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.

Monday, March 23, 2020

A finish

Over the weekend I finished the church
landscape...


FOR SALE!
This one measures approx. 33 x 25"


- THIS might be some good information for quilters.  And if you want to learn how to free motion quilt, check out THIS video.  And for some great free motion designs, check into THIS site.  (Thank you to JUDY for these links).

- If you have a few minutes, perhaps you would like to watch THIS video - amazing art!!

- I mentioned THIS the other day but it's worth another note.  Look for the link to 'Embroidering Our Way Through The Madness' in her upper topic bar.  She will be uploading a new video each week - and I can tell you, from having taken some of her classes, you will enjoy them.

- If you have preschoolers in your life and are searching for some ideas for things to keep them occupied, perhaps THIS site might give you some ideas.  Looks like, if you check out the links across the top bar on the site, that there are ideas for older kids too.

- Also for kids, there are lots of authors reading their books for kids HERE.    And HERE's another great thing you could make for a kid in your life (maybe even for alzheimer's patients too!).

- HERE is another wonderful resource for artists that's free at the moment.

- THIS is something that crocheters might like to consider doing - great for stash busting and working with lovely colours and soft yarn.

Today's quote..."Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. "Be still" they say.  "Watch and listen.  You are the result of the love of thousands"
Be safe - Be well.

21 comments:

  1. Your church landscape came out lovely. I really like the composition. Can you say more about how you quilted it?

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    1. Thank you Liz! As for how I quilted it - well, the grass area is done using rows of the 'fancy' stitches on my sewing machine in various threads that I think work with the background fabric. The tree leaves are free motioned with invisible thread, and the sky is just done with rows of stitching (also with invisible thread). Nothing too involved!

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    2. Easy for you to say!

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    3. LOL - Has to be easy or I wouldn't be doing it!

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  2. It is perfect. The church reminds me of one I went to see in Saskatchewan where my father grew up.

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    1. Thanks Dolores - I really enjoyed making this one.

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  3. Oh wow, your landscape is exquisite, Mary Anne! The church standing tall against that lovely quilted sky is fabulous and that autumnal tree....it is beautiful. Aah yes, be still. If ever there was a time to do this it is now. Love that quote!

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    1. awww - thank you Kim. I fell in like with that church the minute I saw it so I couldn't NOT attempt to recreate it.

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  4. thanks for the embroidery linky--neat stuff.
    I like your border application on that landscape a lot...
    I am still hand quilting on Kimmi and icing my back...
    It's sore after having to run to the grocery for early senior hrs this morning...
    hopefully we are pretty well stocked up for now...and can stay here at home. Hubbie's napping and I will soon
    we've been sleeping in later these cold days...snowing here and mixing with cold cold rain...ugh
    hugs, Julierose

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    1. You're welcome Julierose - glad you found something of interest in my collection of links. Sorry your back is still hurting, take care of you! Woke up to snow here this morning too, but no rain (at least not yet).

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  5. Beautiful!
    The crochet last ink is great for odds and ends yarn.

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    1. For sure - most of us have lots of those so this might be a good use for some of them!

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  6. The church landscape is beautiful! Thanks for all the links! I sent the embroidery one to my daughter. She lived in India a few years ago and learned embroidery from a lady there. She's picked it back up and has been making some beautiful projects. I feel like we are SO blessed to have so many options online for keeping us busy!

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    1. Online options and just spending time surrounded by our stash can certainly help us while away a lot of hours for sure. Maybe some of us will finish some of our UFO's too. Glad your daughter is enjoying embroidery!

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  7. Your Church scene is neither under or over done- it's perfect. In real life it would have passers-by stopping for a better look. I've enjoyed all the comments too.

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    1. I know if I were to drive by that church there would be a 'stop the car' scream happening. Resident Chef is quite used to that!

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  8. Great job on the landscape! Thanks for the link back to my blog.
    Great bunch of links.

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    1. You're welcome for the link - and thank you.

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  9. Lovely Church Landscape Dear. Your links are very informative for us especially now that wee all have no reason to be running around. Staying well and safe...Prayers for all.

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