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It’s Friday, It’s The Weekend!

Yes we have made it to Friday, it was touch and go there for a while!!!!!! Saying that the weather is supposed to be dreadful with rain most days and possible thunder storms tomorrow!  However tomorrow for me it will be :

Eldest is working and DH & Youngest are off out to a car museum so Treacle and I have our home to ourselves, so I am going to spread out over my desk, DH’s desk, the kitchen breakfast bar, the laundry and anywhere else with all my sewing things.  In fact I may even get it out tonight so I am all ready tomorrow!    I have so much to do; bindings to make and get sewn on to the quilts; quilts to cut out; quilts to plan and of course quilts to finish!!!  I will be making a list of course!!!!  I am sure Treacle will be busy helping especially as she will be unable to go out if the weather is bad.

I will have pictures on Monday!  Also want to do some reading, that has got missed this week due to all the chaos!! 

I hope you lovely lot have a wonderful weekend whatever you have planned and the weather is kind to you.  DH and I are out tonight for dinner with some friends who we haven’t seen for over a year and it will be great to catch up on all their news. 

Stay safe. 

Hugs & Love,

Susie & Treacle xx

A Little Bit of Sewing/Quilting.

Even though my wrist has been healing I was able to do a little bit of sewing and quilting over the last couple of weeks.  I got some material to make some new curtains for our kitchen.  Lots of people say you should not have curtains in the kitchen but I like them!

This is the material I chose and it has stags on although the Boys said they look like reindeer!

As you can see they are behind our sink.

I think they look great.  They are a little darker than what we had before but I could not get the same material or anything similar and especially in cotton which can be washed!

These are part of my 2021 Stitching Resolutions Aims.  I also decided to try a different style of quilting rather than the meander that I usually do.   Three are completed and I have two more to finish and then put the bindings on. 

The final two Christmas parcel table mats to quilt and bind.

I also got this small lap quilt sandwiched and quilted and just now need to add the binding to this. 

I have another small quilt to do and bind and then that is quite a few of my UFO’s completed.  I have a King Size quilt which is for Eldest to finish, I need to add another border to it and then quilt and bind it although as it is so huge I am debating whether to send it out for quilting.  I still have a memory quilt to do and I have now been asked to make another quilt which is great, but I still have a few that I want to make for us but we shall see how it all goes. 

Today is Shrove Tuesday so it will be pancakes after dinner.  I have another basket of ironing to get done as well as trying to get mushed marshmellows which are well and truly stuck on, off a hoody and Youngest’s bedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you are having a Great Tuesday. 

Hugs & Love, Sussie xx

The Workers!

Yesterday and today we have had the workers here and they have been re-tarmacing our driveway.  We got it done originally when we first moved in and over time bits have come out and then we took the rest of the garden away so we can get all the cars on the drive.  Anyway they started yesterday preparing it and then finished it today with new tarmac.

New Black tarmac!  We can’t drive on it until Thursday!

The corner where the garden used to be.

The cones to stop everyone driving on it!

As you can see Treacle has been busy all day!!!!  She wasn’t very happy when the men were using the wacker plate and even I could feel it in the den which is the furthest room from the front!!!! However she got in her basket for a snooze when they were doing the tarmac!  Although the whole house now smells of it!!

My view today from my desk!  The birds are busy at the feeders and we did see the sun for all of an hour which was great!  It is going to be frosty again tonight!

As you know we are in another lockdown, this one being that we can all go to work unlike last March when we couldn’t.  If things don’t get better soon then they will be saying we can’t work and already we have things being cancelled or moved again!  The first being a business exhibition.  There is some muttering about Carnival being held in the village which is at the beginning of July, the problem being that it takes a year to organise usually and we could all do a lot of work and then have to cancel it.  I don’t think, until we definitely know how things are going, that we should be arranging anything otherwise everyone will do a lot of work and then it will have to be cancelled again!!!

I saw this, below, on Instagram on the MSQC page and they got it from Little Red Hen.  So doing as it says using the first letter of my name and the month I was born, I am Patchwork Pixie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  What is your quilting name?  Great fun!

I have a basket of ironing to get through tonight and then hopefully more quilting tomorrow and baking later in the week, well it’s a plan!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hugs & Love, Susie (Patchwork Pixie!) xx

Weekend Achievements!

Boy Mondays do come around quick!!  We had a great weekend knocking some home jobs out of the park!!! I also got some quilting done too and organised my sewing space a little better.

My machine with the project I am working

My ironing table and iron.

The rest of my desk with my sewing things on.  It looks better now I have put a few things away and made rooom for my sewing things.

