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.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Just a few mumblings today

It's been awhile since I did a mumblings post, so there's a few things that you might like to be aware of. So without further adieu (and in no particular order of importance)....

1.  The special Holiday issue of the Crazy Quilt Quarterly magazine is now available.  If you want to see a picture of moi as a three year old, now's your chance!   Click on the link below to order your copy.

While you're there, perhaps you'd like to also order
the Winter issue which has just now become available.  
The link above will take you there too.

Oh, and while you're there, how about having a look at the
new patterns Pam has just released?

2.  You might want to put your thinking caps on and consider entering the brand new Crazy Quilt Calendar contest for 2018!  The theme will be 'Musicals' and you can read all about the contest HERE and also get some ideas that might spark your creativity.  Please do enter...we'd love to see your work!!  

Pam has also made her publications available on Etsy if that is easier for you.  Go HERE for info about that.  

3.  This falls under the just-for-fun title, but if you happen to have an old bicycle wheel in your stash how about making one of these?

4.  There are a couple of  things on Mary Corbet's site that you might find interesting.  The first is a free pattern for a whitework Christmas angel (HERE), along with some links to working whitework.  She has also posted an interesting article about dealing with large hanks of floss and that can be found HERE.  

5.  Ooops - almost forgot this one!  Pam Kellogg has a call for submissions for the 2017 Holiday Issue of Crazy Quilt Quarterly.  Here are the guidelines...

6.  I'm toying with trying to make soap - perhaps for gifts, perhaps just for myself.  I'm interested in the melt and pour type (no putzing with dangerous chemicals for me!!).  Anyone out there making your own and willing to share your recipes?  

Finally, your quote for today is from Willy Wonka... "If you want to view paradise, simply look around and view it"


  1. Thank you for the links Mary Anne! I always enjoy having a look at them! Christine x

  2. Making soap would be a fun thing to try, let us know how it goes.
    Thanks for the info.
    I love that quote, I needed to hear that, sometimes I get on a fussy streak and can't see any thing good. But it is all around if we just look, isn't it?

  3. I have actually missed your musings. You always deliver lots of interesting links. Thank you.


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