MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

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.

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

and....another page....

This is the latest in the series of pages for the quiet book...


Kids these days seem to live in velcro shoes and I can understand why, but still - they should know how to tie them too!

- I'm not quite sure whether I'm in like with the hat or the baby HERE!

- Have a peek through the galleries of THIS artist!

- THIS is a really sweet little baby quilt - but could be embiggened for big people too.

- HERE is a really pretty shawl pattern that some of you might like.

- THESE are really cute!  You'll have to use the 'translate' feature if you need to.

Today's quote..."Someone once said: If you look at the people in your circle and don't get inspired, then you don't have a circle you have a cage"

22 comments:

  1. I agree about tying laces!The baby quilt is the exact pattern my sister used for our 50th anniversary quilt a few years ago. Mine is also blue with white. The white has tiny gold hearts as it is a golden anniversary. The back of mine also has pieced: Canada 150, Cooper 50. Thanks for those links, especially the quilt one.

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    1. That quilt pattern would be perfect for a wedding celebration - no matter what the year number. Perfect choice by your sister and being able to find fabric with little gold hearts was a huge find!

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  2. Another cute activity page - and yes... learning to tie all sorts of things is a necessary skill. Okay... I don't know if I like the baby or the hat better either, but I think I need to try to make that! And watching the i-cord video may have just changed my life. I had no idea how simple those were to knit! I bought a little i-cord maker which is nice, but those cords have to be attached (or just used as a drawstring). Knowing how to knit one as an extension of the knit fabric I'm already creating is a great thing! I do wish he showed how to do that, but I'm figuring the instructions for the hat will get me to that point.

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    1. There are so many modern 'conveniences' that seem to mean the younger generation will never know how to do the 'old' way. Case in point...will another generation have no clue how to read cursive writing and have to rely totally on computers? What will they do when they're confronted with a written document I wonder. I agree that i-cord is pretty easy to do.

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  3. I agree. Kids should, need to learn to tie. We don't use velcro on gifts.

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  4. Cute shoes Mary Anne!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thanks Barbara! They're a tad small for me though....lol.

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  5. My knitting group was just talking recently about making pom-poms, and why on earth there are pompom makers. They're so easy to make with a bit of cardboard. My son also commented later that he couldn't see the point of a single use gadget. He likes everything to be like a Swiss army knife!

    And why buy templates for epp?? It's actually fun to convert old cards and that kind of thing into templates. All kinds of interesting history in mine. They're not hard to cut accurately.

    Pioneer DNA.

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    1. I'm so non-savvy that I couldn't figure out how to USE a pom pom maker. It's cardboard for me too (not that I make them very often, but still). Nor can I imagine buying templates for EPP when there's such a glut of free cardboard available.

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  6. Hi Maryanne what a cute and useful page,well done my friend xx

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    1. Not sure if it will ever get used as it's intended, but at least the thought is good!

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  7. Another lovely page. I agree about the tying of laces! Have a good weekend! Christine xx

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    1. For sure - might be becoming a lost art!

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  8. Very cute quiet page dear. Velcro is much easier but I agree everyone should know how to tie. Thought provoking quote today. Hmmm...

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    1. I wonder if we're creating a whole generation of kids that won't know how to tie shoes.

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  9. That’s a great (and necessary) page for anyone! Just like telling time by the hands of a clock (instead of digitally) and reading/writing cursive.

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    1. For sure - I wonder too what today's kids are going to do when they run into a cursive-written document and aren't able to read it. Scary thought!

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  10. That's a great page to add to the book. A skill that needs practice. Love that quote and I love that shawl.

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    1. Not sure that the age level the book is targeted to will be quite ready to learn to tie shoes, but it's a fun thing to play with anyway.

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  11. Oh, I think the art of tying a shoelace is a fabulous skill. It is amazing how these days there are many who cannot tie a pretty bow....it really, really is. Another terrific page for this amazing book!

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    1. Shoe tying is become a lost art I think. I'm doing my bit to ensure it carries on (altho' by the time the little one is old enough to be tying shoes, he won't be playing with a quiet book!).

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