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Sunday, 30 December 2012

Presents and Rural Life

Look what Santa bought me.
This is a gift from me to me. Well if you want quilty things you just  sometimes have to buy them yourself. This is a lovely book to add to my collection. The bookshelves are groaning  but I really had to have this one.
Santa even bought me this- He was disguised as PIC and as she has treated herself to one too  we can have a nice fun  day  putting our pin keepers together - together.

My Christmas was just lovely with my family here and rather over indulged and partook in too much food and the grape  and was feeling I must walk it off.   My dear friend who looks after Mery when I go away happened to ring up and suggested I head off over to her place for a good  walk with our dogs.

She lives in a small  village in Herefordshire and thought I would show you some photos of this charming unspoilt area of England.
This is the church,  I have know idea how old it is but made completely out of corrugated iron.It was locked so couldn't go in to see what it is like inside. If I  had a tin opener I probably could cut a my way in.  I guess it would be like  stepping back in time 
Then we have the  post box  and bus stop. No buses today .  They probably get one a week. 

Lovely old timber framed  cottages

 I love this converted barn .I was wondering what the ceiling inside was like.

Beautiful stone farmhouse. A real fav of mine . I love houses that look like dolls houses. Oh I could play in this one for hours.

Then as you climb up the road to the top of the hill you get this lovely view.

That Mery is one crazy dog -  I know just  what she's thinking-  It's good to be ALIVE.
Here's the girls just posing before the walk back down from the common. They were so filthy dirty after all the rain we've been having we decided to wash them off in the stream further down the hill.
WELL that was my intention but Mery had a better idea and promptly jumped out of the stream and  pulled me in!!!!!! and yes I was wet up to my knees.

Next post will be the great reveal . The Vermont quilt challenge that Jill, Barb and Lori have been working on. Watches have been synchronised. We are emailing photos to one another first before we blog. My time is 6pm on the 1st January  followed by Barb and Jill at 1pm  and Lori 10am. US of A time.That way we should all see what one and other have created at the same time. It's a kind of show and tell but we are hundreds of miles apart. Kinda fun .

Tell next time.


  1. Love your sant gifts. The book looks really interesting from the cover, I will have to keep a lookout for it. Wishing you a happy, safe and prosperous new year sue, and I am looking forward to your big reveal.

  2. Sue, I gave myself a few gifts too. Wish Sadie and I lived close by so we could go on walks with you and Mery. Looking forward to the reveal!

  3. I loved your pictues!! What a charming village. I can just picture the characters from Pride and Prejeudice walking out the door of that stone farmhouse. I can't wait to see your challenge quilts :0)

  4. Lovely photos - what a great place to walk the dogs :)
    Looking forward to your 'great reveal'!
    Every Stitch

  5. I love Herefordshire too - lovely place and not too crowed. I always feel it is real England. I particularly love Ledbury and The Feathers! Happy New Year Sue!

  6. Your PIC knows you so well and what a lovely day you will have sewing your treasures. Isn't England such a fabulous and varied place where there is always something interesting to look and marvel at. Looking forward to the big reveal.

    Wishing you much love for 2013.

  7. oh thats such a great book, glad you like it too, and yes we all need to buy ourselves treats once in a while! thanks for sharing the pictures of the houses, I have always dreamed of living in one of these old farmhouses this one is just beautiful. I really enjoy seeing pictures from other countries.
    thanks fro sharing.
    Happy new year! I look forward to the reveal on the blogs, its going to be fun, 4 very talented and creative quilters this will be inspiring

  8. What a lovely walk and I certainly need to do the same after too much Christmas. I agree that we often need to give ourselves gifts from Santa and I will be certainly be hitting the shops in the New Year for all the things that Santa forgot. Happy New Year!

  9. I've bought myself a gift before too. Even wrapped it and put it under the tree! lol
    A friend bought me the kit for the wonderful pinkeep of Sue Spargo's and I love it.
    What an adorable area with charming and unusual homes. One of these days I'll get there and see them for myself.

  10. I do miss the long walks and beautiful scenery! Looking forward to the reveal...Happy New Year...

  11. Thanks for the tour of Herefordshire. Yes, those pups do look very happy! ; c )
    I haven't seen this book yet - looks like a good one.
    Looking forward to the reveal. Happy New Year!