Saturday, January 21, 2012

Icky weather

We had some icky weather last night and today.  So we're hunkering down and staying in - well, I'm staying in - hubster has to go out and take care of horses and has taken care of doggies too. :-)  I'm spoiled, and I deserve it!  ha ha

A couple of weeks ago, I was told that I won a hand woven tea towel from Susan Harvey!  I tell ya, I was shocked (I don't usually win stuff).  Here is the link to her blog where she tells the winners!  Susan, thank you SO much.  This towel is really beautiful. 
Then a week or so ago, my cousin (thanks Judee!) sent me a special from Keepsake Quilting.  It was for the pre-cut hearts and I ended up ordering TWO (2) sets!  I tell ya, I'm a fool for hearts...........I can't wait to applique' these onto some charm squares and make a heart quilt!
I spent some of my day yesterday making a photo light box to try to make my photos come out better.  Above you can see where I kinda messed up while taking the photo - you're not supposed to see the front of the poster board!  But I was in a hurry and didn't pay attention.  Now I realize I did the same with the towel. I guess I need some practice!  Here is the photography setup.  This photo (funny enough) came out a bit blurry because I didn't change the settings and I didn't use the tripod.  My hands aren't as steady as they used to be.....

Below,  I have a couple of photos of the photo greeting cards I'm going to start selling.  I took the photos in the photo light box.  I know I need some work yet to get really good, but I think it's working out well. 

I've tried the lighting in front, over the top, and in the sides.  It comes out differently every time.  So practice will make perfect!  Eventually I'll get it all figured out and I'll get good photos.  One of the things I'm going to do is go to Ikea because they have rolls of white paper.  My box is pretty large, and the poster board doesn't really come forward enough, as is evident in the pics of the towel and the hearts! 

I'm working on putting the charm squares together for my next quilt.  I'm excited.  It's Christmas themed (yeah, I know, a little behind but actually, I'm ahead - of next Christmas!).  It's going to be pretty I think.

I finally finished weaving off the fabric I was working on, on the big loom.  The lady buying it is supposed to come pick it up tomorrow, and hopefully the ground will be o.k. for them to come and not as slippery as it is today.  Lulu (Leclerc Nilus) needs to go - weaving this fabric off just proved it to me all over again - my back has been killing me.  I did some of the weaving yesterday, and some of it today.  The smaller loom is much easier on my body.

She is all ready to go to her new home!  This is going to leave so much room in my craft room now.  Maybe I can move the sewing machine back in so everything is together!  We'll see.....

So that's it for today. 

1 comment:

Judee said...

Congrats on the win! Isn't it fun? Did the hearts from KQ come with fusing on the back? I love their quality.