Friday, July 27, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
I took this picture today for my Composition and Design in Photography class. This week we're analyzing our pictures, which I'm not very good at. But here goes: The wheel in the center of the gate is the focal point, and the rest of the gate is supporting cast. Because the wheel is a circle, it holds your eye there. Then you can follow the leaves out, and the gate brings you back in. The leaves above the gate also lead your eye back to the wheel. But in spite of all that, it's not the most interesting picture in the world. LOL!!!
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
I did machine embroidery for this set.
I finished up my H is for . . . swap yesterday. This one is for ArtNTheMail (another Yahoo group). It took me the longest time to decide what H was for! LOL!!! I really wanted to do hibiscus, but I never could find the right image. So yesterday when I was looking through my fabric stash (uh, I mean inventory) I found some fabric with horses on it - so that's what I used. I haven't mailed them yet, but hopefully in the next day or two. Here is one of them:
What you can't see in the picture is that I used a glitter pen over the word horse. I don't know why glitter and sparkly stuff never shows up in a scan, but it doesn't.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
I had bags of projects scattered all over the floor, so I organized most of them yesterday. The projects I haven't started yet went into a couple of boxes that I stacked onto a cart. And after looking at all the projects that I have started but haven't finished, I decided I really need to finish some of them. So today, that's what I worked on. One small quilt top just needed a few borders added, and I got that done. Then I worked on another simple top that needed several blocks made, and I made a lot of progress on that one. My goal is to finish several of these before November, when my quilt guild is having a quilt show and boutique. I will donate and/or sell some of the projects in the boutique. It feels really good to make that decision and to make some progress.
I also finished up my third seasonal wall hanging a few days ago - it's about time, since this one is summer!
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Sunday, July 08, 2007
I think I've gotten over my blahs for the most part. Yesterday and today I managed to finish 5 scrapbook pages. I'm going to wait until next month to post them though - Eve is taking a break this month, so I can too. And by next month, I hope to be working on the wedding album, where I may not be using her stuff. So I want to have something to post with her stuff next month! Eve is my favorite designer, but she doesn't have any beach themed kits. And I found some really cool kits by Jeri Ingalls at Scrapbook Elements, so those are what I'm planning on using. Sorry Eve!
Actually, I think I will post one of the pages here (I just won't upload it to my galleries).
Credits: Shabby Sundress Collection - The Elements and Aqua Vita papers - Eve Recinella of Sweet Shoppe Designs
Date Stamp - Meryl Bartho of Digital Scrapbook Place
Sketch Collection 14 - Jen Caputo of Scrapbook Graphics
1. My wonderful marriage of almost 30 years is my second marriage.
2. I was the first girl in my high school to take wood shop.
3. My ethnic heritage is Jewish, but I don't practice (that or any other religion).
4. My aunt taught me to knit at the age of 7 or so.
5. I was a CPA when I worked - but I only worked for 12 years.
6. I had a picture framing business in my home for 7 years.
7. I have one son, who is the only grandchild on my side of the family. And on my DH's side, there are only grandsons, no granddaughters.
I am supposed to tag 7 other people. I'll do this - if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged.
Thursday, July 05, 2007
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Sunday, July 01, 2007
And this next picture is of a gas station on the corner of Highway 177 and Highway 33, on the way into Perkins (a small town south of us about 12 miles or so).
And of course, I can't go out on a photo shoot and pass up a beautiful flower!