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 06, 2019

Framed!


Someone wanted to see this after it was framed so here it is (mainly because I still don't have anything else to share!)....


It's really hard to get a photo of something that's behind glass because there is always a reflection.  I took half a dozen pictures and when I downloaded them I had to laugh because the glare on this one looks as though the headlight is on!!  I chose not to mat this for two reasons - 1.  I got this frame for nothing and I didn't want to fork over the bucks for a larger one, and 2. trying to mat something that's relatively thick is really difficult, unless you opt to go for a shadow box effect.  Nice, but costly!!  If the new owners want to re-frame it, they are welcome to do so, but in the meantime this will have to do.  I rather wish I was keeping this one!

- Mary Corbet has posted Part One of a very interesting article on the use of variegated threads.  Some great information and it can be found HERE.  There will be another article in the series in an upcoming post on her blog.

- THIS rather intrigued me - not that I have any use whatsoever for the technique, but it IS interesting!

- There's a great article HERE that shows eco-dyeing with plants - both the plant itself, and the results.  

- Lots of ideas HERE to use charm packs.

- And if you look HERE there are tons of ideas for using jelly rolls in your quilts.

Today's quote is from Tony Gaskins..."To be content doesn't mean you don't desire more, it means you're thankful for what you have and patient for what's to come"



28 comments:

  1. This is such a fabulous work of art fashioned by your clever hands and that fantastic imagination of yours, Mary Anne. Yes, it does look as if the headlights are shining brightly. It looks great framed. You will just have to make one for yourself.

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    1. I doubt I'll be making this one again - it's more fun to make something new!

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  2. Beautiful work, and the headlight is charming.
    The plant dye link is well put together. Thank you

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to do and nice to know that my car mechanic uncle thought the car looked okay. Phew!

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  3. Hmmmm . . . this may be a duplicate comment as I started one and then, well, it disappeared. ANYWAY I was saying that this may be my favorite so far since I love vintage and that old car is in one of my favorite colors! The second link you shared with the napkins - I've used napkins on several wood projects. It's really quite fun and keeps me always on the look out for pretty napkins to use for projects!

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    1. Only got one comment Lauren - so the other must be floating around in outer space somewhere. We actually had a car that was that color when I was a kid so I think that's one of the reasons I was drawn to it.

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  4. It is fabulous Mary Anne! I am sure the new owners will love the frame as it is! The headlight 'on' is really clever... you wouldn't be able to do it again! Christine xx

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    1. Definitely a happy accident with the headlight, that's for sure! The new owner is our son and I think he'll be happy with it.

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  5. You are the bomb! This is great love the car!

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    1. I like the car too - wish I could have driven one like it!

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  6. I have used that napkin idea before to cover old picture frames for a friend. Worked perfectly. Thanks for the link re Mary Corbet.

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    1. Never thought of picture frames - that's a great idea! I was thinking that it would take a ton of napkins to cover a table top, but a picture frame would be easier.

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  7. I love how the flash made it look like the headlight is on! :) Beautifully done, Mary Anne. That first link was fascinating. Can't believe how great the table turned out.

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    1. That headlight was definitely a surprise when I downloaded the picture from the camera - couldn't have planned it any better!

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  8. Congratulations on a nice finish!
    Yes, the headlight effect is 'charming.'
    Right on quote, patience and looking ahead.

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    1. Thanks Janie. Being content with what we have or do is all any of us can strive for.

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  9. You are a very creative artist Mary Anne. I love each CQ picture you have made. I can't choose, so they are all favorites. Happy chance with the headlight, it looks as if it is on. I like the little bird too.

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    1. The crow/raven is a nod to the poem by Edgar Allen Poe - our oldest son wants this one and he has always had a liking for that particular writing, even to the point of getting a raven tattoo. It seemed only fitting that one should be perched in the tree!

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  10. This is by far one of your best barn landscapes dear. The car is spectacular! I can see how it may be your favorite. Fun links. Wonderful quote and I aspire to be very grateful and satisfied with all I have now in my life.

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    1. Thank you Sherry...I do rather wish I could keep this one, but never mind - there's always the next one!

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  11. It's really beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Vicki - I like this one myself.

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  12. Love your quilt, your post, and your links. Don't know what kind of car that is, but it looks a whole lot like the'56 Chevy I rode to high school in senior year, right down to the color, the primer and/or rust. Fantastic scene!

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    1. Looks like our Chevy we had too - one of the reasons why it caught my eye. Thank you for your kind words Linda - means a lot coming from someone whose work I admire!!

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  13. This looks fantastic, and it's winking at you! This one might be my favourite one so far.

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    1. I think it's my favourite too - but then I say that about every one when I finish it! I do wish though that this one wasn't spoken for already because I do think I'd be tempted to keep it!

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  14. Oh, it looks so wonderful. I like the way it looks in the frame. I would want to keep it too!!

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    1. It's going to our son so at least I'll get to see it once in awhile. Thanks Karen.

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