Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve had a fabulous day. For the most part it’s been a lovely quiet day in my little world. I had a dental appointment this morning but once I got back I was very happy to stay put. It was raining cats and dogs all night long. There was plenty of flooding all around me.

So, while I waited for the rain to subside, I sat and drew one or two new blocks for my Moving Forward quilt …..


I’m still using the old fashion paper and pencil method. I will someday sit quietly and work out how to do it using my EQ7 quilt making software. For now, I’m quite happy to sit at my dining table quietly. My rulers and shape templates do me proud.

I cut out some templates to be used in quilt making projects. Good old fashion cereal box cardboard does the trick for me. Isn’t it funny how the simple things serve us so well.


The postman brought me something quite special this morning. I wasn’t expecting any parcels. When I saw the postmark, I was really perplexed until I saw the return address. Australia!!!!! My Aussie friend Susan sent me this …..


I recently posted about machine quilting with rulers and also the dot to dot method of freemotion machine quilting. Susan mentioned this particular book in her comment. So, Susan dug out the book, it’s in pristine condition, and she posted it to me. Susan also wrote a lovely note which brought me to tears. Like so many others, Susan has followed my ups and downs over the last couple of years. And the note referred to how strong I was to have gotten thru my ordeal and lived to tell the tale. Susan’s note made me realise that I did indeed survive every bit of unpleasantness that was thrown at me. Well I only survived all the unpleasantness because of all the support I received from my family and friends who propped me up when I needed it the most. The note will be tucked away in the book and whenever I get the book out for inspiration when I’m doing freemotion quilting I will read that note and keep marching down my little path toward much more pleasant times. Susan, thank you for the book but most of all thank you for reminding me that I survived to tell the tale.

It’s been a pretty good day here at happy stitcher manor. The rain finally stopped. I can actually jump the puddles without drowning now. I’ve made a little progress by drawing a couple of blocks. The best part of the day was the peace and quiet.

So, that’s my report for today. I haven’t picked up a needle yet today. I’ll have to correct that this evening. I hope you all have a lovely peaceful evening. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

2 thoughts on “SURPRISE PARCEL

  1. Dear Lucie,
    How fortunate in deed, to have people around you like this.
    No wonder you have done well.
    When in doubt of your self, you have the proof.
    God bless.


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