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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

Kaholly

Words & Stitches

Quilt’n Party 

Patchwork Breeze

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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

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Domestic Felicity
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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.

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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

Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop!

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Good morning All and I hope you had a good Friday.  We, of course, had a hair-raising night due to lots of flooding.  You don’t appreciate how much water is actually coming down when it rains but as we already have had a lot of rain this just added to the problem!  The water tables are all full and the ground is saturated so it has flooded.  We live on a hill so we are very fortunate but the flood plains around the village and further afield are flooded alot!

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The water in the distance are the farmer’s fields.

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This is next to the road opposite our Park in the village and as you can see the Canada geese are taking advantage of it!!!

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This is further along in our village and the river has burst it’s banks, normally there is a bend in the river here which is now underwater!

Where the Boys work, they could not get out of work so Eldest went with the rest of his work friends for a drink until it had all calmed down and it took Youngest three hours to do a normal journey of one hour!!!!

Anyway Monday is the start of the Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop and here is a list of the lovely ladies taking part.  I am on the last day, Friday November 15th, so please come back and see what I have been up to.  I will be finishing them off this weekend!!!!  Thanks to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for planning and organising us all.

Have a Wonderful Weekend and enjoy Hopping along with us next 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

Hugs, Susie xx

Susie’s Friday Monthly Book Club.

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Hi All, for this month I give you “A Tudor Christmas”, which looks at where all our Christmas traditions come from.  A lot of people think that the Victorians gave us a lot of our Christmas activities and traditions but in fact many of them go back to Tudor times.

Alison Weir is a famous historical author and has written extensively on Henry VIII’s wives and Siobhan Clarke is a lecturer and guide for some of our historic Royal Palaces including Henry VIII’s favourite, Hampton Court. 

The book examines different aspects of Christmas and explains how they came about.  I love books like this, I have always loved history, especially about Christmas my most favourtie time of year.  Eldest bought this book for me last Christmas and I read it during the holidays.

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Sorry for radio silence this week but it has been one of those weeks!  Had a great day on Tuesday with Jayne Christmas shopping although we both said that all the stores seem to be doing a very “low key” Christmas this year with a lot less displays and Christmas gifts!  We usually spend the day looking for those little extra gifts for our families and hardly found anything!  It think it must be a reaction to all this rubbish Brexiet delays and now, of course, the General Election!!!  Just what we all need before Christmas!!!

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Wednesday and Thursday were taken up with work and also helping Youngest sort out where his suitcase was after his trip to Florida!!!  Yes as only with us, his case was not on his flight because of a mix up with the tickets attached to the bag and it was left in Florida.  Eventually it made its way back to Gatwick and then to Heathrow and finally last night to our home at 7.45pm!!!!  We didn’t think he would ever see it again, so at least that was one benefit and it looks to be in one piece!!!

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I managed to get home jobs done yesterday as well and also all my washing and ironing so at least I am up to date for now!!!!  I am hoping that next week will be a little calmer.  The weekend is manic of course and DH is out all day on Sunday as it is Remembrance Sunday here and he is out on Saturday night too at at friend’s daughters 18th Birthday doing the music for her!!! Tonight it is the Small Pool Swimmers their championships but that is usually a quick event and the littlies love it especially when they get their trophies!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to.

Hugs, Susie xx

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Treacle’s had a quiet week, lots of rain so she has been snoozing in her basket!!!!!

It’s Monday!

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This week has come in with a vengeance!  I won’t bore you with the details but I think it is going to be one of those weeks!

 

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However, tomorrow I am with Jayne, Christmas shopping so that will hopefully make the week better!

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This Globetrotting person is home tomorrow, however he will be back at work on Wednesday!!!  So no doubt he will be tired, slightly jet lagged and in a bad mood, oh good!!!!!

I did get quite a bit of quilting done at the weekend, not quite finished though so I can’t show it you and some of it I am keeping for the Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop which starts next week.  Don’t miss it!

Have a great week, all.

Hugs, Susie xx

Thank Goodness It’s Friday!

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It has definitely been one of those weeks again this week!  We must have had at least 100 Trick or Treaters last night in the space of three hours because it is Half Term here in the UK.  At least it did not rain for them.

I ran some errands this morning and have been working this afternoon before DH and I go off to set up the sound equipment for tomorrow. 

Youngest and Girlfriend are still in Orlando having the time of their lives at Universal and Disney!  They are back on Tuesday next week.  However as much as I miss him it is amazing how much cleaner the house stayed with him not here and less washing and ironing and cooking and we have food left in the fridge!!!!! 

DH had a lovely birthday and Eldest came round and had dinner with us which was great. 

Definitely quilting this weekend.  I need to as it is the Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop soon!!!  Also need to get the other Christmas gifts finished. 

We have a weekend of rain to come so it will be great to sit inside and get quilting jobs done.

I hope you lovely lot have a fantastic weekend whatever you are up to.

Hugs, Susie xx

Monday Again?

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We put our clocks back at the weekend and usually I love gaining that hour back, although this year it doesn’t seem to have had the same effect.  Probably because we were up very early Saturday and Sunday just gone!!!  DH was announcing all day Sunday and I spent the whole day doing jobs and instead of quilting, tiding the sewing room!!!!!

Next weekend he is out all weekend at another swimming event so I will Definitely be quilting then!!!

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I have also been getting on with various food prep for Christmas.  Today I have made the Christmas Chutney from a recipe by Delia Smith and tomorrow I will be getting the Christmas puddings made as they have to steam for eight hours each. 

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I also have mince pies to make and usually make around 60 and freeze them but I always have to make a few extra so DH and the Boys can eat them straight away.  Then it will be the Christmas cookies, again for the freezer and a few for the tin and finally the sausuage rolls and cheesy stars!  Cheesy stars are really easy and go great as a snack or if you are having a drinks party.  I used to make lots of them and the Boys would take them in their lunch boxes to school near Christmas and I would get requests from their friends for them!!!!

I have sorted out all the Birthday presents I need between now and Christmas and am now onto my Christmas list.  I have already bought a few presents that needed to be ordered and have stashed them away and my good friend, Jayne, and I are going Christmas shopping on November 5th.  We have done this for quite a few years now and it is a day I love, it is very social and we get to catch up on all our families news as well as getting Christmas shopping done and of course having lunch!!!  I will show you the parcels when they are all wrapped.

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a good week ahead.

Hugs, Susie xx

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