My Quilting Helper – Treacle.  The weather over the weekend was extremely cold and grey and it did not get above freezing so this is where she spent most of the weekend.  Clean bed too!

Anyway I managed to quilt and bind the little boy quilt and here it is :

The above picture the top finished.

Now quilted!

The binding above and the back below.

Just now need to wash it and it is all done. 

This is the next one up for sandwiching, quilting, binding and washing!!!

Youngest’s new furniture arrived and was all made and installed and looks great.  He has now got a bit more room for a couple of pieces which will give him more cupboard/draw space which was missing with the old furniture. 

We  got a new blind for our den where I work.  When we first moved in we found a Japanese paper blind and it was great as it let lots of light in but great for keeping the glare off, especially as the window gets a lot of sun in the Spring/Summer.  This had been up all the time we had been in our home and had gotten a little grey over the years but I finally found the same blind but with some leaves printed on, same size and everything.  Anyway that also arrived on Saturday and it looks so much better now.  I also had some gift vouchers for my favourite department store and ordered some new curtains for our dining room.  The curtains in there used to be in the dining room at our old home so are quite old and still look okay but are just starting to fade on the edges where the sun gets them.  So we ordered new ones.  I will get some pictures when they are up.

Am up to date with all my work and home jobs so am going to get my next quilt sandwiched and pinned this evening!

I hope you all had a great weekend whatever you were up to and were allowed to be up to Covid wise and have a great week to come.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

My Stitching Resolution Blog Hop!

If you follow my Blog you know that I don’t make Resolutions, as by January 4th they have probably all been broken/forgotten/unworkable!!!!  So for the last few years I have made some Aims (I know it’s the same thing but hey it works for me!!!).  Of course we started 2020 with a lot of aims which if anything this year has taught us, it is to be flexible!!!

Anyway the wonderful Carla at “Creatin’ in the Sticks” who is the Master of Organisation came up with the wonderful idea of what we would all like to be doing quilting wise in the New Year.  So we are to let you know what:

My Stitiching Resolution Aim for 2021 is ………………..

To Get Back to My Quilting! 

Again some of you will know that our Eldest came home at the end of November 2019 for good, which I am loving.  However I was “camping” in his room as my quilting den and so when he came home I lost my space.   Now before he left I used to sew at my desk in our den which I work on every day of the week but it required a lot of moving of things and of course when I had finished quilting for the day it all had to be packed away and it was not a problem until I was using Eldest’s room.  I could just leave a project on the machine and material all over the place and basically a mess and leave it, but not on my desk as I use it for our business work. 

Since I had to move everything back downstairs (my stash is actually in clip boxes under our bed!) it has really not inspired me to quilt at all!  So 2021 is going to be the year that I will sort things out so I can get back to quilting again.  My aim over the last few years has been to do some quilting each week and I am definitely putting that down again.  I also have several projects which need completing.

Do you, when you go to quilt shows, see some material and it is labled enough to make a quilt?  Then when you start you think hmm big enough for a doll quilt?!!!!  Well this was the material I had above!  I loved the pinks but there was not a lot left so I added some white and the grey and made this little pinwheel quilt.  I am going to back it with more of the grey.

The above were blocks from Kathleen Tracy Quilt Along (A Sentimental Quilter) so I set them on point and added the white and I am going to back it with the material below.

Again this was a kit I bought at The Quilt Show in Birmingham for a little boy and it said all the material was there and it was just!  I need to back it and obviously quilt it.

There is a story behind this quilt which I won’t go into now, but it is for a King size bed so it is huge.  I have bought the backing for it and just need to get the wadding and then quilt it.  It will take a while on my machine but I will get there.  It is various shades of grey.  It was a pattern from Jenny at the Missouri Star Quilt Company on You Tube.

These are the quilts I want to make next but have not got around to cutting them out.  The above ones are for DH and I as I want to make a winter inspired quilt for our bed but I used some of the top material for something else so now need to get some more of that!!!!

You all know that I love Snoopy and have collected over the years various material, panels etc to make a Snoopy quilt and again I have not got around to it!!!!!  Definitely on my list to do this year. 

Again a Christmas panel I bought some time ago and I just love the pictures.  I think they were supposed to be for cushions but I am going to make them into mats.

You may have seen these mats on my blog from previous years but I still have four which are not finished (!) so they are going to be quilted, bound and finished!

This is the material that DH bought me for Christmas.  I just love the greens.

Now I know that some Quilters are very organised and whenever they finish a project collect all the spare material and cut them into different sizes and store them.  I would like to say that I did that, but I didn’t and now have a huge clip box full, bursting at the seams, with scraps which need to be dealt with.  As you can see above I did start to do this with a project I did finish and cut them into various squares.  My other aim is to make a scrap quilt and so I am hoping, again this year, that this will be something I can get on with.

