Friday, March 26, 2010

I'm a magpie

You probably could have guessed, but I really am a magpie. Magpie's are known for being attracted to anything shiny and sparkly.  Yep, that's me.  They grab it and take it home to their nest.  Yep, that's me too.

This is one of James Audubon's paintings. 

I found this fun poem about seeing magpies:
One for sorrow. 
Two for Joy. 
Three for a girl. 
Four for a boy. 
Five for silver. 
Six for gold. 
Seven for a secret never told.
Eight is a kiss. 
Nine is a wish. 
Ten is a chance never to be missed.

I'm not sure what that has to do with needlepoint, but it amuses me this morning.

My latest obsession with all things sparkly are these gorgeous dichroic glass magnets from Lee Cox.  Dichroic glass contains multiple micro-layers of metal oxides which creates the beautiful sparkly layers of color.

Lee makes big magnets that will hold your scissors when you flip your needlepoint over on the frame and smaller magnets for your needles.

There are hearts in both sizes.  They are all so pretty you really can't go wrong.

These pictures are pretty, but now imagine all the colors dancing with light and magic.  You will love them.  They just make me smile.

Lee also makes matching scissors fobs;  they are just too cool.  If you think the magnets are pretty, wait until you see the fobs!

We have lots of the little pretties in the store and online.

Join me and bring a little sparkle into your world.


Colorado Stitcher said...

We have Magpies here in the Denver area most of the year (I think they head south for the winter, but don't quote me). They are huge almost as big as crows. I had not seen them until we moved here. They are fun to watch, but most folks think of them a nuisance birds and I do not know why.

Pretty shiney magnets!!

Ruth Schmuff said...

I'm not sure we have magpies but it certainly is funny when I'm near sparkly things, my ability to focus is gone :-)

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