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.

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Wasted days (and wasted nights?)

Oops -
don't blame me if you now have
the Freddy Fender song playing
in your brain!
(brilliant idea on my part 
because now I'M stuck with it!!)


At any rate, the entire reason I went off on this particular tangent is that yesterday was quite simply one of THOSE days where I got nothing done except for doing errands.  The only saving grace out of it all was that we got our income tax done and we're getting a tidy little sum back.  Pays to turn one of 'those' numbers on my last birthday and get bumped up into the old farts league of deductions.  Woo hoo!

So....no pictures of any progress to show you on any front.  Had a project in mind and scuttled it in favour of being practical.  I had thought of turning one of my orphan crazy quilt blocks into a neck roll for our bed.  Brilliant plan, until I remembered that I don't like making the bed in the first place so why would I want to add another pillow to the mix that I would just have to deal with twice a day.  OK - put that idea on the back burner and turn my thoughts to contemplation of how I will create this.....


This is a free domain photo I found on the internet - at least from all the research I've been able to do it appears it is.  I don't normally use images from the internet for fear of them NOT being free domain but I love this wonderful old church so much that I decided to chance it.  Stay tuned!

- HERE is another fun idea for recycling denim.

- THIS would be a wonderful project to use up yarn scraps!

- I like THIS - would serve many uses I think.

- THESE look like toasty warm mittens that would be fun to knit.

Instead of a quote, I thought I'd share this with you instead....


26 comments:

  1. LOL! I was just thinking after reading your title, the song will be with me all day!
    Beautiful photo. Sad in a way that the church is unused.

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    1. Sorry about the ear worm - but I've also done it to myself. Yes, it's sad that the church is unused - one of the reasons I love recreating these things in fabric. It's one way to immortalize them.

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  2. It's okay, I like Freddy :-) Wahoo! on getting $ back. How nice that will be. Sometimes it feels good to get all those pesky errands done. Those are typically the things that nag at me.

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    1. Good thing you like Freddy! And yes, we are happy to be getting a nice tax refund - money is always welcome!

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  3. Yay for stepping over 'that' line and receiving more money! This is a fabulous photo isn't it. Yes the old church is beautiful but just look at that sky and the tree. I can't wait to see what magic you stitch.

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    1. Money is always good! Not sure that the sky I come up with will reflect the one in the picture but we'll see what happens.

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  4. Those wasted days come along a bit to often for me; so glad we have Freddy Fender to take our mind off the reasons and just enjoy the music pulsing through our heads!

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    1. Enjoying the music is a wonderful thing (just don't ask me to sing, unless you are in need of something to clear a room!).

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  5. LOVE the recycling idea of denim waistbands because I just haven't brought myself th throw them or shirt neck bands away. My machines just cant stitch the waistbands together and had not thought if glue! Thanks.

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    1. I don't know how washable the rug would be but if you use waterproof glue it certainly would be fun to try. Post a picture if you do!

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  6. Wait... having a day of running errands counts as a wasted day??? I'm in trouble if that's the case. On errand days I have little energy for anything else - well, depending on the errands, maybe. Had to search me out a video of Freddy and listen to that sad love song. NOW, I've got it running through my brain. Love the new picture!

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    1. I count errands as wasted time, for sure. I hate doing errands! Sorry for the Freddy ear worm!

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  7. We have too many days of errands and appointments. It breaks my day and seems like I get nothing else done. Finally we are getting some sunny warmer days which is always a motivator! Love the chapel picture.
    xx, Carol

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    1. I agree - there's always too many days spend running errands. It seems we are out at least three times a week for something, and usually multiple somethings. Sunny here today and lulled you into a false sense of warmth.

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  8. Looking forward to see what you do with that old church! I did the 40 day 40 throw away thing with clothes last year. The bag sat for a long time after lent before I finally donated it!

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    1. Hopefully I can do that church justice but will have to wait and see.

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  9. Your new project looks like a good one.
    I think the main idea of copy right is that you don't claim something that's not yours as your own photo or creation and that you give credit where it's due. And of course if someone specifically says 'don't copy my work .' then that should be respected.
    If you change it up so it's not an exact copy I think you'll be fine.

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    1. I worry about copyright infringement but I did my due diligence on this one and can't find an originator. I far prefer to work with either my own photos or those I have been given permission to use but I love this image so much and really wanted to do it. I have a few ideas to change it but have to do some more research on that.

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  10. Interesting photo to do in textile. Good luck.

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    1. Thanks Judy - I might need luck with this one!

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  11. I am incredibly susceptible to earworms, but a few years ago I discovered a remedy: "singing" the theme song from Father Ted. No words, just "la la la LAAAA la" etc. Has to be out loud - not just in my head, like the earworm. Don't know why it works but it does!

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    1. That's a great idea - I'll have to try that the next time I'm stuck with an ear worm that's driving me crazy. Now I wonder if it would work on those nights when my mind won't shut off and I can't sleep - hmmm... (might drive Resident Chef 'round the bend tho'!)

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  12. Can't wait to see what you do with the Church Mary Anne. What a beautiful photograph! Loved the lent idea you shared too! Have a lovely weekend. Christine xx

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    1. I can't wait either! I'm off on a tangent now so will have to see where it takes me.

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  13. Love this old church and you will make a wonderful quilt featuring it. Errands are such a chore however necessary. I am grounded for now...no driving and too many doctor appointments for my likes. “This too shall pass”...

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    1. This old church has been calling my name for awhile now, so I guess it's time to act upon it. Stick to the 'this too shall pass' philosophy my friend.

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