A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bits and bobs and stuff, and a little bit of nonsense too

Afraid I still can't show you the great secret project, so instead I will give you some interesting bits about the internet world that I have come across...

1.  Kathy Shaw (Shawkl) has opened up registration for her ICQC (Intermediate Crazy Quilting Course) Module 102 - Working With Paints, Dyes and Inks. There is no prerequisite for this one.  You will have to hurry though, because registration is only open from July 27 until midnight July 29.  Go HERE

2.  Sandy of Quill Cottage Studio has posted a really great tutorial on making art journal pages HERE.  Even if you don't have any plans to make any art journal pages anytime soon, it's worth seeing what she did!

3,  Sharon B (of Pin Tangle) has posted about Ideas For Embroidering Crazy Quilt Seams and you can check that out HERE

4.  Sue (from Super Mom-No Cape!) has a stitchery link-up party every Monday for anything that is embroidery related.  She also posts a free embroidery pattern too.  This is HERE (please consider linking up because it's fun to see what everyone is working on).

5.  AND - it's only a few days until the latest edition of the 'CRAZY QUILT QUARTERLY' magazine will be available.  I have an advance copy in my hot little hands and it's the best one yet!  There's all sorts of fun fall-related content and great articles and how to's.  I will let you know when it's available and how to get your copy.  Oh yes - and we're currently looking for winter themed articles, projects, and eye candy - please do send in your work.  We really DO want to see it!!  You can go HERE for submission guidelines. 

Remember the rhubarb recipe I posted the other day?  Well, I have to say it's good made with cranberries too.  AND try replacing the graham crumb crust with chocolate crumbs...use cherries....and chocolate pudding on top.  Now, I wouldn't know WHY any of those options would be good.  Nope, not moi.

I don't know about you, but I've been seeing images of the Grumpy Cat all over the internet.  This one caught my eye and made me laugh.

Today the quote is from Dave McIntyre....."Appreciation is like an insurance policy.  It has to be renewed every now and then"



  1. Thanks for all the links and that Grumpy Cat is a hoot!

  2. I always enjoy your links you share and thank you for taking your time to share them. High on Life July...

  3. Hello Mary Anne! Thank you for sharing all those lovely links and, I can't wait for the next issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly... I like to order the paper version and then have a lovely surprise one morning when it lands on the doormat! The grumpy cat is so funny... made me laugh! Have a great day! :)

  4. LOVE that Grumpy cat !!


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