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, June 07, 2019

A finish!

I finished the grain elevator landscape a couple of days ago and here it is....

And to refresh your memory, this is the 
original photo I worked from...


Photo by Dale Stewart,
used with his kind permission
(thank you Dale!)

- THIS is a really great tote bag pattern that would be handy for so many different things.

- There are a number of great ideas HERE to use your button collection (you know - like the ten jars I have filled with them!!!!)

- Have a look at THIS unique take on a needlebook!  You will need to use the translate feature to read about it.  

- THIS is a cute quilted coaster pattern - perfect for any time of the year, depending on the colours you choose.  Even better, they'd work for stash busting too!

- THIS is one of the those things that made me say 'awwww'!

Today's quote is from the Dalai Lama - "There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done.  One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow.  Today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live"




24 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your finish!
    And that needle case is amazing with the embroidery and construction, thanks for the link.

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    1. Thanks Janie! I liked that needlecase too - different from the ones you normally see.

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  2. You only have ten jars filled with buttons?? =) Your grain elevator landscape is beautiful, Mary Anne. I love the wintry landscape and the different quilting patterns are fabulous. I am always amazed how true to the photo your landscapes are. Another gorgeous finish!

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    1. I did have fourteen jars - had a grand sort through awhile ago and downsized quite a lot. 'Blessed' the thrift store with the rejects. Now I *only* have ten jars. Thanks for the kind words!

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  3. Beautiful! Love all the texture!

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    1. Snow is rather boring unless it has some 'texture'!

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  4. Wonderful finish Mary Anne! I really love it! Where do you manage to find all the links you pass on? Always so much fun to go and visit! Have a lovely weekend! Christine xx

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    1. Thank you Christine! I was happy with it when I finished it, so that's always good. As for the links - anywhere and everywhere! I belong to a number of mailing lists and some come from there, some from Pinterest, and some just because I have an avid curiosity and 'do a google' to see what I find.

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  5. That looks great. How big is it?

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    1. Thanks! It's about 18 x 24" (give or take)

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  6. You can never go wrong with a grain elevator as your subject matter.

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    1. The word 'stately' comes to mind - because that's what they look like. Having a great photographer willing to share makes a huge difference too!

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  7. This is lovely and you have captured the mood of this grain silo and snowy stormy weather perfectly. Your vision and talent for turning a photograph into a fabric quilt is amazing dear. Great Job!!! Oh those two days that always make me such a worry wart.

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    1. I'm happy with this one Sherry - even though I was worried about attempting to 'create' snow (AND that stormy sky too!). And worry warting isn't good for us, so live in the today!

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  8. Wow - it's looks brilliant finished! I love the Dalai Lama's quote.

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    1. Thank you! It was fun to do (but then again, I say that about ALL my old buildings!!).

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  9. Wonderful! You are such a clever lady! Amazing quilting! A great depiction of he photograph!
    Sorry to be late ..... I followed the link to the gorgeous needlecase, and well, like you, I was looking around and forgot where I started out from ...... sorry!
    Love it, Mary Anne, well done!
    Hugs,
    Barbara xx

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    1. Hee hee - I completely 'get' the looking around and forgetting where you start from - I do it ALL the time!! I call it falling down the rabbit hole.

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  10. What a stunning finish! Love the quote, too.

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    1. Thanks Renee - I was happy with this one, considering it was my first attempt to play with creating snow.

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