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, June 29, 2018

Righter?


Last time I showed you the beginning of my next barn landscape and told you that the colours weren't quite right (at least in my mind anyway!).  I've now 'adjusted' them and this is what I am working with...

I'm still not sure about a couple of the areas, but within the confines of my stash I think I'm going to have to be satisfied.  

- There's a nice free quilt block pattern HERE for a really pretty dove.

- Many of our summer tops and  dresses have deep V-necks and perhaps you'd like to add one of THESE modesty panels.

- For those of you who are working on making a hexxie quilt and like to carry along your pieces to work on, perhaps THIS little tote might be just what you need?

- There's a free bag pattern HERE that looks intriguing.

- Check out THIS  for all sorts of free links to make fabric baskets.  And while you're there, be sure to check out all her great tutorials HERE.

- Have a look at the amazing embroidered houses found HERE.

- THIS is something fun for your kids over the summer!

- I know it's not Christmas yet, but perhaps you might like to file THIS idea away (and search for the 'ingredients' at yard sales over the summer!).

- Have a look at the amazing work of THIS artist (scroll down).

Another anonymous quote..."You can't let people scare you.  You can't go your whole life trying to please everyone else.  You can't go your whole life worried about what everyone else is going to think.  Whether it's your hair, clothes, what you have to say, how you feel, what you believe in or what you have...you can't let the judgement of others stop you from being you.  Because if you do, you are no longer you.  You are just someone everyone else wants you to be"





15 comments:

  1. Beautiful....your color choices are great and of course you gave way too many great links again which I have bookmarked!

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  2. Hi Maryanne beautiful work my friend,well done xx

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  3. Loving your barns. I think all those fabrics are perfect. =) Great minds think alike....I saw that pretty hexie purse just last evening on Pinterest.....scary!!

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  4. Interesting sky. The piece is coming along. Lots of great links. I've bookmarked some of them.

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  5. I had to go back and compare the two skies and this one is definitely better. I always get lost in the links you share. Thanks for including them. Have a great weekend.
    xx, Carol

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  6. Love the quote and that cute hexi pouch!

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  7. Love how this is looking Mary Anne! Excited to see the next additions! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

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  8. You always come up with such interesting things - the modesty panel, yes I have one dress that would work well for, I love the summer reading bingo idea and if anyone wants a dog to read to the crazy poodle will be all ears! And the Christmas snowman, all I can say is wow! I love it, but I have enough problems packing my Xmas decs away without adding in three goldfish bowls haha!
    Your barn is looking fantastic.
    Wren x

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    1. I'm with you in not having space for goldfish bowls, but when we had the house and more space I would have tried it. Wish I could come and read to your crazy poodle - that would be fun!

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  9. I love the quote at the end Mary Anne, and I like daring to be me. If a bit of hippy influence should show up in my wardrobe, well that means comfortable clothes that hide the ageing jiggly parts. lol

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    1. Hiding the ageing jiggly parts - sounds like a plan to me!!!!

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  10. The change you made is very subtle but I think you were right to do it.

    Those embroidered houses....wow!

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  11. I think it's amazing the details you can see that aren't really there yet. I had to take several double-checks to see what you had changed. I wouldn't have thought the difference would have been noticeable, but looking at them both (again) I see that you have improved it. I new it. I didn't know how. But I knew you were somehow going to improve upon thing - that to me, didn't even need improving. :)

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  12. I love your barns and cannot wait to see this one come together!

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