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, May 22, 2019

Done, done AND done!


T'is done!



Better?

Adapted from this amazing photo,
and used with the kind permission of 
John Phillips....



This one is for sale - contact me, if interested!

- Karen Ruane has announced a new online class 'Stitching Stories' and you can find out more by reading her post found HERE.

- Kathy Seaman Shaw has a new book out - and if you're a crazy quilter or embroiderer, I think you might want to check THIS one out!!

- Have a peek through the galleries of THIS artist!

- There's a great tutorial HERE for making your own stitch markers.  Something that would make a great gift for any of your knit or crochet friends!

- THESE look like fun to make!

The quote, from Eugene Delacroix...."Artists who seek perfection in everything achieve it in nothing"


24 comments:

  1. That's really interesting, Mary Anne. It gives me the feel that I'm looking at a snapshot. Or through a view-finder on the camera. Clever! And that edging? It sure looks taupe-ish to me. On my screen, anyway. That was exactly what I was picturing when I left my comment to the previous post. There are a lot of different versions of taupe. I think you nailed it (as far as I'm concerned) with the color you chose. Another gorgeous work of art!

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    1. It looks taupe on your screen? Wow - because it most definitely is a reddish-orange in real life (and on my screen). Thanks for the kind words Becki!

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    2. No...I mean the outer edge looks taupe to me. The orange strip is the same orange on my computer screen. It was never my thought that you'd remove the orange, but instead of that blue shiny fabric you had used and showed in a previous post, I thought a taupe/brown might look nice. Looking at the picture above again, though, I'm thinking maybe you didn't frame it on the outer edge. Is that just sitting on a "taupe-ish" colored surface? I thought that was a final frame! lol Oh brother. I can see why you are questioning my screen. And probably my eyes! It looks wonderful, Mary-Anne.

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    3. AHA! Now I know what you meant - actually that is the carpet on our floor! Obviously should have cropped the picture better! Or, better yet, remembered to put it onto something that wouldn't show. Never did say my skills at photography were up to much.

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  2. Perfection Dear. This border is just right. Lots of fun links and inspiration. Aah...another good quote I need to learn. Winter keeps coming.

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    1. Oh shush - I don't want to hear that nasty word that involves that nasty stuff that falls from the sky! We haven't even had spring here yet!!!!

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  3. Hi Maryanne wow this is amazing and i am sure it will sell quickly it is a beautiful piece and you are very clever my friend,well done xx

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    1. Thank you - don't know if it will sell but I hope so....otherwise I'm going to have a stockpile and will have to start stuffing them under the mattress!!

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  4. Congratulations on your finish, wonderful interpretation. And the link for making your own stitch markers is a great idea, so useful.
    Good quote too.

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    1. Thank you! I have promised myself that I *need* some new stitch markers so will be on the lookout for the clasps.

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  5. Another exquisite landscape done and dusted. The source is a fabulous photo isn't it and you have interpreted it amazingly.

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    1. It IS a wonderful photo and I'm so grateful that John was kind enough to let me use it for inspiration. I think I'm having altogether too much fun with these!

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  6. I just got back in town from a vacation in Colorado to visit my brother. No internet. But now that I’m back, I HAVE to comment on this beautiful finish. That orange (or red-orange) inner border is perfect! So lovely with the scene continuing beyond it. I know I say this a lot, but this is one of my very favorites of yours! And next time I visit my brother’s place (very rural) we hope to get out more to take some picturesque photos that would be right up your alley! But all it did this time was rain...

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    1. Thanks Cathy. So sorry it rained while you were away. There seems to be a lot of that this year (at least so far!). We count ourselves lucky if we get an entire day without rain.

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  7. Love it! Brilliant finish Mary Anne! You must be very happy with it!! Christine xx

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    1. Yes, I like it! It seems that every one I finish becomes a new favourite, but then I make the next one and like it better. Oh so fickle!

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  8. MaryAnne you just keep getting better and better with your creativeness. Your latest is so natural and the house owner would be rapt to see how you have used his photo.

    So..What's next up??

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    1. Thank you m'dear! Next up is underway as we speak.

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  9. thanks for the plug!! Your cheque is in the post ha ha....
    another stunning piece Mary Anne...wow...

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    1. You're always welcome Karen - it's the least I can do!

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