MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Alas, no stitching, so guess what?

Never mind, I can hear you all chorusing 'mumblings,... again'?

But how be I console you with a look at the sweetest little baby deer you will ever see?  Go HERE.

Or maybe you might like to see some sweet patterns for use on plastic canvas (or crazy quilts) HERE.  These would make wonderful gifts!  

How about seeing a bunch of ways to use your empty thread spools HERE?

Or maybe you'd like to learn about raindrop cakes - and how to make them?  Go HERE for the how to.  Don't know what a raindrop cake is?....
Image from Chopstick Chronicles

How about patterns for making a blackwork (or any colour you'd like!) biscornus?  Pam Kellogg has released her book filled with wonderful patterns and the how to for making your own.  Go HERE to read her post!  I know these are on my list to make.

You might want to check out the links to tons of free embroidery patterns that can be found on Eglantine Stitchery HERE.  (Thanks for this one Judy!).  Be sure to make a pot of tea because there is lots to explore.


And finally, your quote for today...."To keep your marriage loving cup brimming, whenever you are wrong, admit it;  when you are right, shut up"


8 comments:

Lady of the Manor said...

Oh my, so much inspiration!! I've put creating on hold for awhile until we sell this house and move into the new one and it's about to kill me! (I do have a crochet afghan going) I let my daughter borrow my sewing machine to make some chair cushions so that's keeping me from starting any big projects. I could do a few of those plastic canvas coasters, though!! ;) Zenda

Christine Barnsley said...

Great 'Mumblings' today Mary Anne! I particularly liked looking at the tiny embroidered animals.... they were delightful and so exquisitely stitched! The raindrop cake was fun too! I had never heard of them! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Great links. Thanks for the Maxine to jump start my day!!
xx, Carol

Mary Ann said...

Love the quote....so true:)

KaHolly said...

Your work is extraordinary! So glad I stopped by.

Suztats said...

Raindrop cake? I gotta check that out! Thanks.

janie krig said...

Happy Raindrop cake. I went to See's candy and bought some almond truffles.
Pretty delicious.

Baa. xxx said...

Ha... ha... love the joke! I always enjoy your mumblings you know.