Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Well Doh!!

You know, I am very good at learning by reading instructions. So I must find the instruction book to the camera - and READ it!! I have just found out why my last pictures were blurred. It's 'cos the setting on the camera wasn't right. When I pushed the button to auto-focus I got a flashing green dot. I didn't know what it meant. I was taking some more photos this morning and got blurry photos again. I thought "my hands aren't that shaky, I had only one glass of wine last night, why can't I take a clear piccy?" So I decided to play with the camera and found the button that resets everything to default. Hey presto, now when I push the button down to auto-focus I get a green dot which doesn't flash and a much clearer picture. Well ... um ... aah ... doh!! I'm going to find that camera book right after I finish this post.

I spent all of yesterday sorting and refolding my fat quarter stash so I could select some to take to Symposium which is next week (next week? omgg!) The first photos is the 6 trays of fat (and skinny) quarters I have, not including the ones for Symposium. There are about 700 stuffed in there. that's about 180 metres of fabric.! At and average price of $25 per metre thats about - no don't go there Helen. It doesn't include the rest of my stash which is much bigger.I feel ill, I need therapy!!!!

So here are the fabrics I have selected for Symposium. Just a mere 75 or so - oh hang on, that wasn't included in the total from above. It just gets worse, I'm planning on buying more fabric next week from the merchants. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear!


Nellie Bass Durand said...

I'm glad you like my shoe quilt.

Your neatly arranged fabrics in their containers look like quilt blocks. Isn't it fun to stroke and fold them once in awhile? to fully see what you've got to work with?

Jan said...

don't worry Helen, they don't look too tightly packed in those trays, i'm sure you've got room for more!

Symposium's next week!!?? Its not even summer yet!!

Elaine Adair said...

Ohhh luscious ... I am drooling.

martha in ny said...

mmmmmfabric glorious fabric heheeh. Have fun and buy more. Life is too short!

Shelina said...

This is beautiful fabric. I would love to shop your stash! I really like the containers too.