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.

Monday, August 24, 2020

Additions for Christmas box

 Over the weekend I finished making the jewelry holders I wanted to add to the Christmas box (which, I might add, is woefully lacking in items!).  Now the search is on to find a nice necklace or bracelet to include and that will make five completed gifts.  


The pattern, in case you missed it, is in my previous post.

- if you scroll down once you go HERE you will find a number of links to different designs to make your own raised garden beds.  Might be a tad late for this year, at least in this hemisphere,  but I guess you could get an early start for the next!

- THIS is one of those things that are semi-genius.

- Have a look through the galleries of THIS artist!

- If you're interested in sashiko, perhaps some of the ideas found HERE might be fun to see.

- I don't know about you but I've struggled with the 'relatives 2x removed (etc)' question and found it hard to figure out.  Perhaps THIS chart will help!

And finally here's the quote for today....


22 comments:

  1. Love the Hope Quote!
    The genius link to chair socks! Fantastic!
    Sashiko is now on my list of things to do. Thank you.

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    1. That quote is one of the better ones, for sure. Glad you found something of interest in the links.

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  2. Love your finished jewellery rolls Mary Anne and I hope you find exactly the right items to add to them! Love the quote for today! Hugs Christine xx

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    1. Thanks Christine - hopefully the recipients will like them too.

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  3. Well done with the jewellery rolls!
    I like the crochet chair legs, cute 😁
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I'd try those crochet leg covers if we had the right type of flooring - we have carpet so that sort of thing isn't necessary.

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  4. What nice gifts. Don't know if you're going to be looking for for new or "found" jewelry, but I'd think found vintage, or just fun previously used jewelry would be lots of fun to received in such a pretty fabric bag. Or maybe it's just me. Yesterday I spent time with SIL going through some of MIL's jewelry and coming home with some pretty pieces. Nothing flashy, but I love that they are "old". I'm looking forward to havaing places to go again where I can enjoy wearing it!

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    1. I'm not sure what I'm looking for regarding jewelry - I'll know it when I see it. At least I hope I will!

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  5. Hi Maryanne wow you are doing so well with filling your xmas gift box,those jewelery keepers are stunning and how wonderful to add a necklace to each,i think these will make amazing gifts for family and friends,well done Maryanne,stay safe xx

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    1. The Christmas box has a long way to go before it's full I'm afraid. At least these fill a small corner of it!

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  6. Great post again, MA. You will have 5 very happy ladies with those Jewellery sachets. Sarah Anne's work is gorgeous; I love Sashiko work and have a cushion front to complete. I definitely saved the Cousin chart and will share your 'Hope'

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    1. Thank you Maureen - glad you found something of interest in my mumblings. That 'relatives' chart is certainly handy to have because I never can quite figure out all the 'how many times removed' people are.

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  7. 5 little lovelies for 5 lucky friends! The right jewelry will come along and you will be done. Thanks for the cousin chart........I am into genealogy and it is nice to have a chart that I can plug names into!

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    1. My poor family and friends must get SO tired of my inundating them with hand made stuff!! As long as I'm happy, it doesn't matter how they feel...hee hee.

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  8. Lovely gifts :) Those crochet leg socks are a fabulous idea.

    I laughed when I saw the genealogy relationship chart. I had my DNA done with Ancestry and yesterday I was explaining to a match why she was my 4th cousin 1xs removed. I should have sent her a chart. Next time:)

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    1. Too bad I hadn't posted that genealogy chart sooner! I've always fallen down on trying to figure out all the 'x removed' relationships and generally just say we're cousins. Easier than trying to figure it out.

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  9. The jewellery cases are lovely, Mary Anne. Amen to that lovely quote/verse. Hope is certainly what is needed in these dreadful times.

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    1. Thank you Kim. I'm happy to have something to add to the Christmas Box finally. I'm sadly behind this year so have a lot of catching up to do.

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  10. Jewellery cases are great! Thanks for the links.

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    1. They were fun to make and now the search is on for some 'jewels' to include with them.

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  11. Your Jewelry Rolls will be wonderful gifts. I really like Sashiko and my new sewing machine has a Sashiko stitch but I prefer the hand stitched versions.
    Excellent quote for life.

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    1. Interesting to know that a sewing machine has a sashiko stitch. I think the charm of it IS the fact that it's hand stitched.

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