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, January 15, 2020

There be a tractor!

Well, there's at least an OUTLINE of a tractor.  There's a long way to go yet before it looks quite right but at least you can see the beginning...


....or is it the beginning of the end?  Time will tell!

And...further on the decluttering project, here's some more results....

Beads, beads and more beads

Assorted beads, metal 'thingies', wooden bits, shells

glass doorknob (why???); a clock face; metal bobbins that have never fit any sewing machine I've owned,
hinges, blenders and a wheel of pins (I have more!)

A bag full of assorted paper 'bits' having to do with sewing; some fabric covered wire,
a pile of harvested fur, a sewing gauge (several more still) and a couple of pincushions

3 pkgs of seam binding, some paper bits; more beads, and a scarf

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

- I really like THIS - great use for a piece of upholstery fabric.

- Sometimes the most simple ideas are the best, and THIS is proof of that.

- Great eye candy HERE!

Today's quote is an apt one from Francine Jay..."Your home is living space, not storage space"

21 comments:

  1. Awesome! Love the tractor.

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    1. So far so good! Now to see if I can muck it up.

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  2. Tractor looks great! You are making a lot of headway with cleaning out stashed stuff;)))
    Hugs, Julierose

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  3. Liking the tractor already! Some of the stuff you're purging is what winds up at my desk from teachers who are purging at home. "I thought you could use this" is what they always say.

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    1. Oh I get it - quite a lot of my 'stuff' has come from that very thing. People can't bring themselves to throw anything out and think that depositing it on me is a good thing. It is, to a point, but there comes a time when the stuff exceeds the available space and still it keeps coming.

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  4. That quotation goes double for studios!

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  5. The tractor is looking great. Thanks for the links.

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    1. Thanks Judy - it has a long way to go before it looks like a tractor (or at least I hope it will!)

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  6. LOVE the little red tractor! It is going to be the star of your landscape, I just know it!

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    1. I hope it will - but the jury is out just yet!

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  7. But I love old glass doorknobs! I've only lived in one house that had them - the first farm I rented in Colorado. The original doors to the big wraparound porch had vertical ellipse-shaped windows and decorative beaded molding and glass knobs. Sigh...

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    1. I love them too but this abode doesn't lend itself to their use - and besides, this one was missing parts. Never fear, it was thrifted and not tossed!

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    2. Our first bought house, built in the 20s from a Sears Roebuck kit, chestnut floors and trim, had glass doorknobs throughout. Very nice detail.

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  8. BEADS TOO??? Oh I just grabbed my heart. I can happily say I just reorganized one side of my "room" and not one bead left the house, LOL.
    xx, Carol

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    1. It's quite safe to ungrab your heart Carol - if you could SEE my bead collection you'd know why the paltry few I got rid of wouldn't even be noticed! One woman does NOT need that many beads (or buttons...or....).

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  9. Oh boy! Just yesterday I did some organizing of the many beads I own - thinking I could surely decide to rehome some. In the end, I didn't part with many at all (just one small bag of some ugly plastic beads that went into the trash), but I did get my organization of all beads and related paraphernalia down to something that is much more manageable (and usable). Which is really the point, isn't it? Yeah... that's what I'm telling myself. Oh man... and then I had to go back up and read the quote. I think I may just need to tackle craft items at a later date. Looking forward to seeing you do your magic on that tractor. :)

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    1. oh oh - I suppose now you're going to say that my quotes are nagging you? Hee hee.

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  10. Such an appropriate quote for those of us who are decluttering. You are doing amazing dear! I tried to purge some more things and ended up going down memory lane and keeping most of it! Yikes! Love the 3D art displays. WOW!

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    1. I liked that quote - should have it tattooed on my body somewhere so I don't forget it! The hardest thing about all this is dealing with the memories of some of the stuff....memories that only I have. My kids don't, and they're not the least bit interested.

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