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March 21, 2021


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Thank you for this beautiful post. It reminded me of all the happy simple things there are in life.

Marylin Ollivier

Hi Lucy, Today makes me happy just cos it is quiet, calm, and a lazy first day of spring Sunday. Like your area, blossoms are happening, rhodos are opening up, everything is in it's freshest greens. I am a bit at odds what to do as well after the Meadow Blanket. Finished up a couple of small projects this week, but tho feeling creative, not sure what I want to do. Browsing a container gardeners book at the moment and planning my balcony plantings for the summer. So just in a sleepy Sunday state at the moment and enjoying that. MO


Something that made me happy today was scrambling along the cliffs in Shetland watching the sea crashing against the rocks, breathing in the salty air, stopping to stroke some Shetland ponies and a tame sheep, watching some seals basking lazily on a deserted beach, coming home to crochet, and reading your wonderful blog. Thank you as ever.

Sharon miles

Hello Lucy......I am so so glad to see you back !
I have missed your lovely posts and your crafty ways and the way you approach life.
Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with a devastating auto immune disease which completely changed my life.
I was a very active 58 year old grandma of 2 boys, working a job I loved with a crafting business on the side which had become successful.
Then everything changed and I couldn't take care of myself or leave my house.
In those early days your blog and your joy for crochet
became my refuge. My husband would take a list to buy me the yarn and hooks I needed. While my body was not
functioning, my hands still itched to create and my mind needed to be busy. Your blog encouraged me.
You should see the pile of afghans I made Lucy. I took to it like a duck to water lol.
Then I started to knit socks.....there is nothing like a pair of homemade socks, is there.
And all the wonderful yarns that are out there.
I fear I have become a hoarder...
Oh I am running on...I want you to know how very much
I appreciate and enjoy all you share.
You cheer my days and give me new ideas to get excited about. Your family stories bring back precious memories of my time with my children.
I know well how important it is to declare wellness days. We must take care of ourselves.
May God richly bless you and your sweet family. Thank you for being Lucy.

Carol partridge

Lovely to read about your Sunday. What a difference between the photo's and ones on your previous post. Sunshine! Always makes you feel better.😀

Jan Fleat

Thank you so much for your wonderful crochet patterns and visual instructions. I am a lifetime knitter but converted to crochet after reading your blog.I happened across you on Pinterest when researching inspiration for my sea glass.I had knitted a xmas wreath so was very interested in your wreaths.For xmas 2020 I croched 17 wreaths.I have caught up on all your archived blogs and am now a keen follower.It wouldn't be too dramatic to say crafting has kept me sane this last year and your blog is an inspiration. Stay safe


What has made me happy today is reading your blog and finding (and starting to read) a lovely book recommended by someone who commented on your blog yesterday - Wintering the book is called and I love it!


Hi Lucy,
I am thrilled you are doing daily blogs again! Thank you. I have been catching up on doing some of your crochet stitches/patterns that I have been meaning to do for ages. I have made the glorious blooming flower cushion (two actually!) and now I am doing a cushion cover using the beautiful dahlia spike stitch. I am so thankful that your content is always available and free. You are such FAB!

Pat Lilly

A lovely post Lucy and I agree the hedge is beautiful. What made me happy? A lovely sunny afternoon working on my allotment which was sadly much neglected last year due to shielding, and spotting that the sticky buds are beginning to open on the horse chestnut trees here in Harrogate


Oh, my word! They planted a Prunus as a hedge! Prunus cerasifera 'Nigra' Wowzers. Walking past that will be a treat <3 Enjoy that lazy Sunday. Poor Little B (who soon won't be a little B anymore)Your posts are equally enjoyed, Lucy.


