Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re all making happy summer memories. I’ve waited a long time to start making new happy memories. And this is the summer I’m going to do it.

My Sarah and I have had simple happy times over the last few weeks. What with Sarah getting really good grades and graduating university and finally attending the graduation ceremony after three years of study. You would think that’s all a proud mother would need. However, we have one more event to attend before the summer is over. In a few days my Sarah and I will be taking a road trip when we attend The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. Most of you reading will be thinking … what’s the big deal??? Well it’s a while since I did anything that far away from home. The last couple of years I have been on a journey of discovery. Starting all over again at my age can be a long drawn out affair. I’ve done all the basic rebuilding work and now it’s time to start living a little. So why not do something that involves my passion ….. quilt making.

Around Easter, I was invited to attend The Festival of Quilts by the organisers as a blogger. My own personal goal is to have a good look around and tell you the story of my visit to The Festival of Quilts. As a seasoned quilt maker, I know what I will be looking for at this particular show. I have attended this event three times over the last eight years. And every year new stuff is unveiled. This year I will be looking for quilt making related tools, different thread, machine quilting rulers, buttons and perhaps some woolly bits.  As our visit is basically a flying visit I will not be taking any classes.

So, The Festival of Quilts starts on Thursday. Today is Monday. All the prep work has been done. Maisie is booked in for a holiday and I’ve booked us girls a hotel room near to the venue. I’ll fuel up the car put my sunglasses on and we’ll push off early morning for our four-and-a-half-hour journey to Birmingham.

At the moment I’m filled with apprehension. However, I do know that once I have arrived at the venue and have had some refreshments, I’ll be in my element discovering all the new stuff that I haven’t seen yet. And as my Sarah studied textiles she’ll be in her element as well. If I’m honest, I think I’m really looking forward to stepping out and making new happy memories.

I do have a little progress report regarding my “A” is for Appliqué quilt. The photos aren’t great as the light wasn’t very good for photography but you will get the general idea of the quilt and quilting.









I still need to add a label to this quilt. It’s a bright and cheerful quilt which I think I will hang. It will definitely brighten up any room.

So that’s my report for today. I shall be back next week with my report about our visit to The Festival of Quilts. 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 “ONLY A FEW DAYS TO GO

  1. Hello Lucie, Sarah and Maisie girl,
    I am almost in tears looking at the quilt. I hope you remember me when you look at it. It is all that I saw, when first you showed us the small little samples, what a transformation, just like your family. If you had not gone? I would have flown over and dragged you there!! You belong in places like this from now on. And Sarah, imagine her??? I wish I wish…I wish so much. Anyway, no trepidation, no nerves, you know how to drive, just go and enjoy. Get on with it, girl.
    Proud of you, very proud. No words to express how proud.xx joanna.


    1. Hi Joanna, I’m going to make the most of my outing. This might be the last time for a while that us girls have a road trip together now that Sarah is working. It’s so important to make new happy memories. As for the “A” is for Applique – Joanna Quilt, well it’s because you encourged me to finish it that it’s done now (apart from a label).
      I’ll take as many photos as I am permitted to take. Some of the quilts in the exhibition do not allow us to photograph them. I’m going to make the most of this opportunity. Thanks for popping in today x


  2. Congratulations on finishing your lovely quilt. It’s thanks to your encouragement and inspiration that I have finished 5 covers for a local hospital. Only knitted, and not glorious, but comforting at a time of need.
    I do hope you enjoy the quilts in sunny Brum, and that you and Sarah have s super trip.
    Love Carrie Ann

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  3. Sheila.

    Lucie and Sarah enjoy the quilt show.
    Hope ye are allowed to take photos and show the rest of us
    what we are missing.
    Lucie you make sure you treat yourself to some quilting goodies.
    As the ad. says “your worth it”.
    It’s great Sarah is accompanying you.
    Your quilt is looking beautiful.

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  4. The A is for applique looks absolutely lovely. Well done. Have a wonderful time at the Festival & look forward to hearing all about it. Only limited i’net access whilst away, but am checking my emails regularly. Have a great weekend & take care.

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