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The Decade.

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I had not really thought about we were starting a new Decade until it was all over the news and Instagram of course!!!!  To me it was just another New Year. However I have looked through our photographs from 2010 to 2019 and realised how much has happened in this Decade!!! 

The Boys started the Decade  Eldest becoming fifteen and Youngest eleven and 2019 celebrating being twenty four and twenty!!!!  Their changes have been huge; finishing school and moving on to training for both of them for their jobs and working for the companies they really wanted to!  Learning to drive and getting their first cars (!); Acting for both of them Eldest in the film “Testament of Youth” and Youngest in “Victoria”; Going on holiday with DH and I to Girlfriends coming along too!  From swimming five days a week for both of them and then both being Captain of the Swimming Club, first Eldest and then Youngest taking over from him!  Being in Scouts; playing the piano, doing exams and generally growing up!

DH and I celebrating our Twenty Fifth and Thirtieth Wedding Anniversaries; Visiting the USA in 2010 with our Boys, a wonderful holiday and also visiting The Highlands, Scotland and London for other holidays. 

Work to say the least has not been the easiest of Decades with the global recession and engineering in particular but 2018/2019 did see an improvement which we are really hoping will continue into this Decade!!!!

People always say the years go by too quickly but I always say if you look back and see what you actually did during the year, it has flown by because you have been so active and crammed so much into the year.  Having looked back on this last Decade I cannot believe what we have done, seen and got up to.  It also really makes me appreciate my wonderful family, DH, Eldest, Youngest and Treacle. 

I hope the New Year and next Decade is very happy for all my family, friends and followers.

Hugs & Love

Susie xxxx

 

Just a few of the pictures over the last Decade!!!!  I could have added hundreds more but decided to stop with these!!!!

Happy 2020!

Christmas Eve.

It’s Christmas Eve!

 

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New addition to the decorations, it kind of looks Treacle-ish!!!!

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Family presents around the tree, sort of!!!

 

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Christmas Mice, new additions this year.

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Family Christmas cards.

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The Book Shelves.

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Our Christmas Cake

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The Infamous Chocolate Log – Treacle ate one very like this a few years ago and amazingly she was not ill!!!!

Here we are on the Eve of the Big Day and all the plans, hard work and worrying are done now!!!  Just got to make sure Christmas Dinner is cooked and on the table hot and it is a success.  I hope you have all got to today without too much worry and strife and have the most wonderful of Christmas times.

Hugs, Susie & Crew xx

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Susie’s Friday Book Club.

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Merry Christmas!

We can say that now as we are only four days away from the Big Day!!!

At this time of year I always love to read books about Christmas or set around Christmas and this one definitely ticks the box.  This has been re-published having first been published in 1933 and the British Library are now re-publishing these classic murder mysteries.

Adrian Gray who was born in 1862 and lives a lonely life in his large house, Kings Poplars and although he has six grown children none of them are fond of him.  However he always invites them to spend Christmas with him at home.  They all arrive at Christmas in 1931 and although several of them wish he would drop dead they are all surprised when he is actually found dead on Christmas morning.  The story unravels to find out what actually happened on Christmas Eve and what the Murderer does next.

This is very much in the style of Agatha Christie and Dorothy L. Sayers, who are two of my favourite murder mystery writers.  I have only just started it but I am already engrossed in the story by page 20!!!

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I found this book and a couple of others on Wednesday when I took Eldest Christmas shopping to Nottingham!  We got there for when the shops opened and he shopped and I helped, although he went to each floor in the Bookshop, Waterstones, I stayed put in one of their very convenient chairs in the Crime fiction department picking books.  It was a lovely hour and in fact I could have stayed there all day!!!!!

We left at lunchtime as it was starting to get busy so we did a good job getting there for opening time.  His shoulder is still sore where it was out and he has been resting it as much as possible.  It is great having him at home to look after and spoil!!!!!

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Tonight is Presentation Night for the Swimming Club and party night so DH is busy settng up this afternoon.  Tomorrow I have errands to run in the morning and then in the evening we are having our annual Christmas Party, although we have had a few people drop out through ill health!!!  Sunday we will be tidying up after and I will be doing all the washing and ironing so it will all be done before next week.  I have already ordered the grocery shopping for next week and we are collecting the meat on Monday and then it is all ready for the Big Day!! Youngest and Girlfriend are off to “The Horse of the Year Show” in London on Sunday and wish I was going but have run out of time!!!

I find that I am not quite as stressed as last year as I have planned things out for each week beforehand and it has worked, even with added stress of Eldest at the hospital!!!! 

I hope whatever you are up to, the last weekend before Christmas, you will have a great time and stay safe whatever you lovely lot are up to.  Will be posting some pictures over the next few days of Christmas things. 

Christmas Hugs & Love, Susie xx

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