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.

Friday, July 23, 2021

A hissing good time?

 The final fabric shipment arrived in the mail so now I can finish working on the advent calendars...

The white piece is another tone-on-tone that doesn't really show up in the photo.

And I have two finishes to show you today....firstly, the rose-themed birthday card...


Secondly, I finished knitting a snake.  Yet another thing destined for the Christmas box.  This guy measures about 60" long and made an admirable dent in my stash.  Pattern is the 'Striped Snake' by Sarah Ann Thompson and can be found HERE.


- Being that a jelly roll is in my latest fabric shipment and there will be lots left over (I think), maybe making one or two of THESE might be a thought.

- Have a look at the work done by THIS amazing artist!!  Hard to believe it's on metal.

- THIS is one of those things that you might want to consider making and adding to YOUR Christmas box!

- If you, like me, have trouble with your pearl cotton spools tangling up, maybe making yourself THIS storage caddy might be helpful.

Today's quote is from William Barclay..."There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why"

20 comments:

  1. The snake can be a toy or a draft stopper at the door. Or both. Clever.

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    1. Draft stopper - hadn't thought that far! Good idea. I think a little 4 year old will get a kick out of it....at least I hope so.

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  2. Your card is beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Mary Ann! My friend is in her 90s and loves pink roses so I think she might like it.

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  3. The lace def set off the card. Breathtaking Beautiful!

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    1. I have a whole bin of lace scraps so it's nice to find some use for some of them. Thank you!

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  4. Beautiful finished card Mary Anne and I love your multi-coloured snake. I am sure it will be loved by the recipient! Hugs Christine xx

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    1. Thank you Christine. I had so much fun making that snake - might find myself doing another one at some point.

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  5. The rose card is beautiful! I'm just going to pretend that I didn't see the other thing. Even cute ones creep me out.

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    1. Thanks Vicki - I hope my friend likes it. As for the 'other thing' I just hope our grandson isn't creeped out too!

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  6. You'll be happy to have the green fabric arrive. Truly, your Rose card is the loveliest I have ever seen and will be greatly admired and loved. Love the snake -if it seems scary to your GS it could be a friendly Earthworm instead. :-)

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    1. Yes, the green fabric arrived at a good time and I'm putting it to good use already. I'm glad you like the rose card - I think my friend will like it too. Our son thinks the snake will be just find for our grandson, so it's all good (altho' I do like the earthworm idea).

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  7. The birthday card is amazing! Just beautiful. I imagine that will sit out where your friend can look at it and enjoy it for a long time. And that snake is pretty cool. I enjoyed looking at all the ways people found to pose it at the link you provided. I'm, curious... did you knit that whole long thing with double-pointed needles, or are you a magic loop gal?

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    1. I hope my friend will like the card and have room for it in her space. The snake IS fun (or at least I thought so!) with lots of play value. I used double points because I haven't a clue how to do magic loop. I don't have a problem with DPN's so I stick to them for this sort of thing.

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  8. My you have created a truly divine Rose card for your friend. Fun knitted snakewhich could also work as a door draft blocker. Interesting links. I should make those little thread holder boxes. Keep Celebrating your birthday dear.

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    1. I rather like the snake and hope our grandson does too. It was certainly a fun project to make.

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  9. Oh wow, the card turned out beautifully! I'm sure she'll be thrilled with it.
    I never thought I'd say a snake is cute, but yours is!

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    1. I hope she'll like it. And I think the snake is rather cute too!

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  10. Nice card. I was gifted a similar stitched birthday card a few years ago. The snake - not a favorite. In fact, I can't stand those creatures as they creep me out.

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    1. Glad you liked the card, but sorry you were creeped by the snake. This one IS rather cuddly though so hopefully it's not too scary.

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