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Thursday, November 12, 2015

More mumblings

Yes, I know, some people have been known to say that I'm full of hot air, so I suppose that's why all you seem to be getting from me these days are mumblings.  There's been precious little on the creative front happening at Chez Magpie over the past couple of weeks (at least not of the sort that I'm able to show you at the moment).

 You are getting more mumbling!!

1.  SuperMomNoCape (love that name!) has a wonderful tutorial to make a Prairie Point Star Christmas ornament HERE.  This would be a great stash-buster!

2.  There is a really cute cross stitch snowman ornament pattern available HERE  

3.  Pat Winter has been working on some fun digests and her latest ones are HERE  (a shibori butterfly) and HERE  (a sewing case). 

4.  The EAC has released a couple more lines for their band sampler pattern and they can be found HERE

5.  Kathy Shaw (Shawkl) has announced that registrations will be taking place for the 2016 Crazy Quilt Journal Project (CQJP) starting on Nov. 13 and through to Dec. 20.  My goodness, this lady is busy!!  Rather than my trying to explain the details about CQJP-2016, how about you go HERE and read what Kathy has to say about it!  I've never taken part in this, but from what I've seen around and about the blogs of those that have, there is a lot of fun to be had!  

6.  For those of you with kids (or those of us who are closet Lego lovers) there are some fun ideas HERE.   

And, just for fun.....

Today the quote is a Swedish Proverb...."Fear less, hope more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, say more; love more, and all good things will be yours" 



  1. Thanks for sharing the links Mary Anne! I'll have to have a browse through when I have a spare moment! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

  2. I just saw your work in the current Embroidery News! great stuff, and the pix are wonderful. One of our guild members, Tom, is in there, too with a Santa project that we've been watching him work on at stitch ins. I feel famous this morning!

  3. I saw a bumper sticker that said "Bark less, wag more" ;)
    (I think Piper wrote it)

  4. I"m with you on the not caring .....I used to....but, I got smarter.....

  5. I'll go check them out. Thank you.

  6. Odd bits of lego always seem to be under your foot have you noticed?!
    When your bare foot!!
    Great links thank you :)

  7. Thanks for linking to my Prairie Point Star Ornament Tutorial! They are such a fun and quick project to make for decorations and gifts. Aloha hugs!

  8. Love the links you share as there is something for everyone. Wonderful Weekend...

  9. Love a bit of Mumbling..... thanks for the link....

  10. lol....definitely awesome!

  11. Reading your posts can be dangerous... I LOVE the snowman ornament you linked to. The Shibori Dragonfly is amazing. And then there is that Lego page... When I had my first son a friend told me to buy toys I would want to play with because it is a lot more fun to say yes to, "Mommy play with me," when you actually like what you will be doing. Legos ALWAYS fit that bill. The Lego ideas are fantastic! (I'm a closet Lego lover...)


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