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.

Friday, October 12, 2018

A little bit more

There's been some more progress on the latest barn, inspired by looking outside and seeing the leaves turning.



- If you just *happen* to have an over-abundance of wooden ironing boards (and we all do, don't we?), perhaps THIS might just be what you want to do with them!!

- Have a look at the work by THIS artist!

- THIS is a nice table runner (or wall hanging) pattern you could make up for your Christmas decor.

- There's a nice pattern HERE for a roll-up makeup brush organizer (another Christmas gift idea perhaps?).

This is mental health month, so I honor that with today's quote..."I lied and said I was busy.  I was busy, but not in a way most people understand.  I was busy taking deeper breaths.  I was busy silencing irrational thoughts.  I was busy calming a racing heart.  I was busy telling myself I am okay.  Sometimes this is my busy, and I will not apologize for it"





15 comments:

  1. The barn is coming along. Nice!! Love autumn colours but not the season that follows.

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  2. Love those autumnal leaves, Mary Anne. Love this quote. I can't remember but have you 'built' a Winter barn as yet....that would be an interesting one. I can see a barn in the middle of a winter wonderland.

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  3. Love the autumn tree to the left top of the barn.

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  4. Beautiful, love the light and colors

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    1. Thank you - hope I can finish it this weekend!

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  5. This one might be my favorite. I just love that you really nailed the small hill. This is a wonderful barn!! Your quote gave me pause...do I DO that? Sometimes.
    xx, Carol

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  6. You're really capturing the feel of fall in this.

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  7. Mary Anne this is looking just fabulous! I can't wait to see more! Hope you are having a great weekend! Christine xx

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  8. No turning leaves here yet - well, not to speak of anyway. Your present quilt really puts me in the mood, though. I love the autumn leaves you've added. I love today's quote. When I get myself to walking again, now that the weather is cooler, I'm going to have to remind myself that I'm busy taking care of myself for that hour (and the half hour before in which I'm talking myself into walking, and the half hour afterwards while I'm recovering).

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    1. Leaves have been slow here too - but they have suddenly made a massive turn it seems.

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  9. Everything looks balanced and the fall colors are beautiful.
    Great progress.

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  10. I only have 1 wooden ironing board, my grandmother's. Don't think I'll hang it on a barn, but that is a cute idea. Love you quote today.

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  11. Oh, and I download the Christmas quilt wall hanging. A good many ideas can be taken from that one piece.

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