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, March 11, 2019

And.......


Just another reminder that I'm now responding to your comments directly here on the blog, so don't forget to check back! 

- And.....another one starts.....



This is the beginning of the next landscape.  At this stage I pretty much always hate it and this is no exception.  Hopefully it will look better as I go!  If you want to see the photo I'm working from go HERE.  


- I absolutely adore THIS pattern!!!  So cute - wouldn't he look amazing perched on a bookshelf?

- If you check out the site HERE (crochet patterns) and HERE (knitting) you will find lots of interesting pattern choices - some free, some for a nominal charge.

- The newest issue of 'Online Quilt Magazine' is out and there are some really nice patterns and articles to peruse (oh, and my latest landscape is in the Reader's Showcase!).  Go HERE to download your free copy and, if you'd like to subscribe for more content, the link is there as well.  It's only $10/year so well worth it!

- THIS is rather intriguing - not sure I'd actually do it, but there are possibilities.

Today the quote is from Oprah Winfrey..."One of the hardest things in life to learn are which bridges to cross and which bridges to burn"



18 comments:

  1. You may not like it yet but after you have worked your magic on in, it will be transformed into a piece of beauty. I looked at the photo....what a fabulous structure. It is so sad that this building has been demolished.

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    1. I think the fact that so many of these old buildings are being demolished is what gives me the incentive to try to create them in fabric - my way of trying to hang on to their history I guess.

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  2. This landscape will be another favorite once you complete it...I am certain. Fun links. Buttons, Buttons, Buttons! I never would have taken any hammer to my buttons...however her finished pieces are wonderful. Oprah is very wise.

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    1. Time will tell Sherry! At this stage I'm always doubtful of the outcome. Don't think I'd be taking a hammer to my buttons either, but it is a thought to file away just in case!

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  3. Thanks for the link back to the original photo. I'd slept since I last looked at and had completely forgotten what you were going to make. A church - of course!!! It looks like you've created the perfect foundation for that old church building. I just love that you let us in on your process - giving us glimpses each week of your progress. Yours is a most unique (to me) blog. :)

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  4. Unique? Well, I guess that's one way to describe this blog! oh....look....squirrel..............

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  5. What type of fabric are you using for the barn? It looks like it's textured...interesting :)

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    1. It's actually going to be a church this time (or at least that's what I'm aiming for!). As for the fabric - it's cotton that is pre-printed with a 'board' pattern. Of course all that will change as I go along!

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  6. Good start Mary Ann!
    Thanks for the links, crochet is lacy and beautiful so many possibilities.

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    1. Thanks Janie - I love crochet too. It's the first craft I ever learned, probably when I was about twelve.

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  7. If it hasn't already, that great art mind will spring a bubble soon for your new work of art. Love the bookworm. The blogger did such an awesome job writing & demonstrating, I believe I could make it down to the cute glasses.

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    1. Hah - the great mind of which you speak might be more apt to blow up! And yes, I love that bookworm too - would love to make a couple for our 'grands' at some point.

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  8. You really should consider a grain elevator.

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    1. Would love to - but I would have to rely on you to send me some great pictures to work from. ????

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  9. I agree with Kim, you might not like it right now, but once you put your special touch on it, it will be another amazing creation.

    Enjoy the remainder of your week, dear one. Hugs to you!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie - nice to know someone has faith in my abilities! I still spend far too much time contemplating what/how to do next.
      Enjoy your week too!

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  10. You certainly don't mind tackling something once you settle on it. I don't know if I'd attempt this one! Good luck. Looking forward to the finished piece.

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    1. I'm not at all sure I should be attempting it either!! Might give credence to the 'ignorance is bliss' philosophy....

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