Thursday, February 26, 2009

What a wonderful response on my previous post about the hexagon project. All of the positive comments keep me inspired to go forward with my plans. It's funny how I just can't seem to get enough of them. I'm working diligently toward a logical stopping point on the stars before I begin the Martha Washington's Flower Garden. It seems that I have my basket of pieces within arm's reach at all times these days as get closer and closer to my goal.
Still all work and no play makes Libby a dull girl. I've been playing with my new phone off and on, learning more about some of the features and practicing taking and retrieving pictures. The photo above was taken with the phone - not too bad.
Still I am getting quite a collection of photos like this:
An extreme close-up of my hand as I'm talking on the phone. It seems the button to turn on the camera and snap the shutter are right a spot where it's comfortable for me to hold the phone. I'm no longer going to fight it. I've made a folder on the computer to store my 'phone finger photo' retrospective. It might make an entertaining slide show someday.
Last night we had a quick dinner of burritos. My tortilla had a face.
Hubby thinks it looks like Jack from the Jack-In-The Box commercials. I wonder if I should have saved it. People make a fortune selling stuff like that on eBay.
I haven't been neglecting all of my other quilting projects while I indulge in phone fun and hexagons. I have the applique pieces for Old St. Nick prepped and ready to stitch down.
A new batch of movies from Netflix should arrive in the mailbox today. Plenty to keep me entertained while Hubby and The Princess toil through the weekend once again.

24 comments:

Guðrún said...

Your Christmas quilt is going to be beautiful.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Love the phone finger pics :o) That santa quilt is coming along so nice! What a lovely quilt it is going to be.

Stina said...

LOL... you will have a wonderful collection of those photos...maybe something for ebay..lol..
Ohh... you have come quite a bit on your hexagons..lovely and your Old st Nick is going to be sooo Christmas..:o)

Karen said...

Ah, now I recognize the Santa project you are working on. I still haven't found my book but know it is here somewhere.
And your hexagon stars are sending me over the edge! I was going to make some of those. I have the hexagon papers and the desire but have not started. Yours looks so good on the clothesline! Makes me want to sit right down and make some this minute.

Juliann in WA said...

Love your Santa quilt - those trees are my favorite. I have a bunch of pictures on my phone of the inside of my pocket :)
Enjoy your movies.

Julie in the Barn said...

Fun & cute projects, Libby, including the finger photos! I love Juliann's comment about the pocket photos. We have to try some photos when we do our shopping spree. Honey's crepes need a pic, too. See ya soon.

Barn

Cathi said...

I've got the same problem with my phone sort of. I keep hitting the volume button on the side of the phone. Took me a month to figure it out. Everyone kept yelling that they couldn't hear me. I had turned it down to 1 bar (out of 10). Ain't technology grand?

The Quilt Buddy said...

Hi Libby!

St. Nick is looking good!

Love your photography!

Hvae a good weekend watching movies and making hexagons. BTW-I miss So Cal!

Jeanette said...

Luv your new quilt!! It looks like a fun one to do. I also like your photography. Nice toe nail polish! :-D It seems that the only pictures I can figure out to take are the one's I take by accident. lol

Quilt Memories said...

Love the santa quilt, I tell everyone that Santa is my most favorite man in the whole world. that just cracks my GD up. She says "Oh, Mammaw you are so silly!'
Thanks for the blog comment, and you were so right 60 mph wasn't nearly fast enough. We never heard if anyone was hurt, and now all the way back to Atlanta, Ga. Will be home tomorrow, so probably will never know. I do hope all is well.

Catherine said...

That Christmas quilt is, I think, going to be fabulous.
What is it about hexagons?? No matter what else I work on, I always seem to have to have a hexagon project.

Kathie said...

that is one kit I wanted to buy too, but I kept talking myself out of it.
I love that quilt and the reason why I bought the book, besides the stockings.
still have to make some stockings.
my phone everytime I use it I keep turning down the volume
hate that they put buttons on the sides of the cellphones..
kathie

Vert Cerise said...

I am curious to see your basket from the 1st pic. It seems really useful !!

Carol said...

St. Nick is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

Screen Door said...

Oh to have beautiful toes!!!!!! I love St. Nick. In the mean time, you could fold him inside the quilt and still have a beautiful plain pine quilt ;)

~Bren~ said...

You are SOOOOO inspiring! I just got a pack of 12 fat quarters in the Clothesline Club, Darlene Zimmerman line. The first thing I thought when I looked at them was "hexagon flowers". I may just try that. It would be a great summer project.
I have told you many times before that your hand quilting header was my favorite in blogland. Well now your new header just tied with that one. It is GORGEOUS!!!!

Judy said...

Man o Man I love that basket you keep them in! I love the thread holders!!
I almost bought small hexagon pieces at the show yesterday but only 125 wouldn't go very far, so I think I'll order some for a small project...wall hanging small.

My phone is like Kathie's, the volume button is right where 99% of the world holds the phone, and I keep turning down the volume! Luckily the picture thing is hard to get to inside!

paula, the quilter said...

The hexagons are addicting aren't they? And the hand photos are just too funny. CarGuy was always taking photos of the inside of his pocket with his old camera *lol* The phone I have right now plays music and if I'm not careful it will start a playlist in my purse if the button gets pushed. Took me forever to figure out why my phone kept playing Jimi Hendrix!

kjquilts said...

LOL! You should have saved the tortilla! That would have been a winner on Ebay!

Your phone fun finger photos (Wow, say that five times!)will be a hoot!

Rosemary said...

I like that basket and the rug on the floor! LOL!

Stephanie D. said...

Hey, I can get those same kind of shots with a regular camera! lol

What's on the Netflix list for this weekend?

ROZ said...

I love the trees. And I don't know how you manage to make those strip backgrounds. The colors are so harmonious

Julia said...

I love the Christmas quilt!

You funny girl, keeping a folder of phone finger photos! You brought a smile to my face today! Thanks! :~)

katelnorth said...

I think in order to make a fortune, the face has to look like Jesus or Mary - or at least Elvis. Not sure "Jack from the Jack-in-the-box ad" has quite the same appeal, somehow. Makes me wish I'd had a closer look at all the pancakes I cooked on Tuesday, though!