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, March 22, 2019

Ahhhhhhh - that's better!


There's an old line that says 'when momma ain't happy, nobody's happy' and I have to say that my first two attempts at grass for the church scene were NOT making me happy.  So....here's the latest effort and I have to say it looks a whole lot better (at least in my mind anyway).  


Either way, I'm not doing it again!

THIS is most definitely on my list to make!  Thank you to Mary Katherine for the head's up about this pattern.

- Kathy Shaw has a fun new pattern available - one that can be either 'sane' or 'crazy' depending on how you want to make it.  Go HERE!

- If you live in the United States, perhaps you might find THESE state outlines useful for a project.

Resident  Chef just came back with some laundry and called me to see the stalagmites popping up from a washcloth.  Had to take a photo because it made me laugh.


Methinks it might be time for some new ones!

Another anonymous quote..."Brain cells, hair cells and skin cells - they all die constantly, but fat cells seem to have eternal life"





22 comments:

  1. Loving the grass, Mary Anne...actually I am loving everything thus far with this falling down church. That green woolly dragon is perfect. Can I see a one finding it's way to a grandson??

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    1. Thank you Kim - I'm happier with it now. As for a dragon - I can't possibly NOT make one of these for my grandson. I love dragons (have a resident one in my sewing room) so I have to pass that love along!

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  2. Yay - I'm glad you're happy with your grass! We all tend to be our own worst critics, but it's always satisfying to have got something fixed up how we want isn't it?
    Hope you have a lovely weekend!
    Wren x

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    1. I'm happier with it that's for sure. It now doesn't scream 'yuck' at me when I look at it, so that's a good thing. Lovely weekend to you too!

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    1. Me too, so I couldn't resist sharing it!

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  4. Your grass looks great!
    And the static washcloth is funny looking.
    Eternal fat, oh no, a nightmare.

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    1. Ah yes, eternal fat - something I certainly struggle with!

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  5. Oh my! Yes! The grass looks more like grass, and the trees!!! The trees behind the church anchor it as the focal point. Sigh. I had no idea how, but I knew you'd work your magic and make this into another true beauty. I'm also glad you're happy with it. Looking forward to seeing how you transform it from here! :)

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you think so - makes me feel as though I'm on the right track finally. Now I have to augment the trees and add the 'boards' to the church.

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  6. glad to know that you're happy with your grass...
    have a great day

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    1. Thank you Tanza! Third time was the charm (at least this time!).

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  7. I'm in awe of the details of your building!
    Thanks so much for the state maps. I can def use the Kentucky maps. I've also had on my to do this to create a map of the 48 states and embroidery the different road trips we have taken around the states including the short 1 in Canada last year!

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  8. What a great idea to make an embroidered version showing your road trips. What an amazing way to re-create the memories. Wouldn't it be fun to also add printed photos of some of the things you saw?

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  9. I'm slowly catching up on a week of blog posts. I love how this is looking?

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    1. It's coming together, slow but sure - after much contemplation and reverse stitching.

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  10. Glad you are happier with this project Mary Anne. I like how the grass looks now too. That little dragon is so cute, can't wait to see the one you knit!! Have a great week! Christine xx

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    1. I'm anxious to make a dragon, for sure. Will have to do a stash dive and see what I might have that would work.

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  11. Any trees are favourites of mine and these wonderful ones really belong with the church. The grass is great too. I knew you'd come up with something good. The dragon looks like a good project- love the names.
    Looks like a bad hair day for the washcloth. :-))

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    1. Definitely was a bad hair day for that washcloth - poor thing, needs to go into retirement as a rag I think! As for the trees - they need more work yet. And the dragon - I'm anxious to try making one. Methinks there's a little grandson that just might like one.

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  12. The grass looks super! Love the dragons.

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  13. One thing about buying a whole bunch of washcloths or hand towels at once, is that they all seem to wear out at the same time, too. The last time I looked for a raggedy towel to use out in the barn,I realized ALL my towels had become "barn towels" :)

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