MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include fabric landscapes and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Small update and of course a continuation

I think you can see that there's been some progress on the latest landscape....


And yet more photos of the Grande Declutter Project
(good thing January is coming to an end, sez you!)


assorted dishes and salt & pepper shakers, along with a 'not-real-silver' jug

Assorted dishes along with a plate 'holder-upper thingie'

glass - wine glasses, bowl, etc.

mugs, plate, vase too large to hold any flowers I ever get, and two serving bowls

casserole dish, teddy Christmas tree topper, 2 teapots & pig candles

Resident Chef unearthed these metal pans, a canister & two lids of undetermined origin from the
kitchen

- Have a peek through the galleries of THIS amazing artist!

- There's a cute tutorial HERE for a heart pillow/quilt that would be perfect for Valentine's (or any time of the year!)

- There is a very detailed tutorial HERE to make a purse organizer. And there's another one HERE.  

- Have a look at the amazing work done by THIS artist too!

Today's quote..."Nothing makes me more productive than the last minute"

22 comments:

  1. Isn't it amazing how much we pack into a kitchen?

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    1. It's a constant source of amazement to me just how much we have managed to pack into a teeny little apartment kitchen. I must say it's functional though!

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  2. Okay, now your landscape is at that point where it looks complete to me and I get really excited because I know you're going to introduce something unexpected, but so purposeful that I can't imagine the picture without. No pressure, but I'm looking forward to seeing what you do next. ;^) Looking through your newest castoffs, I'm kind of fascinated with that little salt and pepper shaker that has shakers turned in opposite directions. What is its history, I wonder? And does it work? It's so quirky, I love it!

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    1. Oh, but there's more!! You'll have to wait until Monday to see what else I've done. As for that little shaker - I didn't think to peek inside to see if there were two chambers but I tend to suspect it might have been for sugar rather than s & p.

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    2. Oh... if that's the case, I guess it's still kind of quirky, but I was really fascinated at the idea that it might be a salt and pepper shaker. Is there only one hole in the bottom?

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    3. I can't answer that because I didn't pay attention to the bottom before I packed it up. I suspect there was only one hole because it's not that large overall. Perhaps it was an 'either' 'or' situation where it was used for only one thing.

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  3. Did you trapunto those clouds? they look dimensional...hugs, Julierose

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    1. Yes, they're done in the trapunto style...good eye!

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  4. Oooh, those clouds! Looking forward to seeing this one finished.

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    1. Me too! It's at the stage now where I'm putting on the finishing touches and that's always the part that scares me most.

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  5. Aah yes....the 'what-seems-impossible' things that get done in the last minute. Love this saying. As for your landscape, oh my goodness it is looking amazing! Love those clouds and the stitching in the snow really makes the gorgeous tractor pop. I think this is my new favourite landscape of yours, Mary Anne....but....then, there is the next landscape of yours that isn't even a thought yet.

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    1. The next landscape is always a thought (actually I have several 'thoughts' ahead of me!!). Thank you!

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  6. The landscape is looking fabulous Mary Anne. I really love this one! Christine xx

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  7. The details have really brought your red tractor piece together!

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    1. I agree - the details either make (or break!) a piece.

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  8. MA you are truly an amazing fabric artist. This scene is so realistic. There is so much depth to the whole area. Looove the tree and clouds..and, well, everything else

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    1. There has been a considerable change since this photo was taken - hopefully good changes, but that remains to be seen. It's finished and photo ready to be published here on Monday!

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  9. Love this tractor landscape! WOW to the embroidery artist. Excellent decluttering dear.

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    1. Thank you Sherry - I had fun with this one and have to admit I'm champing at the bit to start another one soon. And...decluttering is an ongoing process, that's for sure.

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  10. Love the tractor! The embroidery artists - wonderful! Sent the one with the birds to my friend in NL as she's a bird watcher/quilter/hand embroiderer.

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    1. Thanks Judy. Glad you found something in the links that might be of interest.

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