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, February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day!


After much faffing about I finally got my camera to play nicely with the computer so I have a picture for you...

For some reason the camera and the computer didn't want to play in the same sandbox this morning so it was a struggle to get even this to show you.  Maybe they're cold - it's *only* -21 Celsius outside this morning (which, for those who use Fahrenheit, is about 5 below zero).  We won't discuss the windchill factor.  

Sorry there's not more to show you - but I've been too busy being social and doing mundane things like errands to get much time to pick up needle and threads.

- THIS is a rather pretty reversible scarf pattern.

- There are lots of makeup bag patterns available HERE.

- Denim!  THESE are definitely fun.

- Seeing THESE created an awwwww moment!

Today's quote is from Erich Fromm...."Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love"

28 comments:

  1. Happy Valentine's Day. It's for everyone, it's about friendship and loyalty. It's lovely.

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    1. I agree - Valentine's Day just isn't for lovers - it's a day that's about love itself.

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  2. Such lovely soft colors in this CQ piece--Happy Valentine's to you, too hugs, Julierose

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    1. Thank you Julierose - I'm enjoying working with the greens and pinks on this one.

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  3. Hi Mary Anne, those denim dogs are gorgeous - I wonder how the eyes are made - they're not denim, are they? I often wish I was that creative, but I guess we can't all be the same!
    Thank you for wishing me happy birthday today (ha ha) - yes, it's true - I think that's why my name is Val. (My sister was born in June, and June is her name too.) :-)
    Hugs,
    Val (UK)

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    1. Oh - I am SO glad I wished you happy birth day! Hope you doubly enjoy your day. As for the eyes - I don't have a clue how they were made but I don't think the artist used denim.

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  4. Looove the CQ embroidery and the soft tones.

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    1. I'm enjoying working with them - somewhat of a change from my more normal jewel tones.

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  5. Just dont like that -5 stuff. I would rebel like your camera & computer. The reason we in winter flee Kentucky which was 19 this morning & go to Florida which was 70! Stay warm with your beautiful needlework.

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    1. I'm quite happy to hibernate and play with needle and threads. Winter is fine, as long as it's out there and I'm in here!

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  6. Love your CQ dear. Are your little pink buttons sewn down with an oat bead to make them so cute? I did like your awww link. Happy Valentine’s to you and Resident Chef. XO <3

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    1. I often use oat beads and buttons together ... more fun than just using thread to sew down a button.

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  7. Hope you had a good Valentine Day. Again, thank you for the links. Aren't those pooches created in denim cool!!
    xx, Carol

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    1. We don't do anything for Valentine's Day - haven't for years. Guess the bloom is off the romance! And yes, those denim doggies are amazing.

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  8. I truly do love the colors you're working with here. So soft and subtle. And yet, very rich. Glad I read through the comments above, as I didn't realize what I was looking at with those pink buttons and beads. Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Becki - I don't normally work with much pink but decided this really needed it (primarily because of the pink roses in the image I chose). Hoping for a finish on this one shortly.

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  9. Back to say... those denim pooches really are terrific!

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  10. Happy Valintine's Day Today as well!

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  11. Hope you enjoyed a Happy Valentine's Day Mary Anne! Your stitching is absolutely beautiful and my sort of colours! Loe that reversible scarf pattern! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xx

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    1. I liked that scarf pattern too. Don't suppose I'll ever make it, but someone might enjoy it. Hope you're enjoying your weekend as well.

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  12. That is a beautiful project Mary Ann. I see the sweet little stitched heart between the stitched flowers, lovely touch.

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    1. I couldn't do all that pink stitching without including a heart - hmmm, I guess it was rather fitting for Valentine's Day too.

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  13. I love the colors in your new creation - so pretty!
    It was 0 degrees here when I went out to do chores this AM. A bit nippy, but at least the sun shone today - no new sleet to add to my collection.

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    1. Thanks Quinn. Glad you didn't get any more sleet - nobody needs that. Snowing here tonight.

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  14. Thinking of spring according to the colours you have for the piece of crazy quilting. Nice.

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    1. I guess these colours are reminiscent of spring - hadn't thought of it that way!

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