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.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Two more!


A pincushion and a needlebook.

The pincushion will fit perfectly in the 'spine' area of my hussif (which explains why it's long and skinny!).  I edged the needlebook with a row of buttonhole stitches and then crocheted a filet trim using the buttonholed stitches as a base.  

I also mucked about with my new photo
program.
ooooh - special effects -
who knew??

Today the quote is from W. J. Boetcker.... "If you want to know how rich you really are, find out what would be left of you tomorrow if you should lose every dollar you own tonight"


18 comments:

JennyPennyPoppy said...

2 beautifully stitched pieces!

Vicki W said...

So pretty!

Quinn said...

I've probably said this before, but your work is exquisite!

Mosaic Magpie said...

Nice needlework and photo manipulation...like the blurred edges.
xo,
Deb

Dasha said...

Very pretty. You are giving me ideas.....

janie krig said...

Beautiful work, fun to see it progress.

Kim said...

Two more beautifully stitched pretties. The hussif and everything within it is going to look amazing! Great photo!

karen said...

these are so pretty! and I adore the shape of the pin pillow.

liniecat said...


Beautiful! and pretty too

Suztats said...

Very light, delicate and pretty additions to your hussif!

Createology said...

Lovely additions to your treasure you are creating.

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Mary Anne! I just love these! Such beautiful stitching! Have a lovely week!! :) xx

Pamela Kellogg said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Wandering Wren said...

Wow - now you've got me reaching for google to check out your Hussif! Your detail and embroidery work is gorgeous. Loving your photo editing with the fading edges very with it!
Wren x

FlashinScissors said...

Really pretty. I love your hussif too! What photo programme are you usin?

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a pretty pincushion and needlebook. I've done a similar kind of edging on embroidered pincushions/sachets by crocheting into stitches. And the bonus is that it very nicely disguises that area that is stitched closed after stuffing them.

Renee said...

Beautiful! The idea of putting a pincushion in the spin is brilliant!

crazyQstitcher said...

Oh, the pincushion and needlebook are so delicate and pretty.

Great additions to your hussif.