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, July 15, 2013

Goodies to check out

Sorry folks, still nothing creative happening around here, but I thought you might find these two items of interest...

1.  Mary Corbet of NeedleNThread has just published her e-book called 'Lavender Honey & Other Little Things' - I promptly ordered it and now am sitting on pins & needles to print it off so I can drool over it.  Of course my printer would choose now to decide that it needs an infusion of ink!!  Go HERE for further information.

2.  Sharon B has developed a REALLY interesting set of stencils for use in our crazy quilting and embroidery.  I ordered mine and am anxiously stalking the mailman waiting for their arrival.  Sharon has (in her usual generous way) included a couple of pdf's full of design ideas for using her stencils.  Go HERE to see what I'm talking about!

It has been quite hot here the past couple of days and according to the weather report it's going to continue for a few more.  My crafting room/studio is just too hot to spend much time in here, so you can find me camped in front of the portable a/c unit in the living room, ice tea in hand, and feet up.  I may, or may not, be napping.  If I am, don't wake me....

4 comments:

FredaB said...

It is also hot hear in Chicago.
Mid 90's all week until Sat. Luckily we have central air so it is easier just to stay inside. I have actually been in my bsement sewing room working on my new - old linens quilt.

That carved horn for Jack is wonderful.

Hugs
FredaB

FredaB said...

Should have mentioned I received Sharon's stencils and downloaded the pdf. I followed Allies' example and put it on a thumb drive and took it to Office Depot. They printed it on both sides and put it in a plastic cover and put the wire edge on it. This way I will have it right on hand to use. With the price of a color ink cartridge it as probably as cheap to have them do it. I needed one of those also so bought a set at the same time. Printers are expensive to feed.

Hugs
FredaB

Hugs
FredaB

dogonart said...

The Mary Corbett ebook sounds interesting. I'm tempted but feel that I'm spending so much time on reading/research and not enough doing paw work. So (surprise) I'll wait to see your 90 pages first and then perhaps order!!

karen said...

feeling hot here too....I've had enough....