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, October 03, 2018

.....and......it begins again.....

Another barn.  What can I say....I'm obsessed!  This one has been planned for awhile so I am being a really good girl and doing what I should, but I have to admit I really, really, really (!) want to do the one I have waiting in the wings.  You will just have to wait and see what it is but suffice to say it has an element I've never tried before.  In the meantime, I'm working on this one...


Here is the beginning...


- Have a look at the amazing fibre art pieces by THIS artist.

- Awhile ago I did a link to a list of Canadian online fabric shops , patterns, etc. and I see that it has recently been updated.  Perhaps you might like to check it out HERE

- There's an interesting tutorial HERE for making applique animals for including on your needlework projects.

- Mary Corbet has an excellent article HERE about how to unravel pull skeins of embroidery flosses without ending up with a snarled mess.  

- I like THIS idea (link leads to the PDF file) - print one of these at the beginning of the year (or anytime you want to start...how about now?) and keep track of all the books you read in a year.  A fun concept!

- Some interesting ideas for holding your yarn ball in place while you're working can be found HERE.  

Your quote..."A lot of walking away will do your life good.  Walk away from arguments that lead you to anger and nowhere.  Walk away from people who deliberately put you down.  Walk away from the practice of pleasing people who choose to never see your worth.  Walk away from any thought that undermines your peace of mind.  Walk away from judgmental people, they do not know the struggle you are facing and what you have been through.  Walk away from your mistakes and fears, they do not determine your fate.  The more you walk away from things that poison your soul, the healthier your life will be.  








14 comments:

  1. Big smile when I caught first glimpse of another barn photo. I can stiil see in my mind favorite barns I've driven by. One such is a big and long red barn with multiple windows set into a gentle hill. I'll send a photo when I find the original picture.

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    1. oooh - thank you! I would love to see it. Not that I like barns or anything...lol.

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  2. It is always a happy day when one sees a photo of one of your barns. Love the rusty iron roof and the autumnal colours peeking from behind the barn. Oh my word....those amazing fibre works of art by Mary Brubaker Knapps....be still my beating heart. Makes my little applique quilt look at bit ho hum. =) Oh well, this mere mortal is off to applique another Hydrangea.

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  3. The barn looks interesting. I notice it's autumn in your version. Good luck with it. You do manage to find such interesting barns,.

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  4. Wise and thoughtful comment, MA

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  5. Ooooh how exciting! You have made a great start and I am looking forward to watching this new barn develop Mary Anne.... just beautiful! Christine xx

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  6. Two barns in one!! I REALLY like how you have created a hill with the fabrics on the right. I love each one of your barns, but I will not wish for you to rush through this one so I can see what the NEXT one is.
    xx, Carol

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  7. You have my curiosity peaked with wondering about the next barn.
    Do you realize how much time you save me by sharing your newfound sites? Love them.

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  8. Hi Maryanne ,i love your barns,you are so good at making them,i look forward to seeing the progress on this one,hope you have a wonderful week my friend xx

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  9. That is a great barn... I will be starting on your barn button soon....

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  10. Well, you've got me really curious. But I guess I'll just have to content myself for now with watching you create this masterpiece first. ;^)

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    1. You're not the only one who is curious, so am I! I'm curious to know if I can manage to create it.

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    2. Hmmm... now I'm even curiouser. ;^)

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  11. I love following your progress on the barns. And thanks for that quote.

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