Finally I have two quilts to make for DH’s cousin, her daughter.  Memory quilts for her two children and I need to buy some provisions before I start this so again another job to do.

There you have it, there is a lot of things to do but I am hoping that 2021 will give me the nudge to get on with them and who knows we may have another lockdown and I can get on with things then!!!!

There are thirty other very talented ladies who are taking part today to show you what their Quilting Resolutions are, so please Hop Along and have a look at what they will be up to in 2021:

Wednesday, December 30th

Just Let Me Quilt
MooseStashQuilting
Words & Stitches
 Sew Many Yarns
Websterquilt
Cocoa Quilts
QuiltFabrication
Stitchin At Home
Ms P Designs USA
Life in the Scrapatch
Kathy Kwilts and More
Karen’s Korner
Quilt Schmilt
selina quilts
The Joyful Quilter
Becky’s adventures in quilting and travel 
Karrin’s Crazy World
Quilting and Learning: What a Combo
VroomansQuilts
Cynthia’s Creating Ark
PamelaQuilts
Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué
Kathleen McMusing
Quilting Gail
Homespun Hannah’s Blog
appliqueand…
Songbird Designs
Storied Quilts

Susie’s World  You Are Here x

She’s Stitchin Again
Creatin’ in the Sticks

Thank you to Carla for arranging such a great Hop and I hope you have a wonderful New Year.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

Treacle – My Quilting Helper!

Does Anyone Know What is Happening?

No one seems to know what on earth we are all supposed to be doing and if we are going back to work and shops are opening and how it is going to work!!!  I had a call from our Dentist today, as I should have had my six month checkup on Friday, and they are being told that as they have six dentists in the practice they can only have two dentists in at one time, one upstairs and one downstairs so trying to fit all the patients in is getting to be a nightmare, so they have moved mine and the Boys appointments to September.  DH is supposed to go in July and they are leaving that at the moment.

They are still saying that certain places will not be opening, one of them being hairdressers and that is getting to be a problem!!!  I trimmed DH’s hair at the back at the weekend, Eldest is just wearing a baseball cap all the time now and Youngest’s Girlfriend is going to trim his hair with Simon’s (the Horse) his clippers later today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Mine is starting to look like the above picture!!!  And don’t get me started on the colour!!!!  Even if we are able to go out to the stores you can guarantee you will meet the one person you don’t want to meet when you hair is looking like this!!!!  I think I will be borrowing one of the Boys baseball caps, so with that, my face mask and my glasses perhaps on one will know who I am!!!!!  We will all be like the film stars now when we go out!!!!!

The Boys companies have got a plan of how to get back to work, but are not sure if it is going to work so it will definitely be trial and error!!!  DH and I are still working as far as we can and keeping things ticking over!!!!

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Anyway as part of my list making and organising this week,  I can show you some quilty things!!!  I know, I know don’t faint!  A Quilting Blog with some quilting on it!!!!!!

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This is a King size bed quilt which I need to sew the last row onto, put the borders on and then it can be sandwiched and quilted.  It is going to be a challenge to quilt it on my machine so I may hang fire on that at the moment.  It is not needed just now.

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You will have seen these already on my blog and I made this one but never got it binded.

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I made four more and they just need quilting and binding. 

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The above was Kathleen Tracy’s (A Sentimental Quilter) sew along last year (!)  I did finish all the blocks and got the top sewn together last August and then it did not get sandwiched and finished, so that is what needs doing.  I chose the woodland Autumn fabric for the back as there is a lot of white on the front. 

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Above was a kit I bought at the Festival of Quilts a few years ago and I had not gotten around to making it up.  Again I did this last August and just not sandwiched and quilted it so that is the next job. 

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I bought the above material as another kit at The Festival of Quilts, as I loved the mutued pinks.  I just need to find the right pattern.

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Which I did from the Moda Bake Shop.  I love Pinwheels so thought this would be good to make up with the pinks. 

DH’s Cousin has sent me some of her son’s clothes as she would like a Memory Quilt made from them.  I cannot start this at the moment as I need some backing and I really want to get the above projects done before I start on that.  She is not in a hurry for them and she has just had her second, a little girl, so she will be sending me her clothes as she grows out of them to make a memory quilt for her too.  I asked my very good friend, FarmQuilter, for advice as I have never made one of these before and she came through for me with lots of advice on how to make one, so thank you so much.

I will show you how I get on as we go!!!!

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I have had some more new Followers joining me on this blogging journey, so you are very Welcome and thank you for Following and I hope you find some fun, friendship and info here.

I hope you are all having a Thrilling Tuesday and stay safe.

