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, January 06, 2021

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 Here are the last four star blocks for 'the project I said I wouldn't do (TPISIWD)'...


And....some progress on the latest landscape....




Not many things for the 'Making Space For What Matters' challenge this week, but at least it's something!  


We got new mugs for Christmas so the old ones are outta here.  One was chipped so got thrown out and the other 3 were recycled to someone else in our building.  The silver 'cup' once held small equipment in my sewing room but was replaced with something else we were gifted with over Christmas.  And the watch?  Yes, I could have purchased a new battery but it's cheaper to just buy another 'cheap' watch.  That brings my count to 46 items.  Not much,  but going in the right direction!

- Pocket shawls seem to be 'the thing' right now, so HERE is a pattern you might like.

- Mary Corbet is starting a fun new project that some of you might like to join and you can get more information HERE.  

- THIS is a great idea for gifts (I know it's too late for Christmas this year but you could watch for deals on glasses and get an early start on next year....or for other occasions throughout the year).

- Sharon Boggon is running her wonderful TAST (Take A Stitch Tuesday) stitchalong once again and if you want to learn new stitches or great new ways to utilize ones you already know, check it out HERE

- Of course THIS caught my eye! 

Today's quote is from Shaista Saba - "Walk away from people who put you down.  Walk away from fights that will never be resolved.  Walk away from trying to please people who will never see your worth.  The more you walk away from things that poison your soul, the healthier you will be"

8 comments:

  1. I think your handkerchief quilt is so pretty!! What a great way to get them out of a drawer!!;)) I see so many neat things on the internet and in blogland that it is so hard to choose!! Your new piece is coming along well--interesting to see how you work step by step for the landscape...hugs, Julierose

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    1. I rather expect I'm getting scraps OUT of the drawer but will be putting a completed project back IN the drawer when I'm done!

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  2. Aah....never say never, Mary Anne. =) Your hanky quilt is looking lovely. Your snowy landscape is going to be a beauty. The red barn looks striking against the white. As for 'that' bird, I am rather taken with it, too.

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    1. Yes, that's a good lesson! I should learn to never say never because it quite often comes back to haunt me. Oh well, I am woman and therefore entitled to change my mind!!

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  3. And it is never too late to walk away. I should have learned this sooner though. Lovely Hanky quilt squares. I am swooning over your red barn already. Lovely day dear.

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    1. No, it's never too late to walk away but the hard part is convincing ourselves that it's possible. As for the hanky project - I think my grandma would be pleased that I'm using some of her hankies. She was a quilter so I think she'd like this project.

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  4. Make a mug organizer to go with your give-away mugs. Free pattern on my blog. Easy and uses up your scraps.

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    1. I'd definitely do mug organizers if I were giving them away as gifts but they're simply being recycled. I could trundle them to the thrift store but we find most things get snapped up if we take them down to our laundry room and leave them for people to find. As a matter of fact, they're already gone.

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