Sunday, September 26, 2010

My New Camera

After a couple of false starts, I received my new camera in the mail -- actually, "Brown" (What can Brown do for you?) attempted to deliver twice and my sweet husband went to the local depot to collect it on the second day. I was away at a four day quilt retreat and picked it up later.

I still have to learn the tips and trick to this new camera -- it is kind of like my old one (may it rest in peace), but I will just have to play with it. This is the first photo I took with my new camera -- a two-color quilt I started and finished in the last four days at retreat.

It is for a National Fabric and Craft chain's challenge and all will need to be completed by December 18th to be considered. I was a semi-finalist in a similar contest for the same chain several years ago. As I get closer to completing the work I will give more details. And here is a detail of a photographic nature:

The block pattern is an off-centered square in a square called "Happy Hour" but I drafted it myself to be an 8.5" block. The setting and borders are of my own design and I wanted two of the squares to have "runaway centers". I will need to applique these in place.
Speaking of running away, my husband and I will be going away to the gulf coast for a few days. I will not have internet and so will probably get very far behind in my reading of blogs and certainly in my writing of them. I will post photos and details when we return, but I sure am looking forward to quiet walks on the beach and hours spent reading and beading.
If you were to run away, where would you go and what would you do?


Spirited Earth said...

congratulations on the new camera,
i finally got a little Canon and i love it easy to use and the micro option( yes my old camera was ancient) changed everything.
i just broke down and bought a table light box kit.
are you going to Galveston?

TesoriTrovati said...

I want to run away somewhere more exotic than here... like France... or Tuscany... or Ireland... or Bali. But that would necessitate a passport. So I escape via my friends in the blogdom... so take pictures so I can 'travel' with you!

Enjoy the day!

I LOVE color! said...

Congrats on getting a new camera. I have a cannon and I love it. It does not have a large zoom but lots pf pixils.Have a goooood time on the beach I covet. Be Blessed