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, October 16, 2017


The latest barn project is complete!!  Well, complete except for the label for the back, which I will work on next.  

This piece measures approx. 14 x 25".

The inspiration photo I used


- If you have a little girl in your life, perhaps one of these beautiful nighties might be just the thing to make for her.

- Have a look at the amazing (small!!) embroideries in THIS article!

- Noticed THESE on Ravelry - not something I would ever think of tackling, but aren't they cute?

- Pam Kellogg has announced her new mystery cross-stitch Christmas stitch-a-long and you can find more information HERE.  

Today your quote is from an anonymous source once again..."Life is like a camera....focus on what's important; capture the good times; develop from the negatives; and if things don't work out, take another shot"


Kim said...

AMAZING!! You have outdone yourself, Mary Anne. Your barn is a work of art. All that belly gazing was worth it. =) Your stitching and design is such a wonderful interpretation of the photo of the barn. Aren't you a clever lady. Love today's quote, so very true.

Kim said...

oooops....of course I meant "all that belly button gazing"!! =)

Vicki W said...

It's fantastic! I know you struggled with the greenery but I think you found the right solution.

Cathy said...

Wow, your barn turned out beautifully! It is truly a work of art you should be proud of!

Boud said...

This is a lovely work. And thank you for showing us the progress all the way through.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

this is an amazing finish especially after you agonized over it so much. the stitched grasses added so much movement in the forefront. It is just so pretty. Proud, aren't you!! You surely should be.
xx, Carol

Janie said...

Beautiful work, Mary Ann.
Thanks for the tips. Eira's tiny embroidery work is amazing. I like her advice when
asked 'how do you do it?' She says, 'Patience, patience, patience.'
Super quote.

Renee said...

Your barn quilt is amazing! Absolutely fabulous!

KimM said...

Beautiful, beautiful barn quilt! You must be so proud!

crazyQstitcher said...

I had no doubt about your ability and imagination to come up with another masterpiece.
You have such a knack for creating, MA.

Baa. xxx said...

Oh, it looks fantastic! Love it!. It's all the embrodiery that makes it come alive. Surely you are loving that grass now.

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Bravo! Your barn is gorgeous! I am growing to love more machine thread play and you've done an awesome job here. Its inspiring me to get back to the thread painting!

FlashinScissors said...

Wow, Mary Anne! Your barn quilt is amazing. You did a wonderful job on the grass, a masterful finish! I love the trees too!
It’s just like a photograph. You must be so pleased with it!
Barbara x

Createology said...

I am in love with your barn and it resembles the photo so well. Your rework of the grass area certainly did cause you some angst however your finished piece is bliss! Preserving our wonderful old barns in fabrics is a loving and fulfilling Labor of Love. Well done dear. OMG on the miniature embroidery by Svetlana! I am speechless!! Great quote today...<3