Sorry about the isolating for your youngest, how frustrating. Our school has no internet at the moment as they have been hacked/virused - I feel so sorry for those in charge, after everything they have done for the children over the past year, this is the last thing they need. It's been a week now, so must be quite serious. Love the hedge, so pretty, it really is gorgeous out there at the moment isn't it. Sorry, didn't mean to moan, especially when you asked for something that's making me happy! All the spring things out there, and garden time and bird song and hearing woodpeckers most mornings are all making my heart soar. Hope you have a good week. CJ xx


Your post made me feel totally chilled. I hope you felt the same 😊

Lucy J

I love the cobbled street Lucy, you live in a beautiful part of England.
Your bee hive is super cute,it looks like you had a lovely Sunday. 😍
Sunday's I work in a cash office, grey walls no windows but I remedied that this evening with a spot of my beautiful meadow blanket and printing off the colour way for the Summer Harmony blanket, which I'm super excited to start (thank you Lucy) but I am a one project lady otherwise nothing would get finished!
I have an apple tree and an Acer tree in my garden with a bench between them it overlooks the woods and a field, in a few short weeks the trees will be in bloom and I'll be sat on my bench with my crochet and a cup of tea, pure bliss. ☺️


I just remembered you’d said you were posting daily, that made me happy this morning! Yesterday, managing to cook a delicious roast chicken and tray of roasted vegetables made me happy. Even though I’ll be sixty in June (how, just how?) and my eldest child is 28, I still have moments when I can’t believe I can actually do something as grown up as cook a Sunday roast!


I have been reading your blog for many years now and it’s always a nice moment in my day when I can read your stories, calming, great colours, going outdoors, being creative; just the things that I love! I’ve had a wonderful relaxed Sunday with our 3 children and their partners. We haven’t seen each other in quit some time.


Something that's made me happy today is seeing my cat hopping around the garden like a little lamb, shes only just started going outside and shes loving it 🤗


Today I am happy because I am about to begin the Rounds #5 on the Summer Harmony blanket! A dear friend and her husband in the States gifted me the Original Harmony last year and of course I was so delighted I just powered right through it! They sent me the Summer Harmony kit as a Christmas gift and this time I chose to take a more measured, savouring approach. I began working on it on New Year's Day and last night finished the Rounds #4 on all the squares. I know the directions say to finish one square at a time, but I watch films and series while doing handwork, so that was too fiddly. So I do, say, round #3 on six squares. After that, I place each square into the small freezer bag containing the colour for the next round. I mark those off on the table you provided as each goes into the bag. This way, I can work on six squares at a time and also focus on whatever I'm watching. This round, it was "Lark Rise to Candleford", followed by "Persuasion".

Spring has begun to tease us with slightly warmer weather here (Shuswap Lake area of BC, Canada), but we are still expecting more snow. It won't last, though.

Lucy, I can't tell you how much joy your Harmony blankets have brought me! I added three rows to the border of the Original and I look at it every day and feel my heart sing . . . so thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Hang in there and take care of yourself; better days are coming. We are so blessed to have handwork to while away the lockdown hours, I think. I can't imagine sitting indoors like this with nothing to do . . .

So thanks again for all you do for us; you are a bright light in my universe. Warm hugs to you. ~ Linne

Jean M Stein

Crocus blooming in my not-green-yet yard, especially the two or three purple ones blooming out in the middle of the lawn thanks to a happy squirrel. It doesn't take much to make me happy lately.


Wishing you and your family contentment and peace at this difficult time. I also had a slow start to my day and enjoyed seeing pictures of your patch. Wish that I had a peaceful calm place to walk.


Spring blossom is just beautiful don't you think. Sounds like you have had a lovely Sunday. Happy stitching x

Teresa Kasner

I think your hedge is ornamental flowering plum. We had one once but it got hit by a falling tree and died. What made me happy today is a bouquet of daffodils from my garden in a pretty little vase next to my easy chair. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)


A lovely day for you. My happy day comes from talking to my grandchildren in Australia, who I haven't been able to visit this year. This is when technology helps me greatly. Also my walks along the shore near where I live.

Helen Mathey-Horn

I always get a dose of color and calm reading your words. :)

Sheelagh Franklin

I love a lazy Sunday when you have no time restraints. Thanks for sharing your day and lovely photos. I ordered the Quiscent soy wax candle after reading your blog the other day! Thanks xx


Sounds like a pretty perfect Sunday.

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