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, October 14, 2020

Ok - how about a wee vote?

 Yes, how about a vote?  NOT of the presidential debacle kind though!!!  I'm going to give you two photos and let my readers vote (and ultimately choose) which one I will use for my next landscape.  There's no prize, just doing something a little different!

So, please tell me in the comments whether you like Photo A or Photo B better (ultimately I WILL make both, but the question is which to do first!).  I'd love to know why you choose one over the other too.

PHOTO A....

Original Photo by Dale Stewart and used with permission

PHOTO B.......

Original photo by Janice Holton and used with permission


- THESE are so cute!

- You might find something helpful HERE (be sure to pour a cuppa first - and you just might need those breadcrumbs again!).

- Many of us would find one of THESE useful during these times.

- THIS is a super cute Christmas quilt block pattern (and I think it could easily be down-sized to make ornaments too).  

- And HERE is a sweet little fall design that would be great for so many uses.  I think it could easily be turned into a little ornament.

- The quilters among you will probably like THIS quiltalong!  Thanks to Jeanne for the heads up on this one!

Today's quote..."I hate when people accuse me of lolly gagging when I'm quite clearly dilly dallying"

42 comments:

  1. At this point with your experience in landscape stitching I'd vote for your creating your own design. You could use elements of several pictures, but the next level calls!

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    1. Actually - the one I just completed was a compilation of several different photos and I have no doubt that whichever I do of these will as well. I like to add at least some different trees to my version so there's that. In the near future I have one planned that will combine at least two different barns so what you suggested is on my mind!

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    2. I'm thinking of a from scratch design. You draw the barn, tractor, whatever the main feature is, from scratch, and go from there...this could be great. Okay to use small features from other pix, as references. But the main meal is yours!

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    3. Thank you for the vote of confidence but I simply have NO ability with drawing...never have. Any building I would draw would look like something worse than a 5 year old could do. I know my limitations!

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  2. Photo B.
    I'd love to live there when it is made into a house. Off to the side could be a studio space, and from the loft, a nice gentle zip line to the veggie garden.
    I like the fabric on the face mask link.

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    1. I agree that one would make a wonderful house....it was my first thought when I saw it. I would certainly love to live in it.

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  3. Well I do like both photographs but the first one (A) reminds me of the old buildings in the place where my parents grew up........so I vote for it first. Thanks again for the links and as far as that quote....well, it looks more to me like you were neither lolly gagging nor dilly dallying.....I know hemming and hawing when I see it...........

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    1. Ah...hemming and hawing - something I do SO well!!! Thumb twiddling and naval gazing are high on the list too. Thanks for your vote!

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  4. A! Do you by any chance have a quick tut to show your process for making a scene. I'm too lazy to dig around.

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    1. No I haven't done any sort of tutorial - the basis process is one I learned online in a class and then I've gone off on a tangent (several, really) and done my own thing. Thanks for the vote!

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  5. I like them both; I love the little dried flowers in the foreground of A, but I think I like the barn better in B--I know that doesn't help, does it;))) Overall--I think the "B" barn is the more interesting...so if I have to choose it's "B"..
    Hugs, Julierose

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    1. There's nothing to say I can't take artistic license and add flowers to the 'B' version (and no doubt I will because it's something I love to do). Thanks for the vote!

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  6. Hi, me again ;000
    Loving that little felt embroidered pumpkin--I may steal that one for some fun...I really would like to begin beading again...I haven't done it in ages...hugs Julierose

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    1. Glad you liked the link to the wee pumpkin - I can see so many uses for that design. A brooch maybe?

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  7. I rather love the second photo. That building has a fabulous roofline. I agree that it would make a beautiful house in which to live, but, I would surround it with a garden of blooming flowers....of course. =)

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    1. Flowers? You? Why, of course! Truthfully I'd want lots of flowers too - and a lovely big veggie garden. Thanks for the vote!

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  8. Both photos are interesting but I was drawn more to A. I like the simplicity of the building.
    Thanks for the links.

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    1. You're right - it is a little 'less' than the other one, possibly because it lives in the prairies with little around it.

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  9. I will go with B. The stone work and the roof are just wonderful. Now, I am hooked and can't wait to see how this all turns out.

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    1. I can't wait either! Ultimately I'm going to create both of them but the question is which one shall I tackle first. Must admit the stone has me intrigued too - will be a challenge!

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  10. Picture B. I think the roof at the front is very different from what you've done before.

    I love that little pumpkin. So cute.

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    1. I think the roof line is what intrigues me the most about that one too. And glad you liked that wee pumpkin - there are so many possibilities for it.

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  11. I like Photo B because the roofline has more interest, and I love the tree behind it. But I’ve loved every single landscape you’ve ever done, so go with your heart!

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    1. Thanks for the vote Cathy - and not to worry, I do plan on doing both at some point.

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  12. Great comments by everyone. I would definitely choose B for the roof and stonework. I can imagine flowers -- I think a fairy just flew out of the top opening. Good links and saying also.

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    1. I'm glad I asked everyone to also explain their choice - it's fun to read. Yes, for sure this will have flowers added because, after all, it's one of my 'things'.

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  13. Oh photo B without a doubt - it is more interesting overall.
    This will be a difficult decision for you, Mary Anne, as you'll please some and not others.
    The Christmas Star I am planning on making - it is just perfect, although I am going to have a go at regular quilting with it, and not EPP, as I find that process a little slow! :-)
    Val

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    1. Thanks for the vote Val. It's not such a difficult decision because I do plan on doing both but the question was which one to do first. Either choice is fine with me!
      Glad you liked that star.

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  14. I like B. It just appeals to me more. The shape is very interesting but, I know whichever you do you'll make a great job of it! Christine xx

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    1. Thanks Christine...I agree that the shape is intriguing on B.

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  15. B looks more interesting with the roof lines, but A has a beautiful blue sky. Love your creations.

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    1. Thank you for voting! I'm looking forward to doing both of them but thought it would be fun to see what other people think.

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  16. I tried not to read other's opinions. I vote for 2.
    xx, Carol

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  17. Both are great barns but I like B for the interesting shape of the roof.
    Hugs,
    Barbara xxx

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    1. It does have an interesting roofline, for sure! Thanks for the vote.

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  18. I’m late to the party. I like photo A except fir the shadow so then would vote for photo B. Also, photo B has interesting lines.
    Also also 😁 I agree with the others who suggested you design your own 💕

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    1. No worries - I haven't closed the voting yet so you're safe! Thank you. As for 'designing my own', well, my drawing skills are at about the level of a five year old so I don't think that's going to happen! I do go off on tangents and add things to make it more interesting (hence the birch trees in this design).

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  19. Late to the party, I suspect you've already decided, but I thought I'd chime in and say I love them both. That said, the peaked (and beaked) roof is definitely interesting so I can't help but prefer it. Also... thanks for the link to the chicken ornament. Such a simple little thing, but it adorable! Saving that link.

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    1. Not late Becki - no worries! I think the decision has been made unless there's a last-minute flurry of votes to the contrary, but either way I'm planning to do them both. Glad you liked the wee chicken - I thought he was cute too.

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  20. More people needed to vote for A.

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    1. No worries - I'm going to do it too.

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