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.

Monday, May 02, 2016

I got nuttin, so you know what that means!!

There wasn't much happening on the stitching front over the weekend.  I did make a few more postcard-sized pieces for crazy quilting, but I've already shown you a bunch of those and I don't think seeing more would be very stimulating.  I *only* have nineteen of them waiting to be stitched!

I did want you to know that the latest issue of 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' is now available for purchase!  It's another great issue filled with fun things to create, eye candy and articles.  You can purchase either a print or digital copy HERE and see for yourself!


Pam Kellogg and her editorial team (of which I'm proud to say I'm a member) work very hard to bring you a quality production and we very much appreciate your support.

Vicki Boster of '2 Bags Full' has announced her latest charitable project (the 'Kindness Quilt Project') which we can all help to support.  Please go HERE to see what she's doing and consider helping out with her most worthwhile project.  I know I plan to!

Kim  of Wisdom With Needle and Thread has just announced that registrations are open for the ' 2016 Christmas In July Swap' (which sounds like a lot of fun!) and you can get more details HERE.  

This one is for the knitters...you can go HERE to discover several suggestions of ways to make knitting more comfortable.  I'm sure it would be helpful for crocheters as well.

There's a cute  crocheted little dinosaur hand puppet pattern available HERE.

How about a sweet little Waldorf Pocket Doll pattern you can find HERE.  

Or what about a fun plantable felt vegetable garden play activity for little ones HERE?

I don't know if you've heard about the campaign to plant wildflower seeds to help our dwindling bee population.  We need the bees to pollinate our plants so we can continue to eat, so this is a pretty vital thing to consider taking part in.  For more information, have a look at the post Karen (of Toldolwen) did HERE.   If we each planted just a few seeds, just imagine the difference we could make!


Today your quote is from Og Mandino.... "Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight.  Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward.  Your life will never be the same again"








8 comments:

Baa. xxx said...

Nuttin's good!. Thanks for all the links.

Christine Barnsley said...

Thank you for the links Mary Anne! I always like having a browse through them! Have a good week! Christine x

KimM said...

Greetings! Thank you for telling fellow stitchers about the Xmas in July Swap - I hope to get many elves to participate ;0)
Speaking of pollinators, we used to have bee hives on our farm, but they no longer exist. Last year DH attended a 'Pollinator Conference" and got a ton of free wildflower seeds. He planted them and they went crazy! We had bees and tons of butterflies. Being the resourceful man he is, he harvested the seeds of the flowers last year and we now have enough for another 5 or 6 big flower plots.
P.S. loved your sayings....they struck home = and are so true.
Hugs
xxx

Suztats said...

Hey Mary Anne! Love the nuttin, and the quotes.

janie krig said...

Thanks for the info.
Planting wildflowers is a great idea! Lovely to look at and good for bees.

Wen Green said...

I so agree on the planting of wildflowers for the bees! I was thinking just the same and have done some planting already. But I have been thinking of so called guerilla planting too, which means just secretely plant them everywhere in public places :)

karen said...

I'm here!! I'm here!! Happy dance! It's been years...you don't look any older!!! Phew...I made it.....

Renee said...

You always share the best links! Will you be participating in the Christmas in July Swap? (It's tempting, but my pile of projects is a little overwhelming. I have 4 days to decide...) Thank you for sharing the Kindness Quilt Project info, too! What a sweet idea. As for the bees... I've been meaning to go plant some flowers all morning, but wanted to finally catch up on a few favorite blogs first. :)