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, January 19, 2017

Strange things and continuation

Sometimes the strangest things come up in conversation.  Yesterday we had lunch with friends and for some reason we talked about boiling eggs and they trotted out a little gadget called an 'egg piercer'.  We'd never heard of such a thing!  Evidently this little thing pierces a tiny hole in the shell (prior to putting in the water) and helps the egg not to crack while cooking.  It also helps with peeling the eggs once they're cooked.  Who knew?  That led me to look it up online and here it is...

You place the end of the egg onto this and push it down so that the little needle pokes a hole.  As I said....who knew?

Yesterday I only managed to create one seam on my Courtship project and here it is...

This one was created using all straight stitches, with the addition of a flower sequin (held by a bead) in the center.

If you are able to embiggen the stitching picture, can you see where/how I worked around another connecting seam?  

Now for a couple mumblings...

- THIS is an absolutely great stash buster for yarn!  And so is THIS.

- I found this handy chart online HERE.  They also have a number of other useful charts that you can see while you're there.

 You can click to embiggen

- I can see kids having such fun with THIS!!  Fun to create too.

Today your quote is from Mahatma Gandhi..."Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony"


  1. You could use that egg piercer to blow Easter eggs, too. Pierce both ends. Or you could use a darning needle as I do! Decisions, decisions..

  2. I never knew there was such a thing....I always pierce the egg with a pin and have done so for years. Boiling an egg is very serious business! =)

  3. Wow! You are right - who knew? My eggs have never got the piercing treatment! Poor little things just get thrown into the pan with the water.

  4. Hears ago I accepted the fact that I was never, ever meant to boil eggs in a saucepan.
    I put them onto boil and promptly forgot all about them until exploding eggs reminded me LOL
    Thanks heavens for electric egg boilers!
    Remarkable gadgets and well worth their £20 cost and the egg spikey prodder comes free : )

    Smashing stitching, really subtle colours, romantic even!

  5. an egg piercer? who knew indeed....I would have one just to look at.


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