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



  1. eecljw

    Hi Lucie. So sorry to hear about Maisie she’ll be a big miss.
    I too have been to the beach this morning, bright and early but I’ve got into collecting sea glass! It’s quite addictive. Hope to see you soon. Eunice xx


    1. Hi Eunice, Snap. Every time I visit the beach I collect one pretty pebble and a piece of sea glass. I just feel compelled to take something away that reminds me of the feeling of freedom the beach breezes and lapping sea water brings me. I hope you’re keeping well and thanks for popping in today xx


    1. Hi Heather, you’ve been through the same kind of loss, in fact worse. Very strange times we live in. I hope you’re all well and in good spirits. Thanks for popping in today x


  2. Oh, such a sad time for you Lucie with the loss of Maisie, so a big virtual hug from me. Happy Birthday Sarah. I forget that she is the same age as our granddaughter Miss A. I love seeing what children have left on the beach after their building endeavours & it reminds me of my childhood, growing up near the beach in Sydney. Your craft mojo will come back gradually when life slowly has some normality to it. Take care, stay safe & huggles from down under.


    1. Hi Susan, my creative mojo is slowly returning. I did a few drawings for a new project a few weeks ago but I just can’t bring myself to start working on the blocks yet. Perhaps when the heat subsides I might be more enthusiastic about it. Thanks for popping in today x


    1. Hi Meredithe, time sure does fly. My baby is a big grown up girl now. We must cherish every minute of our children’s young years. Now that my Sarah is grown up it’s time for mama to play. Thanks for popping in today x


  3. Hi Lucie, lovely to see your blog again. So very sorry to hear about Maisie, it’s a very sad time, we’ve been there. Please wish Sarah a very Happy Birthday, belatedly. Take care, and stay safe. Xx


  4. Anita from Wisconsin

    Hi, Lucie!
    You have my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your beloved Maisie! Our pets are truly members of the family and they give so much love and ask for so little in return. I hope happy memories of her give you comfort in the days ahead. (((Hugs!)))
    Belated Happy Birthday wishes to your Sarah!
    Stay healthy!
    Anita B.


    1. Hi Anita, you’re so right, our pets quickly become a beloved part of the family. I do miss Maisie and we have loads of really good memories to share. Thanks for popping in today. Stay safe and be well x


  5. Susan Paton

    So sorry to hear about Maisie, know exactly how you feel, you have loads of lovely memories hold them in your heart. You will never lose them.
    Belated happy birthday to Sara 24 already Doesn’t time fly.
    My Isla in 7 months now and still trying (not very hard) to learn how to behave.
    Take care and stay safe. xxx


    1. Thank you Sue. Sarah and I have loads of wonderful memories of Maisie. She made us happy and sometimes gave us courage to do the things we thought we couldn’t do. She is grately missed. Our home is missing something now. A little dog with a big personality. Thanks for popping in today. Stay safe and be well Sue xx


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