Friday, November 29, 2013

November Finish~

'Tis the season
of believin'..

and I believe I have my November Finish!

Charlie Brown was always a true believer.
He and his Christmas trees are special.

Maybe we need more people like him and Linus?

All of the fabrics in the top are from the Schultz line,
and for the back I was lucky to find
a Peanut's fabric for the back.
There was one fabric I ended up not using on the front so wanted
to include it on the back...

I watched to be sure everything and everyone was right-side up,
so imagine my surprise when I finished the
quilting and saw the edge.

I decided to leave it, because it just makes me laugh
every time I see it.
We will be glad to have a new quilt to hang up for the holidays.
Charlie and Linus would approve don't you think.....

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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Have a Blessed Day~

I hope you have a Blessed Day!
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.....

Monday, November 25, 2013

For the Love of Hand Embroidery~

Here we are and it is almost December!

Besides the holidays to enjoy in the next few weeks, 
it means we are almost at the end of 

I hope you have found ideas to inspire you!
I know I have.....

Monday, November 18, 2013

Saturday, November 16, 2013

November Photo Workshop~

Another lesson to improve my pictures.
Or attempt anyway ;-)
This month's assignment was using the White Balance Control
and adjusting it as needed...

First I went outside and used the auto everything.
My camera is so smart!

Then I started playing.  
I switched to Direct Sunlight since that is where I was.
A bit of a wipe-out at 1250 sec f/2.5 100 ISO

A little more visible at 125 sec

One more try at 250

 I then attempted a custom setting using a grey card 
included in my book..

I think the custom turned out better than using an auto correct in the computer 
after the shot.

 But I still need to practice...a lot.....

Check out others who are working on their pictures as well!
You can join in anytime.
The next assignment will be January!

Plum and June

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November's Lovely Year of Finishes Goal~

I have had this little WIP that I would really like to finish 
up this month.

Charlie Brown Christmas trees hold a special place for me and the Pilot Man.

This year, I want to add a small, finished piece

to our holiday traditions.....

Check out the wonderful WIP's being finished up
this month here-