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.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

A break

Today I thought I'd give you a little break from the Looking Back series and send you off to visit other places that you might find to be of interest.

1.  For those of you who like knitting, or just like to see something fun, have a look at THIS wool bombed tree on CrazyQStitchers blog.  It's amazing and made me smile.

2.  For those that like to crochet, there's a tutorial HERE for using plastic bags to create beds for the homeless.  In these days of trying to remember to take your own bags, I know the numbers of plastic bags is dwindling, but it's something to consider if you can collect bags from your friends.  They are certainly something that is greatly needed.

3.  Kathy Shaw has announced that registrations are open now for her 'Embellishing With Threads' free crazy quilt class.  Registration closes at midnight on Aug 6th so you will have to hurry if you want to play along.  Go HERE for further information.  

4.  Sharon Boggon has done a really great review of the current issue of 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' and it's definitely appreciated by the editorial team.  Go HERE to read that, and please consider giving the magazine a 'plug' on your blog too.  It all helps to get the word out and we certainly would love your help!

5.  I found the article on saying 'No' that Ann Wood wrote on her blog recently to be very enlightening.  Go HERE to read it, and to see some of Ann's work as well.  She has links on her post to a couple of other articles discussing the value of just saying no.  It's something I know I could benefit from doing a lot more often.  I try, really I do, but it seems I far too often manage to get involved in things I really live to regret.  I'm getting better with it though.  (If I keep saying that, I will begin to believe it...right?)


For today's quote, I am going to snag the one Ann used on her blog....

“A ‘no’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”
Gandhi

 

 

5 comments:

Createology said...

Lots of life has been sucked out of me over the years but you are right...the fat still remains. Oh if only...
Thank you for these links.

Renee said...

Thank you for sharing the links! I need to order my Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine soon! That wool bombed tree is fantastic. If only I could learn to tell myself no when it comes to something crafty I want to do... ;)

Mary Ann said...

Yes the art of saying NO is one I need to learn big time. I'm getting better at it though:)

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Mary Anne! Thank you for the links.... I've already ordered my copy of CQQ and I can't wait!! I enjoyed reading the article about saying 'no' I think that is something I need to do more often too! :) x

Janie said...

Thanks for the links and insights Mary Ann.