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.

Monday, June 01, 2020

A tad more

Today I'll show you a little of what I've been adding to the latest landscape...


The fence is now done - slightly over 9 hours of whip stitching was the final count.  Now I'm adding the weeds/grasses along the fence line.  

- If you are planning to do any sewing with flannel, perhaps the tips found HERE might be helpful.

- You might enjoy a scroll through THIS Pinterest board.  Be sure to scroll down.

- THIS is rather fun!

Today's quote...."One minute you're young and fun...and the next you're turning down the stereo in your car to see better"

Stay safe. Stay well.
May saner heads prevail.  

23 comments:

  1. The fence is great. I can't see how whipstitching worked. That's oversewing ywo pieces together, as in epp. Maybe my definition is different? I love these fine technicalities! Whatever it's called, it's really well done.

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    1. Whip stitch is also an embroidery stitch most often worked over a running stitch to make the appearance thicker - sometimes it's worked in a different colour as well. In this case it was the effect I wanted for the wire fence.

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  2. WOW lots of hand whip stitching on that!! ;000
    Loving the addition of those weeds--you do such lovely work....;)))
    that faded red on the barn siding is so real looking, too!
    Stay safe... Julierose

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    1. Thanks Julierose! Yes, lots of whipping going on with that fence!

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  3. Your addition of grasses is perfect, looks like real life!

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you think it looks real because I was hoping fort that effect.

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  4. Hi Maryanne wow i love your landscape,your whip stitch is perfect,well done on your beautiful work my friend xx

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    1. Thank you Shez! It's getting close to finishing and now I'm eyeing the next one.

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    1. Thanks Judy - it's one of those things that just needed to be added.

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  6. Now that is a lot of hours whip stitching but the fence does look fabulous and with the weeds and grasses growing..well..it's perfect.

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    1. Yes, lots of hours but the overall look is important so I guess it's worth doing. It's just about done!

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  7. Oh MA Dear your landscape and fence are wonderful. I am so far behind in commenting I just had to read each post and now I am commenting on this latest one. You are so meticulous and that is what makes your landscapes so amazing and beautifully realistic. May we all stay safe and well in our world of pandemic and pandemonium. <3

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    1. Sometimes I wonder at why I spend so many hours on something that really doesn't show all that much but then I realize that I wouldn't be happy if I didn't. And yes, it's to be hoped the entire world calms down, on so many levels.

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  8. Wow it's really awesome. So much detail :)

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  9. It was well worth the time taken for the finished fence and the dried grasses and weeds. Everything looks so natural. Beautiful!!

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    1. I love combining embroidery with the backgrounds....guess it must be all that crazy quilting embroidery I've done. Thank you!

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  10. All I can say is WOW...such attention to detail. The fence is amazing as well as the grasses. ( I guess that was more than just WOW)

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    1. Thank you for expanding on the Wow. I have fun with what I do - good thing too because I obviously spend a lot of time at it.

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  11. The weeds and dried grass make the fence! Beautiful.

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    1. I don't know of any self-respecting fence row that doesn't have weeds!

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