MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fun mail, and other stuff

Recently I was lucky enough to win an ephemera  giveaway from Yvonne and here's a look at the goodies that have arrived in my mailbox (sorry about the dark picture...it's been a dark day here)....
I was expecting an envie filled with paper bits, but this is so much more!  There are three old maps from National Geographic magazine (I need a new art journal and I think I will be using one of these to cover it);  some music paper; fall leaves; wooden buttons; four beautifully crocheted flowers; there are two tree themed quilt blocks; and a lovely little journal book.  Such fun!  Thank you so much Yvonne!
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I also want to tell you that Pat Winter has a new booklet out - all about how to make her incredibly beautiful boho bags.  I've already ordered my copy!
Go HERE to find out more.
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I found these links for anyone interested in knitting cowls..
1. Tip Nut  HERE
2.  Knitting Pattern Central has a whole section of patterns which you can find on their site HERE.  There are TONS of free patterns on this site.
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Mary Corbet of NeedlenThread has pointed us to another
excellent needlework resource. 
This time it's a guide to the various needles,
their sizes and their uses.
Have a look at her post HERE.
I think it's pretty clever to combine a great instruction
book AND an actual needlebook in the
same publication. 
Needless to say, there's one on the way for my
collection!
Canadians can order a copy at Traditional Stitches
and those in the US can find it HERE



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