A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Mystery project update

Here is a  photo of the work I've done on the mystery project...

Any more guesses as to what it might be?  I'm really
enjoying the ones you've thought of so far!

Today's quote..."Life is so ironic.  It takes sadness to know what happiness is,  noise to appreciate silence,  and absence to value presence"

Friday, September 27, 2019

Just a little mystery

The past couple of days I've been working on a small crazy quilt project and will keep it a mystery for now....any guesses as to what this might become?

It measures approx. 20x6"

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

and....another finish!

I'm quite happy to report that the adult-sized sock knitting is done!!! Must say I was getting rather tired of socks after having made at least nine pairs (lost count and too lazy to go and check).  Now I'm working on a 5-year old size which seem REALLY small in comparison!

These were made using Paton's Kroy sock yarn that I had in my stash.  I used the same pattern but made some modifications by adding a few stitches and rounding the toe.  Pattern is 'Wise Hilda's Basic Ribbed Sock' by Kate Atherley and can be found HERE on Ravelry.  

Today's quote is from Eleanor Roosevelt..."Great minds discuss ideas;  average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people"

Monday, September 23, 2019

A finish!

Over the weekend I managed to finish the latest landscape quilt....


This one is a fairly local barn and caught my eye because of the 'L-shape'.  I'm sure there's a proper name for it, but I don't know what it is.  This one is for sale if anyone is interested!

Friday, September 20, 2019


I'm back!  We had a wonderful two weeks spent in beautiful British Columbia with our #2 son and his family and although we're glad to be home, we also miss them horribly.  Spending a couple of weeks of time with our 3 year old grandson (lots of stories and Grandma playing with building blocks on the floor and Grandpa baking with him) was a complete joy.  We celebrated the 3rd birthday of our grandson and our 40th wedding anniversary while we were there.  Now we face having to get back into our regular lives, punctuated with having to take our car in the first day we were back for a brake job.  Not exactly the homecoming welcome we had hoped for!

Quite obviously there has been absolutely nothing creative happening here at Chez Magpie (altho' I did a little bit of knitting while we were away, but nothing ready to show), so alas there are no pictures to share.   Instead, I will show you a picture of something that happened a lot while we were there - Resident Chef Grandpa and his sidekick - in this photo they're making cookies. 

Today's quote..."I am not a hoarder.  I just need a bigger craft room"  (wonder how many of us can identify with that?)