I have another Lucy Boston block almost done (some of the edge pieces aren’t stitched yet:
They are so much fun to do. I have also been working on making “parts”, the individual honeycomb pieces that get stitched together. It takes 24 honeycomb parts to make this block.
I also started Pat Sloan’s Mystery block of the month for 2015 (and it’s FREE). I am making mine queen size, so I will need to make two or three blocks each month (instead of one). January’s block:
And my camera has been busy this month as well. Here is my favorite shot, a young (probably second year) Roseate Spoonbill, leaping out of the water after a bit of dinner. He had the late afternoon sun at his back.
I’ve made a couple of photo collages this week for my “365 Project”. Here is one I did of various warblers:
In case you haven’t heard of The 365 Project, it’s a site where you are encouraged to post a photo a day for a year. The basic service is free, but if you want to take advantage of some of the extra perks, there is a fee of $19.99 per year. It’s a wonderful way to improve your photography, and you end up following people whose photography appeals to you…and you get inspired to make better photos.
(A link to my project is the bird icon in the left side bar. I have completed 10 months of my project so far.)
ANYWAY, there are optional challenges from time to time that you can participate in. There is one on collages this week, which has prompted me to collect some photos that I wanted to put together. I also wanted to make it EASY, and I didn’t want to spend a lot of time with complicated software, trying to figure out how to do something that I probably won’t use very often.
It’s a free on-line photo editor that has a handy-dandy collage maker. Click on the Collage button, upload your photos, and away you go! Be sure to download your collage to your computer when you’re done because the program doesn’t save anything for you — it’s an on-line tool that’s free for your use. And have fun!
For a little more fun, here is another collage I did this week. I made it into a puzzle courtesy of Jigzone.com. Click anywhere on the puzzle below to begin.