Friday, July 27, 2012

51 Photos - Vegetables

Best laid plans and life... What plans I had for the photochallenge during my vacation! I would go out to find the perfect picture every week, go on special trips, learn more about my camera and then... I went and bought a sewing machine.

So without further ado: a joker (or three):
 A rainy Saturday morning in September 2010 in Graz. We met at the market to draw in the area, sketch people and capture the market flair.
The rain made sketching impossible, so we decided on taking photos and draw in the studio.
I was fascinated by the wet vegetables, how alive they looked, I could have spent a fortune there, so inviting everthing on offer looked.

Hopefully I'll do better next week, though I can't promise anything. I hear the siren calling from the next room already - back to sewing.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

My new baby!

Oh, how I have waited for this day!!

I have dreamed about a new sewing machine for ages but always deciding against spending so much money. The last few months I waged a war with myself: do I really need a new machine? Would I actually quilt more, if I had a machine which could handle FMQ better than my 25 year old husqvarna? Are my problems just not practising enough?

Then my vacation plans fell through and I was looking at three weeks at home and a little bit of money in my savings account.... well, after today, the savings account is empty again, but three weeks at home got a lot more interesting:
 After a couple of weeks research on the internet and reading yahoo groups for different sewing machines I was considering, I decided on the Janome Horizon 7700.
 While I asked my sewing machine dealer if she could have another machine as well prepared for me to test drive, the large space, the extra lights, the big table and smooth, quiet running convinced me absolutely.
So many stitches to try, so much to learn. A huge instruction book, a DVD to watch - who cares that it's a cold and rainy weekend? Definitely not me!

Friday, July 20, 2012

51 Photos - Summer

What better sign for summer than the start of a 3 weeks vacation!

Friday, July 13, 2012

51 Photos - Reflection

Will wonders never cease? Finally blogger allows me to upload photos on my PC again! 
While I had an idea for this weeks theme, it turned out too complicated to set up on my own. So I picked one of the "bad" photos I took for the water theme - one where I caught a picture of the reflection of my camera and not the sea lion swimming by.

Monday, July 2, 2012

51 Photos - Green

 Green - what a wonderfull color! So many different hues. How can I decide to show just one picture?