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 15, 2018

The regular dose of....

Yep, today we return to your regular thrice-weekly dose of mumblings from the chalet here at Chez Magpie.  Some of you might be glad about that and others might simply just say 'meh'.  At any rate, behind the scenes whilst the 'Grande Look Back' was taking place, I actually have been working on something.  And I'd be willing to bet you already know what!!  

Yes, a barn.


I've been commissioned to make two and this is one of the photos my client chose for me to attempt to recreate.

Here you can see the rough beginnings...



- I really like THIS for a tote bag!  There's a link for the free PDF pattern.

- There's a number of really great sizing charts HERE for both knit and crochet.

- Lots of cat and dog quilt pattern links can be found HERE

- I thought I'd slip a little Christmas idea in here, just for the fun of it.  Have a look at THESE (be sure to scroll down!). 

- There's a nice no-nonsense alphabet cross stitch design HERE  and if you go back to that site HERE and scroll down you will find lots of other fun alphabets to use in your projects.  

- Sometimes I stumble across a really smart (and cheap!) idea and THIS certainly is one of them.  If my DH hadn't already made me a wonderful thread holder, I know I'd be making one of these!

Today's quote..."Stop thinking so hard about everything.  Stop over analyzing.  Just go.  Just do.  If it feels right, just go with the flow.  If it feels wrong, don't think about it any more and walk away"



13 comments:

  1. I think I have seen a barn or two that looks just like the one you are replicating. So far So good!
    xx, Carol

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  2. The barn looks beautiful, my friend! I am truly amazed at how you can create something to look so life-like.

    And yes, that flannel tote bag is ever so cute! What a clever idea. Hugs to you!

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  3. The thread holder certainly beats my tin box downstairs and the other one two floors up. I seem unable to introduce them!

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  4. Your barn duplicate is right on point from foundation up, but the roof did catch my eye first. I certainly like that shirt badge idea you found.

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  5. Lovely to see a new barn in the making. Now to begin enjoying the rest of the picture as it evolves.

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  6. Nice. I like that fabric for the bricky bottom.

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  7. Beautiful work
    Thank you for the Christmas idea link

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    1. Thank you and glad you found something you like in one of the links!

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  8. I was hoping you were working behind the scenes on your next barn picture. And I'm not disappointed. The stone foundation! That actually looks like real stone!

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    1. Yes, working behind the scenes - and today doing some re-working. Next blog post will explain all (I hope!)

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  9. Congratulations on the barn commissions! This one looks great so far.

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  10. I love these old barns. They have so much character.

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