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.

Monday, June 18, 2018

A little project

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I'm back!  DH's medical tests are done for now and we can actually spend some time at home, which means I can return to stitching and blogging!  

Today I have a little project I can show you that I recently completed.  My friend Pam Kellogg sent me the piece of fabric I used for the front cover of this needle book and rather than storing it away in my stash I thought I'd use it right away.  This is the original piece of fabric...


and this is what I came up with....


I removed the gold trim around the edges and then used some of it on the
spine of the needle book.






Another thing that will be added to the gift box!


- THIS would look so pretty on so many different things!

- There's a tutorial HERE for binding angled corners.

- I don't often send you to have a peek at a commercial link, but you have to see THIS!!!!!  Can you imagine making it??

- If you happen to have a bowling ball (or two) lying about....and you do, don't you?.....perhaps you will think THESE are fun.  They made me smile!

- Have a look at the work by THIS artist. Wow!!

- THESE are beautiful crocheted flowers that would be perfect for many different applications.

- Oooooh - have a look at THIS blog!!  Be sure to scroll down.  Adorable-ness from start to finish!

- I like THIS idea - another thing that would be a great stash buster AND make great gifts as well.

- There's a whole lot of quilting tips found HERE and I also came across a great cheat sheet to help you work out quilt sizes HERE.  And if you're looking for different ideas for backing a quilt how about one of THESE?

- Perhaps your kids might be encouraged to read if they had THIS cute bookmark?

- THIS is one of those things that sort of make you say 'awww' - and maybe want to make one?

Another of the anonymous quotes for you..."A strong person is not the one who doesn't cry.  A strong person is the one who cries and sheds tears for a moment, then gets up and fights again"









25 comments:

  1. That's a gorgeous needle book, fabric and trim.
    Great gift from Pam.
    Glad to hear you're back with the medical stuff done, Mary Ann.

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    1. Thanks Janie! It was a fun little project and used up some little bits from my stash too - definitely a win/win.

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  2. I love your needlebook project. I think it's genius what you did with that trim on the spine. What a lovely gift.

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    1. Thank you Lorraine - it was fun to make and I was happy that I was able to use some of the trim for the spine.

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    2. You've made a really pretty needlebook from the fabric and lace.. and made so quickly it hasn't had the chance of becoming a UFO.

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    3. Would that I could do that with everything before it disappears into the stash and forgotten about!

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  3. The lovely piece of fabric has turned into a lovely needlebook, Mary Anne. You have stitched another thing of beauty. Such a fabulous gift! The next time I go bowling I will have to slip a bowling bowl under my jacket. =) A fabulous lady bug....who would've thunk it. I am impressed with the Aussie artist's (of course) amazing computer key artworks. I mean, how do people think of such incredible ideas. I know when I sit at a computer and look at the keys art is not what I am thinking. =) Aren't those itty bitty critters adorable. Glad to have you back, lovely Mary Anne....I missed you.

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    1. Hee hee - the thought of you spiriting away a bowling ball under your jacket!! Hmmm - maybe it should be two so you're not lopsided??

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  4. Hi Maryanne what a lovely needle book you made ,beautiful work my friend ,well done xx

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    1. Thank you! It was a fun little project and best of all it served two purposes - using things up AND adding to the gift box too.

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  5. Lovely needle book project. Great links, as always. Glad the test went well.

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    1. Thanks Judy. He only has one more test which won't happen until mid-July so we have a reprieve at the moment. Won't get results until the end of July.

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  6. You would have a pretty awesome gift box! Hope those test results come back fine.
    Wren x

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    1. Thanks Wren - we won't know any results until at least the end of July, but we aren't too worried at this point. And yes, the gift box is getting full!

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  7. Good to have you back Mary Anne and I hope the tests went well. Love your little needle book, it is beautiful! Christine x

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    1. The needle book was a fun little project...something small to fit in between the larger projects I'm working on. Jack has one more test in mid-July to 'look forward' to and then gets the results the end of the month.

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  8. That little needle case is gorgeous. How clever to remove the trim and use it as the spine. I'm inspired every time I visit here. And I found those bowling balls inspiring, too. LOL I truly didn't know what to expect until the picture loaded and then I literally laughed out loud. How fun.

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    1. I hate throwing good trims out and a piece of that one was just the right length for the spine so it worked perfectly. Glad you enjoyed the bowling balls!

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  9. That looks lovely. Great idea using the gold trim for the spine.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Hope the recipient likes it!

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  10. Love, love, love the needle book. So many beautiful 'pages' in it, and such fabulous fabric on the cover.
    Thanks for sending me down the rabbit hole with all the links, lol. I found rather a lot of interesting items to keep me occupied for a while.

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    1. Hee hee - rabbit holes are where I spend too much time so it's nice to have company!

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  11. I am so grateful for you and Jack to be done with medical tests and be Home Sweet Home. Lots of really great links and ideas you always share so generously with us...thank you. Your Needle and Pin Book is precious. Still packing here...<3

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  12. Thanks Sherry. One more test for Jack and he'll be done with it (we hope!). Wish I could be there to help you pack!!!

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    1. Thank you Sweet Mary Anne for your offer. <3

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