MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Almost done!

You will be happy to know that the fall pillow cover project is almost done (I will be showing you pictures on Monday) and this little fellow was one of the last things I added...


Since I took this photo I added a little acorn for him to hold in his paws.  

Boud posed a question in the comments yesterday asking about the ultimate end for this pillow cover. Well....it's mine, mine, all mine!!   My plan (and for once I actually have one!!) is to end up with  different pillow covers (reflecting the seasons and one for Christmas) that can be changed out as required.  The Christmas one is done, and you will get to see it a little later.

Last night the sky was absolutely incredible - the sun was shining on the treetops across the river and the colours were amazing.  Unfortunately my pictures didn't do it justice, but I thought you might like to see them anyway...



Many of the leaves have already fallen (thanks be to some windy, rainy days). 

 

Today your quote is from Elizabeth Lawrence.... "Even if something is left undone, everyone must take time to sit still and watch leaves turn"






9 comments:

Kim said...

Oh wow.....on both fronts. Those glorious colours of Autumn are sublime....and your little squirrel is very cute. I must say I love that sweet flower too. I have waited long enough for the unveiling of this beautiful cushion of yours.....thank goodness Monday is nearly here!! =)

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Mary Anne! Love your beautiful squirrel and that is a great idea to have pillow covers to change with the seasons! Looking forward to seeing your photos of the finished cover! Lovely Autumn colours in your outside shots! Have a fun weekend! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

I can't wait to see a pic of the finished pillow!! We have a riot of fall colors right now. They say color is at it's peak right now, but really we have LOTS of green left.
xx, Carol

Createology said...

Such a fuzzy tail on the uber cute squirrel. He really does need an acorn. So glad to hear this pillow is for you. All too often we make for others and never have anything for ourselves. Fall Bliss Dear...

janie krig said...

The squirrel is just right, you have a nice mix of colors.

Renee said...

Oh, I just LOVE the squirrel and his fluffy tail! Your work always makes me smile. This is going to be such a wonderful pillow cover to display each fall. I look forward to seeing your Christmas one! (Now, I seriously need to get off the computer and get to work. I think I emailed you over an hour ago saying I was going to do just that...) Lovely work! And such a great quote. My hubby and I were just admiring the red leaves on a small tree the birds planted in our front yard last year. :)

FlashinScissors said...

Such a sweet squirrel, Mary Anne, and what a brilliant tail! I am glad you are keeping this cover, it's gorgeous. Barbara xx

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely to see your changing leaves looking so beautiful.
AND how nice to see you've finished your crazy quilt pillow top with so many special touches!
I have had a nice time playing catch up with you this morning.
Happy October oxo
p.s. thank you for your good wishes on my toe too

karen said...

you do this so well, so perfectly, so beautifully. You are definitely the embellishment queen.