I don’t generally get to blog about the quilts I quilt for other people – mostly because they are in and out of here so fast! But this is the second quilt I’ve done for Lucinda and I have to tell you – I am SO impressed with this girl! This one of just a few quilts she had ever made (with a new-ish baby at home, I might add) and I would have never guessed if she hadn’t told me. I have to say, the first quilt I quilted a couple months ago was absolutely gorgeous! A perfect quilt for a man. But this one, it’s all girl! I am so sad to see it go, but have a desire now to get my own pink quilt made. Because every girl needs a little pink in their life. You will have to watch her blog/Flickr, as I don’t share the finished photos of quilts (at least not until the owner has had the chance to see it and blog it on their own). So you will have to watch her blog for final showing of this beautiful quilt!
Falls apart. Dies. Breaks. I honestly want to know what fates are conspiring against me, and why. Sunday the internet hub died, Monday my camera died, all week i’ve had various mishaps and broke things and then yesterday my computer has decided it’s ready to crap-out. At this point, after lots of late night testing, I might need a new processor. Yea. Guess that new camera is on hold for another two weeks. So this may be my last post for a few days, as it takes me about 30 minutes to process a photo that should take me 2 minutes to process.
Ok, enough of that. Thursday was my 3rd wedding anniversary, and both my husband and myself feel like it’s been so much longer than that – in a good way! Last weekend we were at the store getting him some clothes for this formal birthday party we have tonight, and the sales gal helping us said “I can tell you two have been together for a very long time.” We both laughed and told her we’ve only been together about 4 years. We’re just that kind of couple, the one that seems to be an old couple before our time. We have been through so much, and seen so much, in our short time together. Trust me, it hasn’t all been perfect along the way – far from it at times, but we know how to stick it out. And of course love really does got a long way.
We went out for dinner and drinks before my “talk” at the PMQG meeting. How did it go you ask? Well, I was of course nervous, and started out shaky, but I think I got better about speaking part way through, as my brain kicked in and said “you know this stuff!” Everyone was so nice and I loved meeting all of the local bloggers in person. I’m so glad you guys came up and introduced yourself. It was good seeing old friends and blog-friends, too. And I even talked Liz into coming with me. All-in-all, it was a wonderful evening and I really enjoyed it. (Thanks Jen for taking the photos.)
Of course, after the talk, I over analyzed everything and just wanted to reiterate that there is no right or wrong way to do these kind of things. Sometimes easier and faster, but you always have to do what works for you. I was fortunate enough to talk about what worked for me, but I am in no way saying that is how everyone should do it. When it comes to sewing, we each need to take our own route and do what works for us – and do what gets us creating! There is nothing worse than being too intimidated to try something. Better to try and fail, then not try at all.
I haven’t been doing much lately. Reading mostly. Quilting some quilts for other people. Thinking about concentrating on photography more for awhile…that is until my camera decided to break yesterday! Yes, it’s broke. Apparently my XTi is only rated for about 50,000 actuations of the shutter. Lovely. I’ve done somewhere around 63,000 to 70,000 shutter releases on it, so I guess I'm ahead of the average. But of course now I have to decide if I want to pay $250 for a new shutter (to only have to repeat this again in 2 or 3 years) or buy a new camera (we’re looking at a T1i). Either way, neither of these options is in the budget right now. My mom said I could use her body for now, so at least I can still take photos…but it’s not the same when it’s not your camera. I hope I can do something about it soon. Don’t you all just have piles of quilts that need quilted?
On a side note, Jen asked me to speak about my adventures in hexagons at the next meeting of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild (this Thursday). I’m looking forward to putting more faces with blogs. :) But I'm not looking forward to speaking in front of a large group. In college, if a class required you to give a presentation, I would drop the class. End of discussion. So this should be interesting.