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, July 21, 2021

More or less a finish - a start - and toil

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 First of all, I finished stitching the bee-themed project and am calling it a finish despite the fact that the search is now on for an appropriate frame for it.  Finished at about 5x7"



Then I turned my attention to the fact that our friend is having a birthday soon so I thought I'd make her a card featuring her favourite flower.  I'll add some lace to tart it up a little more.

In process


The mailman brought a little augmentation for my stash as you can see (but it's not the shipment I need to finish the advents)....

It's hard to tell from the photo but the brown fabric on the left is metallic and the white has a tone-on-tone aspect to it.  The small green piece in the front as well as the quilt label were gifts from the seller (lucky me!!!!).  

And...meanwhile....Resident Chef's kitchen has been buzzing as he does a 'bubble, bubble, toil, and trouble' brewing....

He makes our own kombucha and all these containers are part of the process.  The jar on the right is his 'Scobie Hotel' where he keeps the starters.  They keep multiplying and pretty soon he's going to have enough to set up his own shop!!

- Those of you of a 'certain age' will maybe get a laugh out of watching THIS video!

- Further on the Christmas in July theme, how about making some of  THESE cute little ornaments?

- Not that I like dragons or anything, but how about THIS?  While you're there have a peek at some of her other free designs HERE.  

- THIS is another of those things that made me say 'awwww'.  

Today's quote is from Nathaniel Hawthorne..."Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied"

14 comments:

  1. I'll definitely accept the compliment about women who sew?

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  2. Those dragons and the unicorn are too cute. I've book marked them for future consideration :)

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    1. Glad you liked them! I love the wee dragon of course, but there might just be a need for a unicorn or two at some point.

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  3. That's a sweet finish. And that rose is nice, too! You must have done that one while I wasn't looking. You are fast! I hope you're having a good birthday week, Mary Anne! :)

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    1. Thanks Becki - I rather like the bee project too. As for the rose, it didn't take long because it's only small. Thank you for the b'day wishes.

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  4. I see the little bee has helped you to be busy. It looks wonderful. Can't wait to see the finished card. And thanks for the giggle with that video.

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    1. The bee project was great fun and so I thought I'd do some more and did the rose too. Glad you enjoyed the video!

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  5. Flora is cute. The photo is sort of abstract as it took eye sorting to see the actual figures.

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  6. A lucky person is getting a beautiful rose. Not sure what the Chef is making?

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    1. Kombucha - is a drink made from tea which is supposed to be very good for you. Don't know about the health benefits but it tastes good!

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  7. Love your little cross stitch project Mary Anne and I am sure you'll find the right frame to finish it off! Just finished laughing hysterically at that first video!! Hugs Christine xx

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the video! I have until Christmas to find just the right frame so there's no rush.

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