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Monday, August 06, 2018

On drooling, bibs...and....oh yes.... 1/2 of 16

Never let it be said that here at Chez Magpie there is ever a lack of eyebrow-raising and disbelief.  The latest on that front is that the Mrs. has reverted to childhood.  Yes, people, she parted with the princely sum of $1.64 (plus tax) for the giant economy sized box of 64 Crayola crayons.  Can drooling and bibs be far behind? 

Now....on to the look back and a visit to 2016...

In March I completed work on a bed throw that currently graces the foot of our bed (and admirably covers the fact that our mattress is extra long and manufacturers don't make bedspreads long enough).  This was created using some (a mere drop in the bucket actually) of my stash of white 'stuff'.  There's bits of things that belonged to my mother and grandmother - along with things that have been gifted to me over the years for use in my crafting...

If you'd like to read more (and see more pictures) have a look at the post HERE.   

April saw me put the finishing touches on my spring-themed crazy quilt pillow cover...

If you would like to see ALL the pillow covers in one place, have a look at the post found HERE.  

In May I made this little Lego blanket for our oldest grandson (and another one will be created for our youngest in another while)...

The pattern is called the 'Building Blocks Throw' and is free HERE.  

Also in May and also for our oldest grandson, grandma created a pirate costume for him to wear at his birthday party.  

And, just to add a little humour to this post, HERE is another of my 'sillies' that I wrote about.  

At the end of June in 2016 I began what would prove to be a long series of seam treatment designs that I insisted on sharing with you (whether you were interested or not!!).  You can get access to them all simply by clicking on 'seam treatments' in my sidebar.  All free - all the time!!


  1. Great projects, Mary Ann, and that is a good idea to use up orphan
    blocks for pincushions.
    That quote is true, let go and be free, but freedom can be a little
    frightening, yes.

  2. I remember your gorgeous 'heirloom' quilt. Loved, loved, loved it then and...... still love it. =) The Lego is fabulous. Love all those bright and happy colours.

  3. You never cease to amaze me with your creations, my friend. I believe you can make anything!

    Hugs to you!

  4. Drooling bibs caught my attention because I have been thinking I should be making bibs...but I think I should wait until this baby is a little bigger. He is the size of an avacado right now, as my grandson informed me!

    Crayons, yup, perfect for coloring fabrics.
    xx, Carol

  5. It's nice to look back on past projects! Thanks for sharing so many of them. Never a dull moment at your house for sure.

  6. That quote ... so true! We're going through some pretty major changes in our life right now, and I have found just how much I really do not like change.


  7. Oh my goodness! Those crazy quilted pillows are gorgeous and fun! I'm in awe not only of your creativity, but in your discipline to see through so many amazing things.

    1. Discipline? Moi? Hardly! I simply can't stand to be sitting idle so there has to be something creative happening every chance I get. The pillows were definitely fun to do and I love being able to have a 'new' pillow on the couch every season.

  8. I’ve really enjoyed your recent Stroll Down Memory Lane posts and remember many of the projects! You have an amazing variety of talents and interests!


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