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.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

A few mumblings and another postcard

I know....I can hear the collective groan over there being yet more mumblings, but I can't help it.  I just have to share!!

--First of all, the latest free issue of the Knit Much magazine has gone live and it's another great one.  There are patterns (with a Downton Abbey theme); yarn reviews and several interesting techniques covered in this issue.  Go HERE to see it.

--Most of you have heard of the devastating fires in Fort McMurray and that many people have lost their homes and others have been displaced for the foreseeable future until they can repair the necessary infrastructure.  There are quilts being created for the people of Fort Mac and you can go HERE  on Super Mom, No Cape's blog to read about it, and HERE for a great free pattern for a maple leaf block that would be perfect for donating.  

--There's a free download for a cross stitch pattern of Big Ben that can be found HERE.  

Tonight a knock came at our door and it was our across-the-hall neighbour very generously offering to share her pickings of fiddleheads.  Needless to say, I wasn't long taking her up on it!! 


She gave us enough for at least a couple of meals.
Yum!!

One more postcard completed today.
#7 of 19.


Today the quote is from Mary Stuart...."To be kind to all, to like many, and love a few, to be needed and wanted by those we love, is certainly the nearest we can come to happiness"





11 comments:

allthingzsewn said...

Ok I give, just what is a fiddle head. I'm assuming it is edible.
Pretty post card. Do you actually mail these.

Lady of the Manor said...

Lol! I had to look up fiddleheads, I thought they were fish!! We don't grow them in Missouri, or at least I've never seen them. Thanks for the info on donations to Fort McMurray. That fire is incredible!! Z

Renee said...

My heart goes out to all affected by the fires. The quilts are a sweet idea.

Your postcard is lovely! And, I learned my something new today. I had never heard of or seen fiddleheads and had to look them up.

Baa. xxx said...

Fiddleheads???? Got me there.....they look like our fern fronds in the bush. Do tell us more

Christine Barnsley said...

I have to confess to googling 'fiddleheads' too.... I had no idea you could eat these fern shoots! What do they taste comparable to? Another lovely postcard! Have a great weekend! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Hey MA...you are sending me off to Google Fiddleheads!! Lovely post card. Do you mail them in a plastic holder?
Have a great weekend.
Xx, Carol

KimM said...

Beautiful post card....never heard of fiddle heads...
xxx

Suztats said...

Purple postcard looks great. Hmmm, never acquired a taste for fiddleheads.......off to check the links....thanks

Anonymous said...

I had to Google fiddleheads. I have been around ferns all my life, but never knew you could harvest those things, and eat them. Or that they were called fiddleheads. Very interesting! This is the first time I have ever heard of anyone eating those. I always like coming to your site to see what is going on, but this is the first time I've learned something having nothing to do with embroidery or quilting or sewing! Thanks!
Maureen S

Createology said...

Your postcard is lovely. I do know Fiddleheads however I have never eaten any. I understand they are quite delicious. It is storming with thunder and rain and hail today with snow at 6000 feet for the ski resorts. I have just signed up for Shawkl's CQ May 2016 class. You have inspired me.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Mary Anne, lovely postcards, are you swapping these? Fiddleheads are so yummy. I've missed my first greens of stinging nettle that grow up the country road in Quick. Everything is cultivated here in Victoria!!
Thanks for the links, really nice to discover another online knitting magazine.