Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Figuring It Out

I'm trying to figure out my camera. It's going "okay". I've decided to work my way through the book Understanding Exposure by Bryan Peterson.

The first exercise is to shoot in manual exposure. So, I moved my dial to "M" and started shooting away. I think I got some fairly good shots. What do you think? Any suggestions?

Monday, September 28, 2009


the year's last, loveliest smile.

~William Cullen Bryant

So, it seems fall has arrived to my tiny part of the world. I usually love this time of year with apple orchards and pumpkin patches, but this year it is filling me with dread. I know that a Michigan winter will quickly follow and I'm not made for Michigan winters.

Looking through my closet yesterday I realized (with excitement) that most of my clothes from last winter are too big, so I can look forward to some shopping. I actually went to my favorite store today and got a pair of jeans, a top, and a pair of boots. I'll post a picture of them when I wear them next.

I've decided that I need to do 3 things this autumn/winter.

1. Learn how to use my camera properly. My husband bought a Canon EOS Rebel XTi for both of us over a year ago and it just sits around.

2. Sew, sew, sew. It seems like I designate Sunday as my sewing day. Yesterday I made these cute sachets that I found on this blog. They were really easy, although I didn't add a button because with my ancient machine I would have to do them by hand.

3. Blog. I know, I go in spurts, but I am going to try to update twice a week and go from there. Perhaps learning to use my camera will help a little bit.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Croc Lily

If you know me at all, you know I have a love affair with Crocs.  I have 2 pairs of the Mary Jane style, a pair of Croc Capri Flip Flops, and my most recent purchase was the Malindi. I love them all.  While browsing the Croc website tonight I found another pair I want for winter.  Aren't these so cute?!

Friday, September 4, 2009