A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Sometimes it's just not quite right

Sometimes what you think will work, just doesn't.  Over the weekend I worked at laying down the background for my next barn and it seems that some reversing needs to be done.  I'm simply not happy with the sky area.  It's too bright and it's too dark, both at the same time.  I wanted to have some indication of a sunrise but the oranges and yellows are just too 'much' and the upper part of the sky is just too dark for what I'm planning to add later on. will be changing.  Watch this space!

- Kathy Shaw has designed, and now has available, a wonderful looking set of seam treatment/embroidery stitch templates.  Find out more HERE!

- If you scroll down at THIS link, you will be able to download printable hexxie template patters in various sizes.  And if you go HERE there are some handy tips for how to stitch with them.

- While you're visiting the above tips, how about checking out the list of the rest of their tips found HERE.  

- If you go HERE, there's a link to a free pattern to use Kraft-Tex to make a wristlet (and if you look on the sidebar to the right you'll see further links to other patterns).

Another anonymous quote..."I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener"


  1. Anonymous7:06 PM

    Hi Maryanne what a shame you have to unpick,i am enjoying your pics coming to life xx

  2. So interesting how you bring a barn scene to life, Maryanne.

  3. Oh, the dreaded unpicking.....such a tedious chore. I always look forward seeing the progression of your amazing barns.

  4. Love the sky for sunset but if your going for sunrise I gues you need to brighten up the dark parts.

  5. I like watching your progress and thinking process. Thanks for sharing.
    That 'interviewing', testing, is a real part of creating isn't it?
    The results will be good.

  6. Oh, I will be watching. I'm fascinated already. It looks beautiful to me, but if you say it's not right I know something even better must be coming. ;^)

  7. MA, even famous artists have altered their work before the finish- even painted over some; there are no rules. Actually we had a vivid red/orange/yellow sky and almost black above, at 5.30am just recently. We're in winter now.
    Whatever you do will be great.

  8. It looks god to me. Those CQ templates are very very tempting.

  9. Thanks for sharing your creative journey. It's not often that someone posts about the things that don't turn out right the first time. Good luck!


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