Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all been enjoying a super summer. I realise that it’s winter in Australia, so I hope you’re enjoying your winter days too.

I realise that it’s ages since I posted. Nothing much has been going on here in my little corner or the northeast of England. We have been doing what we normally do on summer days but just a little closer to home. I don’t go out much as I too am trying to protect myself and my loved ones from the invisible enemy. However, in recent days I have decided to head over to the beach first thing in the morning before the madding crowd arrives. Yesterday, Friday morning, I was lucky enough to see a rather large ship/boat (there’s some kind of rule regarding whether you call a sea vessel a ship or a boat but I can’t remember what the rule is) leaving our little harbour. I live in a small harbour town on the northeast coast of England and the North Sea. Depending on the time of year, it’s a 3 to 4-minute drive from my home. Here’s a couple of photos of said ship making its way out to sea …..

Ship leaving harbour xx

Ship leaving harbour

It was a beautiful morning. And the beach was virtually empty. Notice the paddle boarders in the sea having a lovely time while it’s still quiet. And I came across this architectural marvel in the sand …..

Sand Castles on the beach

This castle tells me that some child/children had a very enjoyable productive day at the beach the day before.

Today, I have no quilt making progress to show and tell but I do want to let you know that we said goodbye to one of our favourite companions recently …..


Yes folks, our beloved Maisie has finally made her way to Rainbow Bridge. She was 14 years which a jolly good age for a King Charles Spaniel. Maisie was diagnosed with heart disease at the age of 8yo. And we took the very best care eeeking her through the last year or so. This is Maisie approximately a month before she left us ….

Maisie After

Have a good rest my sweet girl and know that you were loved.

On a happier note, today we’re quietly celebrating a birthday …..

Birthday Candles

So, I guess that’s my news for this week. I hope you all have a super cosy weekend doing things that bring you happiness and joy. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching because stitching really does make the world an easier place to be.

Lucie x