Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all enjoyed a happy sunny Monday. It’s been lovely here in my little corner of the northeast of England. I love sunny Mondays.

I spent the last few days planning and working on some Christmas projects. Once I found my direction I just followed thru and it grew and grew. Here’s a little sneaky peek …..



Does is say Christmas to you? Those brighter than usual reds and greens are definitely doing it for me. With all this concentrating on Christmas I completely forgot to take a photo of my finished Moving Forward quilt once it was taken off my quilting system frame. I guess you’ll have to wait until next time to see my latest finish.

I purchased a few annuals for my garden last week but I was afraid to plant them out for fear we might have a frost which would kill the new plants off. The weatherman kept telling us that the temps would drop so low that frost was a very real threat. Well yesterday I decided I was ready to take a chance. So, here’s a little look at my newly planted annuals …..





I just planted some trailing Lobelia, Geraniums, Petunias, Fuchsias etc in a couple of planters. The plants were only planted yesterday and already they’re starting to grow. I look forward to a little explosion of colour over the summer.

Did you all enjoy watching the Royal Wedding on Saturday. I was at a sewing session and we had three different devices running on which to watch the event. I won’t bore you more than needed but I have to say that I think it was a lovely ceremony and the atmosphere was wonderful. After watching an hour of so of the event I felt like I was there.

So, it’s been a rather interesting weekend at happy stitcher manor. I stepped out to do a little sewing as a group and watched the Royal Wedding with said group. And I worked on Christmas. Who on earth works on Christmas in May????

I guess that’s my report for today. 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


  1. A very good Monday to you, too!! That really was a sneaky peak, to say the least, hhmmmm…..
    Good to hear you are out and about, enjoying your new life. About time! I was up at 4 am, yawn, drank so much tea, my Basile was totally undone, time wise ha ha. But, what a fantastic, magical day! God bless them both. So glad I chose to watch it. The garden is going to be glorious with color, right? I really like the planter, saw it last year, but it is a nice one and the color. Our nights are just a little too cold yet. Today is Victoria Day weekend, remember when the whole province goes nuts and buys every plant in creation? Still a bit cool, though. Will be waiting to see the finished quilt. ‘Till then, enjoy, Lucie.
    Joanna xx Hugs to Maisie girl.xx


    1. Hi Joanna, the Royal Wedding was rather magical. I hope they have a long happy life together. I remember Victoria Day and I also remember when they changed the name to La Fete do Dollard and now I believe it’s called something else! Did you manage to buy a few plants??? There are still plenty to be had here but the will be selling them off cheap pretty soon to make room for other seasonal stuff. It’s a bit cool here today but I’m keeping plenty busy. I’m hoping for some nice sunshine tomorrow. Thanks for popping in x


  2. Look forward to seeing your completed quilt, and all your blooming flowers. Loved seeing that you have replanted your lilac/mauve planter,but dearest Lucie, beware those foot high little trees.
    Mother planted one years ago, despite my worry about the roots and the house foundations. My fears were groundless, but some years later the council very kindly took the top seven/eight feet for a Christmas tree for a local school, leaving us a 3foot stump.
    Best wishes


    1. Hi Monica, thanks for you advise concerning my little foot tall conifers. I have no intention of planting them directly in the ground. They’re leftover from the winter plants which still look reasonably good. I may plant them up into pots and more them around for winter again. I’ll fill my purple planter with hardy pansies and ivies for the winter. I’m hoping my summer bedding flourishes again this year. Thanks for popping in Monica x


  3. I love the prairie points on your sneak peak! I’ve been wanting to plant some herbs & veggies, but haven’t been home enough to get it done! Hoping to do some of that next week!


    1. Thank you for your kind words. My Christmas projects are progressing nicely but the ideas have grown and evolved into three projects!!! I don’t particularly enjoy working on Christmas stuff but this year it’s been fun. Thanks for popping in today x

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  4. Yes, the colours are definitely Christmasy,& who says that you can’t work on whatever you want, whenever you want, eh? Your garden should look very pretty soon. Off to catch up on your next post, now that I have i’net again.


    1. Hi Susan, thank you for your kind words concerning my Moving Forward quilt and notebook cover. I certainly agree that time is an issue now and again. I hope you’re taking time out for yourself as often as you can. It’s important not to lose yourself in all the busyness. You take care Susan x


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