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March 24, 2020


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Well, I'm one of those in complete self-isolation for the next three months minimum. This is due to my having two of the six listed conditions/diseases laid down by the NHS as being at 'very high risk of serious illness'. This is not too much of a problem for me, but once you are told in a letter that you have to follow this, it's not an option to do otherwise, it sort of hits home and all of a sudden you want to be sociable. In my case this would mean a personality change I have to tell you! And of course it means my other half is also self-isolating so we have to see if the local pharmacy will delivery essential meds next month.
It amazes me how it went from being a bug that was affecting a large number of people in one area in China, and now look at it. Worldwide. Life-changing. Scary.
Everyone be safe, keep your loved ones safe. Obey the rules! Hard for an Anne of Green Gables type.....


Here in California we too are on home isolation. We can go out for essential things like groceries, buy fuel for our cars, etc., but most businesses are closed. Restaurants are closed to eat in customers but many are doing take out. It's very strange and takes a bit of getting used to especially if you are used to being on the go all the time. We are in the middle of week two of this isolation and so far so good. We are both retired and its a bit easier on us that having kids still at home. I'm a quilter and knitter and have lots to keep me busy.

We have been taking walks and working in our garden and generally trying to keep up a normal routine each day. Many DIY projects have been done as well.

Thank you for posting over the years and sharing your beautiful blankets and your creative skills. My best to you and your family as we all work though these strange times.

Heidi Clarke

Gosh you made me realise how long I have been an Attic24 friend, you two teens were at primary school, I remember your post about big sons first day at big school 😁, hope they get some closure on school over the summer, I am hoping to get last year's CAL finished 😂.

Gillian Compigne-Leaney

Hi Lucy, thanks for your lovely posts, I love the photos of your town which I have visited several times. I have joined you in your attic many times over the past couple of years and enjoyed your crochet.

I have missed out on seeing my grandchildren and their parents this Easter as I am also in lockdown and they live in London and Cambridgeshire. Lets hope this will have eased off by Summer.

I am taking this oportunity to knit and crochet blankets for our local nursing homes so my knit and natter group should have a good supply to take when this is over.

Keep inspiring us all
Love and hugs

Miss Daisy

I apparently missed something , I didn't know that you have a studio outside of your home. Still loving your blog and reading yours first when you post. Enjoyed your walk , family time is so precious. Your flowers are beautiful. Looking forward to your next project. Y'all take care , be safe and don't take any unnecessary risks.


I do really enjoy your posts about your daily life and they often make me feel much better about my own sporadic feelings of uncertainty and unbalance (if that's a word).
I'm very new to the crochet world but I have made one of your blankets which I absolutely loved making and love seeing every day.
I wondered about starting a new project now that we're all all spending more time at home. I'd love to yarnbomb the lamp posts in my street to put a smile on everyones faces. I wonder if you could give me any hints or tips about doing this.....seems like sunch a fun idea.

Pam Green

Hi Lucy it’s so lovely to hear from you. I have to admit that this lockdown won’t massively affect my life as I didn’t go out much anyway. My daughter’s are finding it hard though. One lives in the I.O.M. and hates working from home. One is a critical health worker and the other runs a data centre. Geographically we are not close but we are in constant contact online. The worst bit is we don’t know when we will see our grandson again and it’s his birthday on Saturday. 3 weeks ago we had a new kitchen fitted and new flooring downstairs. Luckily it was finished before the lockdown. I can’t imagine what it would have been like without a kitchen for months. Still at the moment we are all fit and healthy, the sun is shining and I have my crochet. A lot to be thankful for.


My eldest is missing his GCSEs as well, and also sad. He didn't even get to go in and say goodbye as they shut the school immediately. It's been very hard for him. I'm sorry your eldest and your daughter as well have missed out. We all went out for a walk together on Mother's Day which was a rare treat. So lovely to see a post from you full of light and colour. Look after yourself, CJ xx


Thanks Lucy, so lovely to hear your cheery news and see the lovely woods around your town. I appreciate your posts very much and am grateful for the crochet creativity you inspire. When I finally finish a Catherine Wheel blanket I started to ‘use up yarn’ (and then had to buy more to finish!) I will be starting your Sweet Pea pack as a gift for my Mum who LOVES the colours.
Stay well and safe,
From Australia Karyn


This is a lovely normal post... I too loved it when we were all together, as in school holidays. We have been fortunate that this first week of lockdown is taking place in the sun! Take care.


