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, July 30, 2018

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Today we will re-visit 2013 and have a little look back at some of the things I was doing then.  In February I completed another hussif...



If you would like to see the inside, you may go to my post HERE.



















This is an absolutely HORRIBLE picture but the best I could do at the time of the white cloth I completed from an online class held by Karen Ruane...



If you would like to see more details, have a look at my original post HERE.

In July of that year I completed work on a fabric/stitched portrait of Odin - our beloved dog that we lost far too soon...
This was from an online class from Susan Sorrell through the Fiber Arts/Mixed Media site. 




In August I was working on a crocheted version of Hobbes (from the Calvin and Hobbes comic series) - a much loved character by both of our boys.  I gifted each of our adult boys with one and they are now being loved by our grandsons...

Pattern can be found HERE



One of the Christmas gifts I created that year was this sewing machine cover, thread catcher/pincushion and needle book set...



You can find the tutorial for the thread catcher/pincushion HERE - the rest of the pieces I simply made up as I went along.

- There's an interesting article HERE (accompanied by comments) regarding the pros and cons of vintage vs. new sewing machines.

- Mary Corbet has written a great post HERE about keeping the back of your embroidery neat.

- Those of you who are quilters might be interested in seeing some ways to make your bindings look more interesting found HERE.

- Have a look at the amazing miniatures found HERE.

Today, a quote from A.W. Tozer..."We cannot pray in love and live in hate and still think we are worshiping God"



8 comments:

  1. Loved the step back in time. Those crazy quilt hussifs are not only pretty but so useful. Love them. I love that sewing machine cover. hugs, lj

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  2. I am enjoying strolling through the past years before I knew you, looking at all your beautiful pretties. You do have the most beautiful talent, Mary Anne!

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  3. Oh my goodness... that stitched portrait of Odin is beautiful. What a treasure. And Hobbes! He's terrific. It's so good to know your multiple Hobbes are being loved, still. :)

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    1. I actually was surprised that our boys let their little ones have their Hobbes! Guess they figure I can always make them another one.

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  4. Another post full of fabulous completed projects. I just love looking back at all that you have made.... I am sure you do too! Christine x

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  5. That hussif looks oddly familiar! My granddaughter in law wanted it for an evening purse but I would NOT part with it. Since they will soon be taking a VERY extended vacation in an RV, I suspect she will not be needing an evening bag soon anyway. I remember the Odin stitching too. Nice to recall the projects you have made.
    xx, Carol

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  6. Oooh! love that white cloth - it would have taken ages to do but it is so beautiful! I would steal Hobbs if I could!

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  7. You think and create every little detail and that makes your Works of HeArt so extra special. Hobbes is over-the-moon cute! Excellent quote...<3

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