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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A new beginning


And another one begins....another barn that is.  This one is another commission and I'm rather excited about it because it's in fall colours, different from any I've done up until this point.  I've been wanting to try this colour scheme so now I have a good excuse.  

This is the photo I'm working from...





and this is how far I've gotten...



- Have a look through the galleries of THIS amazing artist!

- If you have just one ball of sock weight yarn and don't know what to do with it, perhaps some of the links found HERE might give you an idea.

- THESE are strictly for inspiration but aren't they pretty?

- THIS is a pretty doily pattern, and there's THIS one too.  And if you'd like to make a lovely crocheted flower, how about THIS one?

- Have a peek at THESE - so cute and who knew pop tabs could be used that way.

- THIS is an amazing cake (that just happens to be a pincushion!!)....there's a link to the instructions via pdf file.  

Today's quote..."No response IS a response, and it's a powerful one"


17 comments:

  1. This is coming along so well. I love all the sites you give to us. Thank you. Hugs, lj

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    1. Glad you enjoy the links - they're fun to search out and share.

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  2. I checked the link for sock yarn (no surprise there) and discovered something awesome: Julia Mueller (who designed the Knotty Gloves pattern which has been in my Ravelry library for years) has made ALL her patterns available on Rav for FREE! I just downloaded about a dozen glove patterns. Thought I'd mention it here, in case anyone else would be interested/thrilled :)
    Thanks for sending me down that rabbit hole!

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  3. Hello it's been a while sorry! It wasn't that no response was a response or anything like that haha.
    Good to see you are barn-ing away still :)
    Have a lovely day
    Wren x

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    1. Yep - barn-ing away and will be for awhile I think. I'm having too much fun!

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  4. I can see why you wanted to use those colors. Some very interesting artistic sites today. Thanks.

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  5. Barns are distinct. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Caroline! I think I might be having too much fun doing these.

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  6. Love the colours of fabric for this barn, and it’s looking great!
    Great links! Love those boot toppers ..... doubt I’d ever knit them, but can’t help loving them!
    And those tabs ..... oooh, just sooooo cute!
    Barbara x

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  7. Can't wait to see the latest barn finished. Thanks for the links. I've got a bit of time to kill right now so I'm going to check them out.

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  8. Seeing as you are Canadian and I am a Kiwi can I hazard that the quote for today made me think of Mr T and Mr John McCain. Smiles. Have a great day!

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  9. OMG, I love the colors on this one. Your start is fabulous!!! I know this will be your best yet!

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  10. What a pretty photo! And I'm excited to see an autumn picture grow and I anticipate cooler days ahead. :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to this one Becki because I've wanted to do an autumn scene for awhile. Much cooler here today - needed a jacket this morning.

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  11. An autumnal barn....it will be fabulous, as always. Those lace and wood works of art amazing. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. It's time to start catching up on blogging. Busy times at my house! Busy at yours as well! New barn looks great. I do like the fall colours. Not crazy about the season that follows! Thanks for the links

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  13. Fall is in the air and your newes Barn project will be gorgeous in Fall colors. I’ve got a lot of catching up wiith all you are doing dear. Very powerful quote and one I am guilty of...No Response!

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