Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all had a super day. Can you believe the work week is over??? That’s another week behind us. And you may or may not know that this is another Bank Holiday Weekend for us in the England. I’m looking forward to lazing around this weekend. I have a couple of movies on DVD that I would like to watch and I have one or two templates ready to be traced to turn into a block. I’m really hoping for some sunshine so I can get out in the garden to do a little more work. I had the hedge trimmer contraption running this morning to trim a shrub in my front garden first thing this morning. So, at least one corner of my garden is looking food at the moment!!!

I have been busy with one thing and another this past week. I did a little bit of machine quilting on my domestic sewing machine …..


I quite enjoyed my little machine quilting session. My Christmas project now looks like this …..


It’s not quite finished yet. I need to add a few buttons and then I plan on turning it into a cushion cover. I’m hoping to get this particular project finished this weekend because I have two and a possible third Christmas project to add to it. Variety is the spice of life.

Who doesn’t love flowers in the house? I’m sure there will be one or two of you who don’t enjoy cut flowers for one reason or another. I happen to love flowers in my living room. And my favourite flowers happen to be in season as the moment. The Peony is my absolute favourite flower. It’s a shame that it’s in season for such a short time.



Speaking of flowers, has anyone been watching the Chelsea Flower Show highlights on the BBC TV stations this week? I love watching the highlights as it gives me a chance to see plants I’ve never heard of. Who knows there might one or two plants that might do better in place of my giant ferns. Speaking of ferns, I really need to dig up at least one more fern from my front garden soon. I would like to replace the giant ferns with something that flowers which is also good for cutting. I have plenty of foliage plants but not nearly enough flowering plants at the moment. Everything will get done in time.

So, I guess that’s my report for today. It’s been a really good week in my little world. I’m going to make sure that my weekend is as relaxing as can be. I hope you all have a super cosy evening and very good and interesting weekend. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x



Hello my lovelies. I hope you’ve all enjoyed a happy sunny Monday. It’s been lovely here in my little corner of the northeast of England. I love sunny Mondays.

I spent the last few days planning and working on some Christmas projects. Once I found my direction I just followed thru and it grew and grew. Here’s a little sneaky peek …..



Does is say Christmas to you? Those brighter than usual reds and greens are definitely doing it for me. With all this concentrating on Christmas I completely forgot to take a photo of my finished Moving Forward quilt once it was taken off my quilting system frame. I guess you’ll have to wait until next time to see my latest finish.

I purchased a few annuals for my garden last week but I was afraid to plant them out for fear we might have a frost which would kill the new plants off. The weatherman kept telling us that the temps would drop so low that frost was a very real threat. Well yesterday I decided I was ready to take a chance. So, here’s a little look at my newly planted annuals …..





I just planted some trailing Lobelia, Geraniums, Petunias, Fuchsias etc in a couple of planters. The plants were only planted yesterday and already they’re starting to grow. I look forward to a little explosion of colour over the summer.

Did you all enjoy watching the Royal Wedding on Saturday. I was at a sewing session and we had three different devices running on which to watch the event. I won’t bore you more than needed but I have to say that I think it was a lovely ceremony and the atmosphere was wonderful. After watching an hour of so of the event I felt like I was there.

So, it’s been a rather interesting weekend at happy stitcher manor. I stepped out to do a little sewing as a group and watched the Royal Wedding with said group. And I worked on Christmas. Who on earth works on Christmas in May????

I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching.

Lucie x