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.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Mystery solved?

On Monday I asked the eternal question about what I might be planning to do with the three crazy quilted blocks I showed you.  Well....here 'tis.....


Are you still no wiser???

Perhaps - if I were a REALLY mean person, I should make you wait until Monday for a further reveal?  What do you think?


- Many of you know that I used to play a lot with recycled denim, so of course THIS caught my eye.  I think some of these would look great hanging on a wooden fence.

- For those of you who enjoy pebble art, have a look at the great ideas HERE.

- If you love quilts, you will enjoy seeing the many wonderful ones on display HERE.  Amazing detail!

- I love THESE flowers and they don't look hard to make.

- If you have some hankies in your stash, perhaps making one of THESE might be a great use for them.

Oh, oh - I can hear you from here!  All right, all right - I'll reveal the rest of it.....


I added a bit of embellishment to the three 
blocks to finish them off and put them together
as you can see above.

Then....I made myself a new 
crochet hook holder!!


I think you can click to embiggen the photos.

The hooks on the left are my collection and the really fine ones on the right belonged to my maternal grandmother who crocheted lace that she often used to trim pillowcases.  She also knit very fine lace for the same purpose.  Alas, her knitting needle collection wasn't passed down to me.  

So there you go, mystery solved!

Today's quote...."Life is partly what we make it and partly what is made by the friends whom we choose"






30 comments:

  1. I first thought you made a jewelry roll with your CQ blocks. I like your crochet hook roll and should make myself one to contain my many hooks...some of which were my Grandmas. Fun links thank you. Sunshine turned to rain sprinkles today and much chillier temps. Mr. WayneO has his birthday today so we have a celebratory dinner with friends.

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    1. I don't need a jewelry roll, but it IS a good idea for sure. Enjoy your dinner - and cake, I hope!

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  2. Oh, I was just going to say I can wait till Monday and then scrolling down, there 'tis! Such a beautiful crochet needle holder, Mary Anne. Gosh you certainly have quite the collection of needles, don't you. How fabulous your grandmother's collection was passed down to you.

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    1. I don't think I have used any more than two or three of the hooks that were from my grandmother - too fine for me! I won't part with them though. I bought the rest of my hooks way back when I was a teenager I think and have used them a lot!! Someday I hope to win the lottery so I can buy a set of the beautiful ergonomic ones that might be easier on my arthritic hands. I know - dream on!

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  3. I was close! I thought of a pencil roll :) For a while I thought of making one for my watercolor pencils, but then I saw a perfect zip-up book-type holder and ordered it on sale...and one of my small sketchbooks will fit inside also, which is a big bonus!

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    1. Good guess! I doubt I'd be disciplined enough to put pencils into a holder though- it's all I can do to chuck them into a jar.

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  4. Fantastic both outside and in. Love the crocheted section inside. 46 hooks if I'm right. Seeing them in one place is perfect. What's next?

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    1. My goodness - now I feel bad. Who knew I had that many hooks!!! Not sure what's next, but I still have a number of round robin blocks that need to be used somehow.

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  5. I've inherited a lot of fine crochet hooks from another crafter, which I use for beaded knitting. Ive shown other people how to do it,and often given them a hook to keep, since they're not so easy to find now.

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    1. I've used them for beaded knitting too - not that I've had need to do that very often.

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  6. Wonderful use of CQ blocks. I like your idea of the crochet to hold the needles. Very cool idea:)

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    1. Thanks, but it wasn't my original idea. I can't remember where I saw it originally but I had used it on my previous crochet hook holder. It wasn't quite wide enough so I added to it to make it so it would hold the hooks more securely.

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  7. Lovely work, AND something useful! Congratulations on the finish, AND on winning at Kathy Shaw's giveaway.

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    1. Thank you Susan! It came as a complete surprise to win the giveaway and now I need to find the hours to spend reading my winnings.

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  8. Hahaha . . . I actually guessed it before scrolling down!! Do I get a prize??? Very pretty!!

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    1. Good for you! Alas, no prize though....sorry!

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  9. I thought that was some kind of jewelry roll or hook/needle holder! Way to go - it’s lovely!!

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    1. It was fun to use up three blocks that had been lurking in the box for far too long - and gave me something pretty to use for my hooks. Win/win!

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  10. It’s lovely, Mary Anne! Beautiful stitching, and how super that you have your grandmother’s needles! I have a few needles from my mother and grandmother, I’m not quite sure what they are made of, and some are quite fine which my grandmother used to crochet cotton doilies.
    I’d love to know how to make the crocheted inset, as my crochet needles are currently kept in a broken plastic case and I really need to make something better to keep them in.
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. My old hooks are all steel. It amazes me to think of my grandmother crocheting with such teeny little sizes - she must have been using sewing thread to create with. Wish I had some so I could examine them closely.

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  11. Really Nice! I was thinking a make up holder or something like that.

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    1. A makeup holder would be a great idea - IF I wore it!! I get far more use out of my crochet hooks.

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  12. Right on with innovation. Gorgeous and useful!

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    1. Useful is always good - at least then I'm not simply moving something from storage right back into storage (not exactly helping to 'use up' that way!).

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    1. Thanks Vicki! Not all that clever, just useful....which works for me

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  14. Beautiful, Mary Anne! When I saw the roll I did think it might be a crochet hook holder. But the inside of yours is so pretty! I love the floral print you used as a liner.

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    1. That floral print has been in my stash for more years than I care to count - finally found a use for it!

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  15. Nice holder for crochet hooks! Great way to keep them handy.

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    1. This holder replaces a not-so-pretty one I had made previously. I like this one much better!

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