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, March 13, 2019

A little bit of progress


Perhaps now you can see the evolution of a church - maybe?  Then again, maybe not!!  There's a lot of stages that look like a dogs breakfast until it finally starts coming together and at the moment it's very dog breakfast-y (of the sort that some might think more closely resembles barf!!). 



- Some of you might enjoy spending a little time watching THIS live cam of a barred owl nest (it's rather addicting - I warn you!).  Thank you Jocelyn for the heads up on this one!

- There's a cute Easter-themed cross stitch project HERE.  I think the designs could be expanded and used in other applications too.

- I haven't tried THIS method myself, but it looks like a super way to turn a tube of fabric.  

- Mary Corbet has posted part two of her 'Stitching With Variegated Threads' tutorial HERE.  Well worth a read!

- Most of you know that I'm involved with the 'Crazy Quilt Quarterly' magazine and I thought some of you might be interested to know that Pam Kellogg (owner & editor of the magazine) has been issuing a lot of her amazing cross stitch patterns.  Check out her listing HERE.  No affiliation on my part apart from us being friends!

An anonymous quote..."Never regret a day in your life:  good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories"


26 comments:

  1. I do not see any barf or dog rejected meals. I see ann amazing church coming forth. Excellent quote today. Thank You Dear for all you share.

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    1. Thank you dear Sherry - you are so good for my ego! However, after today's efforts on this particular project, it's looking more and more like the afore-mentioned barf. Hopefully I can salvage it!

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  2. Hi Maryanne I think your church is coming along nicely you do such a fantastic job of these,well done my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Sheryl - good of you to say so! You might not think that when I post the next picture though!

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  3. I think it is looking great! It's going to be awesome when it is finished! Thanks for all those cool links :) xx

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    1. You're welcome for the links but the awesome part is not coming to the fore this time - or at least not yet!

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  4. I think you are being too hard on yourself Mary Anne. It is starting to take shape very nicely! Christine xx

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    1. Nope, not being too hard on myself - this one is not working out the way I'd hoped and I'm not sure it can be fixed. Perhaps there will be a miracle tomorrow!!

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  5. I can see that the old church is starting to evolve very nicely:) That tube idea is similiar to the Turn-it-all tools I have for doll making. Invaluable.

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    1. Today I did a bit more on it and at this point in time I think it looked better before I did anything more. Time will tell!!

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    1. The shape is right - the details? Not so much at the moment!!

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  7. Good progress!
    Spring is here next week and Easter is in April this year.
    Time to think about Easter decorating.

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    1. I can't wait for spring! This morning we went out and could hear the birds so there's hope.

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  8. Dog Breakfast?!? Never! The bell tower is a dead giveaway that this is a church. :) Love bird cams - unfortunately, mama barred owl is sleeping and all I can see is her feather moving up and down with each contented sleeping breath.

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    1. Oh yes - dog's breakfast is definitely looking better than it does right now! The 'frog' is going at it tomorrow and we'll see if it can be improved. Mama owl has been sleeping every time I've looked too.

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  9. I like the photo and would hang it as is on my wall. So far if you've had problems with any previous project you found a clever/happy and fantastic result. An idea will pop up for you I'm certain.

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    1. Wow - hanging it as is - thank you for that, but I'm pretty sure your nose grew three sizes with that one!! Improvements are underway, or at least I hope they will be improvements.

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  10. But......it will look fabulous. Actually your church looks pretty fabulous right at this moment. You will eat you words, you know, Mary Anne. =)

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    1. Thanks Kim for the faith - hope I can live up to it!

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  11. Your project is coming along!! I like it.

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    1. Thanks Judy - it's getting better but there's a long way to go yet!!

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  12. Looking good my friend,well done xx

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    1. Thanks Sherry. I'm still not happy with it, so we'll see what happens next!

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  13. The church is coming along so well.

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    1. Thanks Karen - it would come along better if I had more time to work on it!

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