Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super fine week. It’s been pretty good in my little corner of the northeast of England. We had quite a lot of sunshine and almost equal amount of cloudy weather. Never mind not every day can be perfect.

With the dry weather we’ve been having I have been itching to get out into the garden to start my spring tidy. I will be cleaning and oiling my cutting tools so I’ll be ready to start pruning my shrubs. I am a little concerned about frost at the moment. I will review the situation next week, perhaps I’ll be able to get started then.

I do have a little bit of sewing progress. I have a small stash of special fabric which I purchased about five years ago that I have been saving for Sunday best. Yesterday I got an idea which I wanted to turn into a proper project. I sat down and did a chicken scratch drawing including measurements. I always work better with a drawing. It keeps me grounded. So last evening, I went into the special stash and chose 5 fat quarters and then into another drawer for some brights to offset the quiet. I got my rotary equipment out and started to cut and then sew all the patches together. This is the latest progress …..


I love a Dresden Plate. And I especially love the funky fabric which I chose to piece this particular Dresden Plate. You will have to wait a few days before you see the finished project.

I am still making progress on my hexie project. I tend to work on hexies in the evening while watching TV. It’s repetitive work which grows slow and steady while I’m relaxing after a busy day of chores and errands.


I love the word wonky. And this week when I went to the supermarket, and while I was in the fruit and veg section, I found these …..


These fruits and veg may be wonky in shape but taste the same as the perfectly shaped ones. It just goes to show you that you can’t judge a book by its cover.

So, it’s been a brilliant week in my little world. The birds have been singing in my garden. The school children are full of the joys of spring. I have had a little fix of creativity which makes any day great.

So, I guess that my report for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy. Or perhaps you would like to try something totally different, and why not experience something new. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x


  1. Hi,
    So, I like the background prints, like newspapers and articles or letters, this I would like to see more of…interesting and very current in art making now…just saying.
    There’s that word again, now it is a trade mark…the word over here they are using is imperfects. Which to use??
    Have a good week end.


    1. Hi Joanna, I purchased that background fabric about five years ago. I really loved it but I couldn’t bring myself to use it. So that’s why I call it my Sunday Best Fabric. Sunday has finally arrived and this fabric needs to be used. Now about that word wonky or imperfect. Pretty much the same. I’m going to stick to wonky because it describes me perfectly. Thanks for popping in today xx


  2. Great project. That newsprint is interesting and a great background for your brights! Love the WONKY veggies. I visited a banana plantation once in Costa Rica and they tossed the “blemished” bananas aside…I asked what they do with them and was told they go to the baby food factory. Any gardener knows that not every veg is picture perfect but they taste good. Love that someone is marketing them!! I am WONKY most of the time.


  3. Look forward to seeing the new project come together. As for wonky veg, we get The Odd Bunch packs of veg & I’ve actually shown them on my blog too, some time ago. They still so good & not unlike the veg I get from my own garden, when I grow them. Not put anything in this summer & maybe that was forward thinking on my part with the hottest summer on record & now the horrendous bushfires, which are covering us in ash at the moment. Too close for comfort & a reminder of 2009. Have a great week & take care.


    1. Hi Susan, you’re absolutely right about veg. What we grow ourselves is rarely perfection. Besides perfect is boring. Let’s hope they can keep the bushfires under control. Thanks for popping in today x


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