January 13, 2016

Down on the Farm



The NEW camera is here, in my hands. You are looking at my first post using my new toy. Nothing crazy, but a newer version of my ten year old DSLR. (Whew, times flies.) The weather around here has been dismal in the last week. I finally lost my patience for real daylight, I decided to take out the flash to see what this camera could do at night. There might be a learning curve but not horrible.

Now onto the meat and potatoes of this post. Last year I signed on for the 1930's Farmer's Wife Quilt Along hosted by Gnome Angel and friends. It was a good ambition. Between holiday sewing and other craziness the project was forgotten with only five blocks done. Now, things have settled around here and it's time to get going again. The goal is to get caught up, hahaha. I laugh while writing this. So far, I have made an honorable attempt but not caught up. I did get 9 block finished.



Yes, the corners got sewn on wrong in my attempt to mass produce these blocks.






I must admit these shots would have come out so much better had I used natural light, but I just couldn't wait! Dear sun come out so I can play.



9 comments:

  1. Yay! The chalkboard is back!
    I like how you are actually using 1930s-style prints for the 1930s sew-along. :)
    Your photos in less than ideal conditions are still far better than mine in perfect light. Kudos!

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  2. Oh aren't they lovely, and such a pretty way of displaying the individual blocks - I might have to borrow the inspiration for my blocks of the month this year :)

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  3. I definitely know the waiting on the sun feeling. Yay for an awesome new camera, and the photos do look amazing, even sans sun. :)

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  4. Those blocks are adorable, and I really like the prints you are using. And the staging for your photo shoot is perfect! Have fun playing with your camera. :)

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  5. I like how your blocks are looking and love the pastel chalkboard!

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  6. Looks like your new camera has come through the first challenge with flying colours, the blocks are lovely and your staging is perfect for them!

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  7. Glad your having fun with your new camera. Your blocks are looking great and like Carla mentioned, I like that you're using 1930's prints.

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  8. Loving the fabrics you are using! Looks like you and your new camera are getting on very well and yay for seeing the chalkboard in action again!

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