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 09, 2020

A teeny bit of progress




Over the weekend I got a little more done at the latest landscape.  Flirting with the time period in creating these that I feel the only thing I should do is chuck it because it looks butt ugly.  So far I've managed to work through that period in a landscape creation and it's been okay but I do second guess myself a lot.

- THIS is a handy little rig that some of you might find quite useful.

- There's a nice tutorial HERE for making hexxies for quilts.

- And how about crocheted hexxies as found HERE.  

Your quote for today..."How cool is it that the same God who created mountains and oceans and galaxies looked at you and thought the world needed one of you too?"

24 comments:

  1. Nice, Thank you
    I like the blocking rig. I think I can make a comfortable knitting spool using that material.

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    1. Yes, I thought that blocking idea would be useful for many different shapes and forms, depending on how you put it together.

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  2. I think it’s coming along beautifully!

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    1. aawww - very kind of you to say! Me, I'm not so sure at this point.

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  3. I do like neat diy projects. This would work a treat.

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    1. I haven't tried making one but I think it should work.

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  4. Second comment, different subject: yes, that whywasiborn passage in every art project, as you come to grips with what's happening that's different from your original concept. And yes to persisting anyway! This one is going to be great.

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    1. Persistence (or stubbornness!!) is the key for so many endeavors.

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  5. I think we all go through those times when we look at our pieces and say that...I know I do...
    then when they're done, we are happy we kept on going....;))) hugs, Julierose

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    1. Yes, I just have to keep that in mind and keep working at it. Self-doubt is definitely an enemy!

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  6. Keep on keeping on with your lovely landscape, Mary Anne. It is going to be amazing at the end. Your landscapes always are, you know. Loving the details on the church. Loving those crochet hexies. Wouldn't they look lovely in a blanket??

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    1. Hmmmm - amazing at the end? One of these days it's gonna happen that there's a complete and total dud. I'm not that naive that I don't think I'm bound for a failure sooner or later!

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  7. Some butts are adorable!
    And projects always have slow difficult areas. You know your stuff, you've been through this before, you'll get it done.

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    1. I don't know as I know my stuff - I'm learning bit by bit as I go along. Definitely a lot of trial and error!

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  8. I think every project goes through that stage Mary Anne. It's looking great from where I am! Christine xx

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    1. Thanks Christine - the outlook must have changed between here and where you are (hee hee).

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  9. I love your quote. That one is going into my journal! Love your work, too.

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    1. Glad you liked the quote Ellen - and thank you for the kind words about my creations.

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  10. You find the neatest links to share. And I do love this project.

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    1. Glad you enjoy the links Lorraine - i have fun searching for them.

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  11. Lovely landscaping you are doing there. Thanks for the links. I read Mary’s post about how she handles hexies. Excellent.

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    1. Thank you Jocelyn! Glad you found something of interest in Mary's post.

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  12. Was so sure I had left a comment here, but I think I was having posting from my phone (when our internet was out). I'm impressed with what you call butt ugly, Mary Anne. I know, in spite of your doubts, you're going to keep working your magic and I will once again be blown away by your talent.

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    1. I guess butt ugly is in the eye of the beholder? It's gone beyond that stage now and I'm happier with it (sort of).

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