Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wouldn't we all like the life of a well cared-for dog? My little Bichon, Gigi, has it so "good". Every morning afte her breakfast she chews her bone for a few minutes then sacks out on her very posh bed. Her only care is that squirrel that likes to hang out outside her favorite window.
Her daily schedule follows:
6:00 am out of a piddle, then breakfast
chew bone, early morning nap
9:00 take a walk
12:00 sunbath on the deck
4:00 eat dinner
watch out window and bark at squirrels
6:00 start watching for Daddy to come home
jump all over Daddy when he comes home
take a walk
A few minutes of playtime
8:00 early evening nap
9:30 sleep on Mom and Dad's bed
10:00 into crate for the night
Don't we all envy her!!!
Monday, October 20, 2008
I love Moon Flowers. They are related to Morning Glories, but they open in the evening and stay open until morning. I have a very good crop this year.
They have a lovely scent and are huge flowers. Supposedly bats like to visit them at night for nectar. Although I have never witnessed it. That's ok.
This is my favorite chair, but the climbing rose has sort of taken over. I've been too busy making jewelry to tend to the yard.
The weather is cooler now so maybe I'll get out there soon.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
That's a good thing because I forgot my camera. The weather was beautiful although a little windy at times. I fixed my display problem and only had one necklace display that blew over, however, at the end of the day while I was taking a load to my car my tent blew over and broke. Since then I bought a new one that is even better.
Thanks to the team the first Craft Attack was a success. I will definitely do it again.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
The inspiration is not only in this challenge alone, but also for those of us reaching those milestones of leaving our forties and of our children leaving home. Her goal is to raise $20,000 for the Hornet's Nest Girl Scout Council in Charlotte, NC.
Being a Girl Scout brings back fond memories from my younger days. I know I learned a lot about reaching goals and being independent because of my participation in scouts. The Girl Scouts continue to be an organization dedicated to teaching young girls about leadership and believing in themselves.
I have included a link to her blog so I can track her progress. I'm looking forward to reading the updates as she completes her trips. This is a great cause and I hope she reaches her goals. Anyone interested should visit her blog to learn more and consider contributing.
**An interesting note about the name Hornet's Nest. During Revolutionary times the people living in the area known today as Charlotte (Mecklenburg County) stirred up so much trouble as they fought against British rule that the area became known as a "hornet's nest".
Thursday, April 10, 2008
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Thursday, April 3, 2008
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Friday, February 29, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
These Lenten Roses are blooming all
It's nice to know that winter won't last forever.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Making a Light Box - I used a tutorial on Instructables. It didn't cost me a thing because I had all the materials right in my basement. I used an old moving box, some thin white cloth, and duct tape.
Trying different light sources. Right now I am using some halogen desk type lamps at the sides of the box and a gooseneck desk lamp over the top. I just bought a GE Reveal flood type bulb today. I don't know how it will work yet.
Purchased Photoshop software to edit my photos. It is definitely better than the HP software that came with our printer.
Using a tripod and sometimes the timer option on my camera.
Adjusting the white balance to incandescent and adjusting the EV setting for each picture. I have been experimenting with different EV settings for each pose and then choosing the best look when I edit the pictures.
These are some things I am trying. I have been trying to replace all the pictures in my Etsy shop, but it is a slow process. I think the pictures are getting better.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Today I had two tutoring students out sick, so I had extra time and spent all of it working on some new earring designs. They are in the tumbler now. I hope to have pictures in a few days.
It felt great to be able to get back to my jewelry designs.
Monday, February 4, 2008
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