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, September 29, 2023

I digress

 Yes, THAT day is more rapidly approaching than I'd like to admit so while I waited for something to happen regarding one of the piles I showed you in my previous post, I decided I would make these...

The square potholders came from THIS tutorial and the snowman mug rug/candle mat came from HERE.  

- Have a peek at THESE creations!

- THIS is a really pretty quilt design.

- HERE is another one of those things that caught my eye and made me smile.

- A number of THESE are simply cuteness personified!

- If you give gift cards, perhaps making THIS to go along with the card would be fun (cute too!).

Today the quote is from C.S. Lewis.."Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less"

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

A poser

 Now, whatever do you suppose this pile will become???

And this pile too???

You'll just have to stay tuned to see!

- HERE is a fun technique you might like to try.

- And how about trying THIS as well?

- Perhaps some of THESE might be a thought for 'that' date in December.

- I hope I remember THIS when next I need to hang a picture!

- If you'd like to see some of the winning quilts from the 2023 AQS QuiltWeek have a peek HERE.

Today the quote is from Lao Tzu..."New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings"

Monday, September 25, 2023

Another finish!


"All Alone In The Prairies"

Inspired by a photo by Dale Stewart,
used with his always kind permission

Measures approx 27 1/2" x 21 1/2"

This is the inspiration photo...

- I came across THIS resource that some of you might like to explore.  I know it's not craft-oriented but there are tons of topics that might be interesting.

- Have a peek through the creations of THIS artist.

- And THIS one too!

- Or, how about THIS one?

- And, just because you never quite know what I'll find of interest, how about THIS?

Today's quote is by Friedrich Nietzsche..."And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music"

Friday, September 22, 2023

Fun in the mailbox

 I have come home after our holiday to the realization that a 'certain' day in December is more rapidly approaching than I'd like so there's been a flurry of ordering online for supplies.  This is the first to arrive and will be turned into dish scrubbers which are an easy and quick knit and usually well received....

(don't worry, the work on the landscape has been picked up where I left off and I'll hopefully have a finish to show you on Monday).

- THIS will take you to several pages of free quilting patterns.

- Have a scroll through the amazing creations of THIS artist.

- THESE are rather fun for fall decor.

Today's quote..."If you want to understand how to fix a problem in the world, you have to ask who is profiting from the problem, not who is suffering from it"

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

And....did you miss me?

We got back late last night and jet lag is still a 'thing' so I'm afraid there isn't much to share with you today.  Thank you for all your lovely comments wishing us a good holiday and yes, it was indeed that.  Spending time with 3 busy little ones was tiring for us 'oldies' but we wouldn't trade it for anything.  Coming home was both sad because we don't know when we'll see them again, and happy to return to our peaceful lives.  

Regular programming will hopefully return on Friday.

Friday, September 08, 2023

and......away we go!


Probably when you read this we'll be on the way to the airport heading west to visit our family.  We'll be back on the 19th so feel free to chat among yourselves.  I'll be reading your blogs but won't be responding in my normal manner.  

See ya' later!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

A change

 They say a change is as good as a rest, so thought I'd give you a reprieve from the landscape and show you what came off my needles last night and is heading for the Christmas box...

The pattern is THIS one and I used some leftover Paton's Canadiana from my stash.  

- Because, after all, this is a full service blog (hah!), perhaps the more adventurous souls among you might like to try THIS.  

- You might find THIS interesting.

- I found THESE interesting too.

Today's quote..."Have you ever noticed that people won't take the time to look up important information, but they'll spend 15 minutes taking a quiz to find out what kind of potato they are?"

Monday, September 04, 2023 about another glimpse??


This is the upper left corner of the landscape.  Each of those itty bitty leaves is individually stitched on.  Anal is my middle name, don'cha know. the interest of true confessions....see those white clouds?  Well, they certainly weren't intentional!  I pressed the border, forgetting that I'd used silk for the dark border and of course a teeny bit of it melted onto my iron which, in turn, deposited itself onto the sky.  What to do - short of scuttling the whole project - hmmmm.    Why, paint clouds over the offending areas and add a few more for good measure.  Phew, disaster averted!

- The work of THIS artist is amazing.  

- THIS would make wonderful gifts!

- You might like to check out Karen Ruane's latest online class - go HERE for more information.

- If you'd like to have a go with watercolour painting, perhaps reading THIS might be useful.

- When I saw THESE, I was blown away (scroll down to see)

- I am intrigued by THESE and now am wondering how I might be able to incorporate something similar into my landscapes...hmmm......pondering.....

Today's quote is from Dale Carnegie..."You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you"

Friday, September 01, 2023

A little glimpse

 I was hoping I would have this further along so I could show you but for now I'll just give you a peek at half....

- THIS is an interesting method for making a hat.  

- HERE is something you might like to try (just be sure you pay attention to the tip about using rubber gloves!)

- Have a peek at what THIS amazing artist does!

- And THIS artist does some incredible things as well.

Today the quote is from Mortimer J. Adler..."In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you"