13 July 2015

The adventures of Flat Susan continue...

Hi everyone and welcome. I've been hosting a well travelled little friend recently and it's my turn to share that time with you. For those of you who aren't familiar with Flat Susan she is the brainchild of the lovely Neet (Hickydorums) and has been travelling the World (in her very own suitcase!)

Living right next to the Trent and Mersey Canal it was essential that Susan got to see it's delights and as luck would have it there was a floating market taking place. I marvelled at the fact that so many clever people could live and work in such a small place but Susan reminded me that it was all a question of being organised when you're small. Funny, that would prove to be somewhat prophetic! 


And there was another fortuitous event for Susan to attend. I got the chance to meet up with fellow creatives Anne Redfern (Redanne) and Tracy Evans (Craft Addicts) for a wonderful pub lunch. Bless her, Susan found it almost impossible to get a word in sideways! It's so very rare I get the opportunity to leave the confines of the craft room and this was a real treat.


Talking of confines... I've been kinda chained to the laptop more recently (the necessities of setting up a new DT and managing another) so Susan became a rather constant companion in these endeavours. In fact she's really got the hang of touch typing, not bad for someone who's reach only extends to about four keys at a time! Remember what she said earlier about 'it all being a question of organisation'? I've discovered that Susan is very good at making lists and cracking the whip...


Something else she's become a 'dab hand' at is using FlitterGlu. So whilst I got to grips with the stamping side Susan worked that Scoochy like a pro. I'm telling you, that girl has an amazing eye for detail!


And so, with her CV nicely extended and a new tag in hand, it's time to head off to visit Rosie (Crafting at S G) down the road. It's been a joy to host this special little lady and I look forward to seeing where she travels over the coming weeks and months. Jenny xxx

21 comments:

  1. What a spectacular life she is leading and lucky lucky you to be living in her world! I think that goes for all of us though....
    Sounds like she will have a top selling novel when her travels are finished. I absolutely loved seeing your part of the world!
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  2. Happy to hear from flat Susan, Jenny! I followed a while her adventures, and I thought it was a Wonderful idea! Meeting friends is always a great expérience!

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  3. the adventures of flat Susan and company is such great fun! I love seeing all your lovely faces! Hugs!

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  4. You gave me a much needed smile with your wonderful post Jenny. I loved hearing all about flat Susan's adventures with you, she really is a remarkable young lady - so talented! So glad I got to meet her when you, Tracy and I met up too.

    One day, when things settle down for you I hope that you will write a book about all YOUR adventures, it will definitely be worth a read! Anne xx

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  5. what fun flat susan is having!!! Flat stanley came to stay with me for a while about 5 years ago - I don't think he was quite so adventurous - and he didn't do flitterglu!! She sounds like the talented cousin for sure! Love the photo with Anne and tracy!!! Hugs Rachel x

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  6. I have read and heard of Flat Susan's travel over the years. It's nice to hear she is in the UK and spending a lot of time with a talented crafters too! She is on very lucky girl Karen

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  7. Wow, I can't believe you got to meet Anne and Tracy, I am completely jealous!! Looks like Flat Susan is having a great time, hope you are too. hugs :)

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  8. I have not heard of the lovely 'Flat Susan' before Jenny but it has been a real treat reading about her exploits. Great photos of the girls and how nice to combine everything with a pub lunch.

    I would love to have the figure of Flat Susan ... ahh wishful thinking ... especially as I am about to go on my hols and we all know what that does to the figure lol.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  9. Good Morning Jenny. How lovely to hear of Flat Susan's adventure with you. She certainly played her part and I'm sure her help was appreciated too. A lovely picture of you three crafty girls too. It's does you a world of good meeting with crafty friends. Enjoy your day and thank you for such a lovely story. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. What a great treat you gave Flat Susan...meeting up with crafty friends is always good, but to get to help you too must have been fun too! Hope you feel less pressure now! Chrisx

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  11. Sounds like you and Susan have been having fun Jenny x love that you shared a photo of your catch up with Anne and Jenny. I am so looking forward to seeing you in London soon.

    Take care

    Hugs Annie x x

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  12. Looks as if both flat Susan and you had a fantastic time Jenny, - and how fun to be able to meet up with Anne and Tracey! Great fun post, and you sure are one busy lady! Good to have some help at hand.....

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  13. Thanks for looking after her and for taking her to see the canal - and meeting such lovely people as Anne and Tracey. Thank goodness you taught her to use the Flitterglue, I don't have those products and I bet she would have pestered me to get some when she finally gets home.
    Thanks again - a very entertaining post.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  14. Looks like a wonderful day was enjoyed by everyone.
    Julie x

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  15. What fantastic stories she will tell when she gets home again.
    Pleased to see you are both having a good time. Angela x

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  16. So much fun, glad Susan got to lunch with Anne and Tracy while visiting with you!

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  17. What a fun travelogue of Susan's adventures - I'd say you gave her a great tour with many varied activities! such a fun post! (and I'm jealous of your lunch with Anne and Tracy!) Julia xx

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  18. YAY!! Look at Flat Susan having a lovely time with three such Beautiful ladies--She's lucky indeed!! :) :) What a fun post, Jenny and it's so neat to see 3 of my DT-mates together with Flat Susan, enjoying some very well earned down time :) :) Thanks so much for sharing!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

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  19. Oh Jenny reading about Flat Susan ( its the first I've heard of her ) took me back to my childhood- one of my fave books back then was Flat Stanley as I loved the idea that he could be slipped in an envelope n posted anywhere in the world . Thank you for the memories and thx for sharing all what Flat Susan has been up to - shes a real busy little bee but good to see shes more of a help than a hindrance .
    x

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  20. Goodness me - I hadn't realised that Flat Susan was still itinerant... she must be clocking up the miles like nobody's business. What a lot of fun the two of you have been having together, along with all the hard work, of course.
    Alison xx

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  21. I've just started to read about Flat Susan's adventures - what a great life she is leading. If every she mentions she would like to visit the Devon seaside, she can visit me and tell me of all her adventures!
    Kath x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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