Thursday, 31 January 2013

How to photograph a quilt and make it look pretty

Or not, as the case may be. I know that I will never be more than an amateur at this game.

Up against the wire, a quilt for a very special person is finished just in time. It sits squashed in a bag in rather rumpled folds for a day or so. I roll it up and tie on a bow.

Pretty picture

Oops - I remember just in time that I must take a photo. The camera batteries are flat, clouds are threatening, gales blowing (why does the wind always get up when I go outside to take a photo?).

The Head Chef is also an amateur at this game.

Beware of the quilt monster

Try and hold it straight, I say, as he steps back into the flowerbed.

Your slippers are going to get muddy, he said. And worse, I think, as I realize that I am standing just where the henhouse was until a couple of days ago. I don't have a coat on, and my hands are cold.

I promise you that it is a very pretty quilt. It has a quaintly antique air, and is not really as crinkled as it looks. And I will come back after the official presentation with some better pictures and some profound musings, or not, as the case may be.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Sunday afternoon

The Ploughboy has driven off into the snow with his car packed with possessions, a removal in the offing.

I distract myself with orts and scraps of fabric to the haunting tones of Princess Bunchy's flute.

And for my special friend in the north who complains about my lack of posts, here are some pretty pictures especially for you, my dear.

Well, as pretty as I can make them in this grey-white light ...

And there's another quilt to bind,

a sock to knit,

and a rather nifty pattern for an Idea Pouch to play with. Ideas always come in useful, especially when one is feeling rather Sunday afternoonish.

In such a time of change, I am glad that I have so many things to stitch, and boats bobbing alongside, and books about soil to study, and deadlines to meet.

Hoping that your Sunday is full of Ideas, too.


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