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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Well, surprise, surprise.

There is something happening on the creative front at Chez Magpie!  I know, it came as a bit of shock to me too.  The colours in this photo aren't 'true' but it's all rusty golds and reds (with a tad bit of green) that will ultimately turn into a fall-themed crazy quilt pillow cover.  My plan is to make an interchangeable series of pillow covers that I can swap out with the seasons.  We'll see if my stick-to-it-ive-ness will end up coming unglued before I complete the entire series!!

Further on crazy quilting, Kathy Shaw has opened up registrations for her ICQC102 - Paints/Dyes/Inks/etc. online class (which is still free!).  You can go HERE for further information and to register, but you must do so before midnight on Sept. 4th.  

Came across something rather fun in my travels about about cyber-space today and thought you might find it worth checking out.  I must admit a few of these came as a total surprise to me.  Go HERE to see what I'm referring to.

Today your quote is from Joseph Addison.... "What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity.  They are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable"  



  1. Most of them surprised me too. Just think of all the food container labwork that went into them, only to be completely ignored? Sad, really!

  2. Hello Mary Anne! Like your new project and I like the 'seasons' idea! Hope you get one made for each season! Great link too! Christine x

  3. Thank you Mary Ann for the tips shared. I knew some of them but not all of them. Creative Bliss Dear...

  4. Hi MA
    My daughter sent that link to me a few weeks ago. It's amazing how much we don't realize that manufactures have put into their packaging. I especially appreciated knowing about foil boxes!!

    Glad to see you have a new stitching project.
    xx, Carol

  5. Great quote...I smile alot and it is always interesting what you reaction one gets from strangers :-)
    It will be fun to see your crazy quilt pillow top emerge.
    CRAZY quilting is right up my alley LOL

  6. Seansonal CQ pillow covers sound like a fabulous idea:)

  7. I love these colors and solids too, this will accentuate your lovely stitches. Gods luck with seasonal blocks.

  8. Great looking colours and lay out for your new CQ piece. Love the tips especially the foil spoon for the applesauce. Great quote for the day as well & I'll make sure I smile at someone today.

  9. I LOVE Autumn colours, and those pillow covers will look very swish(gorgeous and rich).
    We are in Spring now.Isn't it amazing how the seasons affect our mood.I always have a mellow feeling in Autumn. Now I want to Spring Clean(I know- crazy!!).

  10. lovely fabrics here Mary Anne....I didn't here the Royalty announcement yet???


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