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 03, 2013

Playing catch up

Today's post will be a bit of a hodge-podge because I'm somewhat behind on several things I had wanted to show you.

Firstly, I was quite excited to receive my print copy of the latest 'Crazy Quilt Gatherings' magazine in my mailbox on Friday.  The article I wrote on creating my hussif, along with the directions to make it, are in this one.  I'm published!! Yee - haw!!  For those of you who are interested in finding out more (and perhaps ordering a copy for yourself) just click on the cover picture in my sidebar and it will take you there.


Another long-awaited treasure arrived in my mailbox last week too - my copy of 'Elegant Cross Stitch Sentiments For Crazy Quilting' by Pam Kellogg (Kitty and Me Designs).  There are over 50 cross stitch patterns she has designed in the book.  All are suitable for many different applications, but you already KNOW I'll be using some of them in my crazy quilting!  Go HERE for further info.  Once you're there just click on the 'Books' on the top bar and it will take you there.  Be sure to return and visit Pam's blog too!




Last week was our monthly CQTeers meeting and our 'theme' was Zentangles.  Below is a picture of the art works (atc sized) that we exchanged...


The card on the upper left was made by moi last month during a class that Irene gave.  The middle card (top row) was made by Sue, as was the one in the lower row middle.  Irene created the zentangle on black on the upper right, as well as playing with fabric crayons on the one bottom left.  The three in the middle were my work.

Each month we try to have a 'program' whereby the hostess for that month teaches some sort of project or technique.  It was my turn this time and I had been wanting to try something I had discovered on the internet (but unfortunately I am unable to credit the source...if it happens to be you, please let me know so I can give proper credit!). Anyway, it's a watercolor painting (and yes, it's supposed to be birch trees!!)...


Needless to say, I don't foresee any sort of 
career in painting in my future (even after I'm dead and buried!!).

And finally, I have to show you my yard sale score.  I probably paid too much for this ($10) but I HAD to bring it home.  I think it's made of oak and is old, but I don't think it's an 'antique'.  It had legs on it, but I had Jack take them off because I think it looks far better without them.  It measures approx. 20" from top to bottom and I don't know if you can tell from the picture but the glass is curved....


6 comments:

arlee said...

Congrats on the publication

Suztats said...

i received my magazine a few days ago, and I really enjoyed your hussif article! Your cabinet find looks wonderful, and I don't think $10 is too much.

liniecat said...

Thats a delightful cabinet and at a great price surely!
Many congrats authoress lol

Pam Kellogg said...

Thank you MA!

kaiteM said...

very well deserved congratulations on your publication, how fabulous for you.

Beedeebabee said...

Oh, congratulations on being published! That's fantastic, sweetie! I really love the cabinet you found. What a bargain for just $10! Those Zentangles are so interesting looking...so pretty. I bet that's a lot of fun. I've got to try that one of these days! xo