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.

Monday, October 08, 2018

Excitement, progression and wishes

First, I would like to wish my Canadian readers a very happy Thanksgiving.  Enjoy your celebration and be safe on the roads.

I was honored (and beyond excited!!) to be asked to write an article for the 'Online Quilt Magazine' about my barns and their creation.  The issue is out now and if you'd like you can see the free version by going to THIS link.  You can then register to receive the free version of the magazine (scroll down - it's on the left) or you may pay $10 to receive the premium subscription (on the right).  Either way you can see my article.  Thank you Jody for all you do to provide the wonderful resources through this magazine.  

And...over the weekend there was some progress made on the latest barn as you can see from this photo...



- Have a peek at the fun creations by THIS artist!

- I like THIS - depending on the colors and flowers you use it could be made for any season or occasion.

- If you're a cat lover, perhaps your furry friend might love one of THESE for Christmas!

- THIS is for the crocheters - a lovely warm shrug pattern perfect for the cold winter months.

- And knitters might find THIS article and video useful if you're planning to knit a blanket.  

Your quote for today..."Thanksgiving, to be truly thanksgiving, is first thanks, then giving"








20 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Congratulations on the article :)

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  2. Congratulations! Ecciting news
    Your links are always great. I love the artist's wood samplers.

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    1. I love those wood samplers too - would love to take the course on how to make them.

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  3. Congratulations, Mary Ann! Your barn art quilts are beautiful.
    And the Juno crocheted shrug is perfect for the cool fall/winter weather.
    And Happy Thanksgiving! We do have a lot to be thankful for.

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  4. Congratulations on the recognition!! We can all say we knew you when!

    And Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, as well as your Canadian blogistas.

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  5. Congratulations on the article! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

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  6. Congratulations Mary Anne! I have always loved these barns that you created! Just fabulous!

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  7. Firstly, Happy Thanksgiving to you!! Secondly, congratulations!! That really is exciting!! Thirdly, great progress on your latest barn and, lastly, thank you for the wonderful links..... I loved the wooden samplers particularly.... what a great idea!! Christine xx

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  8. I hope you had a great holiday. Congratulations on being included in the magazine. It is such a nice article. Thank you for the links today. I think my granddaughter in law might like that shrug.
    xx, Carol

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  9. Congratulations! I subscribed and am looking forward to seeing your article! Have a yummy and safe Thanksgiving.

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  10. Congratulations - I will look that up when I go home tonight. Love that shrug pattern. Wonder if I can convince Hannah to make it for me!

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  11. Well done and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Great Barn art. You are creating a whole new genre!

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    1. Thanks Caroline! Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful too.

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  12. First of all, Happy Thanksgiving! It’s one of the best holidays of the year. I subscribe to that magazine (thanks to a heads-up from you several months ago) and was thrilled when I saw your article. I almost wrote to tease you about being famous!! I’m glad you’re getting recognition for your beautiful barns!

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  13. Once again your links provided excellent ideas. Loving the barn.

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  14. I was sure I has posted a comment, but seeing that I didn't, I'm wondering if I got so caught up in your article (in Online Quilt Magazine) that I actually forgot to write anything. ;^) I do want you to know I enjoyed reading the article, Mary Anne! To read it I subscribed to the free version of the magazine. I'm not a quilter, but let's see if it inspires me... :)

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    1. I didn't see a previous comment Becki so perhaps it's joining many of mine and helping to plug the hole in the ozone layer. Glad you enjoyed the article - I'm not a sane quilter either but I do subscribe because often I find there might be a hint that I can use in my work.

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  15. Hope you had an enjoyable Thanksgiving and lots to give thanks for. Unusual art work collection for sure.

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  16. Hi dear friend! seems like months pass, and I miss you! Is there an email notification for your blog posts? I don't want to skip months!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your barn quilts! Traveling to Wisconsin next spring, and you give me inspiration! In the mean time, I'm messing(creating) with laces, etc...and back again to Spirit Dolls. I feel/enjoy your friendship, over the miles, years, and blog posts! Sweet blessings dear one! xoxo

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