January 7, 2011

Post Christmas Show and Tell

Now that Christmas is over I look forward to working on some New Year projects from last year hehe! Did you notice I didn't mention any particular project here? I don't like promising something that I can't keep (even to myself). So you just have to wait and see what I'm up to. I did work on something during the holidays. I took the BORO cloth with me to work on. It was a lot of fun stitching on the different squares. I will show it to you when I have a chance to take good photos of it. I took a lot of photos of the sea and nature while we were away as well. Will show them to you soon too. I have been back to work and had our first Wednesday craft session already. I got back to work on my Japanese thimbles again and I completed 3 in the last couple of days.
When I first started making them I got a few bases made so now I only need to work on the stitching. The library where I work has bought the book on Japanese thimbles after I started with the kit. The book is all in Japanese, but lucky for me one of my students is Japanese, so she translated them for me. The above pattern is called Blue Ocean Waves. I love them so much I made one in red/white, blue/yellow and blue/white combinations. The drawback of  these thimbles is that I cannot make them for gifts because I need to know the finger measurement of friends to make them fit. 

My Crochet scarf that my friend Jacky introduced to me. It is made from sock yarn. It was fun and fast to make. I have started a second one in solid colour too. It's just the right scarf for summer. 
Here are my Christmas presents from Mr Notjustnat. It was a bit of a let down from last Christmas LOL! But I'm so thrilled with them. My new camera is a Sony NEX-5 with 18-55mm Zoom Lens. I have also got the new Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 software. I love my APE. I know that there are free editing tools on the web, but I have been using APE for years and feel quite comfortable with it. I prefer not to have to relearn a new editing suite all over again. I'm happy with the result of my photos so far. I'm looking forward to using my new camera to take better photos for my blog this year. Hope you all received some great Christmas gifts too. 


Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi there Nat...boy you have been busy girl!!! Now that photoshop thing looks interesting...I will have to look into that one of these days...and looking forward to your pics this year, and especially of the sea and nature...Happy snapping, Dzintra♥x

Nedra said...

Hi Nat,
It looks like a wonderful Christmas. Is there a link to the scarf pattern? I went over to your friends site and searched her blog, and couldn't find it.

Needled Mom said...

Our son got the APE too and was really excited. It sounds like it was a good Christmas at your house.

deanna7trees said...

love those thimbles. will have to look into that. and a pretty scarf.

Suedio said...

Oh Nat, what would you have done with another red car anyway??? LOL.

Hope you have fun with the new camera taking lots of snaps of your projects.

Regards, Sue

Janet said...

I love your thimbles, I thought the photos were from a book, must be the new camera ( plus your skill) I have a question, what thread did you use? I have the book too and even though I sort of can follow the diagrams, you're lucky to have a friend to translate.
The scarf is gorgeous and I love the colours.

Michele Pacey said...

the thimbles are gorgeous! i'm sure your friends wouldn't mind giving you their finger measurements in advance! I know i sure wouldn't!!!! You're so lucky to know someone to translate for you. very convenient!

Bev C said...

Hello Nat,

Those thimbles are stunningly beautiful. A real work of art. Good luck with your new camera and extras. Looking forward to the year ahead with you.
Happy days.

Micki said...

Those thimbles are so pretty...I never saw ones like that. Great gifts you got. Mine was the Zutter binding tool and tool set.

Terry said...

Nice gifts to use with your second love blogging
or is it third or forth
Doesn't matter just nice new tools. Wayne got me an Ott light and travel iron. All for quilting.
Nice thimbles shall I send you my size ?

Hope to see pictures of sea side soon.

Ivory Spring said...

That's a fabulous gift. Okay, if you need anyone to offload that not so fabulous gift compared to last year... I am here. ;) Just teasing you! HUGS!

Kim said...

Did you finish your Civil War Bride quilt?
Love those Christmas gifts ...what did you get last year??

Happy Sewing

Robyn G. said...

Hello Nat... I love the things you've made... your thimbles look fantastic adnd WOW I love that crochet scarf!!! Love it!! Beautiful xx

Have fun with your new toys and will look forward to sharing in your creative journey this year.

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