Friday, May 13, 2011

Not A Pretty Picture

Literally.  And I am so trying for one. 

C&T Publishing is launching a new pattern site (PatternSpot) coming very soon (more on that later) and I am finishing up a pattern to post on their new site.  I loved how my Circle Game quilt came out, so I thought I would write up directions.

The directions, I am pleased to say, I am quite happy with.  But now I need a picture of the whole quilt.  A pretty picture.  A pattern cover kind of picture. 

Well.  Let’s just say there is absolutely no danger I am going to become a professional photographer soon (or late, for that matter).

How about a pretty little photo showing the lilacs in bloom?


Yes, it’s true. This is me trying to get a photo of the quilt on my lawn with me blindly holding the camera up in the air.  And I didn’t notice the shadow till after I took the shot?

This, sad to say, is the best photo I got.  Size distorted and colors way off.  Honestly, you would never know the colors on this quilt are so bright and fresh and springy.

Bloody but unbowed.  I snap another. This one, cleverly, looks as if I live on a steep hill.  (I don’t).

Time for a tactical retreat.

So, how about this then?  I participated in the pretty pouch swap and received these TWO wonderful pouches from SewCraftyJess. 

The froggie pincushion is mine.  One of my treasures.  He’s standing here all nice and polite because in addition to the pouches, Jess also send me those really cute pin toppers.  A full meal!

I’ve got a pouch ready to go and I’m putting together a couple little extras to go with.

And now?   Well, I’ve been so incommunicado here lately because it’s been end of the semester madness.  Madness that is at fever pitch at the moment.  So I am off to grade more final exams.  And when I can’t take that any longer, it’s me, a quilt, a camera, and the great outdoors (or my backyard corner of it, anyway).  A few prayers would not be amiss. 

Wish me luck.  (Feel free to snicker).