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, October 25, 2019

Another wee project for our expected grandbaby....


This pattern is "Little Coffee Bean' by Elizabeth Smith and can be found HERE.  For this one I also used Cascade 220 yarn.  Yet to be blocked!

- I have been spending altogether too many hours on the internet researching a) how to fix PMS Albatross myself and b) new machines.  Came across THIS site which gives a ton of good information about a huge variety of machines.  It's a great resource so I thought maybe it was worth sharing with you.  Warning - you can lose a few hours with this one!!  (Just as a side note - I know something I can attempt to do with PMS to fix her latest 'fit' BUT - it involves getting in to the area where the light bulb is and guess what - it's factory sealed so you can't even change the light bulb should you need to!!  A hammer....???)

- I stumbled across THIS and how I want to make it for my grandsons!  THIS one is great too, but I like the house idea because it will easily carry the cars/trucks inside.

- THESE would be cute on the Christmas tree and would use up small bits of yarn quite nicely.


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UPDATED TO ADD:
For better or for worse (hopefully not the latter!)
I pushed the 'order' button on Amazon and a
new Brother CS6000i sewing machine is
on the way!

Now - is anyone in the market for a good used
boat anchor??
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Today's quote:  "You might think that you don't matter in this world, but someone hears a song on the radio and it reminds them of you.  Someone has read a book you recommended to them and gotten lost in its pages.  Someone has remembered a joke you told them and smiled to themselves.  Never think you don't have an impact.  Your fingerprints can't be wiped away from the little marks of kindness that you've left behind"

18 comments:

  1. That felt play mat house thing. I can't see making it, but I can definitely see playing with it. And adding little doll inhabitants..
    Lots of luck with your new machine.

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    1. I wouldn't mind trying to make it, but I agree it would definitely be fun to play with! Might just have to invest in some felt yardage so I can create it.

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  2. Your little sweater and hoodie are adorable, nice work!
    I'm going to check out the patterns now, thanks for the tips.
    Good quote too.

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    1. Thanks Janie! It's fun to make little baby things, for sure.

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  3. Hi Maryanne what a cute cardigan,love the colour,well done my friend xx

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    1. This one is my favourite of the ones I've done. Wouldn't mind the same sweater, only in my size!

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  4. Love your new knit Mary Anne, it is really cute! Good luck with the new machine! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xx

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    1. I'm anxiously awaiting the delivery so I can get back to sewing - will have to wait until Tuesday according to the shipping information so far. Enjoy your weekend too!

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  5. Another beautiful sweater. Having only knit dishcloths and scarves (or and simple hats last year), for some reason I printed out the pattern for this one. I don't know... maybe... someday I might get up the gumption to try something like this. ??? Love that little town mat that folds up into a house. :) I especially love the last line of the quote above.

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    1. If the pattern was the least bit hard I wouldn't be doing it - and I've actually made this one three times (I think!). I spent the afternoon putzing about on Ravelry and 'marrying' up some of my stash with possible patterns so I have something to work on in the evenings over the next while. Who knows, something might end up in the Christmas box!

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  6. Very nice sweater for your Grand. I also like the felt house that contains the vehicles to run on the road mat. Excellent Quote and makes me want to do even more daily kindnesses for others. Autumn Blessings Dear and Congratulations on your new sewing machine. PMS Albatross will never cause you distress again!!! <3

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    1. Thank you Sherry. That felt house intrigues me for sure. Would love to make one for our 'out west' grandson, but the postage would be a killer. And yes, I will definitely celebrate the demise of PMS!

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  7. Even I want one of those car playmates. They are very cool. I think 🤔 when Matthew was young we drew a colourful one on the back of a fridge box.

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    1. Fridge boxes are getting harder and harder to find these days - so much fun no longer available to kids.

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  8. Lovely little sweater. Great link to the play mat.

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    1. I'm making three different sweaters - each in a different size which ought to keep the baby warm for a few months.

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