Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snow Woman Tole Painting

This is a snow woman I painted in my second of two tole painting classes. This was fun to do. It ended up that I was the only one in the class. That didn't bother me!!

Happy Holidays,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Last Year's Christmas Quilt

I still don't have a picture of this that I am happy with. I've tried some inside, some outside, etc. Here is the best I can do. This is called Cozy Christmas. It is a large throw. All red, green and cream scraps. Each tree is made of one fabric, but all the trees are different. It was finished last year, but I realized I don't have a picture of it on my Web Shots album.


New Camera, New Learning Opportunity

Do the learning opportunities ever end? This is a close-up PICTURE of the quilt I am unquilting and then hand quilting. Learning?? Learn to do it the way you want the first time to save time. Learning? Learning to use a new camera that is at one time a blessing and a curse. Our former camera went missing on our Thanksgiving holiday. I did not want to buy a replacement because I am just like that...reluctant to part with a penny if I don't need to!!

So last night, my new camera arrived via my very helpful and thoughtful daughter. I read through the manual. I know that's a stretch for some of you menfolk out there. I charged the battery for 5 hours as instructed. This morning I took some sample pictures. Aarrgghh!! Lots to learn. I will need to work on the focus and some other features.

In the picture above, the foreground is the finished way-I-want-it-to-be part. In the background you can see the machine quilting in cream of loop-de-loops. It makes the quilt stiff, and I don't like the green dots that are the bobbin thread showing. Live and learn, my friends.

Now that I have a camera, the blog posts are bound to be plentiful.

Have a great day,

~Joan, off to bake tons of cookies and breads for gift-giving