I got my camera back from the Canon shop. They said they tested it and found nothing wrong. But it still looses battery power after a very short time, so I am not happy. I just wasted time sending it in and now I have lost my mojo for taking pictures every day. It's too much bother I am afraid. I hate the time it takes me to upload and process them on my cranky old PC too. So I am going outside and lay in the hammock instead. I've got books to read!
These two quilts were made with the Wicked Easy quilt pattern found here. They really are quick and easy when done with a rotary cutter, strip piecing, and machine quilting. I made both of them in a four day weekend. I learned once again that it's worth the extra expense to buy cotton quilt batt, as it quilts so much easier and smoother on the machine. I like the way it feels when finished too.
I had to send my camera into Cannon for repair because it won't hold a battery charge. I miss it and I hope it comes back safe and sound. Has anyone else had trouble with the batteries on a Canon Powershot A590 IS?
The green in this quilt photographed really, really bright. It's not one you would fall asleep too, but rather the kind of couch quilt you want to use when you are up late studying. I made it for one of the boys' daycare teachers. She is leaving the daycare to go back to nursing school. We will miss her & her smiles and hugs!
Been sitting on the front porch, listening to the birds, watching the wind in the trees, making quilts for the teachers that aren't returning, listening to the boys squabble, drinking lemonade, counting the last days of school....
I haven't taken many photos this month. A kind of vacation from blogging, since May is so crazy at school. Feeling like summer...
Also, I want to share my favorite photography blog - if you've never visited Shutter Sisters you are missing something great! Every post is an inspiration, a tip on how to take better pictures, a contest to enter, or a story of how magical photography can be in our every day lives. Take a look!
I've spent the last two weeks getting back in the grove at my library job and finishing the winter semester in grad school. Finals and big projects due in the past week have kept me off the blogs so I am catching up today. I've missed you all and I'll be around to check your blogs this week. I feel so free now that I have no homework to do!
100% cotton, machine pieced and machine quilted baby quilt. 32"x38".
I made this baby quilt for the online auction (May 1- 29) for blogger Bridget Zinn. Bridget is a young adult librarian and author. She was diagnosed with cancer this past winter and is undergoing aggressive and expensive treatment. The auction is to help her and her newlywed husband with the cost of treatment. Details are here at Deowriter, and here is Bridget's website.
About seven years ago I took some small volunteer lilac sprouts from edge of my yard that had come under the fence from my neighbor's yard. I re-planted them on the sunny side of my house, envisioning a hedge that would burst into a purple cloud every spring. This year they are taller than my head and have many blooms opening. I LOVE lilacs. They are the scent of heaven. I wish I could send you some over the airwaves.
I took photos all through 2007-09 for Project 365 to post at least one photo a day. Now that my oldest son is in the Air Force we are using this photo blog to share our adventures with him across the miles.