Saturday, February 25, 2012

{ Another Year of Schnibbles}

I'm participating an a unique {quilt-a-long} called {Another Year of Schnibbles}. Each month, one of two bloggers from {Pink Pincushion} or { A Quilting Life}choose a mini quilt pattern from {Miss Rosie's Quilt Co}. January's pattern was Full House. I finished the January pattern halfway through February... I got a late start. I decided to skip the pattern for February so I can get back on track for March. Can't wait to see which pattern they choose. This one finished at 31x37, the perfect size for a wall hanging. I see a trip to Walmart for hanging hardware in my future. (And a little work for my husband, too)

Monday, February 20, 2012

{Anniversary Quilt}

She's finished and already on the way to her new home in Florida.

I hope she's loved.

Friday, February 17, 2012

{Sarah's Quilt}

Yesterday Sarah and Corey's first anniversary quilt came back from the quilter. I love it!  Carol at The Quilt Studio did a great job. The pattern used includes hearts and it's done in a green thread that matches perfectly. Last night I made the binding and pinned it on. Tonight I breakout the folding table and get to machine sewing it to the front of the quilt. I'll be hand sewing the binding to the back of the quilt and hope to get that done over the weekend. Photos to follow.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

{The Trouble with Brooklyn.....}

Besides the obvious trouble with Brooklyn......the trash strewn about the street by slobs, shootings, stabbings, people who let their dogs poop on the sidewalk and don't pick it up, rude shopkeepers, and , oh nevermind .... a real problem for me is the lack of  interesting photography subjects, especially during the gray winter months.  Some days I struggle with my Project 365+1. I'm having some fun using the DIY lightbox and my new 100m macro lens but I yearn for some nice outdoor photos. I miss blue skies and green. Any kind of green.

There are some mornings that I wake up and look out the front window to see the most beautiful pink and purple sky.  I grab the camera, which is always out on the coffee table, and lift the blinds to snap a shot before it changes. I put my eye up to the viewfinder, take a good look at the scene before me, lower the camera and put it back on the table. All the power lines crisscrossing the frame ruin it. Why bother? I'll just have to sit in front of the computer with CS5 running and clone them out. I'd rather spend that time doing something else.

That's the trouble with living in the city; there's always the chance some undesirable element will present itself in a photo. Empty water bottles at the park ruin my squirrel photos and  power lines ruin my sunrise photos. I still carry my camera around because I love photography. I just wish there were more options around here for winter photography. There hasn't bee any snow either *sniff, sniff*.  I'll just have to be patient and count down to next month's trip to Colorado for snowshoeing. At least I'll get some nice outdoor photos there. Ones without dog poop on the sidewalk.