Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a lovely weekend. It’s been absolutely the perfect day in my little corner of the northeast of England. The sun was shining and the chores on my To-Do List practically did themselves. It was truly the perfect day.

I have been busy drawing new blocks for my next project. I searched my stash for the suitable fabrics and so I was ready to start prepping blocks. Here’s a little look at what I’ve been working on …..



You may have guessed that the subject of my next project is the garden. I’m going to name this one How Does Your Garden Grow. I do like flowers and plants, so why not indulge myself in a subject that makes my heart happy.

Speaking of garden, I stepped out this morning to do a little tidying up first thing after taking Maisie for her morning stroll. I planned to stay out in the garden for about 20 minutes. Well 90 minutes later I was just putting my tools away. I did quite a lot of pruning and then because it was so nice out, I decided to plant my annual bedding plants. I’m not sure if we’ll be frost free but if the weatherman says that we should expect any kind of frost, I’ll cover my planter with garden fleece.


At the moment there’s a very impressive flower in bloom in my garden. It’s a tree peony …..


Isn’t this a gorgeous flower and the colour is exquisite?


It’s a huge bloom but it doesn’t last very long. So, I step out into that area of the garden to have a look as often as I can. Perhaps tomorrow the petals might be found on the ground.

It’s been a brilliant weekend here. I got so much done. My energy levels are always better when the sun is shining. And you can see that the general mood is improved wherever you go.

I guess that’s my report for today. I am so pleased to finally be getting on with my new How Does Your Garden Grow. My favourite part of any new project is prepping the blocks. I’ve had a great time prepping a few blocks this afternoon. I suspect this project will move quickly because it’s a subject that’s close to my heart. 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. Happy Mother’s Day from Canada Lucie!!!!!!!!!!
    It sounds like a lovely positive day, which can only bode well yes? ha I DARE you to put in your peony, Add it to the quilt. It is a beauty of a plant, perfume, color, size, just a beauty. Yes they don’t last long but what memories they leave us with and what expectations we wait for next year. How such a short bloom can give us so much as humans. God does bless us.
    Can’t wait to see the quilt finished. Another “blooming lovely” ha ha.
    Stay well Lucie, hugs to Maisie.xx


    1. Hi Joanna, it has been a lovely positive day. I’m hoping for more weekends like this moving forward. I will consider your date regarding putting a peony in my new project. You’ll just have to wait and see. Tha is for popping in today x


  2. Hi Lucie! Beautiful peony – love that color. I also love your dragonfly, birdhouse and a sweet little birdie. You rocked the fabric selection, I think. Can’t wait to see more. Happy Mother’s Day to you. ~smile~ Roseanne


  3. I’m in love with your sweet little bluebird & dragonfly. They are gorgeous & I’m looking forward to seeing your new project in progress. Not much gardening happening here this year, what with heat & drought through summer & now, although a little rain, it just seems to be grey, cool & miserable lately. I don’t mind the cold if we get some sunlight too. Your peony is a beautiful colour. I’ve been looking at the veg beds & might do a bit of prep ready for planting up in September. Have a lovely week & take care.


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