Friday, January 27, 2012

New Camera...pic's!

I took my first pictures today with my new Nikon Coolpix S6200.  I am happy to have a new camera, but need a lot of practice with it.

I've been wanting to show this to my mom (she won't come see me....bad mama!) so I will share it with all of you.  This is my surprise Christmas gift from my husband this year.  He has heard me talk about stained glass, but I never dreamed he would actually pick one out for me.    He was told that this '(pre World War II) window came from a pub in England.  I think it is beautiful and I love it.  I asked him if he thought maybe he could design me a house around it.... at the coast!

I have been reading a book on female Christian 'heroes' and was reading about a lady named Gladys Aylward.  She was a missionary to China, but before she went there, she worked as a 'rescue sister' in a port town in England.   "In rough waterside pubs, she'd face down drunken sailors, if that's what it took, to rescue the girls with them." While I was reading it, I told my husband that our window could possibly have been from one of those pubs that Ms. Aylward visited.  (around 1929-1930)  Probably not, but it was a good thought to add to my new window.  :-)

I don't want to make this post too long, but I want to show the January block for my first 'block of the month' group.  See sidebar for the link to "Thoughts in Thread". 

It was quick and easy to make and it's not too late to join in!   The patterns are free each month and you can work at your own pace.   I have a few more 'quilty' things to show, but I will save those for another post. 
Now, if Avery would just come over, so I can practice using my new camera!  :-)

Monday, January 23, 2012

New camera ???

Do you see Avery's sad face?  Well, that is how Grandma feels this morning.  I have bought two camera cards and both are too 'high tech' for my camera.  What does that mean?  My camera is old and I think it's time for Grandma to get a new one.  I'll be researching digital cameras online today.  If any of you have any advice or comments about a camera you really love..... let me know!  Because this grandma may have a new one by tomorrow evening.  I do have a few things to show you!  :-)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Where is my camera card?

While I'll admit I don't take very good photo's, I still would love to be able to take a few.  I have misplaced my camera card and I can't find it anywhere.  I have several things I want to blog about, but it is no good without pic's.  I am going to give myself another day or two and if I  still can't find it, I will buy another next week.  I want to show you my completed wall hanging (yes! first finish for 2012), my Jan. swap block, and a new quilt project I am starting this year....first block of 12 done! I plan to make at least two a month, so I can have all the blocks ready by July.   So, maybe next week, I'll update with photo's.  A bad photo is better than no photo, right?

Monday, January 2, 2012

January 2, 2012

Well, here is is:  the second day of the year and I've been thinking about my sewing goals all day.  I had to work on the 1st (which was a very eventful day at work, I might add.  I found out, once again that the Heimlich Maneuver does work! I hope you know how to perform this life saving technique)  so no sewing was done. 

However, I did lay out and sandwich the wall hanging I want to complete as my first project for this year.  I'm trying a new  quilt batting that has an iron on adhesive, so there is no need for pinning.  We'll see how that works out.  I'm excited about finishing this and getting it on the wall.

(Penpen and April)
Here's a picture of me and my sweet daughter on Christmas morning.  We had traveled for three hours to eat Christmas breakfast with her grandmother, who is also my mother in law, and hubby's mom.  It was an early day and we were exhausted after driving for three hours to get there, but we had a great time.  My sweet daughter was violently ill that night with a stomach bug that lasted for a couple days.  Thankfully, no one else in the family got sick, but several of her coworkers had the same bug.


And lastly,  I leave you with my top ten facebook status' for 2011.  I have a love--hate relationship with facebook.  I have tried to leave it several times, but keep coming back.  I can't bear to not see all the pretty pic's that others post of their families.  However, I have found that  it's not good telling others every move you make and it's not good to know every move that others make.  Facebook.... I hate.... I mean....  I love you.  :-)  Have any of you left facebook for good?