You get to see it first right here on the blog! I took the Best Friends quilt along quilt off the frame Thursday after a few mishaps. I cut the backing too small and had to fix that but I am loving the finished results. Now, I am starting to obsess about getting a final picture of this quilt to put on social media for the Best Friends quilt along with Fat Quarter Shop. It has to be done and a final photo by Monday for the Fat Quarter Shops final blog post. I have the binding on and half hand stitched. The weather forecast is very little sun and snow off and on. I can’t seem to get the lighting in the house right. My weekly pictures are a little ho hum I feel. I want the final one to be great to end quilt along on a big positive note. Taking photos of quilts is hard. I also worry too much. I worry that I didn’t do a good enough job to promote this quilt along and I don’t want to let anyone down. I know, its a little silly because when I look at the quilt that Angel and I made, I go WOW! But I can’t seem to capture that Wow factor in my photos. Especially a white background and potentially out in a snowy landscape. I will consult with a few photographers and get some tips.
I do have a few fences I could see if I can get to them as the snow is deep. I could do a …hold the quilt up myself and my legs will show photo. Flat pictures get a little distorted like the one above. I have to give it some thought and then just do it. Stop wasting brain energy obsessing about it like I have for 3 days and just get a million shots with different lighting, different backgrounds and pick the best one. Then I can over gram my test shots on Instagram.
And when I have lots of hand work to do , what happens? You got it , a flare up of pain and infection in my fingers and hands. I have been trying so hard to prevent it all but here we are. I have a prescribed program to follow it just annoys the heck out of me because it slows me down. I am not ready to slow down. I have way to many things to do with my hands and they seem to have betrayed me already in my 50s. Osteoarthritis is a really stupid thing.
The good news is that the house chores are caught up and I can spend time doing things like exercising and crafting. Then this afternoon I hope to get my first test photos done. I have taken more online classes via Michael’s and want to experiment with making some new things! I will post the crafty things on Our Creative Souls.
Here’s to a weekend of trying new things!