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.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Woof woof!

I finished the little doggie that is destined for the Christmas box and here he is....

Pattern can be found HERE.

We were traveling the back roads on the way home this afternoon and came across this wonderful barn (I know, beauty is in the eye of the beholder!) and I'm itching to try to create it in fabric.


I know it's in imminent danger of falling down and being gone.  It's so sad to see them being so neglected and I think that's why I find a certain amount of beauty that needs to be preserved.  


- It's fall here (despite the temperatures the past few days being like they should have been in mid-summer - today the car thermometer is registering 31 degrees Celsius!), and I happened across THESE pretty fall leaf coasters.

- There's a ton of great diy ideas HERE.

- HERE is a really nice cross-stitch fall themed design - would make a really nice biscornu I think.  And there's another cute fall design HERE.  And another one HERE.  

Today your quote is from an anonymous source once again..."If it doesn't open, it's not your door"




13 comments:

Janet said...

I agree - the barn is beautiful. I often take photos of old buildings thinking maybe one day I'll recreate them. Will "one day" ever come though - that is the question.

Createology said...

Such an adorable Woof Woof! Theo will be thrilled with this puppy. Nice crochet Fall leaves. How many doors I have tried and now I realize they weren't my doors!!! LOL. Enjoy your wonderful weather. We have perfect Fall weather here as well. <3

Boud said...

Did we see the other barn picture finished? I agree, nice adventure to create this scene in fabric.

Cathy said...

Too cute!!!!

Kim said...

A very apt quote! Love it! Your little doggie is very cute. I love the barns that seem to be everywhere over there in the USofA. There seems to be so many different designs. I hope this falling down barn does get interpreted by your clever stitching fingers.

Wen Green said...

Awwww such a cute doggie!! Beautiful work! And I love that barn, the decay adds to the beauty of it! xx

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

That Yo Yo dog is so CUTE!! That barn gives me a snicker. Terry LOVES barns, no matter what condition they are in. When we are driving on the back roads and see a barn that is not in such good shape, I always say "There's a barn for you, Terry". I'll be interested in seeing how you recreate the holes in the roof.
xx, Carol

Mary Ann said...

I love the little dog. Very huggable:)

Jennifer Gail said...

That doggie is too cute.

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Great job on the dog. Lucky child who gets it. I think you should try the barn. You have a flair for selecting the correct fabrics! More interesting links.

crazyQstitcher said...

Cute pooch to make a child happy. You've given yourself a challenge with the old barn but knowing you, you'll make a masterpiece again.

Baa. xxx said...

Oh, darling doggie! You need to be adopted! Catch a plane or swim on over!

Christine B. said...

Love your little dog... he has real character! I'm with you.... love the old barn... can't wait to see how you recreate it in fabric!! Have a great weekend! Christine x