Proof that I still sew

quilt blocksI’ve snuck a bit of sewing and crafting into weekend naptimes lately, but haven’t gotten around to taking pictures of everything. These are tiny little blocks, measuring 5-6″ (accuracy in stitching is not my strong point), so each of the half-square triangle units inside are 1.5″ finished, if I remember right. And that partial block in the lower right hand corner may have gone missing. I’m blaming the dog.  I’m not sure if these will be in a doll quilt or the center of a medallion, but there are plenty of other WIP’s to keep them company.

The fabrics are from a City Weekend Mini-charm pack (2.5″ square) that I won on a Martha Stewart crafts department blog giveaway.

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Small Craft

small craft

Just a small craft for the bridal shower below – a brooch for the bride. We held the shower at a restaurant (the Kingsmill marina, beautiful setting on the James River), so there wasn’t a lot of prep that needed to be done. I pulled out my box of lace scraps, felt and ribbon, and did a touch of stitching and gluing while chasing Will around. I suppose I could have trimmed those loose threads, but that’s that.

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Amateur Photography Hour

Emily's showerI’m still getting used to taking pictures with the “fancy” (DSLR) cameras, and this bugs me about what I uploaded last night from a friend’s bridal shower. The first picture the flash came on on auto, so I turned it off for the second one. Much better lighting, but my f-stop was wrong so I focused way in the distance and had a blurry subject.
Emily's shower

Emily's showerThen we wanted a group shot. I’m happy with the one I took myself, but I have a suspicious that the guy I handed my camera off to so I could be in the picture thought he’d change a setting, because every picture he took was washed out and blurry. He was taking pictures of his own family with a DSLR, so it seemed like maybe he could handle it.Emily's showerThe rest of the pictures from the shower are on Facebook.

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