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.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Mumblings and hussif progress

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

Today I have a couple of things I've been wanting to tell you about, so I'll do that before I get to the latest photos of what I've been adding to my rose-themed hussif.

1.  Mary Corbett of NeedlenThread has a couple of posts on her blog that you might find of interest.  The first one is an article about the different types of embroidery needles and how they are best used.  Go HERE for that.

2.  Mary also has done a tutorial on creating a really pretty beaded buttonhole edging that I can't wait to try.  HERE's where you can see it!

3.  Kathy Shaw has a post about some really exciting changes to her Intermediate Crazy Quilt online class and you can find further information on her blog HERE.  She is so very generous with her classes (I have yet to take one, but I'm waiting for the beginner's class to open up again so I can!).  As of now, the next beginner's class is open for registration on May 2nd, but I see a little note on her blog that maybe, just maybe, she might run another one in February.  Oh...and did I mention that her classes are FREE (yes, you read that right!!).

4.  If you are looking for the link to purchase the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine, have a look in my sidebar.  Clicking on the cover picture should (if I did it right!) take you directly to MagCloud.  

Now for a couple pictures...







This is the 'cover' of a pocket that will be on the inside of the hussif.  Just plain ol' embroidery - nothing fancy!




This is a smaller pocket decorated with silk ribbon flowers and some pearl beads.






Today's quote is from Bruce Barton.... "When you're through changing, you're through"

15 comments:

janie krig said...

Lovely roses, ready for Valentine's Day I see.

Christine Barnsley said...

What beautiful silk ribbon roses! Love them... the colour is so delicate! :) x

Kim said...

Thank you for the link re embroidery needles, always a good thing to know. You say "plain", I say your embroidered flower is lovely. Love your silk ribbon embroidery too.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I always love to see your stitching. Thanks for all the links too. I haven't got to Kathy's blog yet but have been waiting to see this post come up!!
xx, Carol

Kaisievic said...

Very pretty stitching indeed!

Lorraine said...

Oh, those silk roses look so sweet and delicate.

Createology said...

Great information and thank you for sharing. I may run out of excuses for my delay in doing CQ. Creative Bliss...

kilnfiredart said...

Hi
Returning the GYB love. I'm now following your lovely blog in Bloglovin, and looking forward to reading more posts. Thanks for stopping by my blog
Jill

karen said...

ha...plain old embroidery??? I don't think so....

Suztats said...

Those SR roses are gorgeous!

Renee said...

Your pockets are just lovely! Thank you for the links. The beaded edging looks amazing! (Now to figure out where I can put it...) :)

Yvonne Motes said...

Thank you Mary for your visit to my blog. Nice to meet you as well. Your work is beautiful, and same here I'm ready for Spring and planting in the garden.
I can see those blooming tomato plants already. Have a blessed day and God Bless.

Beedeebabee said...

Thank you for all those great links! Your embroidery is just beautiful...that little pocket is beyond precious! xo

Hexe im Hollerbusch said...

The pocket with it's lovely roses is so cute!

Wilma said...

Your work is just beautiful !
I love the Crazy Quilting.
I'm a follower now.
Thank you so much for your visit and your sweet comment.

Blessings to you,
Wilma. Shabby Royale.