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, May 11, 2012

Stitching

After leaving my comfy-cozy bed this morning at the unheard of hour of 4:30 am  in order to pick up my S-I-L from her medical appointment, it was nice to spend the afternoon sitting with my stitching.  I completed the next block for my white project and right now it's damp stretching.  Thought I would show you a close-up of one area...

In the centre is a covered button that belonged to my grandmother I think. 

Perhaps if you click on the picture below you can get a sense of how big our baby crows are getting.  They're doing their flight exercises and it's getting harder and harder for them all to fit in the nest.  


8 comments:

  1. The embroidery is lovely and what a beautiful way of using the button.

    The little crows will soon be as big as their parents. Do they make a lot of noise?

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  2. your stitching on this little sample is gorgeous as always. Crows were always a menace at our place back at Nanango, buy I do realise they have a place in the scheme of things. They are very intelligent.

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  3. Hi, Mary Ann. A beautiful piece of embroidery. And bird watching is always fascinating!
    best, nadia

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  4. I like crows, the Aussie crow makes such a haunting sound, does yours?

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  5. Oh MA - what a treasure this is!
    Love that you have used a button that was your grandmothers - that makes it so special!

    This is beautiful stitching and all the little french knots - all exactly the same size!

    I can't wait to do Karen's class later in the year. I'm hoping to find an old piece of linen or suchlike at a Brocante when I'm in France!

    WOW - those baby crows must have doubled in size - take plenty of pics as they won't be in the nest for much longer!

    lovely to see you over at my place this morning - thank you!
    love
    Shane

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  6. Dear Mary Anne I so love your pieces for your white cloth - it is looking just so gorgeous!
    It will be purely divine when completed.
    Thanks for your visit and lovely comment - You are always appreciated by me.
    Take care and keep watching those baby crows growing so quickly before your very eyes.
    Suzy

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  7. beautiful white.....

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  8. still marveling at your wonderful bird's eye view of the nesting crows!!!

    precious stitches surrounding that wonderful button...
    it takes a lot of convincing for me to believe getting up at o'dark in the morning is a good thing ;)
    what a nice SIL you are!

    I see that your Mother's Day was full of sweet surprises! and that heart shaped potato is a wonder
    (apologies for commenting on several blog posts in one comment...trying to conserve energy while recuperating!
    oxo

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