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, March 06, 2020

And so it begins (again!)

The beginning of another landscape....



For some reason the spire looks crooked, but
in real life it isn't.  


- One of the things about shawls I find annoying is that they don't stay in place...THIS one might just be the exception!

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

- Never let it be said that when you come here to Chez Magpie there isn't an eclectic mix of reading material for your viewing pleasure.  Don't blame me for THIS one (I have grandsons, what can I say).

And the quote of the day...."This is a story about four people named EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY and NOBODY.  There was an important job to be done and EVERYBODY was sure that SOMEBODY would do it.  ANYBODY could have done it, but NOBODY did it.  SOMEBODY got angry about that, because it was EVERYBODY's job.  EVERYBODY thought ANYBODY could do it, but NOBODY realized that EVERYBODY wouldn't do it.  It ended up that EVERYBODY blamed SOMEBODY when NOBODY did what ANYBODY could have done"

18 comments:

  1. Love that shawl! Nice find
    I think crochet two bands to sew on a shawl or large scarf will work.

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    1. Yes, if I were ever to make myself a shawl I think this would be the one. At least there's a prayer of me keeping it on my body!

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  2. Are you sure? Tee hee. Looking forward to watching a new picture take shape.

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    1. Sure? Moi? Never!! Waffling is my middle name.

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  3. That quotation is every committee that ever was!

    I expect it feels good to be back into a landscape? This one looks promising, and I like the step by step you give us.

    Has the doll left home yet?

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    1. Oh yes, every committee and every organization. The doll is currently residing with her 'grandma' and will be delivered the next time they have a visit.

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  4. This will be so lovely--like the sky color a lot...hugs, Julierose

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    1. I lucked out when I unearthed that piece of fabric from my stash. I was planning to piece the sky but when I saw that I decided to just use it as it is.

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  5. As always, your links and quotes are great - and I'm looking forward to seeing the step-by-step on your new project.

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    1. Glad you enjoy the links and quotes - I have fun searching them out and it's nice if someone else likes them too.

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  6. A lovely start to your landscape.
    Such a great pattern for a shawl.

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    1. Thanks Kim. I'm always excited when I start a new landscape.

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  7. I think the only shawl that would stay on my for more than 5 minutes would be a shawl with sleeves, at which point I would be wearing a sweater! ;) One of the reasons I'm enjoying knitting the Hansel Hap is because I rarely have an excuse to knit a shawl!

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    1. I'm with you Quinn - shawls and I simply do nothing but argue. I like the idea of them and the look of them but to me they're nothing but a complete botheration. Then again I have issues with scarves too.

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  8. Love the links. I imagine your spire is warped only because the fabric is not dead-flat for the photo. It will be perfect when finished.

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    1. The church is on a bit of an angle in the photo so that could account for it too. Will have to see what the next photos turn out like.

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  9. Looks a great start! Can't wait to watch the progress of this latest landscape project. Loved the shawl as well as staying put it had a lovely shape! Christine xx

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    1. The landscape is at the stage right now where I want to scuttle the entire thing and give it up for a bad job. That happens with all of them so I know to work through it. One of these times working through it won't make any improvement!

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