Hugs & Love, Susie xx

National Quilting Day.

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Today is National Quilting Day!  I have been so wrapped up in all the furore of the last week, I have completely zoned out of quilting!!!  However it is a great way to occupy your time as you are social distancing!!! 

Anyway, Quilting!  I have started to sort out my quilting things to sew back at my desk which I use for work in the week.  As I have not done this for a while I have to remember where I put everything before and how I used to do it!!!!  I haven’t had much time up to now to do this so it will be a great job to do in the next few weeks. 

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I have a couple of projects still on the go, this being the main one made from the material above!!!  I just need to sew a final row onto the quilt and then I need to add the borders and the top will be done!!!  Hopefully over the next few weeks I can get this done.

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It is a good job we Quilters have a good stash of material to keep us going at the moment.  Of course I am sure if you need anything lots of quilt shops will still mail things out to you.

Have a good day whatever you are up to, quilting or gardening or reading.

Stay Safe.

Hugs, Susie xx

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Tuesday & Birthday!

It’s Tuesday and that means lots of work!!!  I also have to re-arrange the week as we are busy Thursday and then at a business meeting on Friday so we are doing things a little backwards this week!!!  Hey ho keeps me on my toes I suppose!!!!

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Anyway to nicer things; it is Molly’s 8th Birthday today, Happy, Happy Birthday Molly.  She and her Mom have had a wonderful day with doggie ice cream and presents and I am sure Molly has had the best day.  Treacle is taking notes ready for her Birthday in May!!!!!

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I have set up my sewing back on my desk.  I just have to remember where everything went and how I operated!! I still have some things all over the place, the attic, under our bed etc but I am sure when I get set up it will all be sorted out and come back to me!!!!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone.

Hugs, Susie xx

Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop – What a Week.

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We have had a wonderful week on the Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop and some wonderful gifts have been made and I am sure all the recipients will love them.

In case you have missed any of the Hoppers here is a complete list from the 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

Many thanks to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for all the organisation and getting these Hops off the ground.  She will be annoucing soon a new Hop for the New Year. 

We have a busy weekend as always and I am hoping to get some pictures for Monday, I won’t tell you what we are up to just yet!!!  On Sunday we are meeting some friends for Sunday Lunch as we have no time to see them for dinner before Christmas (!) but Sunday Lunch will be a lovely treat and catch up on all the news.

I am still in the process of preparing things for Christmas and have now made and steamed the Christmas puddings!!!  Still need to make all the other Christmas treats which I am hoping to get done next week.  Then I will tackle the sewing room!!!!!

Have a great weekend.

Hugs, Susie xx

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Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop Day 5.

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Hello Hoppers and welcome to my Day on the Stitch It & Gift It Blog Hop.  There have been some amazing projects and gifts shown this week and many thanks goes to Carla at Creatin’ in the Sticks for this amazing Hop and all her hard work organising us all.  I actually found the Hop on my good friend, Farm Quilter’s Blog, so many thanks to her too.

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These were actually started last year (!) but I did not get around to finishing them!!!  They are for DH and the Boys as mats.  They are all into cars and I just loved this fabric when I found it so had to use it for them.  Really quick “gift” block to make and I did a diamond quilting on it. 

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I need eight little gifts for some ladies nearer Christmas but could not decide on what to do but found this sweet little stocking pattern so decided that that would work.

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I used the pattern to cut them out and used my pinking sheers to save sewing and turning them. 

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I sewed a ribbon to one corner and attached a little bell to the outside and inside there are some chocolate truffles.

The next projects, I am afraid, are not completed!  I just ran out of time sorry!  However I cannot show all of them to you either as the people they are for also read my blog!!!!  However here is a sneak peak!!!

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The Backs.  I am hoping to get them finished over the weeked.

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As you can see this one is still on the machine being quilted!!!  I just love the colours.

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This is the back.  There are two of these!!!

I just love this time of year and getting things ready for Christmas.  I love spending time with the family and friends but usually end up running ragged trying to get everything done but I try each year to be organised and not get to that point!!! At the moment I am doing okay!!!! 

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However this is the state of Eldest’s bedroom at the moment, which I am camping in as my sewing room!!! I hate a mess so after finishing my quilting projects the next job will be to tidy this mess!!!!!  I do not work well in a mess!!!! 

Here are the other talented Ladies who are Hopping today:

Friday, November 15th

Quilted Delights

Seams To Be Sew

Ms P Designs USA

Just Because Quilts

Inquiring Quilter

Susie’s World  YOU ARE HERE

Creatin’ in the Sticks

I hope you have enjoyed your day here at Susie’s World and thank you very much for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend you lovely lot.

Hugs, Susie xx

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