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.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Done and Done

Yes, the landscape is done as you can see from this photo....


FOR SALE!

As you can see, this one is for sale.  If you're interested please PM me.  (and if you check under the label 'landscape quilt' in my sidebar you can see others I have available for purchase).  

The photo doesn't do the snow justice in this one.  A lot of it glitters like 'real' snow and that simply doesn't show up in a photo.  The true test will be when my uncle sees it and gives me his critique...hopefully he thinks I've done the tractor justice (altho' I know he will hate the snow aspect because he dislikes winter as much as I do!).  

And now, on to some more show and share of the decluttering efforts here at Chez Magpie...

A set of wheels (WHY????!!!);  a stack of plastic containers, some peat pots, a cake
pan and a sprayer

a grill pan, 2 cookbooks, a ladies wallet, a hip bag, and a ring from a long-gone microwave

three tablecloths, a too-small-to-be-any-use throw; and half of a huge chunk of red fabric

Resident chef contributed 3 pairs of too-big pants; a basket from our old rice
cooker; and there's a pair of winter boots I haven't worn in likely 10 years

A few more assorted books
Sometimes I stumble across something that seems so incredibly easy and I wonder why I didn't think of it.  Go HERE to see a short video to see what I mean!  Now I'm wondering if this method could be used when changing colours as well.  Hmmmm.....

- There are lots of free resources for quilting HERE.  Scroll down for the free items.

- Have a look at the amazing fiber art by THIS artist!

Rather than a quote today, I have this little warning I thought was worth sharing:  "When writing a date on any document in the year 2020, we should write it in its full format e.g. 31/01/2020 and not as 21/01/20 because anyone can change it to 21/01/2000 or 21/01/2019 or pretty much any other year.  That can render a document invalid"

24 comments:

  1. The landscape turned out great! Well done on theddecluttering. I need to do more of that myself.

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    1. Thanks Vicki. As for the decluttering, there's still more I could be doing but it's time to take a break I think.

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  2. I think most fiberart needs to be seen in person to really appreciate it, but what we can see of this piece looks spectacular.

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    1. You're so right - it does need to be seen in person, like so many pieces of art do. The glitter effect I managed on the snow certainly doesn't show up in the photo.

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  3. What a beautiful finish Mary Anne. I really love your tractor in the snow! Christine x

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    1. Thank you Christine! I rather like it too (and, better yet, it passed my uncle's inspection!)

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  4. Oh my goodness! I knew I couldn't see it coming, but of course... the trees needed snow! I wish I could see it in person, but even in the picture it looks great. And all the other little details you've added make are perfect, too. It's enchanting, Mary Anne.

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    1. The trees looked a little blah until I added the glittery snow, for sure. Glad you like it!

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  5. You've outdone yourself! My eye went straight to snow detail on the big tire grooves. Then I zoomed in and noticed stitching for front grill. Then I wondered how you did the engine and shading detail? Did I miss that?

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    1. Engine was mostly done with a combination of paint and pencil crayon with a bit of permanent marker here and there. I use whatever I have that will give me the effect I want! Thank you.

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  6. Gosh, this landscape is amazing, Mary Anne. Each details is fabulous, the snowy landscape, the trees, the stitched plants, the tractor and as for the snow on the tyres how clever you have been in the lifelike essence of it. The quilting on the sky is fantastic, too. A most amazing finish!

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    1. Aw -gee whiz - now I'm blushing! Thank you Kim - you're good for my ego for sure.

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  7. Wow, I love how this one turned out! It’s probably my second fVorite ever (there’s another one I’m still lusting over, LOL)! You are getting really great at these!!

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    1. Thank you Cathy! Each one gets a little better as I figure out what I'm doing but I have a ways to go yet before I 'get it'....at least in my mind anyway.

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  8. Your tractor quilt is just so....loss for appropriate words that don't seem trite. I keep looking at different places on it and wonder "How did she DO that!" It's wonderful!

    Thanks for the links. There has been a lot of talk about dating using the entire year and I find myself using it whenever I need to add the date to anything. It's a good habit going forward.
    xx, Carol

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    1. Aw, thank you Carol - your 'loss for words' was pretty nice!

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  9. It’s fabulous! I am sure your uncle will love it!

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    1. My uncle seemed quite taken with it - to the point where he's likely going to give me a photo of his other tractor for me to play with.

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  10. Magnificent landscape! Congratulations

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  11. Wonderful Snowy Tractor Landscape. Your attention to detail is magnificent. You have truly found your quilting niche! Blessngs Dear...

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    1. Thank you Sherry! I do have to admit I'm rather enjoying this particular niche I'm in at the moment.

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  12. your work is so beautifully executed Mary Anne and I really hope you have success with the selling

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    1. Thank you Karen - nice of you to say! I've sold a few of my landscapes, but the rest will no doubt reside beneath the bed. Princess and the Pea?

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