Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re having a good start to this current work week. We are starting our sixth week in lockdown. The sun is shining brightly reminding us that there are good things to come. Things will get better but life will never be the same as we remember it. For some that might be a good thing.

It’s day 27 of my self-imposed messing around with art supplies. Yes I said Day 27 …. I can’t believe it either because that means there are only a few days left of April !!!!! Time sure does fly. Are you ready for today’s messing around effort? Well, without further ado here it is …..


Today’s art journal page spread is very simple. I ripped a page out of a dictionary, trimmed it down and pasted it down. I added some simple stencilling, I did a bit of stamping and cut the subjects out and pasted them in place. I shaded everything using my water colour pencils. Bish bash bosh, that’s my art journal page for today. You see how easy it is. Anybody can do it. And you can use any format you wish.

I promised you a photo showing any progress I made on my hexagon quilt last week. I have been working on this project for a couple of years. I dragged it out again last week because I felt I needed to do some sewing, even if it was just something simple. At the moment I am busy filling in the shaped edges to even them out a little more before adding a plain border.

Hexagons 1

It’s starting to look like this now …..

Hexagons 2

I have no idea what I will use for the plain border. I will dig around my stash to see if I have anything big enough that tones in well with the hexagons. Once that’s done, I’ll have to decide on a backing and how to quilt it. All this will take a while but it will get done by Christmas.

So, it’s another lovely day in my little corner of the northeast of England. We haven’t had much rain this past month, this unusual for April. I watched our Prime Minister make a speech on TV this morning. Yes, Boris Johnson is back at the helm after contracting and recovering from the invisible enemy. He seems to be in no rush to ease lockdown and with good reason too.

Well, my friends, I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you have a super cosy evening doing something worthwhile. Until next time,

Let’s keep on stitching and messing around with art supplies.

Lucie x


  1. allisonwp

    I’m enjoying following your Messing Around Challenge Lucie. I have got used to lockdown now and find journalists and some politicians pressing for the restrictions to be lifted quite unsettling. I hope the Gov stands steady with their advisors and leads us out safely rather than being pushed into doing it too fast.
    Take care, Allison


    1. Hi Allison, I agree with you. It would be a shame to undo all the good work we’ve done with social distancing and staying home for five weeks if the Gov eases restrictions too soon. I don’t think we’re there yet. Thanks for popping in today. Stay safe and be well x


  2. Love your keys & lock, so clever with that one. The hexi quilt is looking great & I do remember you starting it. Being in lockdown too, I’ve had to be very inventive with borders & backings lately & using what I have. Lucky for a stash and in fact I posted about it on Sunday on my blog.
    I can’t believe it’s the end of April either & we are the opposite weather wise to you, having had 3 times our average April rainfall & it is only 4.5deg outside at 7am. Brrrr………We are in for a very cold snap after today with snow predicted for the higher peaks. Winter must be on it’s way. Take care, stay safe & huggles from down under.


    1. Hi Susan, With the cold weather setting in I wondered if there was a chance of snow. You answered the question before I even had a chance to ask!!! I must have a look for border fabric to satisfy my curiosity. Perhaps if I find the border fabric I might finish filling in the edges faster. Thanks for popping today. Stay safe and be well x


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