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Friday, April 10, 2015

A day of mumblings

Alas, I have no pictures for you today.  The work on the Quilt-zzzzz continues along with two borders remaining to sew and the king-size top will be done.  There's a grand shovel-out happening in the studio at Chez Magpie as well in order to make room for an overnight visit from #1 son, daughter-in-love and grandson.  Sharing my creative space with the spare bedroom means something's gotta give so there's room for them to sleep! lieu of photos....

1.  Mary Corbet has posted a sweet tutorial on how to embroider the tulip stitch on her blog HERE.  While you're visiting her blog, pour yourself a cuppa, and take some time too look around.  There's a wealth of information!

2.  Kathy Shaw has announced the registrations are now open for her Intermediate Crazy Quilt class (Module # 102) is open, but only on April 10, 11, and 12th.  You need to hurry if you want to sign up!  Go HERE for further information.

There's some sad news in the crazy quilting world today with the passing of Leslie Ehrlich.  She was well known and certainly will be missed by her family and all who knew her.

Today I will give you a quote from Thomas Campbell.... "To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die"


  1. Hello Mary Anne! Have fun with your visitors and thank you for the links! Enjoy a great weekend! :) x

  2. Good luck with your grand shovel out, but you will have lots of fun with your family visiting.
    I'm doing a little organizing too, if that helps.
    Happy Friday!

  3. That is a gorgeous quote, I am sure Leslie will be deeply missed, the quote will be some small comfort.
    Enjoy your weekend hope to see you shovel back in soon!
    Wren x

  4. Have fun with your little grandson! I adore all my grandchildren, but there's just something special about little boys! I love visiting in their world of trucks, dinosaurs, dirt and monsters!

  5. I love that quote - it's so true.
    I wish you good luck with the clear-out, and a wonderful visit - I did the very same thing for the same reasons last weekend myself!

  6. I hadn't heard of Leslie's passing-I am saddened.

  7. Leslie Erhlich was a close friend of mine. Thank you for mentioning her on your blog. I am heartbroken, that I will no longer hear her voice on the phone, or be able to share my crazy quilt projects with her, and have her help in pointing me in the right direction when I might be stumped, or need inspiration. She will be missed for evermore, and is a great loss to me and the rest of the crazy quilting world.

  8. Love that quote at the end. And not to worry about no pics as I just scrolled down and enjoyed your last two posts also! Your perfectly crisp white quilt is completely gorgeous! xCathy

  9. Leslie will be greatly missed and the quote you shared is so very true. (((Hugs)))


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