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.

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!"









8 comments:

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

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  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?

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  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.
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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

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

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

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  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!

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  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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