Friday, October 13, 2006

New commitments

I was just rooting around in the unfinished project bin, looking for a distraction for the hospital tomorrow (I'm having my sinuses roto-rooted again) and came across a second pair of Mrs. Beetons. I didn't dare take the kiddo's cardigan for fear my knitting would get lost during surgery and the sweater would wind up with just one sleeve. Risking the loss of a wrist warmer doesn't bother me quite as much.

Anyway, it occured to me as I looked back at Mrs. Beeton the First that my photography is gradually improving. I'd like to continue to take better shots, so I've decided to take the Photojojo challenge to take one photograph every day for a year. Hopefully I'll continue to see some progress in my work as a result. But there's no way I'm going to force you to suffer through all these shots with me, so I'll post them into Flickr, and you're welcome to look if you're interested. I think it will be fun. Anyone want to join me in this little venture?

And as long as I'm taking on additional projects, here one I'm really excited about. Starting in November, I'll be teaching a beginning sewing class at Purl. I can't wait! I'm just trying to decide which projects to offer. They need to be fun, relatively quick, and involve appropriate skills for a beginner. I'm thinking buttonholes, zippers, corners and curves. Plus a little handstitching like hemming, blindstitch, and running stitch. So many possibilities! At least I'll have something to mull over while I'm recovering during the next few days.

See you soon.

10 comments:

  1. I wish I could come to your sewing class. I reall do need to attend a beginners class, but haven't found one that really interests me. I'm sure yours would be great.
    What's the quickest way from Sydney to New York?

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  2. Best of luck for the surgery, and I wish I lived near you so that I could go to your sewing class. Although two Liesl's in the one room might be just too much!

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  3. Oh fantastic! Thankyou for posting about Photojojo. I'm definately going to join you, i was just saying on my blog yesterday that i want to take more photographs.
    I wish i could come to your class too.

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  4. Oh, great idea about the phot challenge. I am in! I will keep a look out for your class, I'd love to take it. You have a beautiful blog.

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  5. i too wish i could take your sewing class.... maybe you'd post a project or two from it here??????????

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  6. The photo challenge sounds intriguing. I definitely envy so many other's photography on their blogs. Mine is so amatuer. It might be a good thing to do, practice always helps, doesn't it.

    As for your sewing class, I wish I could join in too. In my area there aren't any classes offered that appeal a "hipper" crowd. Especially at the beginner level. It would be great if you showed off some of your projects here. We could become your online students ;)

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  7. Congrats on your class! Photojojo sounds like such a great idea as well

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  8. Good wishes for quick healing, Liesl. I wish I lived a little closer to take your class, too!

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  9. Love that picture of the little one looking all autumn-y. Lovely!

    Neato about the sewing class! Be sure to post a few more details about what you might be covering--sounds really interesting. When you get it figured out of course!

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  10. I just decided to do the Photo-a-day challenge, too! Mine will be posted at photoblog (taras.photblog.com). I hope it will inspire my photography!

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