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.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Block 6 begins

First of all, I want to thank those of you who were kind enough yesterday to pop over to MiaMusa Photography and 'like' them on facebook.  I know our daughter-in-love and our son are thrilled that you would be so nice to them and their fledgling business.  Thank you!!

I apologize in advance for the horrendous cropping of the pictures and diagrams - for reasons known only unto the computer, cropping is cancelled for today.  Argh!!  Now, on to the beginnings of Block Six of the Courtship Series...




This one was done with straight stitches, a few little cross stitches, and then I added French knots and some beads.



The heart within a heart was all done with cross stitches.  You could remove the middle heart and use flowers instead (silk ribbon would be lovely!).  







- HERE is a cute little Easter cross stitch design for you.  And HERE is another sweet little Easter design (although I'm eyeing the flowers thinking they'd be wonderful on their own).  

- THESE fall under the awwww category!  There's a translate feature so you can read it in English.  And THESE would be so sweet to keep a little one occupied.

- And just for the fun of it, how about making THIS cake for Easter?  Kids would love it!

- There's another really pretty and practical shawl pattern available HERE.  

Since I started the courtship series, I've been wrestling with ideas of how to finish the blocks off and I have a few ideas floating about in my brain - one of which I would like to tackle, but not at all sure it will work.  Came across this quote this morning and perhaps it's telling me something??? It's from Mandy Hale..."You don't always need a plan.  Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens"


8 comments:

Christine B. said...

Beautiful start to what I know will be another beautiful block! You are making great progress on this quilt Mary Anne! Christine x

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very nice stitching! Two of the ladies at guild, showed off some of their crazy quilting blocks, tonight. The base fabrics was silk. Great links! Thanks

Createology said...

I have "Liked" FB page for Mia Musa Photography. I hope your son and dil will have wonderful success in this venture. Great seam treatments to begin Block 6. Fun links again. I don' know how you find so many each day. Thank You Mary Anne Dear...<3

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Very lovely and of course your stitches are perfect. Thanks for the the links. Hard to believe that Easter is almost here. Time speeds on!
xx, Carol

~*~Patty S said...

What a great quote with wise words to follow!
Courtship Series = doesn't that sound nice and certainly looks lovely.
I am playing catch up and will find my way down your posts.
oxo

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty:) I never thought about the likes on a Facebook page making your page more visible when someone does a query. I opened a specific page for my doll making as the doll club I belong to on Facebook asked the members to do so. I didn't was to use my personal page. I now have nearly 1600 likes. It makes me feel guilty as I don't post on there as often as I should.

Shawn said...

Thank you everyone for hopping on my wife and I's facebook page! Means a lot to us. If any of you are curious about what our entire portfolio looks like, you can check us out at www.miamusa.ca

Threads of Inspiration said...

I think the quote is perfect!!!!