Sunday, August 31, 2014

Finally Getting Back To Some of Those Passions

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about Pursuing Your Own Passions and challenged myself to getting back to some of my own passions. Well, it took me this long to actually do it. First I visited the library and checked out a couple of books about photography. I settled on this short little book that shows lots of tricks and Apps to use through your iphone to take great pics. Since I always have my phone with me I thought this might be the way to start off. The current camera we own is new but hard to figure out. All my pictures turn out blurry. I am committed to taking a few pictures a day and using them on Instagram then once I learn a little maybe buying a camera just for me, one that I can actually use.

Next I picked up my quilting materials and went to work. Yesterday afternoon I started and haven't stopped. My sewing machine is old and broken so hand sewing it is which for me is very therapeutic. I love hand sewing even if it takes much longer than a machine. About five years ago I created a small lap quilt for ever member of my family for Christmas. I also started a bigger quilt for my bed a few years ago and it has been collecting dust for a good while. This is the one I started back up. Right now I am finishing up all the squares and by next weekend I should be able to start putting it all together.
Tomorrow we are taking a trip to Wal-Mart to look at sewing machines. Thinking about purchasing some easy patterns to get both me and Grace started.


Unknown said...

Good for you! Sounds like much fun!

LJS said...

We need our projects and we need to finish them. It is so easy to push our own creative needs aside. Have fun sewing machine shopping!