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 09, 2018

One step forward - and one back

It was much cooler over the weekend so I was able to get the iron out and 'weave' the boards on the latest barn.  I was also able to do some embroidered flora which, upon further contemplation, I need to fix.  I don't like the background fabric and it's too late to replace it (unless I seriously want to undo two days of embroidery and then re-do it).  So...stay tuned....there's a fix in mind, but it might be a flub, who knows.  

In the meantime, this is where it's at...

- There's a tutorial HERE to make a folding fabric grocery bag....handy to keep in your purse (and a scrap buster too!).  Gift idea as well!!

- If you like Sunbonnet Sue, have a look at the free pattern available HERE!

- If you have a little one in your life that loves unicorns, there is a sweet crocheted pattern HERE.

- Have a look at the work done by THIS artist (particularly her creations using buttons!!)

- THIS is a really sweet hat for a little one.

- If you happen to be fascinated by fairy gardens, perhaps some of the ideas HERE might interest you - even just seeing some of them is pretty cool!

Today there's another anonymous quote:  "Mess?  What mess?  That's creativity scattered around the room!"


  1. This is looking gorgeous Mary Anne! Can't wait to see more!! Have a lovely week! Christine x

  2. Yes, I agree, you're off to a good start.
    And isn't that how projects often are, 'two steps forward, one back, etc.'?
    Thanks for the links. The button art pieces are full of color and texture, I wonder
    if they are heavy?

  3. Gosh, no! It’s looking great! You can’t undo 2 days worth of embroidery, that would be awful!!
    Like the grocery bag, right up my street! In fact I made a similar bag a while ago and could add a similar fastener to that!
    Thanks for the idea.
    Barbara xx

  4. Anonymous6:34 PM

    Hi Maryanne your barn is looking so good,hope you have a lovely day my friend xx

  5. The colors in this just take my breath away.

  6. Love the weaving on the barn. And the quote is perfect!

  7. Yep, this quote certainly sums up me and my sewing room. My eyes must be bleary because what I see is fabulous....your barn, flowers and the surrounding sky and landscape!

  8. Oh wow! You just opened up that barn and let us see inside. I didn't imagine this when I saw all those barn wood pieces a week ago. Bravo!


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