The other day my husband came home with a present for me.... a camera... one of those fancy big things you hang round your neck. He thought it would be good for my blogging and photographing the wildlife in our garden. It's a super present, but it has meant I have had to put my hook down and study the camera manual.
I haven't dared look up how much it cost, I don't want to know how much is dangling from my neck! We've both had some fun playing with it and when my hubbie asked if I thought it was the bees knees, I said "the test will be how it photographs crochet". Of course it is fabulous and I'm looking forward to learning how to use it properly as time goes by.
Receiving the camera - named Mabel - coincided with the completion of a crochet project.
When I went to put my newly made blanket "Life's delights" on the sofa, I suddenly realised I did not like the saffron yellow edging and cut it off. In the past week a blue and purple edging has been added and whilst working on it I came to really love this blanket.
Mabel passed her test with flying colours and has photographed the life's delight blanket beautifully.
|There are all kinds of tools to create different effects... I think this is called "ripple"...|
|There is a tool to make photos look like oil paintings....|
Blanket details can be found HEREThis blackbird is so raggedy... she is worn out and has two or three fledged babies to feed. She comes up to the patio window and looks in at us if there are no sultannas on the patio for her brood, then waits till we put some more out.
I've tried to make "Henry hedgehogs" corner look a bit nicer with a pot of dahlias, geraniums and lavender... he has had a veranda built, mainly to stop the cats getting his food. It has worked a treat. No baby hedgehogs have been spotted so far...
Thank you for your comments on the Norway photos, I'm really pleased you enjoyed seeing them x