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.

Friday, October 02, 2020

Some miniscule progress - that still took hours

 There's been some more progress on the landscape - hours of work, actually - but - hard to see in a photo unfortunately.


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- Pam Kellogg has just released her beautiful new crazy quilting calendar for 2021 and you can find more information, and get yours, by going either HERE (print or digital version) or HERE (print version only).  AND...if you prefer cross stitch designs for your calendar, Pam also has another beautiful calendar featuring biscornu's available HERE.  This one also includes the patterns!  You can also get it at THIS link.

- Although THIS pattern is written in Dutch, there's a translate button and the photos are quite detailed and easy to follow.

- THESE little crocheted stars have a lot of possibilities.

- Have a look at the fun creations in THIS gallery.

Today the quote is from Jackie French Koller..."There are two ways to be rich:  one is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little"




10 comments:

  1. Lots of hours to make your collages look realistic--this one is looking really grand! Beautiful work in progress Hugs, Julierose

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    1. A lot of people question the price I charge for my landscapes but they don't realize the sheer number of hours I put into each one. Even then, I'm not even making minimum wage!

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  2. It's interesting how it's sometimes difficult (for us) to see the small changes and additions, and yet all these contribute the details for the final beauty that we all see. Love that Jessie Chorley site. What fun designs she makes.

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    1. Pictures never do the details justice for things like this, unfortunately for the viewer. Each of my landscapes has lots of texture that is really only apparent in real life.

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  3. Noticing the window treatment. Very intriguing as to how it was done?

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    1. It's actually painted with several coats of sealant over the top to give the (hopefully) effect of glass.

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  4. It's amazing how what you started with is slowly taking shape. Nobody but the artist knows all the details that have gone into making something look realistic. I admire your patience and diligence to detail.

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  5. It is a slow process for sure - right now I'm working on the embroidery and so far I'm two days in and there's probably at least another two before I'll be done. Slow and steady wins the race!

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  6. The Dutch website, and the stars are bookmarked. Both instructions look easy to follow.
    YOur quilt is coming along well.

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    1. Glad you found the links of interest! The landscape is progressing - I'm slogging along with the embroidery right now.

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