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, May 25, 2020

A little more

There's been a little more progress on the landscape - hard to tell from the photo but there's pretty much two days of work gone into this since you last saw it.  


It's now ready to start quilting so hopefully that will happen today - or at least partially. 











- You have to have a scroll through THIS blog to see the utterly amazing knitting she does!  Thank you to Mary Ann for the head's up on this one!  And also thank you to Boud for noting that the designer's name is Claire Garland.

- I rather like THIS idea - although I would be tempted to cover an ugly rain barrel.

- Have a look at THIS fun art!  And you might like to scroll down through THESE and be amazed at what people can do with trees!

- Some of you have probably heard this already, but it seems that Bluprint (formerly Craftsy) is going to be closing which could (and probably will) mean that any of us who purchased classes will lose access to them.  Go HERE for more information.  

Today's quote....I don't know how many of you read all the comments on my posts but after my mentioning in my previous post that I was at the point with my landscape where I wondered about the advisability of scuttling it and starting over, Liz (Boud) left one of the best.  She said "that stage where you wonder why you thought this might work. Then you go on and see? I told me so!'.  Today the quote is from her (with my thanks) and will become my new mantra...."I told me so!"

Stay safe, stay well.

22 comments:

  1. That's Claire Garland, the originator of the Dollivers, in Knitted Babes. And my parakeets! She's a wonderful designer and a very nice person.

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    1. Thank you for the information - I somehow missed the name of the designer.

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  2. Very nice
    The rain barrel cover up would be a good use for palette wood.
    Dot Pebbles' kniting is beautiful. Her bunny melts the heart, but I'm going with the pheasant, a favorite bird.

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    1. Yes, a great use for palette wood for sure! I must pass that tidbit on to our #2 son - something he might like to do with his rain barrel.

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  3. Oh love those rays of light on the snowy mountains in the back--this is really a lovely piece--you are so talented. I had always wanted to do landscapes, but never had the nerve to try one...beautiful work can't wait to see the quilting you add
    ~ ~ ~ waving my little flag in the rain Julierose

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    1. It took me years to muster the courage to even attempt doing a landscape much less the ones I'm figuring out as I go along now. I'm glad I finally jumped in though.

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  4. Oh, I just noticed my new honor! Too cool.

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  5. I love watching your landscapes come alive - think I've said that before, but it still holds true. Great links today. I don't knit but I have a friend in Ireland who will love that knitting blog. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Glad you enjoy them Lorraine - I sometimes wonder if all I'm doing is boring everyone. I knit, but not like those wonderful things!

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  6. Beautiful landscape. I feel the chill but know there will be warmth within the barn. I love your work.
    I also love all the trees and was astonished to see the moose, which I thought was real.

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    1. Today it was quite hot here so it was rather pleasant to work on a chilly scene - not that I want the chill for real though!

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  7. Good progress! I like the added details, it's coming to life.
    Don't give up, it's worth the struggle.

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    1. Sometimes it definitely is a struggle but it's also fun to figure out the next steps as I go along.

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  8. Looking good! I think I'm seeing sheet metal on that roof. I loved Boud's comment when I read it and I love it still. I look forward to using it myself one of these days when it fits the occasion. :) Oh... And the knitted animals!!! Amazing. And her photography with them just brings them to life.

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    1. You got it! It is sheet metal but there's more to be done to it yet. You're so right that those knitted animals are amazing....I wouldn't have the patience for making them but they are cute.

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  9. Love what you have done so far. That work made with keys is awesome.

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    1. When I saw those key items it made me think of the collection of keys my parents had - long gone now of course!

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  10. Really liking this.

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    1. It's coming along bit by bit! Glad you like it.

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  11. GReat job on your landscape. The link to tree carvings is fantastic! Thanks

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    1. I've always been fascinated by wood so when I saw those carvings I couldn't resist sharing.

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