Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mug Rugs

I have seen these on several sites in blogland and thought they looked so cute.  So with the fabric I got for Christmas from the Boys I thought I would make a couple to see how they turned out.  What do you think?

I now plan to make more as they seem like great gifts with a Christmas mug and some homemade cookies.  I thought I had better start now rather than wait until nearer Christmas as it usually gets very busy and my good intentions of homemade gifts goes out the window.

I also have an idea for Eldest son for a mug rug but will show that when it is done.

Susie x

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sewing Weekend

I had a great weekend sewing.  The Boys were out swimming and skiing (not snow dry slopes) but that meant I had the house to myself.  Well Treacle and I had the house to ourselves.  She spent the two days  in her basket asleep, whilst I was busy sewing.  The weather was not good!

Anyway I finished my bag and started a new project, a sewing machine cover.  I use my desk, which is really for work, for sewing and my machine gets dusty so I thought it was a good idea.

What always amazes me is how long it takes to cut out the material.  Especially when you need lots of little strips and squares and oblongs.

I will show you the finished product when I have done, hopefully by the end of the week.

Susie x

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Even Treacle is Spring Cleaned!

Never let it be said that I don't spring clean everything, including our Airedale Terrier Treacle!  Yes she went for an haircut.  Now what you have to realise is that every time I do this the weather goes from being really nice and quite warm for spring, to cold!  Of course that means shes cold!  But doesn't she look cute. 

I also spring cleaned her beds and she was most annoyed with me so when her bed quilt was washed and dried I had to give it her back until the cover was dry!

She's still cute though!

Susie x

Monday, March 28, 2011

I Finished My WIP

I finished the bag I was making with the dreadful pattern.  In the end I fixed it the way I thought it should go! What do you think?

This is also for Quilt Club's Fat Quarter Challenge for April.
Susie x

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Pictures from last year.

Looking through the pictures from our trip to The States last year in April, I found some fantastic shots for spring and thought I would share with you.

Susie x

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring has sprung!

This is the view from my den window yesterday morning and isn't it wonderful.  I have all the windows open to let the fresh air in and the temperature is going up and at lunch it was really warm.  I took a cup of tea out and sat on our bench and it was lovely.

DH also saw some new born lambs whilst out and about on business  as well.  I will try and get some pictures when I am out as they start to appear.

Susie x

Monday, March 21, 2011

Finished, Done!!!

I have done it, finished yeah!! The Spring Cleaning is done, what a relief.  I still have to do the garden, garage, shed, den, kennel and patio, but at least the weather is getting better.  I love it when it is finished, hate it when I am in the middle of it!

Susie x

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

This is so accurate!

I pinched this picture off another blog I was looking at.  It is so funny and so accurate.

Susie x

Spring Cleaning

I have been busy spring cleaning and have now completed six rooms with five left to go so over half way! Yeah 

The weather hasn't been too good, we had a glorious day on Monday and because of that it has been foggy yesterday and grey today!  We don't seem to get any nice days in a row!

Treacle has been moping about the house and yesterday looked decidedly under the weather but then perked up again in the afternoon.  I think she is tired!  Her basket keeps being moved so we can clean I think she is thinking she will be moved permanently.  She will be back in her favourite space soon. 

Our new mattress is arriving today for our bed and can't wait.  Oh for a good nights sleep.  I have spring cleaned our room and got fresh summer bedding out and it is all waiting for the new mattress.  Just wait they will no doubt ring and say they can't deliver it today!  Husband and I will then no doubt be sleeping on the sofas! LOL

Susie x

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Pancake Day

Yes, Pancake Day yesterday. Nothing ever simple in our house though as we had to be at Youngest Son's school for an hour from 6.00 until 7.00pm about the SATs coming up. We have already gone through this with our Eldest but things change so Husband and I were there. It has changed a little but still quite daunting for the children.
Of course the Teachers could not resist giving us one of the mental maths test sheets to do! I got them right but it was awful. Took me back all those years to when we were doing tests! I am glad I don't have to do it anymore!
Anyway got back at 7.30pm to make pancakes. Made the mixture and started the treadmill. 12 pancakes later I had finished and managed to sit down and eat mine with orange juice and a small amount of sugar. I did manage, however, to burn my finger on the extremely hot pan, ouch! It is now blistered so I don't think I will be doing any sewing today. In fact it even hurts to type.
Treacle enjoyed her pancake (she always gets the test one!).
Happy sewing.
Susie x

Monday, March 07, 2011

March - In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb?

No March has come in like a Lamb this year so the end is going to be very windy! I have started the dreaded spring cleaning and have gotten the kitchen, den, laundry and downstairs bathroom done so far! It is a job I hate! I love it when its done just doing it is a pain!

Spring is starting to appear here and the weather today is lovely, the sun is out, the birds are busy and the plants look happier. I really like these sorts of days even if there is still too much to do.

Eldest son is off school today not well and I had to call the school regarding some course work which was to be in today. However, he can take it in tomorrow so stress level has gone down a little. I will be glad when the exams are over.
I am tired today and everything I am doing seems like hard work. I was at Pilates this morning and that was hard work. What I really want to do is go to bed with my book but I can't.

Two weekends ago Eldest son went on his third drive experience at the motor circuit and had a great time. The weather was not good and for the rest of us it was cold and wet and a lot of hanging around but he had a great time. Here are a few pictures.
I haven't done any quilting this week as I have been busy with the Boys, Husband was away on business with a client in Spain for three days last week so it was a rush to do everything. By the time I sat down in the evening it was almost time to go to bed and start the whole process again. I also need to recover the chairs in the kitchen now that I have cleaned it so that needs to be done before the quilting. I also have my WIP to finish the dreaded bag. I will get it done!!

Susie x