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, June 08, 2018

Something a little different - sorta - kinda - maybe


Just a reminder that, for the present, I will be responding to your comments directly here on the blog.  Word has it that Google/Blog-grrr is working on it and should have it fixed soon.  

There seems to have been precious little happening on the stitching front here at Chez Magpie, but I am working on a needlebook project as time permits.  So far this is pretty much all I've managed to accomplish...
Yeah, I know - pretty boring huh!!

And, to make matters worse, I might not find time to do any posts next week.  DH is having a bunch of medical tests (don't worry - nothing drastic) and it means we'll be gone for three days next week for those - plus we have to take my friend for HER medical test and that will take up another day.  So....if you don't hear from me, don't worry - I'll post if I can.

I can already feel a case of serious stitching withdrawal coming on!!

- There's a free Father's Day crazy quilt block pattern HERE.

- Sometimes the simplest things are the best and THIS certainly fits under that category!  There are so many variables you could come up with to suit any of your storage needs.

- THIS is another of the interesting artists that I've come across.

- And THIS is another artist that works with found photos.  While you're visiting there, be sure to check out her other galleries. Fascinating work!

- I normally don't give you links to something that I can't locate the actual source, but I am doing an exception for THIS.  It's an 'inspiration-only' quilt but I love it!  If any of you can give me further information on the artist, I will happily update this post to reflect that info. 

Today's quote is from Oprah Winfrey..."Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do"

18 comments:

  1. I always think small stitching pretties are excellent when out and about. That impressionistic log cabin quilt is a beauty isn't it and as for the artist with the found photos...amazing! Try to slip in a little stitching this coming week, they say it's good for the soul. Hope all the medical tests are okay.

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  2. You're so right Kim - stitching is good for the soul, at least I always find it to be true. I get totally out of sorts if I can't spend at least a small portion of my day with needle in hand.

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  3. I know - this whole blogger thing is a pain. Feel free to NOT respond to my comment! I know where you are and can come hunt you and your crazy links down whenever I want haha! You really WILL go through stitching withdrawal!!

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    1. No worries Lauren - I don't mind doing it this way, but I tend to wonder how many people actually go back to check to see if we've responded on our blogs. I know some do, but I suspect that most don't. Nice to know you know where I am and will hunt me down!!

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  4. I'm so surprised by the variety of oddments you find and link to out on the internet. Lisa Kokin, artist (link #4 above), for example. Her work just leaves me speechless. Confused, fascinated, speechless. Keep 'em coming, Mary Anne! :)

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    1. Oddments - I like that term! I actually don't spend much time hunting for links, so it's not hard to share them. I'm with you re that artist - fascinating, but not sure what to actually think about it.

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  5. Hi Maryanne hope everything goes well for your hubby ,take care my friend xx

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    1. Thank you! It's nothing serious for my DH - just need to get some meds sorted out and that requires all sorts of tests first.

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  6. Interesting mumblings this week. Will you take hand sewing for all those appointments and waiting?

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    1. Definitely taking some knitting, my book (and coffee!!).

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  7. My heartfelt Prayers and Healing Energy as you spend time with all the medical tests for your husband and friend. We are having a final MOVING sale today...which I deplore having a yard sale...and the days are counting down so quickly after the long years of getting to this point. Lovely Sunday Dear...<3

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    1. You know thoughts are with you - hope the sale goes/went well and that you sold a lot more than you expected.

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  8. Hope all goes well with all the medical tests Mary Anne.... and hope you don't suffer too much from stitching withdrawal! Christine x

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    1. Thanks Christine. Not to worry - I'll be taking my knitting and my book so the time will likely pass more quickly for me than my DH!

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  9. Yes, prayers for good results on all the medical tests.
    Thanks for the tips. The floral log cabin quilt is a beauty!

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  10. I hope the medical tests go well Mary Anne. Hope you get some stitching done while you wait!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thanks Barbara. We're not too worried - just one of those things that has to be done. Stitching while I wait isn't really doable, but I'm taking my book and my knitting so I can do either as whim dictates.

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