Sunday, August 23, 2009


It's been awhile since I was able to do any yarn-crafts.  I've been sooo busy trying my hand at quilting lately, that my poor needles were neglected.  I finally finished my quilt (yes, the photos are coming) and sat down this morning and made my Little One a hat for this coming winter.

She looks thrilled, doesn't she?  

And no hat of mine would be complete without a flower. I like to think of it as "my trademark."  That one thing I do to every hat (unless "no flower" is specifically requested, that is) that makes it a LemonADE original.  

I am happy that I got to use this very light, very soft, very boy-ish blue for this hat, too.  Far too often little girls are given no option but pink, and it's a shame really.  My girl happens to look darling in blue...and you never know, my boy (unconfirmed) may look darling in pink!

Happy Knitting,

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sunday Photography (on Tuesday)

A hummingbird moth. Caught on "film" on Sunday at my mother's birthday party.  Sorry I'm two days late in posting to "Sunday Photography."  I'll do better next time, I promise!

Camera: Nikon D60
Shutter Speed: 1/125
Aperature: f 8.o
Focal Length: 200mm
ISO: 200

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


I love taking photos of people's backs. I like being able to guess what their face may have looked like in the photo. Was Dayna smiling? Yelling at her nephew? Looking nervous and scared? The world will never know. The moment did not capture her face. But instead, I got the freckles on her shoulder - the ones she tries to hide. The ones that give her a unique beauty that even she does not know she posesses.

And look at the way the sun hits her here...she's glowing. The color in her hair, the way the sun hits the blonde and defines the curl. She's gorgeous, and I could take photos of her all day long.

Oh wait, I did. Congrats again, Dayna.

Be Merry-ied.


Friday, August 7, 2009

I Have a Nice Camera, That's All.

People keep telling me that I take *insert compliment here* photos, and I keep saying that it's only because I've recently acquired a "fancy camera" as I call it. A Nikon D60 dSLR. Santa brought it to me last Christmas and I've had nothing but fun playing with it over the last 8 months.

I love the way it captures the detail on this wedding gown. This shot isn't SOOC, I've done some adjustments, but a point-and-shoot could never capture the dress this well.

And the focus! Only the rings matter in this photo. Sure, the dress is there in the background, but it's not distracting from the beauty of the rings.

And this one? Flowers and diamonds, together, in one great photo. What more could a girl ask for?
Maybe I'm wrong...maybe I do have some "skill" in the photography department. But I'm not ready to admit it yet. I'll keep blaming it on the quality of my camera until further notice.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Sunday Photography

Focal Length: 55mm
ISO: 200
Aperature: 5.6
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Camera: Nikon D60

I took a photo of my girlfriend's engagement ring at her bridal shower a few weeks ago (full blog post here) This photo is one of my all time favorites. I love that the only thing in focus is the ring, and that it seems to be playing a game of "peek-a-boo." I can't even begin to explain how much I love all the bokeh in the the front, on the sides, behind. It's everywhere.

I am by no means a photographer, but I like to play around, and I love that I have friends who are willing to let me try. Thanks to all who have encouraged me, and as Miz Booshay says,

Encourage one another,

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Living up to the Hype.

Here you go, Rebecca. Hopefully it lives up to the hype. Elena is up, and therefore I had trouble getting a photo of the top unfolded, but this gives you a great idea what the quilt looks like.


Friday, July 17, 2009

In Suspense

I've officially finished the back of the quilt that I'm making. I've put the batting between the layers, and pinned it. I'm about 10 minutes away from starting the quilting process. I still have no photos for you. Since I didn't see an uproar in the comments section of my last post, I'm assuming that not too many of you are that upset by this. Unless, of course Rebecca is my only reader, in which case, 100% of my readership is waiting anxiously for photos.

In any case, I'll try to take some photos tomorrow when I have the morning light to aid my camera. I have a thing about using a tends to change the colors and distort photos. I like natural really does make for the best shots. But that's another post for another time.