Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super-duper day. It’s been a good productive day in my little world. Somehow, I managed to add the last borders onto my Sweet Dresden Town quilt project. I have been working on and off on this project for some months now. I am so thrilled to see the quilt top finished and loaded into my longarm quilting system. I’m hoping that by this time next week the quilt will be quilted, bound and labelled; ready to unveil to the world. I’m quite pleased with this project. It’s a whimsical view of the neighbourhood I would love to live in. There are a couple of real-life landmarks which can be found in my little corner of the northeast of England.


I will be adding some simple quilting to this quilt using a very pale green thread and the binding will be a scrappy multi-coloured affair. Instead of introducing new fabric for the border, I plan on using up all the scraps from the patches.

With My Sweet Dresden Town all but finished, I’m already looking for a new project to sink my teeth into. I still have plenty of fabric in my stash that needs using up. I would like my next whimsy to be a combination of simple pieced blocks and simple appliqué blocks. This year has been all about the Dresden Plate, so perhaps I should find another favourite block to work with for my next endeavour. I’ll let you know when I decide on my next theme.

I worked in my sewing room all morning and part of the afternoon on my feet. While working I wore these …..


I am determined to break these beauties in enough so I can wear them out and about properly. They are more comfortable than when I first purchased them but they’re not like slippers yet.

Today is Wednesday, the hump of the week. Only two more workdays left to this week. I feel like I’ve been very busy lately but somehow, I don’t have much to show for my efforts. I must try harder. I don’t seem to be taking many photos these days. Rather than taking photos I seem to be enjoying life as it comes.

So, I guess that’s my report for today. It’s been a good day here at happy stitching manor. I have enjoyed my quiet time working at my slow and measured pace. And even though I worked quietly and slowly, I still made good progress. Speed isn’t important. I think what’s important is to enjoy every moment of what you’re doing. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x


  1. Good afternoon Lucie, (your time)
    The quilt is looking fine, the colors are lovely, those greens are so pretty. What will you do with it?
    This same time last year, LOL you were “breaking in the same shoes to wear outside”. Same photo. ha ha Funny how some things stay the same. ha ha…Take a hammer to them LOL.!!!
    Take care.
    Hugs to Maisie girl..xxxx


    1. Hi Joanna, similar but different picture taken today. These shoes are so gard to break in but I love the fun print so I really want to be able to wear them. I think they’ll last forever. I love my new quilt. I can’t wait to start the quilting but I have some outings over the next few days. I hope you’re well. Have you had any snow yet?


  2. Hi Lucie! What cute shoes. I’m glad you are breaking them in because they definitely need to be out and about – too cute not to be! I love the idea of a scrappy binding on your recently finished whimsical neighborhood. The quilt is so bright and happy looking, and the light green thread for quilting sounds lovely. I hope you share a closeup of that when it is all finished. ~smile~ Roseanne


  3. Hi Lucie – Catching up and working my way through a few posts this morning. Great shoes! I think you are wise to wear them about the house to break them in slowly before going out and finding a blister on the heal. I am not getting a lot of photo’s either, yet I feel like I have been busy nearly everyday. My level of production is limited by “recovery” on my hand, but I have done some sorting and machine embroidery. I am so happy to see your quilt and that it makes your home feel like a “happy” place. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work.


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