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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Fun mail, and other stuff

Recently I was lucky enough to win an ephemera  giveaway from Yvonne and here's a look at the goodies that have arrived in my mailbox (sorry about the dark's been a dark day here)....
I was expecting an envie filled with paper bits, but this is so much more!  There are three old maps from National Geographic magazine (I need a new art journal and I think I will be using one of these to cover it);  some music paper; fall leaves; wooden buttons; four beautifully crocheted flowers; there are two tree themed quilt blocks; and a lovely little journal book.  Such fun!  Thank you so much Yvonne!
I also want to tell you that Pat Winter has a new booklet out - all about how to make her incredibly beautiful boho bags.  I've already ordered my copy!
Go HERE to find out more.
I found these links for anyone interested in knitting cowls..
1. Tip Nut  HERE
2.  Knitting Pattern Central has a whole section of patterns which you can find on their site HERE.  There are TONS of free patterns on this site.
Mary Corbet of NeedlenThread has pointed us to another
excellent needlework resource. 
This time it's a guide to the various needles,
their sizes and their uses.
Have a look at her post HERE.
I think it's pretty clever to combine a great instruction
book AND an actual needlebook in the
same publication. 
Needless to say, there's one on the way for my
Canadians can order a copy at Traditional Stitches
and those in the US can find it HERE

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