Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super productive day. I spent mine mooching about again today. I’m feeling a bit dragged out at the moment. I desperately need some warm sunshine to revive me. It’s the time of year when we feel like we’re in-between seasons. I spent a little time on Monday tidying the front garden. There’s still loads to do outside but it’s still quite cold and we’re expecting stormy weather over the next few days. So, the outdoor tidying has been put on hold for another week.

I ran a couple of very local errands this morning; my Sarah and I will start painting the hallway soon so I thought I should buy some paint. It’s quite a big job and I certainly don’t look forward to it but I think together we’ll get thru it quickly. I have a feeling we might have to put it off for a few weeks in order to give Sarah a chance to finish her major projects for uni. This particular job has waited quite some time, what’s a few more weeks. It will be nice and fresh once it’s done.

I’m very pleased to tell you that I finally finished my Dresden Neighbourhood quilt top. I was going to layer it up in readiness to add some freemotion machine quilting but I’m wondering whether I should make it into a bigger project!!!!! I really really like. I’ll give it a day or two and make my decision about whether I should extend it and turn it into something bigger.


Yesterday, I set myself a challenge to quilt a certain number of charity by the end of the month. Well this morning at dawn I was loading the first of a few quilts into my longarm for quilting on Friday. It’s a fab scrappy quilt top which I will turn into a quilt by adding a few thousand stitches. I have decided what thread colour to use but not the quilting design yet. I’m looking forward to getting this one quilted, bound and labelled. I love a scrappy cosy quilt.


I sat quietly this afternoon and drew a couple of Moving Forward blocks. And then I started the prep work. I’ve decided that once the fabrics are chosen the rest is so much more interesting. Now that my Dresden Neighbourhood is practically finished, I can concentrate of Moving Forward.


I guess that’s my report for today. It’s been a great day in my little world. I mooched about and worked at my slow and measured pace. Sometimes is really good to pull into the slow lane and view the scenery. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

9 thoughts on “IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD

    1. Hi Anne, I’ll decide which quilting design to use tomorrow when I click go. I’m leaning toward a curvaceous design at the moment. Thanks for popping in x


  1. Hello Lucie, sigh…..I need the sun too, snow for the last two days, another one to go. No yard clean up here, snow banks four feet high on the flower beds. The Dresden Neighborhood is the center of the quilt (ha ha) with that wonderful yellow gold beaming from the background…any decisions yet?
    Scrappy quilts are so nice, homey. Comfy feeling. Nice to know where they are going, yes?
    Good evening to you all.


    1. Oh Joanna, I can’t believe you’re expecting more snow!!! I realise that it’s only mid-March and that snow can fall right up until April in Montreal but you’ve had so much snow already this winter. I bet you feel like winter is never going to end. The weatherman said that we might get some snow over the weekend here in the UK. As much as I like snow, I’m hoping that it doesn’t happen.
      The charity quilts I’ll be longarm quilting on over the next couple of weeks are indeed for Quilts for Comfort. I know they will be well received. Did you also know that we receive fabric scraps from lots of different people which is what this current longarm job was pieced with. It’s a fantastic joint effort.
      Thanks for popping in x


  2. Lucie, just read an article about * Knitting for Peace. * But the quality of life changes for the knitters, also! Fantastic article and of course, situated in your neck of the woods. The quilts are in the same area of the sharing and giving. The giving of scraps, the making, the intention of them, and the quality of satisfaction for all. Why do we not hear more about what good people are doing? I will be joining the community of makers and givers this summer. I will find somewhere, or move to the U.K. ha ha ha..
    Cheers, good luck to your daughter, hugs to Maisie.
    Joanna. x


    1. Hi Joanna, I listened to a news report about knitting yesterday. People think that knitting should be prescribed by the NHS (National Health Service). I hope you can find a group of makers and givers this summer. There are many different things you can make and many ways to give. I hope your snow slows down today in time for the weekend. Thanks for popping in x


  3. The article was actually on the BBC line that I read or listen to on line. Interesting stuff….no?
    Sunday is my BD. Pray the sun shines on me, we Pisces need it!!!! The wind right now is fierce. Basile, my pure white cat, is snuggled down. Started crocheting to add to quilting, one day soon. One step at a time, right? Lap quilts for elders or using wheel chairs is what I have in mind, One of many…ha ha..not enough time in the world.
    Have a great day.


    1. Hi Joanna, I know the feeling about not having enough time but its only because I want to do too much at one time !@! Slowly but surely we get things done. I’d like to wish you bonne anniversaire. I hope you have a fab birthday and I hope the weather is good to you. If your weather is as windy and cold as it is here I can understand why Basile is snuggled down. My Maisie loves laying under her fleece blankie on days like today. Thanks for popping in today x


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