I've been busy the past several days working on another item for the wool challenge for my quilt guild, which is due NEXT Thursday!! It's still in pieces and I can't show the progress -- yet. Look for pictures after next Thursday.
I've been playing around a bit with my new camera. I think I'll try to take a class or two with the Digital Photo Academy, which is offering up a deal on Groupon right now. I know I can do so much more with this camera than I currently know how to do. Here are a couple of shots I took over the last few days. I always like to take pictures of my roses:
And during the full moon I tried to take a shot using my tripod, a first for that:
This second image shows stars I didn't even notice when I was taking the shots. Ok, maybe it was because I was too busy swatting mosquitoes to see anything else.
Often times I can get my crafting mojo back by picking up new yarn, fabric, books, or tools. When I was at Joann's picking up wool batting for my niece Erica's wedding quilt, I spotted a display of Gingher Rotary Cutters. What the heck, I thought, I'll use my 50% off coupon on them. But wait, that still makes them about $30. Hmmm. While waiting in the hopelessly long cutting line, I looked them up on the web -- found them for $16 and ordered them right then and there. That was Sunday and they arrived yesterday:
It has a nice little metal case to keep them safe and out of the hands of an inexperienced user (AKA my roommate).
I used it tonight to cut some wool and it really did cut like a hot knife through butter.
I've also been getting quilt books left and right from Amazon. I wanted to have books from all of my speakers for next guild year's programs. I can't sell the workshops if I don't have materials to entice members into checking them out for themselves.
In order of their appearance for the 2012-2013 guild year: Gyleen Fitzgerald, Frieda Anderson, Kim Diehl, and Anita Grossman Solomon. It's going to be a great year.
Now, it's time to get back to work on my wool project.....