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Monday Again!

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Yep that’s about how I feel today!  DH is away all week for work and Eldest is away all week for work too so it is just Youngest, Treacle and I at home!!! 

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Wrong!  It came in like a lamb so it is going out like a lion!!!  Saturday night it was blowing a gale and Youngest had his window open which then meant that the door, which was closed, was clicking in the latch which freaked Treacle out.  So at 3.30am she was on our bed laying between DH and I shivering, so I spent the rest of the night trying to calm her! 

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Well it may be on the calendar but it is cold and heavy rain here today!  Spring yeah right!

Over the weekend I did some more quilting and getting the bindings sewn to the back of the quilts and yes I actually did some quilting on National Quilting Day on Saturday!  Needless to say jobs are not getting done, although DH did mow the lawn yesterday!!!  Treacle supervised.

Almost finished the baby quilt which is needed for the end of this week.  I have finished the one quilt but can’t show it just yet as the person who it is for reads my blog (!) and I have the other baby quilt to finish the binding on which is required in another eight weeks approximately.  We seem to be surrounded by babies at the moment as Eldest & Youngest’s driving instructor he and his wife have just had a baby girl, Emma. 

I hope your Monday and the start of the week is going well.

Hugs, Susie x

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Talking TV!

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A couple of TV shows which I have watched for a while are finishing this year, Bones and Grimm.  It takes a lot for a show to hold my interest and I tend to go for either out there shows or procedural shows but I don’t watch every one.  Bones has been on the air for twelve years and I have read all of Kathy Reich’s books and it will be finishing its final series in a few weeks and I will miss this show.  Grimm has not been on the air as long only six years but again it has been a great show to watch.

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It was announced on TV the other day that the show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is twenty years old!  Oh boy I remember watching this when it was first out, so where did twenty years go?

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Then of course who remembers this show?  This is actually twenty seven years old (!) and I watched every episode!  I can’t say that I understood every episode or even the ending but I hung in there!  More depressing is the fact I was twenty five when this first appeared on our screens and now the new Twin Peaks will be on our TV screens in May this year.  Are we going to understand the new version?  Who knows.  I do know that they did repeat the original series on TV and I did start to watch it again and after about the second episode my impression was how slow the story line was!  At the time it was really out there and new and different compared to what was on TV then but it really is dated now.  Especially after the X-Files which is my favourite of all time and even though it is twenty four years old the episodes are not dated!

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I will certainly give it a go but lets hope the episodes move a little quicker!!!Image result for Big Little LiesThis has just started and seems promising, especially as so far some of the women are very much like some of the Moms I know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also to make DH and I feel really old Youngest was invited to a party the other weekend which was fancy dress.  The theme?  The Eighties!!!!!!  We were young in the Eighties!!!!  No Fair it is now a fancy dress theme!!!!!!!

Today is a lot cooler than yesterday so we seem to be back to winter again (!) and Treacle is snoozing in her basket whilst I am working.  Tomorrow I have lots of errands to run and then house jobs in the afternoon and I am seeing Jayne for a coffee, yeah!  I hope your Thursday is going well.

Hugs, Susie x

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Thursday Thoughts.

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She turned to the sunlight
And shook her yellow head,
And whispered to her neighbor:
“Winter is dead.”
― A.A. Milne

Yesterday was March 1st and the first month of Spring and the weather was very kind to us in Derbyshire with the sun shining, although it was cold, it was great to see the sun.  The above quote to me really typifies the start of Spring, written by the famous author A.A. Milne who is better known for the Winnie-the-Pooh stories, a huge favourite of mine and our Boys.

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The stories are very simple but are a wonderful part of childhood and we really enjoyed reading them to the Boys when they were little. 

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Been busy today catching up on work and Treacle has been keeping me company in her basket (!) and tomorrow it is house jobs day, ironing and grocery shopping, oh joy!  Saturday Fliss, Lee and Evalyn are coming for a visit and Sunday I am going to catch up on those house jobs I have been putting off.  Saturday night Youngest and DH are out at a swimming competition so I will be taking the opportunity to finish some of the quilt bindings which need doing. 

A friend said yesterday “how come it is March already?” and I cannot believe that we have started the third month of the year, but when I look back on what we have been doing in the last two months It has been crazy, busy!  Before we know it, it will be Carnival time in the village and we will be six months through the year and some clown will be telling us how long it is until Christmas (apparently 298!!!!!!!!!).  Which reminds me if I need to do any quilting jobs for Christmas I really should start them now!!!

How is your Thursday going?

Hugs, Susie x

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Oh Boy He Passed!

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Run for cover, Youngest has passed his driving test!!!!!!  All joking aside he has done really well and passed first time which he is so pleased about as his Dad, brother and I did!  Unlike his sister who took seven goes at it.

Just another person I have to worry about out on the roads with all the other lunatics!!!!! img_0468I love daffodils they are such a happy flower and the colour is just perfect for this time of year when it is still grey and raining outside.   Yesterday it rained all day and was very heavy with local flooding so these, which are in our sitting room, make me smile.  I would love to grow them in our garden but as our soil is so wet the bulbs rot.  

img_0469Today the weather is very cold but the sun is shining so Treacle is more awake!  This look says when is it dinner time?!!!!!

I finished the binding on the baby quilt and one of my super secret quilts I just now need to sew it to the back and I can then show you.  I also managed to get the other baby quilt cut out and the first of the blocks sewn so I am really pleased.  I am hoping to get a bit more done tonight.

I hope your Tuesday is going well.

Happy Hugs, Susie x

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The Calm After The Storm!

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You cannot believe the difference between yesterday and today!  It has been very spring like today with even the sun making an appearance!  Treacle even spent sometime outside today!!!!

I have managed to get all my jobs done and just now have the basket of ironing leaving me free to finish the first baby quilt tomorrow and hopefully get the second on cut out.  I must say I love having these weekends when I can quilt all day!  Next weekend I will have to do some jobs but am aiming to get at least one day of quilting done.

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It’s Friday, lets do the Snoopy Dance!!!!!

I am also on chauffeur duty tonight for Youngest as he is teaching at the swimming club and then again in the morning and then he and his brother are getting together to start filming his documentary for college which is about cars (surprise, surprise!).  

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend and hope that Spring is appearing in your part of the World.

Hugs, Susie x

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Hiding from the Gales!

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Treacle and I have been hiding in the Den all day today as it has literally been blowing a gale and lashing rain!  In fact when I opened the door for Treacle to go out in the garden at lunchtime she took one look and retreated to her basket!  It is also very cold!

However the upside of hiding in the den all day is all my work is done 🙂  Treacle has managed to get plenty of sleep as well!

Tomorrow I have home jobs to do and grocery shopping and a basket of ironing but then that leaves the weekend for quilting. 

How is your Thursday?

Hugs, Susie x

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