Today I tried to take some creative photos of my latest finish, Ocean Dreaming 2.
Let's just say I think I am better at making cookies than taking artistic photos!
Of course it didn't help that it was windy
Another tip I read said hang it in a tree - Hmmmm. So I tried my cherry tree.
Slightly better shot - once the wind stopped blowing.
At least I noticed that my daffodils are coming up.
I don't get around to this part of the garden very often.
You can see what I mean about my cherry tree. Not really big enough.
I thought about using my apple tree too but it is still too little.
Another good think I noticed is that my apricot tree is covered in little buds - I don't think it has ever flowered before. Sadly this is next to a mandarin tree which gets heavily infested with fruit fly every year so I suppose the apricots will be too. I don't want to start spraying with serious sprays so ...oh well. At least the possums will eat well.
And as you can see, I couldn't manage a better photo of this either - LOL!
How about this shot - a watery quilt lying in my "dry creek bed" - hmm not so much!
Let's move out the front of the house and see what we can find! - Hmm, still not so good.
This is probably my favourite photo but nothing like the fabulous creative ones I see on lots of blogs.
1. Order myself a photography book that I saw recommended on two good blogs - firstly retromummy and then posie patchwork called Beyond Snapshots and then
2. Go back to my tried and true formula! At least for now!
Ocean Dreaming 2 finished! and I love it just like I did the first version.
I did the same wavy line quilting
but I seem to find my rhythm this time so I won't hesitate to do it again.
I remembered to include some of my "thank you" fabric this time. Yay! This time I stitched it on part of the rod pocket.
And now it is all tucked up into its box with a few goodies, all ready to go to the post office first thing tomorrow morning!
Here is hoping that it goes quickly as I am impatient to hear what its new owner thinks of it.
Till next time....................happy stitching!