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Friday, July 06, 2018

Paintin' and Fussy!!

The past couple of days were very hot here (cooler today, thankfully) so there wasn't much happening in my sewing room.  I did manage to convert this fabric...

by painting it...

and then giving myself semi-permanent pleats in
my fingers from the scissors while fussy cutting 
all the leaves...

The final step was adding the veins and now I have
a pile of maple leaves for adding to my barn project....

- Have a look at THIS amazing project Lauren did!  I love it.

- Sue has created an amazing quilt which is accompanied by the story behind its creation.  Well worth reading/seeing HERE.

- There's a link HERE that leads to a free PDF pattern for an amazing butterfly afghan.

- You might find THIS post interesting.  The thing that caught my eye is the handmade needle organizer (near the bottom) would be perfect for storing needles that are used and haven't reached their expiry date.  While you're there, check out all the other sewing room organization tips in her sidebar!

- HERE's another amazing thread artist (be sure to click on the pictures to see better detail)

Today your quote is from Winnie The Pooh & Piglet..."Piglet:  "How to you spell love?"  Pooh:  "You don't spell it, you feel it"


  1. Mary Anne you are so clever!

  2. Oh wow, that's an impressive pile of leaves!

  3. Anonymous9:24 PM

    Wow Maryanne these leaves look awesome what a big job to paint them,well done my friend xx

  4. Those leaves are fabulous. I don't wonder your fingers are a tad pleated. Such a brilliant idea. Can't wait to see them in your barn picture.

  5. Wow! Very cool leaves!

  6. Your fabric conversion was a fabulous idea.

  7. I am continually amazed and impressed by what you come up with, Mary Anne. :) And I love the Pooh quote.

  8. Well that fabric fix was very creative!! And look at all that CUTTING!! You are creative AND diligent, lol.
    xx, Carol

  9. Wow! Mary Anne, what work you gave yourself with those leaves but they turned out beautifully! Glad your sewing room is cooler! Christine x

  10. I have severely missed you and your blog. We have moved and gotten our furniture and goods yeserday. So much to unpack and of course hubby was right...I have waaaaay tooooo much stuff for this smaller home. We will sleep in our own bed tonight! I love Pooh and Piglet...xo

  11. Goodness, Mary Anne! That was quite a job, painting and then cutting all those leaves. They will look great on your barn.
    Glad it’s cooler for you!
    Barbara xx

  12. That's dedication. I've had those ridges before.

  13. Great job on those leaves. Lots of patience with the fussy cutting. Look forward to seeing them used in your piece.

  14. I think I commented on the wrong post for the leaves! Closed the page and then here was this again. Oh well, great job on these. The heat is getting to me , I think (grin).

  15. Wow, you're dedicated, that looks awesome!


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