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, August 26, 2016

M & M's

The first 'M' is for mail - and two special things have arrived in my mailbox.  First of all, 'Boud' send me a wonderful postcard with an image of a painting by Alfred Sisley called 'Snow at Louveciennes, originally painted in 1878.  

Thank you Liz!!

And I received this lovely from Patty...


The card fits inside the pouch.  I forgot to take a picture of the mailing envelope she sent it in too - so cool!  Thank you Patty!

And, of course you know that the other 'M' just has to refer to mumblings!!

- Just because this made me laugh, how about checking this out (definitely a paper doll with a difference!!).  Be sure you have a peek at the costumes too.

- for those of you who like calligraphy and perhaps, like me, don't know how to create those lovely letters, there's a great tutorial to do a faux version HERE.

- Kathy Shaw is doing something quite interesting with hexagons and you can read more about that HERE  and she has several patterns available in her Etsy shop HERE.  

- There's a really cute scrappy pincushion tutorial available HERE

- I don't suppose many of us would be anxious to try embroidering on a winter coat, but just look at the results!   

- for the quilters, HERE's a great idea for making sorting pieces for scrappy quilts.  Looks rather brilliant! 

Today your quote is from an unknown source...."Our lives are like quilts - bits and pieces, joy and sorrow, stitched with love"

8 comments:

~*~Patty S said...

That Alfred Sisley winter scene is wonderful.
I do enjoy snow and that scene is idyllic.
Glad the postman delivered my little pouch to you.
The pretty red and green postcard you sent me is SO pretty.
Thank YOU MA.
Perfect quote to end your post.
Happy weekend to you and yours from scorching hot Virginia oxo

Boud said...

You're welcome! I thought a winter scene might offset the heatwave a bit!

Createology said...

Receiving snail mail is always extra special when it contains such beautiful cards from friends. That embroidered coat is gorgeous. Happy Weekend Dear...

Kim said...

Some gorgeous links here, Mary Ann. That kitty doesn't look at all happy does she. Cool hexies and the coat is lovely. Love what the postman delivered. The pouch and card are so pretty and I do love that wintry print.

Baa. xxx said...

Beautiful gifts! Love the quote too!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

great mail you received! I would definitely stitch on a coat if it were wool. But when would I ever find the time!

I'm watching the news this morning. Someone in Georgia, USA threatened the police department via voodoo. This world is getting too crazy for me!!
xx, Carol

Janie said...

Thanks for the links. Cute gifts from thoughtful friends.

karen said...

don't you just love happy mail....