Thursday, November 13, 2008

Playing a Little

It was an easy sell...convincing my husband that our 7 year old Olympus was not taking great pictures any more. Within 5 days or so we had a new Panasonic Lumix, with about 200 times the capabilities of our old Olympus. He did the research and said that this was a very good camera for the $$. Who was I to complain. Now I have to learn to use it. That could take another 7 years.

Here's a few of the NYB blocks I have thus far. The top two are from Terri (left one has a problem, but she sent it along anyway). I'll probably fix it so I can use it. These blocks take quite a while to make. I made the bottom two. They are 8", and should employ red, orange and/or purple batiks. I'd prefer them to have all 3 colors, but I failed to specify this early on in the swap. I'll love whatever I get. It's a very spicy color combination. I am excited - I have heard of 3 other people that have just mailed their blocks to me! I can't wait to see all of them together. I just wish I'd requested a small piece of a couple of the fabrics each had used (say 4"x4") so that I can do a cohesive flying geese border for this!...

I have been playing with the new camera, but have by no means mastered anything. These 4 pics were assembled with a scrapbooking software that I use, so I have no idea what it did to the original resolution.


jovaliquilts said...

Congrats on the new camera! The photos look great.

I love, love, love purple and red together.

Helen Conway said...

Well, as I am behind and haven't started yours yet ( planned for Sunday) I guess I can comply with your belated wishes!