Saturday, August 4, 2012


Yesterday I had big intentions of working on this picture, but I got busy reorganizing/cleaning.

 One of my favorite children's books is: IF YOU GIVE A MOOSE A MUFFIN, because it so clearly describes life! This book was not really for was meant for adults, like me!  lol!

So onward with my story...This morning when I got up I started going through my fabrics and decided that I wanted to use only my SPECIAL fabrics for this project. My rule is that I can only use fabrics that have been given to me... SO,
I am using the new fabulous antique kimono fabrics from Mary Stanley
Also I am using the gorgeous African fabrics from Isabelle,
Lastly, I am going to look through my stash from

Thank you  <3

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I decided I wanted to do something like Aminah Robinson for this cross stitch picture....
a picture I took of the book called: Symphonic Poem
The Art Of Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson

I think I am really going to love the finished picture! Also, did I mention how soothing it is to sit and cut fabric scraps and create a puzzle effect? I Love doing it and I can see why Aminah does what she does in her work. Fun! 
Lastly, I managed to snap a full moon rising picture.... I was surprised  my camera actually picked up some of the stars too!
If you look closely you can see a few faint stars around 
the moon  coming up between some trees...

Goodnight moon : )


  1. looks like you're planning something fabulous. thanks for commenting on my blog.

  2. Hi Deanna,

    I often visit your blog and love seeing what you are making : )
    I am having fun with this little project.
    Thank you for commenting over here xo <3

  3. Marie, oh YES! It's going to be so fabulous. xo

  4. Hi Peggy,

    I am really loving the way this is working out so far : )
    Fun! Thanks xo <3

  5. Hi Handstories,

    Thank you <3
    Love it when things sort of fall into place : )

  6. oH, I love how this is turning out! I have something like this going on too. Also have both of the books you mentioned! Favorites here too!
    thanks for your visits and comments!

  7. Hi Mary,

    I was working on this piece last night and going to resume it this morning. I love the crazy quilt
    effect so far...
    Thank you : )

  8. Yes and if you "Give a Pig a Pancake," or "Give a Mouse a Cookie..." :)

    1. Ha! Yes, they all are adorable...but, the moose one brings back
      fond memories for me. It is the first one I found for my children.

  9. Dear Marie, what a fabulous work you are doing with this piece of embroidery ! I recognize pieces from Madagascar, Cameroun, Mali,Burkina, Burundi... How wonderful to see them getting a new life through your creative hands.

  10. Hi Isabelle,

    Oh very exciting to know that those lovely bits of fabric come from so far away! I can not wait to show you how it is coming along :)