Take the camera off auto!

I know I’m not alone. Those of us who are scheduled fly to Houston in five weeks for quilt market are all wondering what will happen. Everyone I’ve talked to thinks that Texas will show it’s strength in amazing ways and Houston will be back to normal. I have a feeling they might be right. So we wait to see what happens.

And I can’t help but wonder if any of those beautiful houses I showed in my last post are still standing. My heart and prayers go out to those who have lost so much.

Holly from Lakehouse has something fun planned and you’ll be seeing this little logo popping up on designers blogs right about now. It means they each are doing something special that I know you’ll enjoy! Everything Holly does is fun, so get ready!

Today I took my camera off “auto”! That’s right, no more auto can you believe it? I’ve signed up to take an online photography class from Jessica Sprague. I really want to learn how to use my new Nikon camera and I read about her classes on another blog. It just looked like so much fun! I waited and waited for the next class to open and when it did I signed up right away. So here you have my first photo taken without a flash, and a very low shutter speed. I tried all different settings to see what would happen. Never would have tried this without a class! It’s so much fun!

As for the little bundles of my angel fabric, they are going to Karen in Sunnyvale, California. She’s been waiting a very long time for this fabric! Angel Houses is due to ship to the shops sometime in December. Seems so far away, but it isn’t! And of course I’ll be doing some fabric giveaways soon.

Hugs to you all.

Anne

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  • Miss Jean - What model of Nikko did you buy? The picture is great.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - Yes, I was wondering about fall market as well. We are scheduled to go, but I certainly understand if Houston is not on its feet by then. I love the photo you took. I went briefly over to Jessica’s site and will have to visit it more extensively later. Thanks for the tip!ReplyCancel

  • BetsyE - Did you like the photography class? My DH & I were thinking about signing up…but don't know anyone that's taken her classes.ReplyCancel

  • Daisy Jayne - Photo looks absolutely and the fabric bundle look fabulousReplyCancel

  • Vicky - The fabric is wonderful! I was thinking about those homes you blogged about also.ReplyCancel

  • quilterpolly - both pictures are great:) I really love the fabric one. they look so pretty:) I can’t wait to see about the dolly dresses. Keep me posted:)
    PollyReplyCancel

  • CJ - I do hope you are right about Houston and Quilt Market. The designer dolly dresses – very exciting! I can’t wait to see what that reveals. Have fun with the photography class! Your first non auto picture looks great and MY those fabrics are beautiful. They look like candy.ReplyCancel

  • brigette - nice job on the photo anne!!
    we’ll keep texas in our prayers and you keep designing quilts for market!!ReplyCancel

  • My LIttle Family: - I have a glass jar of white buttons too! My colored buttons are segredgated into two other jars by their size. Makes it easier htat way.ReplyCancel

  • Camille - Once you take it off auto, you can never go back… How exciting! Do you have a 50mm lens? That has made all the difference for me.

    Your first attempt looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Wyldhare - What a beautiful photo! I have started to take almost all my photos without flash if I can, I find the colors don’t seem as washed-out and are more true.ReplyCancel

  • Simply This and That - Awesome Possum Photo Anne! Kudos! I’ve heard about Jessica’s photo classes. Way fun! Can’t wait to see more photos. ooxx`jodiReplyCancel