A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Thanks and something different

First of all, I want to thank everyone who took part in the copyright discussion I raised in my last post (scroll down if you missed it and/or want to read the thoughtful comments I received).  Feel free to continue to add to the discussion too!  

Now, at the suggestion from one of the comments (thank you Christine!) I am once more throwing it out to you for your input.  If you happen across any abandoned barns, churches or houses (wood construction preferred) and would be willing to take photos and send them to me I would be delighted.  I am searching for inspiration for further creations and it appears I have pretty much exhausted the possibilities in this area.  If you do share photos with me I hope you would be okay with my using them in my work.  Thank you in advance!!!!

This is something a little different that I made over the past few days.  Thanks to Mary Ann for sharing her pattern with me!

- Have a look at the work done by THIS artist!  And THIS one!

- if you would like to make a Christmas quilt (or use the blocks to make other projects) have a look at the wealth of block patterns HERE, HERE, and also HERE!  The end of November they will be announcing another 25 block series for 2018 so you might want to bookmark it and check back.

- For those of you who are knitters (or crocheters) maybe one of THESE would be just what you need?

- There's a tutorial HERE for making slippers using recycled sweaters.  I think I would add a non-slip coating on the bottom though.

- I've noticed a lot of things being made using Buffalo Check materials lately, and have come across a nice crocheted blanket pattern HERE.

Another anonymous quote..."If someone throws a stone at you, throw a flower at them, but remember to throw the flower pot with it" 


  1. I will keep my eye out for old and cute little churches. Cute pincushion and as for those textile artists, they are way up there in another league aren't they, though me thinks you "oh creator of amazing textile barns is up there too.

  2. What a sweet pin cushion!
    I'll have to looks through some old photos to see if I have any that you're looking for, those are the ones I like to take!

  3. Just a thought for a source for barn photos: do you follow Bonnie Hunter at ? She loves old barns and old buildings. You might contact her about what you are doing and see if she is amenable to you using her photos. When she posts one is hit or miss as she posts photos of buildings she finds in her wanderings, but it never hurts to ask.

  4. Those artists are amazing. I will take pics of any old buildings I may happen upon.

  5. Glad you thought it was a good idea Mary Anne! If you are open to buildings from here in Switzerland I will gladly be on the lookout for some buildings to take photos of! Hope you get some photos to work from! Love that little pincushion chair! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xx

  6. Nice pincushion. I have a similar one but it was purchased. Great links, too.

  7. Oh MA, I'm drooling all over your blog. Love your barns!!! Will get some photos of the old barns in McHenry as soon as I can.


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