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, August 23, 2021

10, 11 and.....

 Here's # 10 and #11 of the latest cross stitcheries....


Both of these designs were cobbled together using several different ones to achieve what I wanted. 

  

-There are some interesting ideas HERE for using up some of your button collection.  The bag caught my eye but then I realized that all those buttons would make it awfully heavy to haul around.  Would sure be a great conversation piece though!

- THIS leads to a PDF file of an adorable mouse doll.  Very cute!

- And you can go HERE to see a whole lot more free patterns from the same designer....quilts AND toys.

- There's an interesting article HERE about using pool noodles in the sewing room.

Today's quote...."Sometimes we need a bridge and sometimes we are the bridge.  No one I know has escaped troubled waters, rough seas and challenging, scary days.  There are times in our lives when we could use a little help, and other times when we are given the chance to be that help for someone else.  It really doesn't matter where you are right now.  What matters is that you remember that we are stronger together, and taking a hand is just as important as offering one"




18 comments:

  1. You are certainly chugging along with those stitcheries. I'm going to see if I can still find pool noodles. I've used them for other things before, but good ideas always seem to pop up when they're not "in season".

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    1. Dollar stores often have pool noodles - as well as many hardware stores. At least they do here anyway.

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  2. I love your stitcheries, especially that you cobbled them from several designs - very clever idea! I also very much liked your quote. These are the perfect words for these times so thank you for sharing it.

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    1. I'm getting good at cobbling together designs to come up with something that fits what I'm looking for. Glad you liked the quote!

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  3. I love your creativity. And that quote is wonderful, thank you for posting it.

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    1. Glad you like the quote - it resonated with me for sure.

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  4. Your "cobbling together" is pretty terrific. And those buttons! I saw lots of fun ideas I'd never seen before. :)

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    1. I've been a 'cobbler' for years. Seems I'm rarely happy with an original design and I simply have to change it somehow.

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  5. I absolutely adore your sweet little stitcheries MA. I have the Tilda Mouse pattern and want to make it...just a matter of when there is time. We are stronger together...if only humans would give up hating.

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    1. I'm having altogether too much fun doing these little stitcheries. I guess it's been too long since I've been able to do them so I'm making up for it now. And yes, if only humans would stop the hate.

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  6. Mary Anne, your gorgeous cross stitcheries sparkle- you make them unique. They will delight whichever child receives them. What an extra delight it would be to see their faces when opening each new one. A good quote.

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    1. Yes, I do wish I could see our 'grands' faces when they are seeing each little design and putting them on their tree. That would be such fun!

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  7. I am loving these. Look at that pretty little train engine. I have a feeling these wonderful pieces are going to be well loved for years and years to come!

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    1. I don't suppose there are any pink trains in real life, but kids won't care! By the time they're old enough to question it, they'll be beyond advent calendars anyway.

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  8. Cute stitching. I love the little house.

    God bless.

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    1. Thank you Jackie - the house was fun to create for sure.

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  9. Gingerbread cottage is cute as a button as we say.

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    1. Cute as a button is a well used expression around here too - thank you!

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