In my other life…
When I’m not working or quilting or “family-ing”, I love photography. As much as quilting is my passion, my camera is a close second. Having said that, you might think I was good at it. Not so much. I’m much better than I was but not at all as good as I hope to be someday. My friend Debbi and I have been taking some photography classes from her DIL’s friend…a professional photographer. That girl has definitely taken me out of my comfort zone. The difference in my photos is amazing…even realizing how much farther I have to go! Debbi and I began the classes to take better pictures of the grandkids. I was tired of getting snapshots. I wanted photos. I wanted images! And I have been able to achieve that with them. Sure, I delete a lot of pictures. But at least I usually get that one great shot! I moved outside to our yard and snapped a few of the spring flowers in the back yard. Thought I might share some of them with you.
My goal this weekend is to take MarioFan to the park and try to get some good shots of him. Where MiniQuilter poses, he just gives me that cheesy eight year old smile. God love ‘im! He promised to cooperate because he’s helping me with my homework.
The real reason why I’m sharing these photos is that I don’t have anything quilty to show you. I just ran out of time to work on anything this week. However, I did get to the store and bought lots of batting so when I get time to quilt, I’m ready!! One quilt did actually get pin-basted. And Leah didn’t give us any homework this week. There was nothing to motivate me! Perhaps a cattle prod….
MiniQuilter wanted to work on her quilt so we sewed together one more row of blocks. Her progress is slow. She may have it completed before the fabrics go out of style. 🙂
And, to tie my camera and sewing together, I found this wonderful tutorial! My camera bag has seen better days. I looked around for a bag that had a little bit of style. Guess you have to pay for style! A lot. I think I would really like to try to make this bag. But I’m thinking that cotton fabric would probably not hold up. What do you think about an upholstery fabric?