Friday, January 6, 2017

Friday Finishes and Fotos!


This week was a slow one for me, I think the holidays wore me out and I just need some rest time. I love to do simple projects while I watch tv when I am resting, so I worked up a few stitcheries this week.

The first is from Kathy Schmitz's One stitch at a time club. The sample was done as a pin cushion, but as usual I changed it and added some words for fun. They will be fun to use as bowl fillers for Easter.



The second was a freebie from Kathy, Strawberry pincushions. The only thing I did different was to change the topper, keeping mine simple and more prim. The colors are off, it is darker and done on tea stained muslin, but I had to use my zoom to get photos tonight.


Another thing I did this week was take back my wide angle lens. I decided I would be better off with a zoom, so Bill took it back and ordered the zoom and I got that, this week. The problem is, I went to take photos tonight and realized the wide angle was on the camera, ughs, I took back the wrong lens. I cannot believe they didn't check the box, I could have put junk in there, for all they knew. So now I have to get up there and give them the right lens and hope mine is still there. 

I took a few photos to try it. For some reason, no birds were around when I wanted them to be, lol. But, a woodpecker was busy in my neighbor's tree so I took a few shots. He was a good distance up and the limbs made it hard to focus well, but I think it came out nicely, considering.



I also tried taking photos of Bean, but he does not stay still. I got one as he was coming back with a stick. I cropped it to close up and I think I got nice definition for a crop of a zoom. Usually if i do this, all I get is a blurry object and Bean was in motion. Hopefully we can get out on Sunday, seems we have a storm coming in tomorrow. We will need to get out and get supplies and things before it hits. I hope you all stay safe from the storms and enjoy your weekend.



13 comments:

Kate said...

Fabulous photo of Bean!!

Sandi said...

Love you two stitching projects and the egg shape idea! Your strawberries look great.

Have fun with the zoom, do you have an action setting on your camera? On some ot looks like a running person. It could help with catching Bean's photos. Look forward to the next shots. Love this one of Bean!

Nancy said...

Your Bean is too cute. I always love how a stick pushes up one side of a dog's cheek. Beautiful stitching, too. I hope your lens is still there for you.

acorn hollow said...

love your strawberries! Great photos. We are not getting much of that storm. A dusting to an inch. We have had enough anyway..
cathy

Saundra said...

Beautiful shot of Bean and love those strawberries!!!!!!

Karen said...

I like your projects for this week. Especially the strawberry design. Well done.

Shelley said...

Perfect pic of Bean boy!

Carole said...

Happy New Year my friend! Lovely finishes, as always. I received a quite little hanging free stitching project from Kathy in one of her newsletters. I had big plans of doing 3 of them on one fabric piece (you know save fabric) ... so guess what? I still need to finish the last one! lol I haven't touched a needle in at least a month ... I hope to soon! Enjoy your new lens! Cheers!

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a great picture of Bean. You nailed it!
Love those strawberries.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Julie Fukuda said...

Once Nikko has a stick in her mouth, there would be nothing but blurs.
Love your little stitching projects and the sweet birds on the strawberries.

moosecraft said...

Bean is such a handsome pup! :-) Beautiful stitches... especially those strawberries!

Fiona said...

both your stitchery projects are so lovely..... I love the woodpecker and Bean looks so well and full of life...
Hugz

Tammy Franck said...

Love your new stitcheries! Love the bunny design on the eggs! What a beautiful shot of your dog Bean! It's perfect! Love the stick in his mouth. So cute!