Last MONDAY,I heard that, due to solar activity and other conditions, the likelihood for visible northern lights was very good for my location (south of Minneapolis). I wasn’t going to go out in the dark countryside, with my camera, alone with only billions of bugs for company, speculating that I could see the northern lights, and could also figure out my camera in the dark to get photos.
At 10:50 pm, I had a change of heart, and changed out of my jammies, threw my camera stuff in a bag, and jumped in the car. (I did tell Hubster approximately where I was planning to go.)
As I approached Hastings, it was almost like driving into wispy clouds, and I thought my chances were falling to zero if there was cloud cover. They were strange white clouds, however, so I kept going. It turns out the rods in our eyes that are used for night vision don’t see color very well. The CAMERA, however, sees what we don’t see:
WEDNESDAY I went to our church’s mega garage sale, just to looked around as I surely needed to bring nothing home with me. I found a vase a friend has been looking for, some embroidered luncheon cloths for future projects…then I saw this:
A Singer 185k, born in 1959 in Kilbowie, Scotland. The price was reasonable enough that I was willing to take her home not knowing if she could sew a stitch. After some tinkering, she sews a fine stitch. I wasn’t familiar with the 185, but it’s basically a Singer 99 with an updated housing. Her name is Jade Moonbeam, and I put her right to work:
THIS WEEKEND, I made three sets of two camera accessory bags for gifts. I used Missouri Star tutorial to make the zippered bags, and they go together really easily.
Hope you have a great week!
Linking to Judy L’s Patchwork Times