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.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

In which I mumble....

 If you're here for the 'Grow Your Blog' party, my post is HERE

Today I don't have any pictures of roses for you.  I apologize.  I let mundane things like running errands, eating, sleeping and general life get in the way of my stitching.  I will try to do better.  I promise.

So...instead of pictures of my work, how about I send you to look at other things I've found intriguing about the internet world?

- I found an interesting site that will print your blog into a book format at a very reasonable cost.  I don't know about you, but I've often wondered what would happen if my blog suddenly disappeared into the ozone layer never to be seen again.  Just think of all the pictures that would be lost.  The record of my work.  The memories.  This might be worth thinking about and you can find information HERE

- For those of you that live in Canada and are looking for embroidery books to add to your library you might find THIS place interesting.  She seems to carry some obscure titles that might be difficult to get elsewhere.  I'm not sure how her prices compare to places like Amazon though.

- There's a wonderful fabric collage tutorial over on Carolyn Saxby's blog HERE.  She uses things that most of us already have in our stash.  While you're visiting her blog be sure to check out her other posts.  Her work reflects the area she lives in and it's incredibly beautiful.

- Pam Kellogg has written an interesting post about the pros and cons of using hoops, frames or stitching in your hand HERE

Today's quote is from Andy Rooney.... "Computers make it easy to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do, don't need to be done"







8 comments:

janie krig said...

Good Morning, Ma, that's true about computer stuff not really needing to be 'done', but w/o blogs and computers I would have never 'met' you!

Mary Ann said...

Thank you for the links:)

Kim said...

Great post. I am looking forward to reading the collage link. Love the quote re computers....so, so true! Have a lovely day!

Dasha said...

How true is that last sentence!!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Thanks for the links. Love Andy Rooney and love that quote.
Have a productive day
xx, Carol

Suztats said...

Thanks for the linky goodness!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Nice links, thanks Mary Anne

Tami @ Lemon Tree Tales said...

Thank you for the links about the Blog2Press and the article about hoops. Lately I've been thinking about what would happen with my blog if it disappears. After all I've been doing it since 2006. Also a few weeks ago I thought that I was copying all my photos from my laptop to Google Drive in preparation to give the laptop to my husband. Imagine my horror to discover that I didn't actually transfer more than the folder titles and a few files. And even worse was that my husband had already wiped the laptop clean to upload his information. Ugh! So perhaps getting in the habit of printing out a few pictures, etc would be a good thing to do. :-)