Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re all well and in good spirits. Like most of you I’m having ups and downs but thru it all I recognise that I am grateful for all I’ve got. Sarah and I feel safe at home and we’re in reasonable health at the moment.

We both step out first thing in the morning with our Maisie girl dog. We go early in order to ensure we don’t meet too many people. Yesterday morning we came across some chalk markings along the way …..

Hashtag Strong

And …..

Hashtag brave

I think this describes our current situation nicely.

And then on our way back home past the little play park …..

Empty Play park

We found this sign on the entrance gate to the park ….

Park Sign

And this padlock securing it shut for the duration …..


I don’t need to comment on this because it’s obvious that it’s for everyone’s good. Normal service will eventually be resumed.

It’s all change on the current project. I switched from hexagons to some hand quilting …..

Hand quilting

I’m hand quilting in circles. I am keeping it simple by quilting concentric circles. I quite like this type of quilting design. It’s easy peasy to mark by overlapping every which way. And by using matching thread, you don’t see the uneven stitches, only the texture which is what I’m aiming to produce.

Here, at happy stitching manor, we’re keeping busy. I still feel a little distracted but I am confident that in a few days the isolation will become the normal and I will be back on track and being creative again. I’m currently jumping from one thing to another and not getting much of anything accomplished. I managed to spend several hours hand quilting over the last couple of days. I think things are improving.

So, I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you’re all getting on with doing things you enjoy doing. After all life has to go on while we fight this invisible enemy. Until next time,


Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x

6 thoughts on “ALL CHANGE

  1. Monica Jeffrey

    Well done Lucie. It’s a good idea to chop and change your projects. One day soon you will need a boost and you will suddenly finish two or three in a day. What better feeling than a finished project?
    Keep stitching, keep happy and keep healthy!


    1. Hi Monica, variety is the spice of life. I don’t have too many projects on the go (that I’ll admit to that is!!!) But changing things up is good for the soul at the moment. Thanks for popping in today xx


  2. carolineoannie

    Well done Lucie. As always you are doing really well and brightening everyone’s day on the way.
    Keep stitching, keep smiling and keep going!


    1. Thanks for your very kind words. It’s nice to know that I might be brightening someone’s day. My aim, at the moment, is to show as many readers that we’re not alone. So as you say, let’s keep on stitching, keep smiling and most of all let’s keep going. Thanks for popping in and motivating me to keep blogging xx


  3. I’m also very up and down too, finding it hard to concentrate on one thing for a given length of time. I did quilt a small quilt on Bubs yesterday all in one go, though it was only 31″ x 39″ & is one of the charity quilts I’ve been doing for fire victims for our upcoming winter. Now I’m thinking I’ll definitely not be delivering them anywhere soon, but I’ll plough on regardless. I’ve just read as I opened my emails that we over 70’s must self-isolate & now not sure whether we can get out for a short walk in our neighbourhood. Oh my!!!!!!!!! Love your circle handquilting & look forward to seeing the finished project. Take care Lucie & Sarah, stay safe & huggles.


    1. Hi Susan, this pandemic has to end sooner or later. I guess we’re going to have to be patient, something that can be soooo difficult. I’m glad you made progress on a charity quilt for fire victims. It gives you a sense of accomplishment. Keep up the good work. Thanks for popping in today xx


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