Still here

Were you starting to wonder whether this was going to be the shortest blog in history? I had some bad news: my ancient camera is eating up all of the films. It looks like you'll have to look at old pictures of things I've made 'til I get a new camera. This photo seemed appropriate as I am currently crocheting a baby blanket:

The photos are of my first crocheted blanket attempt, that I made a few months ago for my friend's baby girl (they didn't find out the sex, so I made it in mint green then waited 'til she was born to find out that it was going to be the pink scalloped edge). I don't know if it's just my monitor, but this green looks a lot darker than the blanket ever was.

The recipient of the one I'm making right now will be my brand new nephew in England. They've got floods and no water supply, but he's doing just fine. I might well be the slowest crocheter in the West, but I'm not visiting the UK 'til September, so I've got a few more weeks to go. I can't wait to visit home again.
I did wonder if any of you could recommend a good camera. I'm torn between getting
a) an okish digital camera for general use and buying an ancient film slr for the rest of the time
b) buying a digital slr and accepting that film is dying out
c) just getting a point and shoot digital camera with an ok zoom, good macro, etc. etc
Any input would be appreciated. Take care.

Hello and farewell

Welcome to my blog. I've been checking out a few blogs recently and have found it so inspiring. I do have two kids, though, so a lot of that inspiration is languishing, stored up in a long 'to do' list... Maybe I should be starting on that list, rather than starting a blog. Hmmm.

Anyway... I thought I'd post a picture of what I made for my son's preschool teacher as an end of year farewell and thank you gift. She is ever such a lovely lady and she had mentioned earlier in the year that she sewed. So, an apple pin cushion it was. Mainly because I couldn't think of anything else, once I had got that idea into my head. I thought an apple was fitting, though (I'm starting to see the downside of blogging: starting to second guess my gifts. Oh well, too late now. It's been given and she said that she liked it).

Sorry about the picture quality. I'm still living in the stone age and using a film camera and I used an ancient roll of film that my dad had found. Too late to try again for a better shot. It's hard to tell, but it's made out of maroon felt and a scrap of fabric that I had.

Finally found the link to the lovely pincushion that inspired me: