Friday, April 04, 2014

catching up -- again!

Checking in before the day gets away from me...which it is doing very quickly. It has been too hectic the last couple of days and today, I am not leaving the house. (it's raining - good excuse).  

I'm working on an article and need to take my own photos, since some of them are process pix that can't be done later. But my two digital cameras are ready for the garbage: my beloved 13 year old Canon S40 has too many things that don't function and it doesn't pay to have it fixed.  My little Nikon, almost as old, is hopeless and the photo quality was never as good as the Canon's.  SO - with this camera emergency in mimd, the first thing I did when I got home from my workshop was head out to buy a new one.  Before I left, I had done my research and I bought a Canon S110, which got rave reviews, shoots RAW (a necessity for me) and can use WiFi to upload pix to my computer.  I have charged the battery but haven't had a minute to read the instruction manual or set it up.  Maybe later today.

While the class complained that 3 days wasn't long enough, they managed to do a remarkable amount of work. Here are a few more, finished and ready to quilt.  





If any of you are within driving distance of Burlington, VT, you can take a one-day workshop with me in early May.  The Champlain Valley Quilt Guild's workshops are open to non-members, so if you want a day or two of fun and creativity, you can sign up for one of the still-open spots in Cinderella Quilts or Jump-Starting the Art Quilt.   Check my sidebar and contact Janet Brunet to reserve while you can.

Ok, so now I have to go fiddle with my new camera and play around with it.  Back to work!

7 comments:

Connie Rose said...

What fab student work! I especially love the top and bottom ones, for their color contrasts. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo

Mia Bloom Designs said...

I'm thinking about buying a better camera and glad you mentioned the brand and model of your new one. I love seeing your student. All 3 are amazing!

Marianne said...

Magnifiques ces quilts d'élèves, mais il faut dire qu'il avait une bonne prof :)

Cathy Bargar said...

Hi Reyna - seeing all these fun works from the Grenville Arms workshop is like rubbing salt in the wounds! I so much wanted to take that class, and it's in a place I could actually get to, but I have been down for the count the last couple of months with back/leg pain. I hope I will be having some spinal surgery to get fixed soon - I go to the Mayo Clinic in MN for issues dealing with my back - but in the meantime I've just been loitering around uselessly. The good news is that my son came to visit last wkend with just my little grandson (8 months old)! So while I did get a little grandbaby love, I sure haven't been having as much fun making stuff! Wonderful to see the wild things people made!
Love, Cathy Bargar

Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Okay, you got my attention - wifi uploading? Wow! I've had my Canon Power Shot A400 for almost 9 years, and have to remove the memory chip and insert into a little slot in my laptop to upload, and have never used the camera feature on my cell because it cost more for the cord attachment than the phone itself(it's a Tracfone, what can I say?!). I expect a full review once you get up and running on your new camera! BTW, I love the samples of quilt tops you posted... yummy!

Cindy Cooksey said...

Beautiful photos! I am interested in the camera conversation, as mine is also getting old.

coopcrafts.com said...

I love the look of those quilts! Wonderful graphic feel, great sense of motion. That must be an amazing class!