Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had the perfect Friday. It’s still quite wintery here in my little corner of the world. However, my Sarah and I ventured out to top up essentials. This happiest stitcher cannot live without milk in her coffee! Lucky for us the highway maintenance crews are out in full force. And as we stuck to the main roads we did not encounter any problems. It was great to step out for an hour.

Do you know that when you’re on a self-imposed lock-in due to bad weather it’s hard to concentrate long enough to work out what to do? I’ve had five days of confusion because I just couldn’t figure out what to work on next. I feel I wasted quite a lot of time worrying about when the harsh weather would break but I carried on doing bits and pieces of quilt making behind the scenes. Silly girl, just get on with it.

So, yesterday I posted photos of another variation on the Dresden Plate theme. Something called Dresden Neighbourhood …..


Well, I got started making roofs, windows and doors …..


I’m using my favourite Freezer Paper method but raw edge appliqué would do the trick also. I chose this project because I wanted to have a little fun. The planning stage of any project is always fun for me. And using scraps of fabric is super.



I really ought to work out what I will use for my background. I was planning on piecing a neutral background using scraps but I don’t seem to have quiet enough neutrals in my scrap basket so I’m going to have to move onto Plan B. I think I’m going to use a white background so that the patches stand out better. My Dresden Blades are mainly medium in shade, well at least my eyes register them as medium. So, this throw size quilt top which I pieced some time ago doesn’t really do it for me. I’ll have to save it for another project …..


And besides I think I want to keep this quilt little. I don’t often work on little. So, I’m going to stick to my original idea of using it as a door banner.

It’s been an interesting week in happy stitching manor. February is finished and March has finally arrived. I was hoping for flowering spring bulbs like daffodils and crocuses but instead we got the Beast from the East. It feels like there’s no end in sight but it will end and when spring does arrive it will be so sweet. These last few days have given me time to reflect on life. I’ve got a better idea of what I want to do. I think I should design, create and breathe. My Sarah is rather busy working on end of year major projects and professional practice. I think she’s under quite a lot of pressure. So, my main goal at the moment is to support her as best I can. I’m sure I’m not alone in thinking that our children should always come first. Once we get thru this last academic year, I can move onto please myself. How sweet it will be! Life is so precious so let’s live it.

I guess that’s my report for today. I’m the happiest stitcher in the world today. I’ve got that Friday feeling. I hope you all have a great weekend full of happiness. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching,

Lucie x

6 thoughts on “LAST DAY OF THE WEEK

  1. One thing I saw visually is the grey background with white stripes, reminds me of the american flag….just saying. The other is that the project could easily be made using old ties, either at home or from a used clothing store, fun. Recycling. The roofs can be the brights and the center.
    I know Sarah is busy and certainly under pressure to finish her ideas and show a balance of thought and concept and justify it. Good luck there, Sarah! I understand 🙂 xxxx
    Hugs to Maisie, xx


    1. Hi Joanna, I quite like grey . It’s quite trendy at the moment. I must have a look in my stash because I had a fine grey stripe at one point but I’m not sure if there’s any left!!! I have seen ties used in patchwork., it’s a great idea.
      I’ll give Maisie a hug for you. Thanks for popping in x


  2. frayedattheedge

    We have found it hard to settle to work on things – at one point Malcolm said it was like being ill, with enforced idleness! I love how your Dresden Neighbourhood is progressing – I may have to put one on my to-do list!!
    Have a good weekend, filled with happy stitching!
    Anne xx


    1. Hi Anne, Malcolm is right, it was just like being ill and having to stay in.
      I think you would enjoy piecing a Dresden Neighbourhood block. I’m sure you’ve got more then enough scraps and plenty of inspiration too. Thanks for popping in x


  3. I think a white background would definitely work well & make the blades stand out more. Do hope the The Beast fades soon & warmer weather comes your way. You must be so proud of Sarah & where she is headed in her studies & work life. Well done to her & you. Have a great weekend, stay warm & take care.


    1. Hi Susan, I’ll have to auditionmy Dresdon on different backgrounds to see which I like the best. The Beast is sefinitelynfading but Storm Emma is hitting the south of England now. The mountains for snow are starting to melt here. Thank goodness for that. If all goes well we’ll be heading out again tomorrow to run some errands. Life goes on. Thanks for popping in x


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