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, July 26, 2021

A winner and carrying on

First of all, I would like to to announce the winner of my little magazine giveaway (chosen, ever so scientifically, by the 'little slips of paper in a bowl' and chosen by Resident Chef).....


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And the winner is....


Mary, of Hill Top Post!
She has chosen the issue of 'Where Women Create'
and I will pop it in the mail as soon as you send me your
snail mail addy Mary
(email me....marmic1954 AT gmail DOT com)

I spent much of the weekend sandwiching and quilting Advent Calendar #1 - which has taken me far longer than I ever would have thought!  I'm obviously NOT a sane quilter!!  I'm still not done but you can get the general idea.  I machine quilted stars in gold metallic which I know is hard to see in the photo.  Today I plan to finish the quilting on that one and get the second one sandwiched and ready to quilt.  

And....further news......it appears there is now going to be a need for a third advent!  Yes, #2 son and daughter-in-love are expecting!!!  And this time we are all more than surprised to learn that it's a girl!  Girls don't run in our family as a rule so this is a more than happy surprise.  Grandma gets to play with girlie things!  Now I have to learn how to sew little dresses....who knew?

- There's a free workshop HERE that might be of interest to crocheters.   

- And THIS is just plain wow!!!  What an incredible artist.

- There's a great article HERE about cleaning vintage linens.

- THESE are another little something that elicited an involuntary 'awwww'.  

Today's quote....'When the children you love have children  you adore with all that is within you, only then to you fully understand how Grand being a grandparent is"



22 comments:

  1. Exciting news about the new grandchild. You're really blessed.

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    1. Blessed indeed! We are grateful, for sure.

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  2. Congratulations on a baby girl!
    Wow on the soft fabric artist! Her work is amazing. I've not seen anything like it.

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    1. Thank you - a girl is pretty exciting after having had all boys. They're rare in our family so it's going to be fun!
      As for the soft fabric art - pretty amazing, for sure.

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  3. Exciting news! Congratulations! :)

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    1. For sure! We're happy to add to our family.

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  4. Oooooh! How exciting! Congrats!!! xx

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  5. Congratulations to your giveaway winner Mary Anne and huge congratulations on the fabulous news!! Hugs Christine xx

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  6. Look here! I miss a day of blogging and see all that I have missed. Of course, the big news is the Third Advent! How very special a little girl will be. Happy sewing! And, thanks to the Resident Chef for pulling out my name. I am emailing you now.

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    1. Yes, the big news IS indeed big!! Girls are rare in our family so this one, no doubt, will be spoiled just a little! I'll pass your thanks along to the Resident Chef

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  7. Congratulations!!!! Making doll clothes is so much fun :)

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    1. I doubt I'll be making any doll clothes because our daughter-in-love is creeped out by dolls....will have to wait and see on that. In the meantime I'll make clothes for our real live little 'doll'.

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  8. Congratulations, Grandma and Grandpa- how exciting to have a girl on the way. The quote is so true. Interesting links again.

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    1. Girls are very rare in our family so this is pretty exciting news. I'm going to have to change my creations to become girlie - quite a switch.

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  9. Congratulations! You will enjoy having a granddaughter.

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    1. Thank you! 'Grands' are pretty special, no matter whether they be girls or boys, but have to admit we're chuffed that it's a girl.

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  10. Oh you are going to have great fun making things for a little girl! Congratulations! Very educational piece on cleaning old cloth.

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    1. I anticipate having lots of fun creating girlie things, for sure. My whole mindset has to change!

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  11. Oh what wonderful news. Congratulations and blessings to all.

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    1. Thanks Lorraine....we're pretty excited!

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