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, April 05, 2019

Drum roll......

Tah Dah!!!  The Louisiana Church is done!!



Below is the original photo of the church in Chackbay, Louisiana - photographed by Euvah Bryant and used with her permission.  Thank you Euvah!  I hope you like what I've done with it.


This church has since been torn down - such a shame.

THIS ONE IS FOR SALE - contact me if interested!!

- THIS will take to you a fun quilting sew along.

- If you have been wanting to learn to embroider with silk ribbon, perhaps you might find THIS link interesting (it leads to part 1 of what are several installments).

- Some of you may enjoy THIS post highlighting some wonderful Easter eggs.

- Have a peek through the galleries HERE - lots of inspiration!

Today's quote..."The two most important days in our life are the day we were born and the day we find out why"







36 comments:

  1. Around here we have great old barns in various stages of age. But we don't have shoulders on the road, and I can't safely stop for pix. But tomorrow I'll be a passenger not the driver, and if I can get any good pix for you, I will.

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    1. Thanks for thinking of me, but don't put yourself in any danger trying to get pictures! Seems strange to me that your roads don't have shoulders.

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    2. I live in a region populated since the 1600s. High water table, many streams and wetlands, heavily treed, narrow country roads, some with ditches for runoff. Hence ancient farms and barns! But no option for shoulders.

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    3. Sounds like an area I would love to explore with camera in hand!

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  2. It's spectacular Mary Anne!!!!!

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    1. Thank you! I'm happy with it, and quite relieved that I managed to create a semi-decent likeness. It was harder than any of the rest I've done.

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  3. Beautiful quilting
    Fantastic links

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the links, and thank you for the kind words too!

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  4. Nice work Mary Ann! Congratulations.
    I like the embroidery link for trees and shrubs etc. great use of stitches.

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    1. Thank you Janie. Now I can't wait to start on another one!

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  5. It's fabulous! Well, that church was coming down whether mad did it or nature did it.

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    1. Losing these wonderful old buildings is so sad, even though it's inevitable. One of the reasons I like to keep their memory alive in fabric.

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous. I think you've done that church proud.

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    1. Thank you Lorraine. There were times that I wondered if I'd attempted something that was beyond my abilities but in the end I am happy with it.

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  7. Wow Maryanne this is stunning well done my friend you do such awesome work xx

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    1. Thanks Sheryl. Don't know what I'll end up doing with it but am always hopeful someone will come out of the woodwork and want to buy it.

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  8. Fabulous work and outcome. DH thinks you have done a 'really fantastic' job of the church and surrounds.
    Can't wait to see what comes next.

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    1. Oh yay! You know your DH's opinion is always interesting so thank him for that. I can't wait to see what comes next too (but a photo has been chosen and I'm anxious to start).

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    1. Thanks Shirlee - it was challenging but definitely fun.

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  10. Magnificent job on the church! It's interesting watching you work and comment on what you do. I've spent a fair amount of time on that last link. Interesting work there.

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    1. Thanks Judy! There were times I wondered if I had tackled something that was well beyond my abilities, but it turned out in the end (even tho' I did wuss out over the trees!)

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  11. Incredible work! Congratulations for completing it. Thanks for sharing the QOL from my "backyard."

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    1. Thank you Joy. I'm not so sure that incredible describes it, but I'm happy with it. Looking forward to starting the next one!

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  12. Wow! I didn't even realize that smaller tree branches were coming, but my - how those finished this off! Is it weird that it always feels a little sad when you finish one of these? Like a good thing has come to an end... The only thing that makes it tolerable is the thought that you'll soon start another. ;^)

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  13. I had toyed with putting 'greenery' on the trees but decided it just would make the entire thing look too busy. So....twigs it was!! Yes, I agree that it's a little sad when one is done, but there IS another waiting its turn.

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  14. Mary Anne Dear you have created a lasting Masterpiece in this fabric Church landscape. I love how you have captured the actual dilapidation of such a magnificent landmark. You work miracles.

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    1. Yay! Dilapidation is what I'm going for! Perhaps there's something wrong with me but I see beauty in these buildings. The stories they could tell intrigue me along with the aura of pride in what they once were and the sadness they must feel to know their useful lives are over.

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    1. Not so sure about the perfect aspect, but I like it!

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  16. Oh wow, you've outdone yourself with this one, it looks fantastic!!! Although sad that it was an actual church that ended up like that.

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    1. I always feel sad when I see these wonderful old buildings being allowed to fall into decay. I feel sad, but I also see the beauty in that decay.

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  17. Wow, Mary Anne! It’s beautiful! It’s such a shame to loose old buildings like this, but you have “done it proud” as they say!
    Congratulations on such a great finish!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I must admit I have a liking for this one too. But I thought that about the last one. I'm just fickle I guess!

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  18. Just when I think you can no longer amaze and astonish . . . You go right ahead and amaze and astonish!! This is jaw-dropping beautiful!!

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  19. Oh thank you Lauren! You're good for my ego. I must admit I rather amaze myself when something I make ends up turning out even remotely resembling what I'm aiming for!

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