Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Here's another start..........

when will we see a finish?? This fine mess on my sewing table is the beginnings of some plaid/homespun string blocks for Heartstrings:

Let's hope I get further on them than I did on the blue/yellow project. That pile of fabrics is still sitting on top of my fabric cabinets. They will get put back into their designated piles and forgotten about again.

I was actually surprised to be able to get a decent picture of said mess above.  My camera has been acting up lately. So many times the pictures turn out to be pink-tinted and blurry.  It started doing it occasionally back in late February. Something to do with the CCD sensor and humidity changes??  I did some research online & it turns out that Canon did a recall on several camera models, including mine, a couple years ago for defective sensors. It sounds like one can send the camera in to have the sensor replaced and Canon pays all the shipping & everything. I'll be looking into that further. I wonder how long the process takes? Weeks? Months??  Longer!!??? Would maybe still need a replacement camera while this one gets fixed. I really like my little Canon PowerShot A95 & don't want to just toss it.

We did get to see some sunshine today though there are still plenty of clouds floating about.  I wouldn't be at all surprised if there was more rain tonight. We've had over 6" of rain over the past week and places west of us had more.  Yesterday Hwy 275 was closed from O'Neill to Tilden because of flooding. Some of Hwy 20 was closed out by the weigh scale. More roads south and east of here were closed as well as some to the north. It's time for clear skies and sunshine for a while. Things need to dry out a little bit before we all start to mold.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Peaceful Sunday

It's been such a nice Sunday. Started out nice and sunny, not too hot, birds singing their little hearts out. By now it's clouded over, but still nice. I did get my laundry in off the line just in case Mother Nature decides to give us a little shower of rain.

Last weekend, Memorial Day weekend, everyone else's plans took precedence over mine, so I made up my mind I would sew this weekend and I did:

 I finally got the rows of blocks for my Bricks and Stepping Stones sewed into a top. I plan to put a narrow white border around it and then a wider print border of black and bright colors. It's coming out to be kind of an odd size, not square but hardly enough difference in dimensions to be called rectangular. I don't care, it is what it is. You will not believe how hard it was to get that photo. My camera has been misbehaving. Sometimes it wants to turn out photos that are all pink and blurry. Something with the auto-focus I think. I messed with it a bit on different settings & finally got it to take a decent photo. Do you suppose there's a new camera in my not too distant future??

Thanks to funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Orchard Library Foundation and donations we have some lovely new public use computers at the library:

 Patrons are loving those 22" screens, but they sure make mine at the desk seem puny.

Hope you're all enjoying your Sunday as much as I am.