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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The extent of it

 I don't do much decorating any more (never did, truthfully) but I thought some of you might enjoy seeing my entire fall decorating effort.  


This is a pillow cover which gets changed out with the seasons.  






and, here's a little update on the landscape...



- I think knitters might find THIS to be interesting.  I know it's something I'm going to try out.

- Although THIS is targeted towards perlers, I think it would translate to cross stitch easily.

- Have a look through the galleries of THIS amazing artist!

- And THIS artist too!

- And HERE is another one.

Today's quote..."There are seven days in a week and 'someday' isn't one of them"

28 comments:

  1. I love that pillow--just enough additions--and beautifully done--When I did my first and only
    crazy quilt piece I don't think I put enough stitcheries or additions on it...I may take it down and
    add more to it--it looks kind of "bare"
    Hugs, julierose

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    1. There are many different types of crazy quilters - some like lots of 'stuff' in their work and others are more minimalist. That's one of the beauties of crazy quilting - anything goes!

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  2. The only thing I put out for autumn is a quilted coffee table runner and some leaf shaped plates belonging to my mother. Now, Christmas, is another story. Thanks for the links.

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    1. I change the pillow cover with the seasons and that's my 'decorating' done. Christmas I do more but am seriously considering not even bothering this year. We don't have anyone here to see it but us.

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  3. Enjoyed that quote. I think as I'm older I have a sense that someday is here and now!
    What gorgeous crazy quilting stitching...definitely seasonal. Love your latest landscape too. You are keeping your stitching fingers busy.!

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    1. I did the crazy quilt pillow covers a number of years ago but each season it's fun to have something new on display. I'm not happy unless I'm stitching!

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  4. what an adorable pillow cover...love the spider...and, well I love it all.......when I look closely I see the Scarecrow, pumpkin, crow, and so much work done! I love the quote.......glad it doesn't include "tomorrow"........I get a lot done on that day.......

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    1. I had fun creating this one. I likely went a little over the top with it, but that's my style. Hmmm - 'tomorrow' - yes, I'm glad that one wasn't included!

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  5. Wow, I love the pillow cover. I would be tempted to keep it out all year long. I don't do much decorating either, except for things I bring in from outdoors. A pinecone or two in fall, and a pretty flower or two in spring and summer. Your landscape is looking good. The lady in the truck could well be me! :~)

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    1. I have one pillow and just replace the covers as needed throughout the year. I'd love to drive that truck too!

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  6. Thank you so much for giving us close ups of your fall pillow cover. I loved looking over all the different details. The red truck landscape is such a popular idea right now. It's going to be great.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the close up views. I've seen red trucks in many different places (influence by Hallmark I think). This one is rusty though so not up to their standards!

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  7. Oh my goodness. Your fall crazy quilt is wonderful, Mary Anne. I'm glad you took close-ups of so many parts. The spider is very cool. Is that done with boullion stitches? Seeing all the fun and pretty things you add, I think if I were to start crazy quilting I'd never again be able to throw anything away. Your truck quilt looks wonderful too! I'm fascinated by the "reflective" windows.

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    1. The spider was a gift and is actually macrame. And you're right, crazy quilting leads to stash enhancement to the max, as I can well attest!! Glad you enjoyed seeing the closeups.

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    2. Oh, macrame! I would not have guessed that. Pretty interesting.

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    3. Certainly not the traditional use for macrame!

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  8. Beautiful pillow. It reminds me of a story book I had as a child.

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    1. Thank you. I hate to think how many hours I put into stitching it.

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  9. Such a wonderful I Spy cushion you have made. So many things to see- my very favourite is the cross stitched
    owl. Interesting links and a good saying!

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    1. I'm kind of partial to the owl too...and the scarecrow.

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  10. Very pretty Autumn pillow! I changed a couple of my pillows to Autumn covers this week too. Christine xx

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    1. Thanks Christine. At least changing out the pillow means I get to see some of my work rather than have it residing in a drawer.

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  11. So, so much lovely detail and exquisite stitching in your Autumn pillow cover. LOVE that truck!!

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    1. Thanks Kim! I made the pillow cover(s) several years ago and it's nice to haul them out and be rather astounded at how much effort I put into each one.

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  12. We decorate very much alike! I just can't be bothered anymore.

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    1. In these days of the pandemic nobody is setting foot inside our door so why bother....not that I did much since the kids left home anyway, but it's a whole lot less now.

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  13. I love your fall pillow cover. I'm crazy for Halloween. I used to go all out decorating for Halloween and Christmas. I hesitate to put Halloween decor up this year because the kids are little and my decor is SCARY!
    xx, Carol

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    1. Yes, you're probably right to curtail the scary stuff with little kids around. I used to go all out decorating for Christmas and every year I've been getting rid of more and more decorations until we're down to just the tree and the nativity set. I'd be happy with just the nativity being set out but in order to get at the pieces I have to take out everything. I'm already dreading it. I never did decorate for Halloween beyond letting the kids carve a pumpkin.

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