Work in Progress Wed–Olivia’s Doodle Quilt

The weather has taken a turn here in Minnesota.  It is rainy and cold as I write this.  I’m not complaining–I have seen the destruction that Sandy left in her wake.  I’m just noting that sewing is seasonal for me.  On a cold fall or winter afternoon, there is no place I’d rather be than in my sewing room.  However, when the weather’s nice, you are more likely find me in the garden or off on some kind of jaunt.

So now is the time to finish a few quilting projects.  My main priority is Olivia’s Doodle Quilt-and I made a lot of headway this week.

My favorite part of quilting is the quilting--the free motion, let your mind wander, quilting

If you look closely, you will see that some times there is a little too much of the mind-wandering…

But I like to think of that as character…

Amber Waves of Grain-A Photo Tip

I’ve read several times that three things are required for a great photo:

  • Subject
  • Composition
  • Light

A few weeks ago, I noticed the long rays of light from the setting sun in a field near my house.  I quickly pulled out the trusty Canon and set out to “chase the light”.

The light was changing very quickly and within minutes the mood of the photo also changed.

I found the best photos had a spotlight of sun directly on them:

The most dramatic difference was in the following two photos.  The first photo was taken where the sun’s rays were hitting the field.  The second photo was taken within 3 feet and three seconds of the first photo.  The only difference was the sun’s rays were shielded by the clouds in this area.

So the next time you’re out with your camera–remember–look for the light!