My new camera arrived today, but when I took a couple "test" photos, I found the USB cable I had used for my last two cameras doesn't fit the new one. So I ordered the correct cable, but in the meantime, I discovered that I could transfer the memory card to my broken camera and download photos that way--until the new cable arrives in a couple days.
The test photos I took were of the blocks I've made for the Star Light, Star Bright quilt along. The deadline for putting the quilt top together was today, which I didn't make--I still need to add the sashing. But since I have the photos of the blocks downloaded, I thought I'd show them.
These blocks will be set in a 4 by 4 setting, and there wasn't enough room on the design wall, so the other four blocks are just laying on the quilt rack--
I have an idea to add stars in the sashing also. I like the way these look so far, but I need to find a place to lay them out and then work on the sashing--and I think I'll need to wait until the weekend to do that.
A couple of you asked about my St. Patrick's day outfit. Well, originally I wasn't planning to participate, because I didn't want to spend a lot of time on a costume, but I literally woke up Sunday morning thinking about cutting down an old green velvet-y dress I had. Back about 10 years ago, I loved that dress and wore it all the time, so I'd kept it in my closet long after it served its usefulness. It was long--around calf/ankle length with long sleeves. So I made it short sleeved and tunic length, and then I cut it up the center front and added hooks and self-covered buttons to close the bodice part. I used shamrock fabric to make a long sash to wear at the waist. I also added ruffled lace to the V-neck of a sleeveless, cream-colored top that I wore underneath the tunic. Finally, I constructed a hat to wear with the ensemble:
I made the hat from a small plastic cup and a plastic plate; I covered both with shamrock fabric and glued them together, and then I added a few decorative bits. A length of lace was attached so the hat could be held on my head and the lace tied in a bow under my chin. Yes, you're right--the hat IS rather small and silly. To these garments, I added black jean leggings and high black boots. Hubby thought I needed gold buckles on my boots, but we couldn't figure out how to attach them without damaging the boots, and I figured what I'd already come up with was good enough. So that was my outfit and everyone seemed amused--all in all, it was a fun day. And when I went to work out at CrossFit that night? I did my 1,000 meter warm up on the rowing machine wearing sunglasses and the hat. Yep, I got some mileage out of that costume!