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, September 24, 2018

Another wee thing


Over the weekend I made a few of these little fellows which might end up being my ornament series for this year.  For those of you who don't know every year I make about twenty ornaments which are then used as either a 'bow' on a parcel or are given as little gifts in and of themselves.  The design is by Kathy Shaw and I'm testing it for publication in the spring issue of the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine. 




- If you would like to make a little fall-ish gift for someone or even add to your own fall decor, perhaps you'd like to use some of your scraps to make one (or several!) of THESE

- I like THIS!!  Such a great way to use a quilt panel.  And while you're there, check out their other patterns too (HERE).

- THIS is a beautiful ornament - good for any time of the year!

- And how about THIS sweet little cross stitched scarecrow?  Or THIS cute fall scene?  While you're there, hit the translate button and then have a peek through her sidebar and see all the links to some other really amazing little cross stitch patterns. 

Another anonymous quote..."Nothing annoys me more than when someone expects you to be okay with something that they wouldn't be okay with if you did it"








17 comments:

  1. That is a very sweet bird. I like the red and white combo.

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  2. That's a perfect ornament to have on hand for the holidays, I agree.
    Your embroidery is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the good idea.

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  3. Hello Mary Anne! Nice to have the time to come back and visit..... I see I have missed the latest barn (pictured at the top of your blog) it is fabulous! This little bird is just delightful! I've missed my blogger friends.... should find a bit more time now that all the travels/visits are finished for the time being!! Hugs Christine xx

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    1. Thank you Christine - sorry I can't reply to you via email as previously - for some reason your comment didn't end up in my inbox. Glad you're back!

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    2. Thanks for letting me know.... perhaps I've been switched to a no-reply blogger.... I'll have a look at that! Thank you Mary Anne

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    3. Just to say.... my settings had changed and I have altered them now.... you should get my email address now.... perhaps you could let me know. Thank you xx

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  4. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Hi Maryanne I love this bird ,so pretty and love the stitching on it,well done my friend xx

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  5. This is such a pretty bird. It would make a fabulous ornament or as you say as part of the bedecking of a gift. Pretty embroidery.

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  6. That quote definitely reflects how I feel about the community centre's accountants right about now!!! Hmmm......
    Love the red birdie and its stitching!

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  7. Well you KNOW I love that little bird!! But Halloween is coming...my favorite time of the year!
    xx, Carol

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  8. This wee little CQ Bird is very Tweet Sweet. Your stitches bring him to life. Fabulous links...especially the tree of life. Falling into Autumn Bliss and I loved the Full Harvest Moon last night! <3

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  9. I am in love with your pretty little bird. You make the sweetest things, my friend. Hugs!

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  10. Love it! Very charming bird

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  11. Sweet little bird, a perfect little gift.
    Thanks for the cross stitch link, I saw lots of cute things!

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  12. Love the bird! I may swipe your idea. I too like to wrap each gift the same way, have the same name tags and add a token as well if I get the time. I like to present things like this with cards or have it be a part of the card design.

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  13. Such a cute bird ornament. Hope to see all if you make a flock of them.

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