Just calmly surveying his domain...
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
This is Rochelle. She's not a stranger, nor is she any stranger than any of my other friends, but she volunteered to be my designated stranger for photo purposes. I was going to take pictures of some other people today, but all of them looked as though they'd poke me if I tried it, so I chickened out.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Eyes--tried to take pictures of cat eyes, but they moved too fast. Looked for other eyes, even considered one of my old photos that was hilarious... but couldn't locate it.
Then, at quilting at my friend Sandy's, I spotted her clock. Ah! Calavera eyes! And yes, they really are two different sizes...
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
This is the bobbin case for my sewing machine. It's got a "finger" just above the latch, which has an eye in it. Hard to see, but it's t here! Threading the bobbin thread through the eye of t he finger puts extra tension on the bobbin thread, a very useful technique for quilting with two weights of thread.
Sorry to get all technical here--if you'd like to see "my" finger, check out Flickr!
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
This chair sits in the corner of my living room. It's a feast of textures, from the nubby covering of the chair itself, the soft/shiny throw, the smocked pillow, the hairy furry pillow, and the smooshy fuzzy bear.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Always when asked this, I reply "blue." And generally it's true. But when I look around I see an awful lot of this color. My car? Kiwi green. My raincoat? Lime. My umbrella? Lime.
So I guess I'm not as monogamous with my color preferences as I thought I was.
Monday, July 9, 2012
A picture of my big old house. With all its big old problems! That window up there? It leaks, badly, whenever it rains. Of course, it seldom rains here, but it still needs to be fixed.
The trim is peeling (lousy paint job by incompetent contractor), the roof leaks, and the a/c needs replacement.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Since my "garden" is pretty much overgrown and/or just dead, it was a challenge finding something to take a picture of out there.
In hoping to remediate t he dryness and desiccation, I turned on the sprinkler--and voila, my photo!
Friday, July 6, 2012
I keep the "extra" chairs lined up next to the wall in the dining room, since the table currently only has one leaf in it. All the chairs are different from each other; the ladderback chair was refinished by Bob, ages ago. It originally had a black Spanish oak finish, to match our wrought iron-based table. The set was bought in 1968, just in time for Thanksgiving!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Looking around the house for something interesting "on the floor" was pretty futile. But the front porch? Ah... dappled light, camellia and liquidambar leaves, jacaranda blossoms. Perfect!
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
My favorite time of day--early in the morning, when I've gotten myself down to the coffeemaker, and the day is still cool and fresh and full of possibility.
The rival time, for me, is in the evening when I can pour a glass of wine and forget all the "stuff" the day brought.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
The prompt for today was "self portrait." Now, I happen to not like the way I look, in fact I'm quite chicken about having my picture taken. So this was a hard one for me to do. Wound up sitting on the bed in the guest room with the rooster lamp and just snapping it. Came out nice and blurry, just the way I like it!