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Friday, November 02, 2018


It's been one of those weeks when I've been busy being social and what creative time I've had hasn't resulted in something worth showing you quite yet.  So, instead of showing you something new, how about a little mumbling catch up (I know...yawn.....)

The latest issue of the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' is now available!  Lots of fun things to peruse in this colorful issue...there are bears, and ornaments, and angels, and, well, you're just going to have to get your issue so you can see what other surprises are in store!

You may get your issue from either MagCloud (digital or print) HERE or from Etsy (print only) HERE.  

(There might just be a special Santa project in there
that came from yours truly!)

- I just stumbled across THIS and thought it was one of the more brilliant ideas I've ever seen.  Anybody ever used one??  At first I puzzled about how to actually use it, but if you click on all the photos there's one with a clear explanation.  I think I'm putting one of these on my wish list!!

- Thank you to Joy for giving me the head's up on THIS site - you quilters will be able to spend hours seeing all the amazing block patterns there!  A perfect site to bookmark for when you are searching for a pattern.

- Have a look at the work done by THIS artist!  And THIS one too!

- Many of you know that I'm a closet Lego-lover, so of course THIS fun Halloween project definitely caught my eye!  (NOTE: it's a little late for this year I guess, but it's cute anyway).

- HERE is a great idea for perhaps creating for *that* day in December?  Or any other occasion for that matter!  I really like this one.

- There's a great tutorial HERE for a different take on a star quilt.

- I haven't tried THIS pattern, but I plan to, mainly because I get a kick out of these guys.

- If you have an ironing board and the cover is looking a tad grotty, perhaps THIS tutorial might be just what you've been searching for.

Today's quote is from Albert Einstein..."If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or objects"


  1. Arne and Carlos are a scream. And they do great ideas, so good natured. This sock idea is grest. I can see using the idea in other contexts, too

  2. Lots of links again! Thanks. Glad you have time for a social life - I've been working steady getting ready for 4 Christmas Craft Fairs / markets. Three of these are in Halifax - overnighters!!

  3. Those row counters sure are pretty and clever, but I had to read the instructions twice, look at a picture of one on a knitting needle explaining how to count, and then read the instructions again before truly understood. Clever, but it took it out of me to understand how it works... You're clearly sharper than I am. ;^)

    1. ha ha - won't tell you how much time I spent puzzling over how they worked too!! I'd love to have one but the question is - would I actually use it?

  4. You will persist in mentioning that day again. =) Not that I am ignoring that day which will probably arrive quicker than quick, I really, really love the idea of decorating the streetscape with fabulous cross stitch/needlepoints. Fabulous links yet again, Mary Anne.

  5. Great memblings. Fun to read through them!


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