Saturday, March 17, 2012

and yet MORE Farmer's Wife blocks

...guess who's still housebound?  Yes, that would be me.  And for the third day in a row, the only tasks that seem doable -- beyond e-mail, which never ceases -- is the making of Farmer's Wife blocks.

Soon all will be back to normal, I'll be back to (my version of) reality, and my FWQAL productivity will likely grind to a halt, or at least slow down dramatically.  But for the time being, I'm enjoying these little diversions.  And the palette grows cheerier every day, which I'll take as a good sign (of what, I'm not sure..?!).

Here today's harvest:
FW block 24, Country Path

FW block 30, End of Day

FW block 44, Gentleman's Fancy

FW block 37, Flower Pot

I was inspired by Hadley's recent post about using iPhoto for a relatively low-tech approach to brightening up craft photos with a white surround (there must be a name for that?), but my pic's didn't want to cooperate fully (they were extremely over-exposed when I followed Hadley's steps...just today's light conditions, I suppose).  But at least this got me to fiddle with the photos a bit, and render them a bit brighter (closer to their material realities, actually) than they sometimes appear here.

If you have any simple ways to jazz up your craft photos, I'd love to hear about them!  Enjoy your...what day is it?...Saturday, right.



Jan Maree said...

cute blocks - hope you are feeling better soon!

aksherry said...

Wow! You are blasting out those blocks! Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Archie The Wonder Dog said...

Lovely blocks! Get well soon x