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.

Monday, June 08, 2009

The tree peony is in bloom!

We planted this last year and have had our fingers crossed that it might bloom this year. Here is the very first flower (and there are more to come). We wanted a red one, but pink will do just fine!

Today Jack and I had a 'sanity' day whereby we just get in the car and go where the whim takes us. We've had a rash of thefts in our neighbourhood and have managed to lose over half of the new solar lights we had just purchased for our front yard. So...we got an on at dark, off at dawn attachment for our porch light today and hopefully that will save what's left of our solars once we move them into the back yard. However, NOW the rotters will be sure to see my three planters that are out there...can't win!

Jack was nice enough (or foolish enough, depending on your point of view) to let me stop at the bookstore and I managed to wander out with new new Somerset art quilting magazine, the new Sew Somerset AND the Cloth Paper Scissors Studio magazine. Sigh. I have NO will power. None. Zip. Zilch. I had promised myself most severely that I would ONLY ever buy the Sew Somerset and leave all the rest of them alone (other than maybe one Art Doll 1/4ly occasionally). However, how can I resist buying the art quilting one when there's a lovely article in there about Jude (who, by the way, is one of my worship-from-afar people)? AND, it's the first they've published and it's SURE to become a collectors item (isn't it??). As for the Studio magazine....well....it isn't half as expensive as the Somerset equivalent....no, I guess that's not a good excuse is it. Well, it's all Jack's fault for taking me in there in the first place!!!!

3 comments:

Quilt Pixie said...

you just need a quilting buddy to pass them onto for half price -- a win win situation for everyone :-) You get the new magazine, don't have to store it, and only pay half price in the end, your partenr in crime pays only half the price, gets it a short time after its issued, and gets to keep it... and NO I'm not offering!

dogonart said...

Thanks for the link to Jude Hill. Did my heart good to see her work and inspirational too. Lovely. Now I'm off to do some hand sewing.

paulahewitt said...

the peony is beautiful! I want to get the art quilting magazine -but i suspect i will have to order it online. i flicked through the CPS studio mag in the shops the other day - but wasnt going to plop $20 on the counter just to get insanely jealous about other peoples studio spaces :)
jack is a grown man, and should know better, so yes, blame him completely