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.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

More, more, more....

Hah, and now I'd bet you might have that Andrea True Connection song running through your head (you know..."More, More, More, How Do You Like It"....).  And there's nothing off-colour on this blog either (unless you count the photos I post that are out of focus!!). 

There's a couple more areas finished on my pillow top....

The little cross-stitched owl is being used because #1 - he's rather cute, and #2 because he helps to break up the long seam that is there.    I also added the cross-stitched leaves on the seam beneath the pumpkin. 

Presents, of the Christmas sort, are being thought about at Chez Magpie.  There's even been some purchasing of necessary fodder for said Christmas presents.  Unfortunately some of the people who will be on the receiving end of my gifts  read this blog and so I'll have to keep what I'm doing secret, at least for now. 

Today the quote is from Barbara Sheir..... "Down deep we really know our worth, but we don't have easy access to that knowledge.  We need to hear praise coming from outside ourselves or we won't remember that we deserve it"



  1. Just love that cute little owl Mary Anne... he has such a cute expression on his face!! Christine x

  2. I love this little Owl you have added and the sweet little bees with their honey hive. The gift store at my local pharmacy has a new assortment of bee themed gifts.

  3. Such adorable additions! I love the way the cute little owl breaks up the long seam for you. All of your cute cross-stitch elements inspired me to add a bit of cross-stitch to the the UTS block I am working on. (Speaking of which, I need to get back to work!) This is just lovely!

  4. Mary Anne, you just keep on stitching the sweetest things. This owl is very cute.

  5. thanks for the song.....NOT!!
    You turned me on to Crazy Quilt...gave me the inspiration I needed to start. I see waste canvas/CS on my horizen!!

    The quote is sadly so true.
    Have a great weekend
    xx, Carol

  6. Well, that is the cutest owl!

  7. Nice details and progress, Mary Ann.

  8. yes indeed.... the festive season is not that far off .....we must keep it in mind..... and, get busy...hahahha..... well, I'm lucky I guess in that I don't do too much of anything for the season really. I do love to bake and give that ... so I have been practicing a few recipes...

    Hey Magpie.... I'm sure somebody has already asked, but I didn't notice ... is that a little bag or pouch in your header photo? ...very nice ...lovely bits and bobs included there .... is there more on it somewhere in your blog?

  9. What a fun block. Love the x-stitch additions, and is that a 'trail' of mice leading to the owl - great fun.
    I also love how you have stitched the tree trunk.

  10. your tree on the left caught my eye immediately, gorgeous....


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