So….here is what is happening with me.
On Saturday, I spent the entire day playing with my camera, the Picasa application, and being tutored by my sister, who is a very talented photographer. I want to be able to take good enough photographs, for my upcoming trip to Senegal and for landscapes around here that I can then transfer to fabric. I learned about composition, depth of field, and focus. I took about 32 photos and winnowed them down to about 20. This one is my favorite:
I call this one “Close-up 2”. I like the depth of field, the clear focus on the evergreen, and the sprinkling of snow. I haven’t got the faintest idea how to recreate this in fabric, but I will take my time thinking about that.
I spent at least 7 hours taking the photos, editing, posting, and sending them to my sister. Learning how to do this is time-consuming!
On Sunday, I ‘wasted’ four hours watching the Olympics. I know it really wasn’t wasted, but was relaxing and fun. I particularly love to watch the figure skating, and the ice dancing was on.
Oh, and I also delivered my “Piece of Cake ” quilt to Jan Gorman’s daughter, C., who was living near me. Jan has agreed to long-arm quilt this one for me, and the easiest way to deliver the quilt to her was through C. You can read Jan’s blog and find out about her long-arm quilting business at the following link:
Now we are talking online about patterns and thread colors. I might let her decide. By Sunday night, though, I knew I had to sit down at my machine. I was missing the action of sewing.
I have begun a new quilt, called “Secret Garden” (I think).
So far I have pieced together 6 large 9-patch blocks, with 10″ squares.
The next step is to cut these blocks into four smaller squares. And as I hate to cut, I am postponing this particular task. So all my blocks are now in a laundry basket waiting for me to have the nerve to fold and cut them all: