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, July 30, 2018


Today we will re-visit 2013 and have a little look back at some of the things I was doing then.  In February I completed another hussif...

If you would like to see the inside, you may go to my post HERE.

This is an absolutely HORRIBLE picture but the best I could do at the time of the white cloth I completed from an online class held by Karen Ruane...

If you would like to see more details, have a look at my original post HERE.

In July of that year I completed work on a fabric/stitched portrait of Odin - our beloved dog that we lost far too soon...
This was from an online class from Susan Sorrell through the Fiber Arts/Mixed Media site. 

In August I was working on a crocheted version of Hobbes (from the Calvin and Hobbes comic series) - a much loved character by both of our boys.  I gifted each of our adult boys with one and they are now being loved by our grandsons...

Pattern can be found HERE

One of the Christmas gifts I created that year was this sewing machine cover, thread catcher/pincushion and needle book set...

You can find the tutorial for the thread catcher/pincushion HERE - the rest of the pieces I simply made up as I went along.

Today, a quote from A.W. Tozer..."We cannot pray in love and live in hate and still think we are worshiping God"


  1. Loved the step back in time. Those crazy quilt hussifs are not only pretty but so useful. Love them. I love that sewing machine cover. hugs, lj

  2. I am enjoying strolling through the past years before I knew you, looking at all your beautiful pretties. You do have the most beautiful talent, Mary Anne!

  3. Oh my goodness... that stitched portrait of Odin is beautiful. What a treasure. And Hobbes! He's terrific. It's so good to know your multiple Hobbes are being loved, still. :)

    1. I actually was surprised that our boys let their little ones have their Hobbes! Guess they figure I can always make them another one.

  4. Another post full of fabulous completed projects. I just love looking back at all that you have made.... I am sure you do too! Christine x

  5. That hussif looks oddly familiar! My granddaughter in law wanted it for an evening purse but I would NOT part with it. Since they will soon be taking a VERY extended vacation in an RV, I suspect she will not be needing an evening bag soon anyway. I remember the Odin stitching too. Nice to recall the projects you have made.
    xx, Carol

  6. Oooh! love that white cloth - it would have taken ages to do but it is so beautiful! I would steal Hobbs if I could!

  7. You think and create every little detail and that makes your Works of HeArt so extra special. Hobbes is over-the-moon cute! Excellent quote...<3


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