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.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Progression - maybe

Thank you to those of you who took the time to point out that the small barn was rather tipsy in my previous post.  That has been rectified now, as you can see...


Can't have a tipsy barn!!

- Have a look at the amazing embroideries found HERE.  

- I know it might not be the best time of year for THIS (at least in this hemisphere!) but it looks like fun anyway.  While you're there, you might like to check out some of her other tutorials.  And further on the subject, have a look at THIS (not sure I would ever attempt it, but it sure looks like fun!).

- As a knitter, sometimes you end up needing to bind off a project and you are facing a sad lack of yarn remaining to do so.  Perhaps THIS tutorial might prove helpful.

- Another thing I wish I had as reference when I was learning to knit (and probably still should refer to!) is THIS chart.

Another unknown quote..."The first to apologize is the bravest.  The first to forgive is the strongest.  The first to forget is the the happiest"




10 comments:

  1. Hi Mary Anne your barns are looking awesome,well done my friend xx

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  2. Oh dear, I didn't notice your tipsy barn......perhaps I was rather tipsy. =) Your barn is looking might fine, Mary Anne!

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  3. Tipsy? Missed that. Must have been drinking strong coffee at the time!

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  4. The barns are looking good. I like your additions. Today's quote will give me food for thought today and I contemplate my Crazy Train's last visit.
    xx, Carol

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  5. Ooooh, isn't that just beautiful, my friend! And I love that the barns are from real life :)

    Happy weekend! Hugs

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  6. I didn’t even notice your tipsy barn yet now it does look better straightened up. Lots of great tips today. Another very wise quote. You are a fountain of knowledge dear...thank you. <3

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  7. Oh lol, I love a tipsy barn ;) This is going to be such a stunning piece of art again dear Mary Anne! Big hugs xx

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  8. Have just come back to blogging Mary Anne, and love your barns. Particularly like the crazy patch background it is a very interesting effect.

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  9. Old barns tend to tip a bit. Besides, as the artist, you have creative license to tip the barn if you wish. Just a thought!

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  10. Huh. I didn't even notice the tipsy barn - until I went back and took a second look. You know what I think would be interesting. A picture showing something of the process of what you add to your pictures (e.g. what is it that makes the "holes" in the barn wood?) I've blown up the picture, but I still can't quite figure it out. I think a close up picture of what you use (or do) would be really interesting. I'm in awe of the finished project, but I don't always understand the process.

    Then again, maybe crazy quilting is like magician's work - one mustn't tell one's secrets. (chuckling) It certainly all looks a bit like magic to me. ;^)

    Those embroidered birds in the first link are amazing. And those leaf prints in the second link are really cool. I must try that sometime. Next summer!

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