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 19, 2016

A case of mumbling

You can tell from the title of this post that there's nothing that's stitching that is allowed to be shown here at the moment.  Trust me, there is stitching happening though!

So, I shall mumble once again.  I know - I can hear the collective sigh from here!!

1.  Quinn has sent us over to see a livecam of a Great Horned Owl nest and I must admit I'm now hooked.  Go HERE to see!!

2.  There are some super-cute free patterns for super hero finger puppets for little ones HERE.

3.  These cute little rooster ornaments made me laugh out loud.

4.  Jennifer Clouston has just released a new book 'Fool-Proof Crazy Quilting' and you can read more about it HERE.  Of course you know I have it on my wish list!

5.  There's a great tutorial HERE for making continuous bias tape.

6.  For those of you who like to paint with water colours, there's a tutorial HERE on how to make your own.  Great activity for children to do, but also pretty useful for us as well!

There, if you've stuck with me until now, I will 'reward' you with another in my free series of images...


This one shows my grandmother (Alice Myrtle (Vesey) Webster on the back right), her siblings, and her parents Reuben Vesey and Fannie (White) Vesey.  Alice, who went by her middle name of Myrtle, was born 1893 & died in 1965.  Reuben (1855-1921) and Fannie (1865-1930) and the siblings are Olive (1897-1962); William (1890-1955) Henry (1888-1943); Mary (1905-1969) and Clifford (1902-1964).  

Another of the old autograph book quotes - this one dated Oct. 16, 1938... "This busy world goes round and round and keeps one busy too, but never too much occupied for just a thought of you"



5 comments:

Shannon Szkapi said...

Love your ramblings :) But I have to say I truly enjoy your old family photos as I have been wanting to do some ancestry myself :) Sadly I have very very little family info and am afraid not enough to be as successful as you. Thank you for sharing <3 Perhaps I'll try researching and be able to share some day as well <3

Blessings
Shannon

Quinn said...

I especially enjoy checking the owlcam early in the morning because the birds I won't hear at my place for months are already singing there! Maybe they never leave? :)

Createology said...

I love your old family photos. They really tell a tale of the times. Always enjoy your "mumblings" dear...thank you.

Vicki Boster said...

Amazing vintage family photos- truly a priceless treasure to cherish. I wonder what will become of my photo memories as most of them are digital....

The owl cam is amazing!!
Love
Vicki

Ps--- I'm so longing for spring!!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

I agree, those roosters are cute! Must save that link.