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.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Still waffling - sort of - maybe -

Deciding on a new major project is hard especially when you deal with the guilt of knowing that there's a massive to-do list that should be dealt with at some point and the fact that your mind is wanting to dwell on two new projects that haven't ever so much as SEEN said to-do list.  At this point I think my Harrison Fisher quilt is going to win out, mainly because my stash lends itself to that one.  If I try to create the abandoned barn images it will mean I need to augment my stash with cottons, something that I don't have the extra funds at the moment to do.  That makes the decision somewhat easier and I refuse to dwell on that to-do list that's sitting on my desk, glaring balefully at me I'm sure!

So....the quest is on for appropriate examples of Harrison Fisher illustrations that will work with my idea.  Many of the images you see are of women - mostly singular.  My eye, however,  keeps going to the images of couples and that has led me to a working title of 'The Courtship' using images such as this one...


The next thing, after narrowing the choices of wonderful images down, is to decide on just how many blocks I want to make...four, six or eight....???

The mumblings of the day....

- Don't know if all of you have heard of a trend making something called 'Temperature' Afghans....the premise being that each day you add a row to your afghan reflecting the temperature of the day.  If you would like to read more about it, there's an excellent article HERE.  And another one HERE.  And lots of eye candy can be found HERE.  What's even more fun is that you can use either knit or crochet - and the colours are entirely up to you.  Pattern choice is pretty flexible too.  If you'd like to know more, just google 'Temperature Afghans' and you will see tons of examples.

- my blogging friend Kim has announced a fun stitch-a-long and if you're interested in the Tudor era, perhaps you might like to check out her post HERE.  And there's further information HERE

- Another friend posted a link to a video tutorial the paper-lovers among you might find interesting and that can be found HERE..  Thank you Connie for this one!

- Pam Kellogg has released a sneak peak of the cover art created by Allison Aller for the spring issue of 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' and you can see that HERE, as well as read about what she is searching for to include in the next issue.  Please consider sending along your photos and/or articles and design ideas!!

- I would love one of THESE, particularly now we seem to be getting snow pretty much every day.

- HERE is a really fun (and quick!) cowl for the sewers among you. I'd like one of these too!!  

Today your quote is from Craig D. Lounsbrough...."What I allow into my head finds its way to my heart, which is a porthole to my soul.  Therefore, I might be wise to consider the state of my soul, and then walk this process backwards"





7 comments:

Janie said...

The Harrison Fisher illustration you're considering looks very romantic, lots of fun to embellish!
That quote is good too, a reminder that thoughts do count.
Have a good day, Mary Ann.

Christine Barnsley said...

Procrastination is the thief of time Mary Anne.... just work on the project that will give you the most pleasure! Thanks for the links.... loved that handwarmer idea and the cowl! Keep warm! Christine x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

More great links. The images you have been showing for your "Courtship" project are so pretty. I'll love see it come to life.

Stay warm.
xx, Carol

Shirlee Fassell said...

You can't go wrong wit any Fisher illustration you choose they are all wonderful. Love your header close up!

Pamela Kellogg said...

Love your Harrison Fisher quilt idea! If you hop over to Pinterest and search through my Vintage Images collection, you'll find a lot of them. Pam

Baa. xxx said...

Oooh....Harrison Fisher quilt ...this sounds interesting. We will watch with interest. Exciting!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Your mumblings are always a pleasure to read! Lots of great ideas too.