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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Rewards Of Quilting

To paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, quilting is its own reward (he actually said 'peace') and to a certain point it is...but it is also work, and I perform best when I know there is a special treat at the end of the projects.  Here's how I treated myself:

Granted, I am not at the end of my book projects but I am making great progress on the manuscript and it seemed more sensible to have this now rather than when I finished.  Did I need a new camera?  Nope.  This was all about "want", and I've been wanting this one for awhile.  It is red, after all.
I took some pictures of the kids in the backyard to familiarise myself with the settings.  Polly chose to climb the apple tree for her shots.  With a little cropping, this one might might make her Christmas cards:
Maddie was a bit too distracted by the wind to hold still very long.  He lived up to his rapper name given him by our eldest son - Mad.E. - as he chased all over the place after every leaf that moved.
Quilting has been a very rewarding experience for me this month.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, your new camera is trés flash! Good pics of the kitties too, Mad.E will have fun when the leaves start falling in autumn.

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  2. Yay! Good for you! You'll LOVE that new camera! Better tell those kitties to polish up their whiskers as they'll be "in the spotlight" now... lol

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  3. I think you rewarded yourself very nicely. Now let me think....I am cleaning and trying organize my sewing/laundry room, what a mess it is..What should I reward myself with????? It's gotta be good!!!!

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  4. Red cameras rock. :) congrats. Sigh. I wish we were neighbors... but maybe we would get nothing done. Lol

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