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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Fun arrival in the mail

Today I don't have a picture of my own work for you, but thought I'd share something sweet that popped into my mailbox the other day.  My friend Renee sent a postcard featuring one of her pretty crazy quilt pieces. 


Isn't it pretty?  Renee takes part in the InCoWriMo2018 challenge which involves sending mail throughout the month of February.  Thank you Renee - I love it and seeing your sweet stitching in person.     

- If you're looking for something to pretty up your garden this summer, how about making one (or more!) of THESE?

- There's an interesting article HERE about dying yarn in a crock pot - I suspect you could do smaller amounts of fabric the same way.

- Have a look at the fabric art done by THIS artist (check out her galleries).  And no, she's not related!

- And there's more HERE by another artist. And more HERE.  

- For those of you who like to tat, perhaps you'd like to have a go at THIS.  

- HERE's another use for those partial balls of yarn you have taking up space in your stash.

- Mary Corbet has written an interesting post about the pros (and cons) of using thread conditioners and you can find that HERE.  

Today your quote is from Greg Anderson..."When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life"







11 comments:

Kim said...

Your friend Renee's postcard is beautiful. Checked out your links and I must say the art quilts are amazing. The one of the horse is sublime. Have a lovely day working on your barn, Mary Anne.

I am said...

Hi Mary Anne what a beautiful gift to receive ,love it xx

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

The postcard is lovely. The links to the artists work is well worth a look. Thanks

Wandering Wren said...

Aren't people creative? I would love to be able to make those wooden planters, the are stunning!
Hope you are having a good week.
Wren x

Janie said...

Yes, Renee's embroidery is lovely, nice gift.
And Amanda Richardson's work with silks and velvet is gorgeous, stunning.
Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Very pretty indeed!

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Nice to have surprises in the MAIL.

Createology said...

So wonderful to receive such a lovely postcard from Renee. You sure do find amazing links to share. Fabric artistry is amazing. I do like the bias shawl but my knitting skills are terrible. I like today’s quote. Winter snow and rain is still favoring us...too much! Happy Weekend Dear...<3

Shirlee Fassell said...

It’s always lovely to get s surprise in the mail! Love your tips you must spend a lot of time finding them all!

Becki said...

What a beautiful postcard. What a lovely gift and work of art!

Renee said...

I am definitely behind in my blog reading! I am thrilled the postcard arrived and that you like it. :)