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, March 04, 2019

Mumblings - again

First of all, thank you for the supportive comments over my scanner woes.  You'll be happy to know that I figured it out and (fingers crossed) all seems to be working the way it should now.  Of course now I've said that, I'm liable to have jinxed myself!

This morning we woke up to sunshine.  Amazing how that improves your outlook on life!  It's cold, but the sun makes you feel so much better.

Alas, today I have no pictures for you.  Not a one.  Nada.  None.  Zip.  Zilch.  We won't discuss how I managed to fall head first down the rabbit hole commonly known as Ancestry and spend altogether too many hours inputting family history that was generously shared by a distant cousin.  It's amazing how wrapped up one can get in what was happening in people's lives many years ago.  This morning I was rather taken aback to see that one relative ended up marrying (AND divorcing!) the same woman three times!!  Too bad they couldn't make up their minds!

I will do my level best to break away from my fascination with family and get back to creating tomorrow.  The next landscape is calling me.....

- My friend Sherry sent me a photo of THIS little chapel and it sent me off on another tangent trying to find out more.  Have a look at the article found HERE and also HERE.  What an amazing thing and how I would love to see it 'for real'!  (Thank you Sherry!)

- Have a peek at the amazing art done by THIS artist (there are several galleries to see!).

- If you have space for THESE, perhaps they would be a fun addition to your decor.

- There are some great sewing supply tips HERE.  

- Being that it's the Year of the Pig, how about making THESE cuties?  Or THESE?  

- What little one wouldn't love being wrapped in one of THESE??

- HERE is a fun photography challenge you might like to play along with.

Today the quote is from Kate Morton..."Don't slide down the rabbit hole.  The way down is a breeze, but climbing back's a battle"


12 comments:

  1. Thank you! The floor cushions with handles on the floor space link are fantastic. They will make a wonderful gift at the holidays or any day.

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    1. Glad you liked the floor cushions - I thought the handle idea was quite inspired. These would be perfect for the grandkids to perch on I think.

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  2. Yes, sunshine does bring cheer!
    And the hooded towel for a little one is a great idea.
    'Climbing out of the rabbit hole' is something we all experience now and again.

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    1. It's almost unheard of this winter, but we have sunshine today to. Two days in a row!! A couple of hooded towels are on my to-do list for sure.

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  3. So glad you got your technical problems sorted! Family histories are very interesting, so I am not surprised you get engrossed! Enjoy your day! Christine xx

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    1. Me too Christine! It certainly took me long enough. And yes, engrossed is very true...bordering on obsessed at times!

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  4. Anonymous11:42 AM

    Family history can be such a hoot! So...if you gave a wedding gift the first time do you give the same thing again..or ask for it back..wrap it up..and give it back?

    Sue

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    1. Hah hah - never thought of that! They pretty much ended up being married for two years, divorced for two, and just kept repeating the cycle.

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  5. My Grandma and Grandpa were married three times and divorced twice with one another. There were issues! I am so glad you enjoyed the little Chapel. Wow...congratulations on figuring out your computer/scanner/uploading issues. Ancestry really can be the “Rabbit Hole”. Interestng though tiring. Yay for sunshine! We have glorious sunshine today with rain yesterday and tomorrow and beyond.

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    1. It's the first time I've run into that many re-tread marriages in my 'tree' - I think once or twice a couple divorced and then re-married, but never did it three times. My first thought was to wonder if it was the same minister performing the ceremony and what he had to say about it.

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  6. Thanks for the chuckles! It's always a pleasure to read your blog as you never know what you are going to write!

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    1. I guess it's a good thing I don't stick to one thing - can't have you getting bored!

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