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.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

I Got Mail!!!


Last week there were some surprises that arrived in my mailbox and I wanted to show them to you...


My camera isn't happy about taking pictures this close,
but the first surprise was a wonderful hand-painted
button in my favourite theme!
The details are incredible and I thank Gerry Krueger
so much for making this little treasure and
letting me give it a home.
Thanks Gerry!

The other thing that arrived in my
mailbox was a lovely little 
book - from the creative fingers
of Liz (also known as Boud).


She used a commercial card for the
cover and inside I discovered some of
her handmade onion-skin paper!
UPDATED TO ADD:
the lovely card was from a 
woodblock print created by
Hajime Namiki


Thank you Liz!


- If you have little ones in your life, perhaps THESE might be fun for them.  Would make great pillows too!

- There's a great chart and tips HERE for watering your houseplants.

- THIS looks like something fun to crochet - and could be used in many different applications.

- Have a peek at the eye candy from THIS artist!  She does many different installation and art pieces.

- There are a number of great slipper patterns HERE.  

Today your quote is from Karen Salmonsohn...."The older I get the more I realize the importance of walking away from people and situations which threaten my peace of mind, self-respect, values and self worth"

17 comments:

  1. Your mailbox delivers the loveliest of things, doesn't it. Lucky you!

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    1. Definitely lucky! It's such fun to go to the mailbox and discover a mystery envelope and know there' something special inside. SO much better than flyers and bills!

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  2. Glad you like it. This is a book that's meant to be painted and drawn in!

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    1. Oh dear. I have SUCH a problem with defacing books!!

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  3. Gerry’s buttons are always so amazing and this one is perfect for you dear. Love the knitted slipper variations. The older I get the more I actually put this quote into practice. Happy Spring as we are having more rain.

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    1. Gerry's buttons are indeed amazing - all the little details that I know don't show in my photo totally blow me away. And to think she has problems with her eyesight just makes it all the more amazing.

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  4. What beautiful surprises in the mail! Just love the button.... don't think I could paint that small, even if I could paint.... which I can't!! Christine xx

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    1. I can't paint small OR large so I'm totally in awe with that button.

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  5. Using a note book is fine! And I'd like to give a shout-out to the wonderful woodblock art of Hajime Namiki, featured on the card.

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    1. Thank you for the reminder about the card artist - I will update my post to reflect that (meant to, but it slipped my mind at the time).

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  6. Lovely surprises!! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Must say that mailman-love happens when there's something fun in the mailbox!

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  7. What fun gifts! And beautiful, too! :)

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  8. What wonderful treasures! Gerry's buttons are all so fabulous. This one is perfect! Hand made onion skin paper sounds and looks intriguing. Wishing you a fantastic week!

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  9. That's a beautiful button. What a lovely surprise.

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