MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Friday, May 22, 2020

A progress report

I finally got back to putting a few hours in to the latest landscape and this is the result...


It's pretty much at the stage when I'm not sure whether to scuttle it and start over.  I know from experience now that I need to just work through it and (hopefully!) it will come out okay in the end.  Time will tell!


- HERE is something fun you can try doing - or perhaps would be good for older kids too.

- I thought the work of THIS artist is interesting.  Not planning on doing it myself though!

- THIS is a really pretty crocheted afghan design originally released as a CAL but now available in its entirety.  Perhaps you could make one as your own CAL by doing one block every month (or every couple of weeks) over the summer.

- If you have need to make little tiny fabric circles ( you do.  Don't you?) then have a look at THIS great tutorial.

- There are a number of great articles HERE about choosing colours and fabrics.

Today's quote is from Nikita Gil...."Be the kind of person who is not afraid to ask someone if they are okay twice if they say they are, but look like they are not.  Be the kind of person who smiles at people even if they don't smile back.  Be the kind of person you wished for when no one was there for you.  Be the kind of person who is brave enough to stand alone in a crowd for what is right.  Be that person because we need more people like that in the world.  Be that person because people like that are rarer than the rarest diamonds and gold"

Be safe. Be well.



24 comments:

  1. Yes, that stage where you wonder why you thought this might work. Then you go on and see? I told me so!

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    1. I love the 'I told me so' - I should print that one out and frame it and hang it right above where I work!

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  2. I took a look at the before and the after and I think you are on a roll. Keep going!

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    1. Thanks - I plan to keep going, even though I always have doubts at this stage. So far I haven't thrown one out so I shall carry on.

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  3. Funny how we see potential in your work and you doubt it. Yep, keep on going. You are so talented.

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    1. Comes down to confidence and self doubt, something I suffer from anyway. Being self taught in pretty much everything I do means I have to learn it all and sometimes it's the hard way. On the other hand, the lessons are never forgotten!

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  4. Nice work, I hope you keep that quilt going.
    Those knit prints are amazing.

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    1. Thank you! I loved those knits too - not something I would ever attempt to do, but I certainly admire the talent involved.

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  5. Now why would you scuttle this? It is coming together so beautifully;))
    I love the little snow-covered tress off to the left...and the weathered barn is great...
    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and keep on working....stay safe
    ~ ~ ~ waving Julierose

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    1. I guess when you've been staring at it for several days it starts to look terrible and I can see all the imperfections that need to be addressed before I can move on. I'll get there!
      It's not Memorial Day here in Canada - but we had our 24th of May (Victoria Day) long weekend last week.

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  6. Looks great Mary Ann, committing isn't easy but it pays off.

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    1. Hah - it's often been said that I should be committed!

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  7. This is an amazing a piece. Definitely keep going!

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    1. Thank you! I'm keeping on with it because I know it will get better.

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  8. Looking good. Thanks for the great links too!

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  9. Oh no, don't start over. I am loving it. The wood planks on the barn look amazing. I can't wait to see more magic you weave on this piece.

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    1. I never start over, but I sometimes wish I could. I know now, after having done as many as I have, that I'll get past this stage.

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  10. Landscape is looking great! I like the link using the glue gun for making a paint resist. I had read about this before but needed a reminder. thanks

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    1. Thank you Judy - I've been working on it and it looks quite a bit different now. Re the glue gun/resist thing, it might have been here that you saw it because I remember it too. After all this time I do run the risk of repeating myself!

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  11. It's good to read above that you don't really plan to scuttle this. I'm dying to know what those blue things are on the roof of the barn. Solar panels? Blue tarps? Sky lights? lol I know you're going to blow me away when you reveal what they are. And it's going to be an "Of Course!" moment for your readers.

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    1. You're just going to have to wait and see what those blue things are - hee hee. Not that I'm truly making you wait, but it's going to be one of the last areas that gets completed.

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  12. wow i think this is stunning my friend i wouldnt change it your work is amazing,well done. I am now blogging again and following you ,hope you will do the same for me,hope your day is a good one ,cheers Shez xx

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    1. Hi Shez! Glad to see you're back blogging and of course I will follow you!

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