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, May 30, 2017

More seams - and another mini-rant

Here's a continuation on of some more seam treatments...


Buttonhole stitch (black); straight stitches (orange & blue); lazy daisies (blue); French Knots.




Cross stitch (black), straight stitches (pink & green).





Whipped back stitch (black); straight stitches (pink); lazy daisies (green) and French knots (blue).


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Further on my rant from yesterday, I have to tell you about the latest scam that's hitting my computer.  I've been getting regular notifications from 'Amazon' stating that my order has been cancelled.  Now, I do order from Amazon on occasion so it would be pretty easy to click on that particular email and get into real hot water.  I have reported it to the real Amazon and their scam department told me that it is NOT from them.  

I could very easily have fallen for this one because when I got the first bogus email (I've now had several) I did, in fact, have an order outstanding.  What twigged me to the fact that it wasn't on the up and up was that the notice appeared in my other email account (not the one I have ever used with Amazon).  Anyway.....thought I'd post a little head's up and tell you to beware!
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- I just discovered the work of THIS artist.  Amazing!

- Or how about what THIS artist does?

- And THIS artist works with found materials to create art that gives you pause to think about just what we're doing to our environment.

- THIS image is absolutely spectacular!  

Today your quote is from Christopher Reeve...."So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable"












8 comments:

Quinn said...

I've been getting the "Amazon" emails - sometimes several/day - but fortunately the first one came when I had not ordered anything so I immediately assumed it was bogus. I also keep getting one that says there was a message that could not be delivered to my gmail account. I just hovered the cursor over the address of the sender - always worth a try! - and it sure didn't look like an email address associated with gmail!

deanna7trees said...

i did read yesterday's rant and todays. i get phone calls all day long like the one you described and others. i do not answer the phone unless i recognize the phone number or if they leave a message and it is truly a 'legitimate' phone call. i must admit they are usually not that early in the morning.
the amazon e-mails you got are all over the place. i had 5 just today but they did post to my spam folder. i've gotten to where i don't click on anything i am not positive is legit. you could always go directly to your amazon account to verify that type of message.
it is very frustrating these days that these type things cannot be avoided. i guess if we want the convenience of technology, we have to put up with all this nonsense. just wanted you to know that you are not alone.
hope you are doing well.

Kaisievic said...

Love the seam treatments - so cute! Oh, isn't phishing and scamming such a nuisance?????

Createology said...

Your seam treatments are really involved and look wonderful. Amazing artists links you have shared. I am in awe! Great quote from Christopher Reeve. Thank you for the heads up on Amazon Order scam email. We are only one-click away from computer virus disaster at all times. Wonderful Wednesday to You...<3

Baa. xxx said...

I think I should be asleep - your first one reminded me of cute little black bugs with halos! Yep, definitely too tired!

Boud said...

You're so talented at finding interesting stuff, as well as stitching interesting designs. I never know what to expect when I come in here!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Textile Moths...amazing. I get those Amazon e-mail scams too. Usually about the time I placed an order. Makes you wonder doesn't it. I can sure see why some people fall for this stuff. You have to be so careful. Is it just me, or are there a whole lot of scams going on...more than ever before.
xx, Carol

Oh, I forgot, I LOVE that last seam!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

There's all kinds of scams out there!
Love all the seam treatments you design.