Just a few miscellaneous updates this morning:
The show quilt: Still working on the current show quilt with hundreds of Inchies. If I put all the Inchies end to end, there wouldn’t quite be a mile of them, but heck, with the deadline looming it surely seems that way. What you see here is the last stack of Inchies waiting for their edges to be put on, and then it’s time to embellish! I’ll spend an hour or so sewing the edges, and then the rest of the day at the beading table. ITMan has been tapped to be in charge of dinners until this quilt is done, so tonight is takeout Thai food!
About those pictures: Amidst the Inchie production, I’ve been learning to use my new camera. Well, “attempting to learn” might be more accurate. It’s a Nikon D80, a digital SLR; Camille@Simplify made me do it, and I LOVE it! (Thanks Camille, for sharing; I just wouldn’t have had a clue what to buy otherwise, and though I did try to do some research to make sure it was the camera for me, it all finally came down to “Her pics are fabulous and just the way I want mine to look, so just buy what she’s got and be done with it”!) However, there are rather more buttons and functions to deal with than the other cameras I’ve had in the past, so the learning curve is a whopper.
Sure, the pictures it takes with very little intervention or effort on my part are a thousand times better than what I get with a point and shoot, but I want to learn to tweak the settings and be in control. Yeah, I’m a control freak, so sue me. It took me 10-12 shots to get that one above that I was happy with, but I learned a couple of things about using the white balance and the slow and rear flash functions in that fifteen minutes, so I’m a happy panda. Happy, happy, happy, happy!
Giveaway reminder: Don’t forget to send in your tips for The Daily Stitch, leave comments, and/or blog or tweet the giveaway to be entered to win Inchie quilt art or other fab prizes. The Giveaway ends tomorrow, April 29, and midnight, my local time. So far, Q&B and Valentina are in the lead for the Inchie quilt art, but everyone who enters has a chance for the rest of the prizes! Send in your tips before the deadline and be entered to win!
Bloggers Quilt Festival: WOW! What an incredible event this turned out to be! There are now 579 links on Park City Girl’s Quilt Festival post, and I’m shamed to admit I’ve not had the time to visit even half of them. I do plan to get around to all of those links to see all of the quilts, but it can’t happen until after the show quilt is done. The quilts I’ve seen so far have been incredible, and the event is a wonderful way to find new blogs to read and make new friends, not to mention seeing 500+ quilts without aching feet at the end of the day! I do want to thank everyone who came around to my blog to see my entry for the Quilt Festival and I hope to see more of you here in the future. Thanks again Amy, for coordinating the Bloggers Quilt Festival!
That’s it for now–I’m off to do quilty things the rest of the day! What’s on your agenda?