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, January 28, 2016

Some more

First, thank you for all the input and suggestions re my question about tablets.  They were much appreciated!  With the help of #2 Son, there is a 'Samsung Galaxy Tab 4' on the way...there's also something called a 'wireless router' that arrived at my door this afternoon.  I suppose that now means that there will be another great learning curve happening at Chez Magpie!  Scary thought.  

There has been a bit more progress on my latest hussif project....


The long seam to the left of the scissors has been completed - there might be something happen yet to break up that long expanse, but will wait & see how it looks overall when the rest is done.  I also added a second sewing machine (cross stitch on waste canvas).  

I see that Jennifer Clouston has a new crazy quilting book out (and of course you know it's on my wish list!!).  If you'd like to know more, there's a review HERE.  

There's a cute free pattern for crocheted hearts HERE (hey, they're non-fattening and SO much better for you than Valentine's chocolate....yeah, and if you think I believe that one, you're sadly mistaken!!).  

Kathy Shaw has just opened registrations for her free ICQC-103 (Embroidery Motifs) online course and you can read more about that HERE.

If you happen to have one of those brass lighting fixtures floating about (or you stumble across one in a thrift store) there are some really great ideas HERE for re-purposing them.  I'd like to do a couple of these projects but will have to keep my eye out for lamps.

Finally, here's your quote for today, from Richard Flournov & Lewis Foster...."There are two kinds of people:  those who don't do what they want to do, so they write down in a diary about what they haven't done, and those who haven't time to write about it because they're out doing it"

7 comments:

Kim said...

Oh my, your hussif just gets prettier and prettier. Love it! Great quote...the second part of the quote sounds rather like me.

Createology said...

Your Hussif stitchings are beautiful. Love the little sewing machine you added. I am always late to the creative repurposing party...all my brass and glass lamps went to a guy who took them to his ranch in Mexico. I really like the terrariums. Fun quote that resembles something my husband is always saying...it fits me so well that I always ignore what the actual saying is. Happy Friday...

FlashinScissors said...

Love the progress on the hussif! Glad to hear your son was able to help you decide on your latest gadget. It is so difficult to choose when there are so many options! Have fun with your new toy! That quote is so true! Barbara xx

Christine Barnsley said...

More beautiful additions to your hussif Mary Anne! I really love this black and white project, it is looking lovely! I took that ICQC class with Kathy last year, it is a lovely class and I learned lots! Good luck with the new technology! Have a great weekend! Christine x

liniecat said...

We don't often see those lovely leaded framed light shades in the charity shops sadly but yes they looks great reused like that!
That black and white looks great! really striking.

Mary Ann said...

That book is very very tempting:)

karen said...

yes, Samsung Galaxy. My husband swears by his and it definiteley keeps him quiet!!