Hello my lovelies. I hope you’re all well and enjoying life to the fullest. I’m still quietly stay home and social distancing in order to stay well and healthy. The sun is shining brightly as I compose today’s post. I might even step out into the garden to do a little tidying up while the going is good. Who knows what next week will bring?

It’s day 60 of my self-imposed and slightly extended challenge. I haven’t posted for a few days because I had a family health crisis to get my head around. And although I did not post I still worked on some simple art journal pages. Here are Day 58, 59 and 60 …..




When I was working on day 60, I was so determined to make something different when I realised that if I wanted to do something similar to a previous journal page it didn’t matter. In fact, as it’s my art journal, I can replicate the same page everyday if I want. The whole point of doing this art journaling is to keep my mind occupied while times are strange. I can’t ever remember stranger times in all of my sixty years on earth.

Now that I have reached 60 art journal pages, I will switch to another art journal book. The next book is a little larger giving me more scope. I will most likely repeat my favourite designs over again while combining them differently. And I will most likely get a great sense of fun and accomplishment when I can stand back and look at what I have created. I am still planning on translating some of my designs into patchwork blocks and quilts. I’m still doing the fine hand appliqué from the first art journal pages I chose to turn into a quilt top. It’s just circles but it looks pretty good.

I mentioned the other day that there was a family health crisis. Well I can now tell you that my beloved 82-year-old mum fell and broke her hip on Tuesday morning. She was in agony. Well she has now had surgery to put the broken hip right. And apparently the surgery went well. I haven’t spoken to her myself but she is keeping in contact with my brother. My family are in Canada so it makes this quite difficult to get my head around. As things stand at the moment I cannot fly to Montreal and even if I could I would have to quarantine myself  for 14 days and I wouldn’t even be allowed to visit her in hospital. I’m not moaning; I’m just trying to make sense of it all. I’m doing my best to keep a positive head on. I will be very glad when I can speak to her myself. My mother is the bravest person I know. She faces everything head on. I have no doubt that she will work hard in order to get home as soon as she can. Home is where the heart is. And my mother too!

So, it’s been an interesting week to say the least. I look forward to seeing what will develop next week. Life is just getting better every single day.

Well, my lovely friends, I guess that my news for today. I shall be back on Monday or Tuesday hopefully with some positive stuff to tell you and some interesting progress on my projects. I hope you all have a super cosy weekend doing lovely summery stuff. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching, one quilting stitch at a time does it.

Lucie x

10 thoughts on “WEEKEND NEWS

  1. Dear Lucie, I and all your other friends ‘en blogue’ are so sorry to learn about your Mums fall.its bad enough when the hospital is just down the road and you can get nighties and flannels, look after the house and pets and so on, but a distance away and being unable to reach out is frustrating. But your Mum will know you are there for her,and will look forward to seeing you when the nonsense is over…or even before if you have zoom or one of the other modern miracles. But Mum won’t want you to see her till she’s got her make up on! So be steady for her. Take care of yourselves.love


    1. Hi Monica, thank you so much for your encouraging words. I look forward to speaking to my mother. She’s a fighter and she’ll work hard to get back up on her feet. Stay home to be well Monica xx


  2. eecljw

    Hi Lucie, So sorry to hear about your mother. She sounds like a strong character so I’m sure she’ll be back on her feet very soon. It’s very difficult when you are so far away but thankfully you have your brother to keep you informed. Take care and stay safe.


  3. Anita Biedermann

    Oh, Lucie!
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother’s injury! I hope and pray that she has an uneventful and full recovery. It’s difficult when loved ones are so far away, especially in times of crisis.
    Take care of yourself too, and try not to stress too much! (((Hugs)))!
    Anita B.


  4. Oh Lucie, I do hope your Mum will be OK & soon on the mend. I’m so glad she’s in Canada as they are way more sensible than those on the southern side of that vast continent. Send her some big hugs from Oz, even though she’s no idea who I am. Your pages are all lovely & bring a smile to my face each morning. Look forward to the larger format appearing & some stitching too. Take care, stay safe & huggles.


    1. Hi Susan, I’m sorry for ta,ing so .ong to reply to your comment. My mum has had surgery and apparently that went well. Now we worry that she may have caught virus while in hospital. Now we wait for the results from testing to be revealed. It’s quite a challenge trying to keep up from such a distance. Take care and stay safe Susan x


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