Monday, October 20, 2008

helping

I get lots of help when I finish a project. Tsia knows that once it's done we need to take a photo or two. Sometimes she doesn't even wait for me but takes things into her own hands. For example, this photo that she took on Saturday while I was otherwise occupied. I'm just wondering how she learned to operate the flash by herself?


So I've learned that I need to wait until she's at school or with Todd before I start setting up.


Today I was all excited because I happened to be at home and the afternoon sun was creating a nice light.


I even had enough time to try two different set-ups for my photo fix.


But I hadn't counted on my other helper. The one who doesn't care to be behind the camera; just in the middle of the subject matter.


I'm not sure which helper is really more helpful.

postscript: Oh, the quilt! Sometimes I get so carried away with the stream of consciousness, I forget what I was writing about. I wanted to use my scraps of Liberty lawn and started this doll quilt just before Quilt Market...last May. Yes indeedy, even the little projects take a long time these days. But to be fair (to whom? me or the quilt?), that's mostly because it sat around waiting for hand quilting. And then when more hand quilting wasn't forthcoming, it sat around waiting for me to do laundry. Those bed-sizes quilts I want to make? Not happening for a loooong time, I'm afraid.

16 comments:

  1. Liberty fabrics are perfect for everything. Love your doll quilt!

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  2. What a pretty doll quilt! I love to hear that you hand quilted it cuz I just took a beginning hand quilting class a few days ago. I found it to be quite therapeutic, and great for a doll quilt-sized project. Love that furry helper too!

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  3. awww kitty just wanted to show scale! cannot fault a cat that wants buyers to be wel informed. :-)

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  4. That is a beautiful doll quilt. I'm sure it took forever to do the hand-stitched details! Gorgeous photography, too.

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  5. Gorgeous quilt! But I love the tea set, too. Is that a toy tea set or a grown up one? Fiestaware? Oh please tell me Fiestaware has a tea set for kids!

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  6. the cat is perfect for giving scale. I thought it was a full-size quilt!

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  7. That is a beautiful little doll quilt! I love that your little S 'helps' you and discovered the flash all her own.... Would you believe me if I told you that my SweetPea had that IDENTICAL booster chair? Same olive green, same 1960's/70's lines. She's since outgrown it, but how funny to see it here again.

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  8. The props were so well proportioned, I didn't realize the true size of the quilt until the cat sat on it.

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  9. I agree that liberty fabrics are perfect for everything. You showcased their intricate loveliness perfectly!

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  10. so pretty, you have inspired me to start yet another project, that would be the 3rd started quilt.

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  11. Whoa, Liesl! Is that a giant cat or a housetrained lion?! An impressive pet, either way.

    I love how she set up her little dishes and took her own photo. Adorable.

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  12. So incredibly lovely - I adore the fabrics you have chosen. I am just starting to think about putting a small quilt together, so this is great inspiration. thank you for sharing.

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  13. Such a pretty doll quilt. Lucky doll! :)

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  14. Ooh I love love love that quilt! I'm feeling so inspired to cut squares!

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