Camera + Garden

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I took my camera out to the balcony garden this afternoon. I was hoping for a butterfly but they came and went faster than my shutter finger! I’ve added a fountain this year, I used a super clearance ceramic dish I happened upon this winter and this solar water pump! It needs some adjusting to keep the water from splashing out too much but I have a plan! Go pollinators!! Happy Summer!

PS Stop by the webshop and see what’s new!!

Dusting things off….

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Yep I’m still here. Its taken me several hours over two days to be able to re-learn how to get pictures from my camera to my computer (months and months of pictures)…resize and upload them and I now I hope to be able to post them here. I won’t go into details about trying to get back onto my blog when I couldn’t even remember how to find the log in page!

I’ve been thinking about this poor neglected blog a lot lately. I really miss taking pictures because I plan to share them, and planning little posts to put here. At the moment I’m trying to remember how I had time to do this regularly…it seems like that was someone else’s life. I’m not making any promises but I want to spend time doing things here a few times a week.

I’ve had several people ask about my webshop. It too is something I had and still have hopes of bringing back to life. I have a thought of aiming for April to kick things off there officially…this will be the place for updates. That it written in pencil for now.

I’m sharing just a few pictures today that caught my eye as I was clicking through nearly 2,000 pictures I imported from my camera. My hand actually went numb from clicking for so long. I discovered that something went wrong internally sometime in December so I need to take my camera in for a check up but I still have a LOT of pictures that aren’t too bad. These are unedited snaps I took in September and November.

At this point, our parents are doing quite well. I had gone to Michigan for a month last Spring to be on hand while Jerry’s dad recovered from a mild stroke. He’s had another since but again recovered quite well. He has since acquired a motorcycle and a puppy…

Our kids are doing very well and healthy also, we feel truly blessed.

I’ll be back with crafty things soon!!

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for that girl

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I recently made a few things for my daughter.

I knitted her a scarf, this became hers by default. I bought some yarn online and was unhappy with the color, green is a tricky color I think. I dyed that yarn and really liked the color but it just wasn’t ‘me’ so I knitted it up for Amber. I used this yarn (dyed in RIT Royal Blue) and this pattern. I will probably use this same yarn, in a different color, to knit this again for myself, I really liked the pattern.

I also made both of us a padded camera strap. I used this pattern as a guideline but sort of did my own thing, that’s my new camera! Amber’s strap is the tourquise batik, although I gave it to her while we were out shopping the other day, it’s still riding around in my car….maybe she doesn’t like it?

I gifted her a jar of raspberry peach jam I made also, I did NOT give her some of the quiche I made the other night. Kellen wants to know when I can make more.

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PS – I don’t really have a quiche recipe, this one has bacon, mushroom, chives, and 2 cheeses (with 7 eggs and about 1.5 cups of half n half). The crust recipe is on my ‘food’ page.

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new items added to the webshop….

keeping super, duper busy….

*a note about my camera*

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I’ve had quite a few emails about what camera I use lately so I thought I’d mention it here.

I use a rather small Kodak EasyShare Z812IS camera. I love the smaller size and that it only uses 2 batteries. I think it takes pretty good pictures but it does have some limitations. Someday I want a grown-up camera but I have really liked this one. I’ve actually owned 2 of these. I bought a fancier named, similar sized camera this summer and gave Kellen my old Kodak, I didn’t like the pictures from that fancy named camera but Amber said she would like to have it, so I gave it to Amber and bought myself another Kodak like the one I had.

Hope your week is wonderful!

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