Hi Lucy! Thank you for another beautiful post. Times are hard but there are so many things we can be thankful, indeed. We are healthy, he have food and we can at least go out for some excercise.To me, it's all a mind game. I want my mind to be ok with the fact that I need to stay in the house longer than I had to.
Wishing you and your family the best. Let all of us make the most of this unexpected situation and come out of it healthy. Greetings from Greece


Hi Lucy, I stumbled across your blog a few years ago when I was in a bad place (suffering from anxiety) and needed solace. I turned to crochet and found your tutorials. Since then I have popped into your attic from time to time. Your Oldest two were at primary school then- I couldn’t believe that this is his final year at school! I just wanted to say thank-you for helping me when I needed it (even though you didn’t know it) and I wish you and your family well.

Elizabeth Sawyer

Love all of your posts! Stay safe and continue enjoying Spring Lucy.💕


Good morning! Lep pozdrav iz Slovenije! Marija

Sue Couves

Thank you for your blog I’ve done and still have some of your kits and really enjoy doing them. Keep safe and plan many more 💐🌞x


Yet another beautiful post Thankyou

Teresa Kasner

Hello Dear Lucy. I'm sorry the kids are losing out on all the special things they were looking forward to. So many people are losing out on so much, but lives are just more important and I'm sure they'll understand that. I'm glad you can get out for your beloved walks while staying away from others. Do take care. I'm so glad we're blog friends.
((hugs)), Teresa :-)


I'm pleased to hear you and your family and safe and healthy and cosied up together. Down here in Kangarooland many of us are already putting ourselves in lockdown before the govt calls it as we are scared of following the same path as Europe and feel we should be locked in already. I for one am looking forward to spending more time with my boys and enforced crocheting time! It can also be a time when we can easily feel overwhelmed and get a case of the wobblies. So I'm going to try and focus on the small nice things that come my way. Like plonking around in my garden, reading my favourite blogs (like yours and Teresa Kasners), experimenting with new hooky projects and occasional walks around the park with my slightly brainless dog.

Tracy Welstead

Thank you for your calming post. I have struggled with having to stay mostly indoors. My normal life is full of volunteering at local groups where I chat to so many interesting people, who I am now so worried about. My husband is a key worker so is still at work, so I am trying to fill my day with gardening and craft and not to worry too much about my only as they have all down the nest. Life is very tough for all of us and you bring a little sunshine into it.


I loved reading about your life adventures...keep it up. For all of us.

Jacqui Galloway

So uplifting like the weather xx

Jackie Farrow

So sorry you Children will not be taking exams this year. Crossing fingers the interview goes well for your son. These are difficult times but I’m so pleased to be able to read your blogs still. Here in Australia we are not in lockdown yet. But I don’t go out as much as I use to. You have inspired me to try to make the most of this time and look outside and see the beauty out there. I most say I do enjoy watching the native birds. Take care and look forward to you next blog. Thank you Lucy. ❤️

Naomi Bergstrom

Thank you , Lucy, for your blogs. We’re still experiencing winter here, had a dump of snow today but see signs of melt & a few pussy willows. We’re suppose to be in self-isolation. Can go a walk & to groceries. I think lockdown will happen here in Canada, I’m sure, as people don’t seem to heed the laws right now.
Working on a bunch of different craft projects right now.
Everyone stay healthy & strong. Enjoy the times to FaceTime or calls to family (our kids & grandsons are across the country in Ontario) & friends.

Beth in Maryland

Lucy, thank you as always. You are such an honest, inspiring and sympathetic voice. Sheltering in place here in Maryland, I will look forward as I always do to your posts, whenever they may appear! I hope your family continues well and that you will be able to continue those daily walks. Your enthusiasm for walking is one of the (many) things I admire about you.

Nancy O'Keefe

Hi Lucy,
Love your blog....have made many of your blankets...

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