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, June 13, 2016

# 15

Over the weekend I finished postcard #15 in the series I'm working on...



You will remember, no doubt, that I made a pirate costume for our grandson to wear at his second birthday party on the weekend...


Despite taking a ton of pictures, this is the only one that shows the costume - I either got a picture of the costume and a blur that was our grandson, or I got him and the costume was a blur.  My picture taking abilities obviously are sadly lacking.  Mind you - having a whirling dervish grandson certainly doesn't help matters!  Two year olds are busy!!!  

There's just a wee mumble for you today (but it's a goodie!).  Go HERE (and be sure to scroll all the way down!!) to see what I'm raving about.  

Lastly, my heart and prayers go out to the people in Orlando - a tragedy beyond compare.  


We Remember Them…

In the rising of the sun and in its going down,
We remember them;

In the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter,
We remember them;

In the opening of buds and in the warmth of summer,
We remember them;


In the rustling of leaves and the beauty of autumn,
We remember them;

In the beginning of the year and when it ends,
We remember them;

When we are weary and in need of strength,
We remember them;

When we are lost and sick at heart,
We remember them;

When we have joys we yearn to share,
We remember them;

So long as we live, they too shall live
For they are now a part of us as
We remember them.

12 comments:

Createology said...

Your little Pirate is so cute in his costume you made for his birthday. Lovely CQ postcard #15. Wow I clicked the link and am enchanted with this artist and these fabulous original creations. You do find the most interesting things Dear.

karen said...

and doesn't he make a fantastic pirate!! Yes, Orlando..there are no words....

Wandering Wren said...

Well done on number 15 - exquisite as always I love looking at all the detail, you must have brilliant eyesight :)
As you know Pirates never want to be captured so you have done really rather well, both in regard to the costume and the camera work!!! Love the big pirate behind too!!
I love, love, love your mumble linking me with the fantastic Jenny Wrens and co what a lovely find have started a Wrens of the World Unite on Pinterest and added this in! Thank you, I'm in love with these gorgeous creations
Sharing your pain with the people of Orlando too.
Wren x

Christine Barnsley said...

The costume looks great Mary Anne! You are right about 2 year olds! Love the link.... well worth a visit.... such talent! Thoughts and prayers do indeed go to those poor souls in Orlando! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Dinny Pocock's work is amazing. She has such a talent not only for felting, but for finding just the right prop to accompany her creation. What a wonderfully creative mind.

That little pirate is so cute!! Two was always my favorite age. Really!! It is!!

My grandson was comparing our number of mass shootings to that in Canada. He thinks that yours are so few because your press does not report them like ours does. What do you think?
xx, Carol

Suztats said...

Your postcard looks wonderful. I really like the layered half-circles on the upper left. Lovely poem. Too many tragedies.

Deepa said...

The costume's a winner and the gentleman pirate wearing it too..:) Birthday wishes to him and a long,healthy and happy life too :)

KimM said...

Great pirate costume - and - again - love the postcard stitching. What a beautiful tribute to the Orlando victims. The poem/thought touched my heart.
xxx

Kim said...

Gorgeous card, Mary Anne! Oh how swashbuckling your grandson looks. Cute, cute costume.

Quinn said...

Thanks for the link to Dinny Pocock - what talent!

Renee said...

What a lovely postcard! Your grandson is adorable in his costume. :) And your poem brought tears to my eyes. My heart hurts when I think of the tragedy in Orlando. We went to a Portland Timbers soccer game on Tuesday night and it was so moving to see that loud full stadium observe a moment of silence in light of the events over the weekend. I fought tears through the National Anthem that followed.

crazyQstitcher said...

This latest postcard is lovely too. Soft colours and your embroidery never overwhelms, just delights the eyes.
What a charming little pirate who will be busy chasing treasure no doubt. Maybe dad will assist.
Far too many disturbed people around the world these days and good ordinary people suffer.