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, June 28, 2021

Adding some more

 


I guess the title of this post should simply be 'more, more, more' - more crocheted afghan and more stitcheries.  Over the  weekend I completed the third mile-a-minute afghan; this one longer than the other two because our son is tall and I wanted it long enough to cover him if he wanted to be cozy.  

Here's a close-up of the pattern - certainly an easy-peasy one to do and it works up quickly.




And....three more little stitcheries have been added to the growing pile (I think there's only 8 more to go)...


- THIS looks like so much fun to do.  Unfortunately I don't have any wool in my stash and certainly not in the pretty yellows that are needed.  If I ever get to a thrift store again.....

- THESE would be fun to make - using small fun fabrics from your stash.  She also has a great tutorial for making yourself a new ironing board cover (HERE).

- I like THIS quilt pattern - there's a link there to get the patterns to create your own.

- THIS would be a perfect pincushion and thread catcher set for someone who is a tea drinker.

Today's quote..."If there is no randomness in the universe, then what do we mean by chaos?"

18 comments:

  1. I love the simplicity of the stripes in that recent afghan. And Mary Anne, I need to tell you again how much I like that quilted picture in your header. I was compelled to study the flowers in the foreground a bit today before scrolling down to read your post. Such beautiful detail.

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    1. Awww - thank you Becki! These afghans are so much fun to make - and they're a no-brainer to do sitting in front of the tv or while I'm video chatting with my friends.

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  2. Your afghan pattern is pretty.
    The fabric tea cup, I can see a practical joke waiting to happen. lol
    The quilt pattern! I love that, and it looks uncomplicated from my brain.
    Thank you for more great links

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    1. Glad you enjoy the links - I have fun searching for them. I don't know if my obsession with this afghan pattern will end anytime soon but for now I have another one in the works and I think that will be it.

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  3. You're so productive. Are you planning on a fabric teacup in your Christmas box o' gifts? It's fun.

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    1. No, I hadn't planned a teacup for the Christmas box - but now you're planted the thought, I might be tempted.

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  4. Pretty Afghan--my friend Dawn just finished a Mile-a-Minute scarf that came out so pretty... ("Relaxing Robin" blogspot)--
    I sure miss knitting--s i g h I always found it super relaxing...I am going to try to do some this Fall--by then I will have given myself a good long time resting...we'll see...hugs, Julierose

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    1. I've learned that it's best to change up what I'm doing to give my hands a rest, so one night it might be crochet and the next it might be knitting. Daytime hours are for needlework when the light is better. Hope you can get back to knitting!

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  5. Great job on the afghan. Great links. I like the teapot / teacup pincushion.

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    1. Thanks - it was fun to make that afghan; must be, or I wouldn't be making four of them!

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  6. And, just like that, you have completed another afghan. And how nice it is - perfect for your son. I like to have something in my hands to work on when watching t.v. It keeps me from nodding off.

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    1. I think our son and daughter-in-love will like it, at least I hope so. I'm with you in needing something to do in front of the tv.

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  7. I have to agree with every word from Salty Pumpkin studio. I've saved most links. The ironing board cover,for sure! Love the Afghan...what is the measurement overall, MA?

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the links. As for size of the afghan, I haven't measured it exactly but this one I think is about 5 feet long by about 4 feet wide. #1 son is 6'4" so hopefully it will be long enough to cover most of him.

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    1. I never have time to get bored, that's for sure!

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  9. I am finally able to do a little crochet but my hand is still annoyed so I limit myself to 30 minute sessions. But I'm really enjoying the loom knitting! There will be lots of hats and scarves for donation this fall.

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    1. Limiting yourself is probably a good idea - I know once I'm finished with the current afghan I'm going to give crocheting a rest and go back to knitting for awhile. Haven't tried loom knitting but I'm told it's fun.

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