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Friday, August 24, 2018


Yesterday I finished the latest barn project and hopefully my customer will be pleased with it.

A couple of close-ups
(all pictures...I think....should be clickable so you
can see further details)

Terrible angle for the photo but was trying to show the lilac details

Today's quote..."Happiness is a choice, not a result.  Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy.  No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy.  Your happiness will not come to you.  It can only come from you"


  1. Simply Stunning Barn Quilt! I enjoyed embiggening each photo and really seeing each and every stitched detail you have put into this commission. Your client should love it for certain. Thank you sweet MA...I choose Happy! <3

  2. Some serious hand clapping going on down here, Mary Anne!! How fabulous your new barn is. I LOVE the spring-like feel to it. Love the colours! What a fabulous tree and as for the lilac is beyond amazing! Another sublime barn, lovely lady!

  3. The latest barn is really lovely. The detail in your stitching is so intricate. I'm using a tablet so I just stretched the pix to zoom in. Your client will be very happy!

  4. Barn quilt is fabulous! I'm sure it will be loved.

  5. Sigh. Looking at the picture in your last post I wondered, "what can she possibly do to make this better? To make it finished?" I had no idea, but I figured you would blow me away again. All that quilting detail is just amazing. I'm sure the owner of this piece is going to be in love with what you've created.

    1. You're so good for my ego! This one is being purchased for giving at Christmas so won't know if the ultimate owners will be happy with it - hopefully they will!

  6. I love being able to embiggen photos! Some people’s photos look as if they haven’t been focussed until you click on them and see the perfect picture. Your photos are perfect, of course, but certainly embiggening them means we can see all those beautiful stitches you’ve used! Your picture is brilliant! Excellent work, Mary Anne, as always! I especially love the grass ...... and the beautiful lilac bush!
    Barbara x

  7. Congrats on another great barn! So many lovely details :)
    I'm having some mysterious blog experiences at the moment...for example, on my screen, the font of your post is huge, but the comments are teeny! No idea why, but it's something new.

  8. This piece is pretty dang close to the original picture. I think your skill is amazing and is getting better with each one.
    xx, Carol

  9. Hey! Those spa sock cupcakes would make great shower gifts! Thanks for the link.

  10. Anonymous10:42 PM

    Hi Maryanne wow your barn pic is awesome your client will love it,i so love that lilac bush,well done my friend xx

  11. Great finish! The lilacs are beautiful, I like the grass too.
    And yes, the spa sock cupcakes would make a good bazaar item.

  12. the detail in this piece is incredible Mary Anne....I imagine your customer will be more than happy.

  13. Wow, that is amazing! I am sure your customer will be very very happy with it! So much work and detail! xx


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