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, October 11, 2021

Partially done

 Remember that jumble of fabrics that I showed you last time?  Well, some of them have been turned into these.....


The rest are heading that way too.....ten in all.  The project came to a screeching halt with the stash I had of Insul-Bright coming to an end.  More is on order so the rest will have to wait on the mailman.  The pattern came from HERE.  Hopefully oven mitts will be a welcome gift!

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QUESTION..... is anyone having issues with leaving comments on my blog and them not going through?  I had an email from Joy and she said her comments aren't showing up and that set me to wondering if anyone else has noticed a problem?  I'm not seeing her comments to approve them so there's a 'glitch' somewhere.  

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- If you are a crocheter and work with squares, have a peek at THIS pretty way of joining them together.

- I  love THESE!

- HERE is a great tip for using up all the small pieces of quilt batting you might have.

- HERE is a great tutorial for making a witch hat for Halloween.

This weekend is the Canadian Thanksgiving (not to be confused with the American one which is in November) so in that light, I found this quote from Neil A. Maxwell..."We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count"




22 comments:

  1. Nice oven mitts. It has been ages since I've seen one.
    Comments are weird for me anyway. No telling if what I post goes through because some required approval.

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    1. Resident Chef mostly uses potholders (but he's getting one of these for Christmas too....shhhhhh).

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  2. I left a comment. It is not showing up.

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    1. I have comment moderation turned on so I have to approve all comments before they appear so it could take a few hours for them to show. All good - I got two comments!

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  3. Blogger is going quietly round the bend. I've seen my comments vanish before I could post them. But I'm trying here just so you can test.

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    1. It came through fine Liz - and usually does (I think?) from you. It might take a little bit for them to show up here because I do have comment moderation turned on.

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  4. Wonderful oven mitts and very handy. Lots of good links. Happy Thanksgiving to You and yours. Our country is trying to cancel Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day. I am not a fan of Cancel Culture!

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    1. Canceling Columbus Day? What next! It seems like they're trying to bury all the history by doing things like that and also getting rid of all the statues. We can't change history and to me those things serve as reminders of what we don't want to repeat. Last week we had the first 'Truth and Reconciliation' day but like most other days of that nature it will be treated as a holiday and not marked in the manner in which it was intended. Haven't heard the 'Cancel Culture' term but how true it is!

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  5. I think everyone likes ovenmitts..well I can't do without them so I guess I should just speak for myself, LOL. Meanwhile great sock knitting and I love the quotes you choose. I too like to juggle a few different projects. Like for instance I have wool coming to crochet Attic 24's Yuletide afghan. Have you seen it??

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    1. Ooooh - I haven't seen that afghan before but it's certainly spectacular! Resident Chef uses hot pads primarily but he's getting a pair of my oven mitts so we'll see how/if he likes them.

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  6. Those are fun fabrics and sure to be a hit. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thank you Lorraine. I hope the oven mitts are a hit....at least they're a somewhat practical gift.

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  7. Love those oven mitts! What pretty fabrics.

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    1. Thanks Becki! I forgot to mention that the one pictured on the left shows the outside and the one on the right is the inside. The insides changed with each one depending on what fabric scraps I had leftover.

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  8. Those will make some nice gifts! I 've already started my gifts for this year but I might have to do that for next year.

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    1. Some of them will be used as 'the gift' and others will be included in with other things. They're not hard to make but they do take a bit of bias tape by the time you're finished.

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  9. Love those mitts! I have several and prefer them to gloves. I hope your Insul-Bright arrives soon. Good tips for crochet joining. I've no bother with posting comments.

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    1. I like the mitts too but I'm anxious to see what Resident Chef will say once he gets his. Glad you're having no issues with commenting - doesn't appear that the problem is on my end, beyond the wait for me to approve the comments.

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  10. Thanks for the oven mitt idea, and the link to what to do with leftover quilt batting.

    The race is on for Christmas makes.

    God bless.

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    1. You're most welcome! I spend all year looking for good ideas for gift making and I thought oven mitts would be very practical overall.

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  11. The oven mitts are beautiful Mary Anne. I think they make lovely gifts. Hugs Christine xx

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    1. I know I would be happy with such a gift so hopefully my friends are as well!

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