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, August 08, 2007

Mumblings about life, and such

You will have guessed by reading the title of this post that I haven't a thing to show today. I 'have' been working though, but what I've done isn't ready to have a picture taken. So.....

1. an interesting site if you're interested in beads: http://beadjournalproject.blogspot.com Following the links to the various artists blogs is a very pleasant way to spend some time.

2. Another site that is worth a browse is: http://philinthecircle.com/art.html

3. A very thought-provoking post is at http://www.crazyauntpurl.com Look for the Aug. 1st entry.

4. Have read some good things about using Dawn dishwashing soap (the original blue one only) and finally tracked some down (after searching for about two months). So far I've tried it to remove grease spots on clothes before laundry and it works!! Far cheaper than some of the products out there specifically made to remove grease. Next I'll try it to remove soap scum from the glass shower doors, but I'm waiting for a cooler day to attempt that one!

5. Anyone who knows me is well aware of the fact that I'm an 'organization-book junkie'. I read every one I can get my hands on, which isn't to say that I'm in any way organized, but I keep hoping! Anyway, I've stumbled on a couple of blogs that address the subject: http://orgjunkie.blogspot.com and www.thefrugallife.com

6. I was quite proud of myself today. I made a trip into our local Fabricland and only bought what I went in for (two spools of thread)!! In and of itself that doesn't sound particularly monumental, however this is Fabricland I'm talking about - you know the place - fabric, notions, buttons, sparkly things.... Think I'd better take my temperature, because I'm sure I must be sick.

7. Speaking of which (I wasn't, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't have!)...ahem...I'm struggling with whether or not to spend money on some wool AND two books. I swore (quite seriously too) that I wasn't going to buy any more craft books. However, somebody named Sally Melville is trying really hard to topple my best intentions. She's written 'The Knitting Experience (Book 1 - The Knit Stitch)' and Book 2 - The Purl Stitch. To make matters worse there's a pattern in the first one I am dying to make (actually there's a pattern in the second book too, but I won't go there). I have wanted a longer sweater (somewhat coat-ish) for a long time and there's a really nice (and easy!) one in the book. Of course, my worst enabler (and she knows who she is!!) is making one and is doing her best to convince me I need to make one too. Misery loves company and all that. I've been doing a whole lot of muttering things like 'thou shalt not covet' and 'thou havest altogether too many projects on the go already' and 'thou must remember that Christmas is coming (with the related presents requiring my time to make)'. To make matters even worse I managed to convince hubby that I just 'had' to go to Zellers and just 'happened' to wander into the wool section and (wonder of wonders!) they had a ball of the exact wool and colour I was drooling over. Get behind me, Satan...........

3 comments:

Doreen G said...

You are to much MA --I know what it is like when I go to a fabric shop--Crikey I have enough fabric to start my own shop and to make matters worse I used to work in a fabric shop and haven't used a smidgen of what I purchased when I worked there.
Get thee behind me too Satan.

Kym (aka Boop) said...

Are you talking about little old me? Anyway, I'm almost done the 2nd sleeve, lol.

Anonymous said...

2nd attempt to post:
Our unnamed friend has got me on to the dark side too. Have ordered both books - expect to get them end Sept.
BTW love your doll - why did I think it was going to be solid beads? Iry