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, April 17, 2019

a little change

There's been a little progress on the latest barn - as hopefully you can see from this picture....


Today I hope to work on the barn roof and see what happens.  Have decided, too, that the clump of grass on the lower right has to change.  It's just a bit too in-your-face, even though I do plan to embroider that area.


- THIS is a little cutie you can whip up for Easter.

- Have a look at THIS incredible eye candy!!!

- There are lots (!) of granny square patterns HERE.  There are several pages of them to choose from.

- If you crochet, perhaps you could make one (or several!) of THESE between now and Easter....or they'd be cute for anytime.

Today's quote is from Hugh Sidey..."A sense of humor is needed armor.  Joy in one's heart and some laughter on one's lips is a sign that the person down deep has a pretty good grasp of life"



22 comments:

  1. Another fabulous building for you to stitch, Mary Anne. Loving this barn.

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    1. I love it too Kim - but then again, I haven't 'met' too many old barns that I haven't liked!

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  2. I think you could be right about the green, although if it was me I'd have called it finished though! What am I on? haha I wouldn't even be able to attempt the cute easy make knitted bunny. You are so clever, your barn is beautiful!
    Have a wonderful Easter!
    Wren x

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    1. I'm leaving the green there because I like the texture of the fabric, but it will be covered with tulle to tone it down. At least I hope that's what will work!
      Happy Easter to you as well!

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  3. It’s looking great! Exactly what I would do with the lower right green layer tulle or organza or something to lighten it up.

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    1. Tulle and organza work miracles in these places. Haven't decided which I'll use yet...might be both.

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  4. Loving this barn.Amazing is an understatement!

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  5. Good progress, Mary Ann.
    And Happy Easter to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks Janie - and happy Easter to you as well!

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  6. I see wonderful progress dear. Those dragonfly and bee and beetle creations are breathtakingly stunning. Good Friday to you my friend.

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    1. Yes, it's amazing what a difference a few hours of work will do. As for the insects - they definitely are amazing. I can't imagine working that small!

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  7. Your stitching is going well!
    Love the bunnies ..... those patterns are always handy! Exquisite beetles and dragonflies! Thank you for the links.
    Happy Easter!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Happy Easter to you as well. No stitching today as I'll be doing family things.

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  8. Yes, would you please get rid of that 'in your face' patch of green????? Hahaha you're such a perfectionist . . . and it seems to work as you continue to turn out these masterpieces!

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    1. Consider it done - or at least it will be later today!

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  9. I, too, would get rid of that green. However, there are ways to tone it down. For example, lots of 'grass' with either threads or frayed fabric pieces. My two cents worth! Love those bunnies.

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    1. Your two cents worth are always welcome! I've 'tulled' it and will be adding some embroidery later on. Looks much better now, altho' I'm still toying with another layer of tulle.

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  10. I'm always amazed each time I see your progress. It's like a polaroid picture developing right before my eyes.

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    1. A polaroid - interesting comparison!!

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  11. it's fascinating to see this piece 'backwards' as I started with the latest image. It gives a brilliant overview of the depth and progress of this piece.

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    1. I guess there's something to be said for seeing things backwards?

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