I’m bound and determined to get in some time with needle and thread today. I had to check my blog to see when the last time I got some “needle and thread time” … 2 weeks ago today. That’s just way too long … but sewing DD’s chevron quilt top and kitting fabric for retreat next month have been my priorities for those 2 weeks. I do plan to finish cutting fabric on hand today (border fabrics for DD’s quilt) … I’m still waiting for some fabric for retreat, so my Big Board and my GO will stay out (I don’t have room for them to be out 24/7, so I store them when they’re not in use).
When I finish up the cutting, I’m going to sit down and work on my Martha Washington’s Flower Garden. I’m almost done with my 30th block … I took a picture to share, but the red photographed as a bright cardinal red rather than the muted red it really is … it “bugged” me too much to publish. I guess I could get my big camera out (big is a relative term … it’s a standard size point and shoot), but what a pain … I have to go get it out, take the picture, connect the phone to my laptop (at least the laptop is out/in use right now), upload the picture, check for editing (cropping, straightening, etc.), save the edited version in a smaller format … frankly too much work on the off chance that my big camera will produce a more accurate red. You’ll just have to use your imagination.
Which brings me to my search for a new camera. I’m looking for a small (aka subcompact) camera that takes good pictures, has good zoom, has wifi capabilities, has almost no “lag time” between shots (I’m sure that there’s a technical term for that ha!), and that will fit in my small-ish purse or pocket. Plus I think I’d like a viewfinder (when I use the display screen on my iPhone camera in sunny conditions, I really cannot see anything so I literally have no clue whether I’m actually capturing the image I want not to mention whether it’s even focused in on that image). Oh, and did I mention I don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for this camera? I’m not sure that there’s a camera that will fit all those requirements. <sigh>
After a couple of weeks where there was been something going on every. single. day, I’ve declared that this weekend is Lazy Weekend. While we haven’t scheduled anything, it’s not been much of a Lazy Weekend so far … I spent yesterday morning paying bills, reconciling accounts, filing paperwork, etc. As a retired accountant, you wouldn’t think that I would hate that job so much. I spent the afternoon boxing up for return … I finally reached (yet again … we won’t mention how many times over the last 40 years) my goal weight … I’m just having a hard time finding clothes that fit properly, that complement, that don’t cost an arm and a leg, that are my “style”, and that don’t make me look like I’m a 63-year-old who’s trying to look like an 18-year-old. I think clothes that fit those requirements must be sold wherever they’re selling the camera that I’m looking for.
We checked the garden this morning. After a slow start, our zucchini appears to be thriving and producing plenty of blooms … but not a single zucchini. From the looks of it, the blooms aren’t getting pollinated. Our tomato plants, on the other hand, are producing great guns. Our early girls didn’t produce the very first tomato, but they’re making up for it by producing loads and loads of tomatoes … one must have 40-50 little tomatoes on it!This is just a small sampling. If all our other tomato plants produce at that rate, we are going to be inundated! Our green beans are doing well … no blooms yet that I can see.
Have a blessed Sunday, y’all!