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, April 24, 2015

A commission? Or Startitis??

Several months ago I was given a special women's hankie and asked if I could make something with it.  After some discussion we decided that a photo album cover would be useful and show off the hankie well.  I am finally (!!) getting around to getting the project underway and here is the progress so far (you can see part of the hankie to the left of the embroidery)....

'Photos' embroidered using waste canvas




And yes, I know that I have two Quilt-zzzzz on the go; plus my crazy quilting class (with Kathy Shaw) work; plus my Oriental-themed hussif...so what am I doing starting yet ANOTHER project??  Startitis indeed!

Oh, and here's a little announcement that some of you may be interested in.  Sarah Whittle has announced that she has decided against closing the 'Hand Embroidery Network'.  There are a lot of embroiderers who were very sad that she had contemplated closing it and are now very happy to see that it will continue.  If you're interested in what it's all about go HERE. 

Today I have a quote from Horace.... "He who has begun has half done.  Dare to be wise; begin!"


14 comments:

  1. Love this project for your photo cover... it is really pretty. You just have to start a project when you are inspired to do so... they all get finished in the end!! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  2. You can't work constantly on Quilt-zzzzzz or you will fall into a coma.

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  3. I like your alphabet pattern, where did you get it?
    Daring adds that spice that makes life worth living.

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  4. Variety is the spice of life. We can't have you being bored, now can we! Your photo album cover is pretty, what a lovely idea to use the hanky. It sounds as if you are going to have a lovely time over the next weeks...months stitching all those 'makes'!

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  5. i've lost count of how many projects i have going and there are also some hiding that i have long forgotten about. i like what you did with that hankie.

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  6. I agree with Christine...you need to start when the inspiration strikes. Have a great weekend....you're gonna be busy!1
    xx, Carol

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  7. Startitis..yes it is an "itis" (disease)!! I think variety is the spice of life.That';s my story and I'm sticking to it hehehaha!
    Have a relaxing weekend!

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  8. It's going to be gorgeous - I just know it... Good for you for taking this on for your friend - you are a kind soul!

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  9. Hi Sweetie! I don't take many special orders anymore. Partly because my stitching time isn't what it used to be, and partly because I find I create much better if I do what I'M in the mood to do...not something I have to do. :) Your hankie/photo album cover is looking gorgeous. If there was anyone she could trust to do something extra, extra special with that delicate hankie, it's you!...Your grandson is so adorable by the way! :) xo

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  10. I like to have small projects to work on when it's not possible to spend time using the sewing machine on bigger items. I have quite a few things on the go at the moment: embroidery, knitting, lace, tapestry and I'd almost forgotten I was going to start tatting too! Most things get finished eventually!

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  11. Oh MA, that is such a pretty hankie! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

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  12. The commission piece looks lovely, and I think I have startitis too. It wouldn't be so bad but I also suffer from unfinisheditis!

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  13. Startitis... I love it! Now I have an official diagnosis to give my husband when I start yet another project. :) The photo cover is off to a lovely start!

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  14. oh to heck with it...I also have five million things on the go at once and how could you not start to work on this? I know I wouldn't be able to put it down...

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