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.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Crochet? Who knew?


My sit-in-front-of-the-tv project for the past few weeks has been to create an afghan for a wedding gift that is upcoming in June.  There's no particular pattern....I just repeated the same 6 rows for each colour and then cobbled together a border.  It's quite large - might even cover a double bed if that's what they choose to do with it.


It's hard to get a picture of something that big - and it's dull here today so pictures are not the best quality.


A close-up showing the pattern and the 
edging.

- HERE is a pattern for a very beautiful crocheted afghan.  I love the colours on this one!

- Kathy Shaw has opened up registrations once again for her 'BCQC-2' free (note - I said FREE!!) online class for crazy quilters.  This one features the use of color, piecing and embellishing.  Go HERE for further info.  Registrations are only being taken until Feb. 17th.

- THIS artist does amazing drawings!

- And THIS one has some wonderful textile art pieces.

Another anonymous sourced quote..."When thinking about life, remember this:  no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future"





20 comments:

Vicki W said...

Wow, that's really lovely!

Cyra said...

I can appreciate the work and time that went into this beautiful crochet blanket. A fabulous wedding gift for a very lucky couple.
Love the link for the amazing artist. Thank you for bringing him to my attention. That's the sort of art that I love to draw.

I am said...

Hi Mary Anne wow i love this blanket the colours are gorgeous,well done my friend xx

Dolores said...

Love the colour combination. What a lovely gift. I do hope the couple appreciates hand-made gifts from the heart.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Beautiful crochet blanket. Love the pattern. Thanks for the links. I'm familiar with Louise O'Hara's Art. The doodle artist's work is incredible.

Createology said...

Lovely Afghan and such a thoughtful wedding gift. The colors are timeless and serene. WOW is all I can say about the doodle artist!!! WOW!!! This quote really speaks to me and I should learn from it. Wonderful Weekend Dear...<3

Kim said...

Oh, how beautiful this crochet afghan is, Mary Anne. The lucky couple are going to love this pretty. My goodness, you are a work horse. I cannot keep up with all the gorgeous pretties you fashion. Tell me, do you have some fairies tucked away in the corner to help you???

Christine B. said...

This is just beautiful Mary Anne. What a wonderful gift. I love the colours you have used! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Shirlee Fassell said...

Lovely gift! Couple weeks! It would take me a couple years!

Janie said...

I think there must be fairie dust sprinkled on your fingers too!
Crocheted afghans are a great gift.
And the winter crocheted afghan in your link has amazing details.

Becki said...

What a lovely gift that will be. The colors are so soft and pretty!

suziqu's thread works said...

What a beautiful wedding gift - a real keeper. You certainly have fast fingers Mary Ann!
It looks so beautiful and will be well received I am sure!

Karen said...

That is so beautiful. What a lovely gift! Karen, Hannah and Baa. xxx

Karen said...

well for ''cobbled together'' it looks mighty fine to me!

Mary Ann Tate said...

It's beautiful. A very thoughtful gift.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Oh this is so pretty - I love the colors and the stitches. They will be thrilled with it I'm sure. I have an afghan that my mom's neighbor made us for our wedding and we STILL use it. I treasure it because she has since passed away and she was the one who taught me how to crochet when I was a little girl.

Cathy said...

OMG, that is so beautiful, it could be in a magazine! Seriously, you might want to shop those pix and that pattern around. Drop dead gorgeous!!!

crazyQstitcher said...

What a wonderful gift to receive. The neutral colours would go with any décor the couple will have. The rug would be so warm on a bed and so attractive on a settee too.
There's magic in your busy fingers.

Wen Sylvestre said...

So so beautiful!! And in neutral colours too ;)

Renee said...

Beautiful!