I was so totally spoiled for Christmas this year.
Mr. Happy came up with the most thoughtful and amazing gifts... to include a new camera (I will be sure to show you some of the other things over the next few posts). I am still getting used to the new settings and fun things I can do with it -- most importantly I am getting used to the revised process I need to follow to get pictures on here to share with you.
Here are some snaps from the last few days!
Our Christmas tree all lite up with the pup posing adorably in front. Last Christmas she passed out under the tree which you can see here.
Katie thinks so too! She enjoyed rolling in the snow and walking on the ice a bit.
Then the humungo snow storm rolled through leaving us with about a foot of snow and lots of wind. Again, Katie and snow are best friends -- it's been a lot of fun so far!
I even got to put a new sled to good use. I had no idea that Katie would come charging after me and bark like a maniac at the sled. Bad sled... how dare you take my momma away from me that fast!!
Look how high the snow comes up on Katie's legs!!
And I just thought this dainty sniff of the plant was so cute! The new camera can take pictures FAST! I don't have any reasons to miss a shot.
Such a serious girl with such big soulful eyes!
And, yes, I have been spending some time in the sewing room! Here are some triangles that were turned into windmills -- I've been having a hankering for making up a few.
I have also been playing with tulips -- anyone else thinking spring yet?
These have a sort of scrappy look to them that I love! I have since sashed them together using the same neutral background to form a square table runner for a friends round table.
It's hip to be square! I think I will be sandwiching this tonight as I had an 'Ah Ha' moment late last night when I figured out what the backing should look like.
Any thoughts on how to quilt this up? I wonder what texture would make the petals look more like well, petals?
And that's what my new camera has been taking in!
I am also dreaming up what 2011 will look like here at this happy spot. I have a new idea for a weekly meme, I am sure I will be showing you lots more sewing and crafts, the hiking and outdoor imagery will continue, and don't forget lots and lots of Katie!!
While I am dreaming and planning... any thoughts on things you would like to see more or less of? Should I keep the origami tuts going? Are you tired of seeing so much Katie (hope you say no)? Should I bring more cooking/baking posts back? Let me know what you heart fancies and I will see what I can do to accommodate! After all, if it weren't for you coming over... this would just a be a spot where I talk to myself... and that would be plain 'ole weird!
Work in Progress (WIP) Stats
Last WIP Wednesday Total: (going to omit this time as I am fairly new to this)
New Projects: 1 (tulip table runner )
Finished Projects: 0
Total WIP's: 2 (tulip table runner shown above and X Marks the Spot quilt progress shown here and here)
---Linking to Midweek Blues and W.I.P. Wednesday!---