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.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Something precious

Yesterday the subject of cups and saucers came up and I thought I might share one of my favourites from my collection...



This one belonged to my maternal grandmother who once had a very extensive collection of cups and saucers of various patterns.  I was lucky enough to inherit a precious few.  This one is hand painted and the china is very thin - it appears that it was hand painted in Japan but that's all I know about it.  

There has been no stitching happening here at Chez Magpie over the past several days - too much of being a social butterfly (and errand runner) to have time to play in my sewing room.  Hopefully over the weekend I will get to sit and pick up my stitching.

- Have a look at the fibre art in the galleries HERE.  

- THESE fall under the 'oh wow' category!  I'd love one (or several!) of these.

- There's a pattern HERE for really cute owls - perfect pincushions perhaps?

- There is a free online quilt magazine available HERE.  It's actually quite interesting so well worth checking out.  If you scroll down there are links to other free issues as well.

- And HERE is another free quilt magazine - you will have to register to get it, but there's always good content so it's worth doing.  You can also purchase an expanded version with more content, but I find the free version to be interesting on its own. 

- THIS is a rather cute knitted sweater pattern for a little girl.

Instead of a quote today, I would like to wish all mothers a very happy Mother's Day!





11 comments:

  1. I love your tea cup and I think that it's wonderful that your have something so precious from your grandmother. The blue is exceptionally pretty. And thank you for sharing those links. I am going to give some serious thought about making some of those jewelry dishes......if I can find where I put my alcohol inks! Happy Mother's Day!

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  2. That is such a pretty blue teacup and saucer, Mary Anne. I love the delicate design and the touches of gold. Have a beautiful Mother's Day, lovely lady. Xx

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  3. I just love these beautiful old tea cups. Thanks for the links...the owl one is very cute.

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  4. I hope that having got your fine china out to show and delight us, that you were able to find the time to enjoy a nice cuppa in them? They are gorgeous! I expect they are not for the dishwasher though!
    Wren x

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  5. Beautiful cup and saucer!

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  6. The tea cup is beautiful. I know how delicate it is. My daughter collects all things antique Japanese and has some of the most amazing pieces. She has collected since she was just a teen and got a lot of her things by hunting garage sales and bought from people that didn't know what they were selling. You can't find THAT anymore.

    Happy Mother's Day
    xx, Carol

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  7. That tea cup is just wow!! We would like to see the others in your collection too.

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  8. Happy Mother's Day! Beautiful china cups. Sometimes a break from sewing / creating 'stuff' is important. Great links. Thanks

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  9. Your Heirloom Teacup is quite the Beautiful Treasure. Happy Mother’s Day Dear...<3

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  10. Happy Mother's Day to you Mary Anne! Glad to hear you are out being a social butterfly! I love that cup and saucer, so delicate and pretty! Christine x

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  11. What a beautiful cup and saucer. I love hand-painted china.

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