A Haven for Vee
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A Solitary Lilac Branch in Bloom and Linen Rescues
You know me. I get a lot of mileage out of the simplest things. Currently, it's my one, lonely lilac branch. Vickie had asked me what the flower in my header was. The lowly lilac and nothing more. Obviously, I gave it a hard pruning last year and it is holding it against me. Can't wait to see what my azalea thinks of me after similar treatment a few days ago. I'll have to wait until next spring for certain, but just now she's looking pretty miserable.
All this mileage on simple things is all in the photographer's technique don'tcha know. I, being poorly self-taught, am like the lowly lilac branch. Very little substance here.
In fact, this morning, I discovered that my camera settings have been on the lowest quality. That can't be good. In an effort to remedy the situation, somehow I made a huge mess of everything. Finally, I discovered the trick, which I share with you below.
Typically, I can't even get that right. It is not a "sytem restore" it is a
"resetting settings to their default values." Whatever! The problems righted themselves and I am no longer concerned about photo quality. Head to Ree's for that!
After rescuing my camera settings, I am now in hopes of rescuing some linens. Here are my three projects.
1. lower left corner -- napkin made from ratty old tea towel
2. top right corner -- two ratty vintage tablecloths melded into one...maybe...with luck and a prayer
3. lower right corner -- A crewel wall hanging turned into a crewel pillow...maybe...you know the drill
Check back tomorrow for the results...
(I'm sorry if I've led some to believe that I'm away this week. Not at all. Probably next week. I'm very happy to have the book from Aunt Amelia, but I have already read it. This one is for my shelf and to reference from. The new books will be here soon enough.)
Have a terrific afternoon!
Posted by Vee at 1:35 PM