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, August 27, 2012

Sites of beauty

Jack received this watercolor painting
from our friend on the weekend.
It was a complete surprise and isn't it great?


Be sure to click on it so you can see all the
wonderful details.
Would you believe this is one of her very
first paintings?

I think Ginette has a very huge talent and
we're SO proud of her and SO 
happy to own this.
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I have to say that my studio currently looks somewhat pristine (or the most pristine it has ever looked!), but at the detriment of my stitching!  So. in lieu of stitching pictures by me....here's some news and beyond incredible eye candy that you might like to have a drool over...

1.  The newest issue of Pat Winter's 'Crazy Quilt Gatherings' magazine is now available HERE.  Needless to say I have ordered my copy already!

2. Remember me sending you over to see the installation that Susan Lenz did?  Well there are more detailed pictures HERE in this post.  Be sure to scroll down to see all the details!  How I wish I could see this in person!!

3.  Kathy Shaw is one of the generous souls on the internet and she has posted a free Silk Ribbon Embroidery Basics download.  Kathy always has something interesting on her blog and also has published a book called 'Embellishing Crazy Quilts' and, of course, you know I have a copy!  Anyway, go HERE for the SRE Basics information.

4.  And....I'm sending you back to Kathy's blog again so you can see THIS.  If you like white and embroidery, go drool!!  Careful, don't drip on your keyboard!

5.  Last, but not least, I know I've directed  you  before to have a look at Evy's blog.  This time she not only has some beautiful pictures (very drool-worthy!) but she also has some beautiful free images for us at the bottom of THIS post.  There's a 'translate' button her blog if you need it.

3 comments:

liniecat said...

Thats a delightful watercolour! What a smashing gift and what a burgeoning talent if shes new at it, she needs to continue!
I thought susans canopy was amazing and would have lovced to see it for real. Clever use of old crochet and covers that.
Im in awe of the wonderful crazy pw, beading and stitching too.....so much I still want to do but so little time. Why on earth didnt I start stitching in my 20s!!

Marie Alton said...

Wow MA ... that is so cool ... awesome painting and a gift too!
This gal seriously has talent!
Hugs ... Marie

FredaB said...

I must show this painting to Harv. He does water color and takes lessons every Fri. all summer when home. His teacher is 85 years old. Hurray for the oldsters.

She has talent thats for sure.

Hugs

FredaB