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 13, 2021

Happy feet

 Resident Chef has happy feet (or at least so he says!) because he has a new pair of socks....


Pattern is the generic one I prefer and used up a ball of yarn I had lurking in my stash.  

I'm afraid I can't show you any progress on the landscape because, quite simply, there hasn't been any.  Instead I've been puttering at making these....


And, here's the overall look of the project so far(sorry about the horrible dull pictures today - there isn't a glimmer of sun outside!)....


All pictures are clickable to embiggen

- THIS is an adorable teddy bear pattern!  And HERE is another one that's equally as cute.  And HERE is another one!  Or how about THIS one?  And just because I can - how about THIS teeny little guy?

- Have a look at THIS great art!

- During these times when we're not allowed to go shopping, perhaps you might find making your own greeting cards to be fun and THIS is a great tutorial.

Today's quote..."One tree can start a forest; one smile can begin a friendship; one hand can lift a soul; one word can frame a goal.  One candle can wipe out darkness; one laugh can conquer glom; one hope can raise your spirits; one touch can show you care.  One life can make the difference.  Be that one today"



18 comments:

  1. I love the rock art. She has such an eye for shape.

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    1. She certainly does - I don't know how she 'sees' the creatures in the rocks!

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  2. Amazing socks! The quilt squares are so creative and pretty.
    The link to the great art...wow! The paintings on rock look so real.

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    1. DH likes the socks so I'm happy. He's usually pretty fussy about what he has on his feet so this is a huge win.

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  3. Lovely handkerchief piece--I like how you are using them in the star centers--very pretty hugs, Julierose

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    1. I'm happy to be able to give the hankies a new home but it's not good that the drawer still is still just as full of fodder!!

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  4. Those socks are just beautiful, Mary Anne.

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    1. Resident Chef is happy and that's what counts. He announced last night (as he got them out to wear today) that he's going to wear them on St. Paddy's day.

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  5. Those socks look store bought. You're amazing!

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    1. Now that's the ultimate compliment! Thank you for thinking that the socks look store bought.

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  6. Your hand knit socks are perfection dear. Your quilt is going to be so lovely and unique. If only each person could make a real difference...

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    1. As long as Resident Chef is happy with his socks I can deem them a success. The quilt is proving to be a fun project but I still don't know what I'm going to do with it!!

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  7. Happy New Year to you too. Those are definitely happy socks aren't they? I hope the day has brightened with you
    Glad you love my turtle story!
    Wren x

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    1. Thank you Wren! DH is happy with his socks and he's very fussy about his feet. He's now refusing to wear anything BUT my handmade socks so perhaps I've created a monster?

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  8. Oh, MaryAnne, I’m so inspired by what you’ve done! I have always planned to do this sew-along, and to that end even went through my vast stash of family and collected linens. I weeded out 2/3 of them, and selected those I wanted to use for this quilt. The linens were washed and pressed, and I already had my white muslin and WOW fabric. All possible pastel fabrics were pulled. Then I made my first block. After I pressed it good, I noticed a stain has reappeared. OK, so I’ll cover it up with lace. But I’ve been discouraged and uninspired. Until now. I guess I should join Rhonda Dory’s group, pull up my Big Girl panties and start again. I love LOVE LOVE your progress!!

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    1. In this latest class Rhonda gave directions for soaking the fabrics that helps greatly with staining - everybody was raving about the process. I must admit (shhhhhhh) I didn't bother, simply because of space constraints here. All that to say, haul on those panties my dear and have a go!!

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  9. Great socks!! Lucky guy.Thnaks for the links.

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    1. He actually thinks he's lucky too and happily wears the socks I've made. I've listened to complaints about boughten socks for years so this is a pleasant change.

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