Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bring on the Weekend!

Oh, I need a weekend. Maybe I need back-to-back weekends. :) It seems like this has been such a long month, and I'm burned out and worn out. Today won't be much of a rest day as my hubby is running 17 MILES today in training for his upcoming marathon. I don't know how a body does that. He's quite amazing. I think he left around 3 a.m. this morning for the 4-5 hour run. YIKES, huh?!!

I have a wedding shower to attend and then the basic weekend chores and possibly some work to complete. Can you believe that April is half over? Good grief. I hate it when life sucks me along.

Hey, I have a question for you. I think my sewing machine is on its last leg. I recently had it serviced. But the bobbin thread keeps bunching and pulling with up to five threads getting caught on the bottom of my stitching. Any ideas what might be going on? I've adjusted the top tension. I've switched to different thread. I've flipped the bobbin over. I just can't figure it out, and I'm DYING without my machine. I've really come to rely on it. It's not an expensive machine, but I would really like to not have to purchase a new one. This one has been just fine both for scrapbooking and sewing. If you have an idea, please let me know.

I have one more layout from Little Yellow Bicycle's "Free Spirit" line to show you. I thought the little chipboard van matched perfectly with the cardboard box my daughter made for a church activity. Such a fun, happy line. You can find the items for purchase here at 2Peas:



I'm enjoying my photography class with Karen Russell. We've recently started learning about the photographic triangle, which has stumped me for years. I'm trying to take my camera out and just play and practice as much as I can. It's amazing how much you can forget in just one day. I can tell I'm close to my "ah ha" moment, but I haven't reached that point yet. At least I'm not afraid any more to push buttons and try things. I think this will be a class to which I refer often and it will take years of practice for everything to really click. And every time I get frustrated, I just keep thinking that I reallly do care how my photos look. And that I really wish I had more and better photos of Joey. It's what makes learning all worth it. More memories to preserve.

Here are a few photos I've been playing with. The first is with aperture as my focus. The second is just with an automatic macro setting (which I'm trying to learn how to do with my aperture settings):

Someday I hope to look at all my photos and feel happy about them. LOL!

2 comments:

  1. Love the pictures! I'm taking Maggie Holmes class and feeling the same way! Hoping the aha moment comes soon...have to practice composition this week!

    Way to go for your hubby on running a marathon...I'm running my first 1/2 marathon in two weeks...don't think I'll ever do a full one!! :)

    Hope your weekend is relaxing!

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  2. I had this same problem with my machine. I changed the bobbins my bottom thread was on, check the lower tension and it worked.

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