Sunday, June 22, 2014

Slow Sunday Cutting and Stitching

Slow Sunday Stitching

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.  Winking smile

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.  Confused smile

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.  Sad smile  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!photoThis is just a small sampling.  If all our other tomato plants produce at that rate, we are going to be inundated!  Surprised smile  Our green beans are doing well … no blooms yet that I can see. 

Have a blessed Sunday, y’all!


  1. my zucchini and yellow squash have been doing a lot of producing blossoms but not much else. My sister in law who is much better at growing than I am said to leave them for awhile and they might start to produce - this week finally after others have been harvesting zucchini for several weeks already I am starting to get some - none of the yellow squash though

  2. Good luck on finding the camera and the clothes...I think we have the same requirements! Enjoy the rest of your lazy weekend!

  3. When you find those clothes can you let me know where???

    I have always loved my little Canon Sure Shot. It is supper small, takes great pictures, but doesn't have the viewfinder. Good luck.

  4. I am glad you will get some stitching time in today! Home grown tomatoes!! They are the best! I think as we get older we 'know' what we want a little better. Now, finding it is a different matter. Good luck with the camera and clothing search!

  5. My little Canon Power Shot has a view finder, but it is a few years old. Maybe they don't come that way anymore.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog! We have been picking tomatoes for a few weeks now but that is about all that is producing well so far.

  7. Hubby already has tomatoes running out his ears and is giving them to anyone that will take them. I don't know why in the world he plants so many when he is the only one that eats them. I guess he just enjoys watching them grow.

    I love my Nikon Coolpix S8200. It has everything you are wanting except Wi-Fi. A great 14X zoom but not a cheap price tag. It's smaller than my Iphone and I love mine.

    Have a great week!

  8. Well it is Monday now, I do hope you got to sew all you wanted yesterday. You have been really busy.
    Your garden looks wonderful and what a lot of tomatoes! How nice, Just now I have a few but that is that.
    I wish you luck on clothes and on a camera.
    I think it will be easier to find a camera. :)
    Have a lovely Monday Kathy.

  9. I hope you had some stitching time! I find that each camera - cheap or expensive has things about them that I like and dislike. You have to find one that fits you like a glove!

  10. Good luck with the clothes. I have found that LLBean is a little pricy but good quality that lasts for a while. I know you have the camera already... I'm just a little late visiting and commenting on Slow Stitch Sunday.


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