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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Monday, April 9, 2012


Today  Jordyn, my beautiful and oldest granddaughter popped in for a few minutes and I asked her if she would pose for me while moving around a bit so I could test a feature I hadn't used on my Canon Ti1 camera yet.  She was reluctant because she felt that she wasn't presentable but I thought that she looked just fine the way she was.

The feature I'm talking about is for action shots. I turn this little dial to a certain setting and press the shutter button and it instantly takes a series of photos while the subject is moving. For some reason I always take still photos and now I'll really feel more confident to get some great shots.

For still photos it takes a few seconds for the camera to zoom on and I lose great shots sometimes. If I click before the camera zooms on, the photo gets a bit blurry.

This was great fun, in matter of a few short minutes I had about 30 some photos to choose from. I'm sure it felt a little awkward to pose for her grandma but Jordyn was a good sport. Thanks Jordyn. I appreciate your cooperation.

At the Maritimes Fiber Art Retreat I missed a lot of good shots because the models were walking so fast,  but if they have the fashion show again next year,  I'll be able to shoot to my heart content and not miss a beat as long as my battery is fully charged. 

 I also took some close up shots of tiny blooms on my Wandering Jew plant that is blooming for the first time this spring.  This was a plant that my mom gave me and I almost lost it. It was dying because the of the salt residue in the soil from the water softener.  My mother was dying from cancer and so was my Wandering Jew.  I tried rooting some cuttings before I completely lost it as this plant came from my mom and I wanted to keep it alive for sentimental reasons. I potted it and repotted it and now it's blooming for 
the first time. That makes me so happy. It's getting big now and sits on top of a stool. It's now an heirloom plant.

A close up shot

Just a little closer look at those beautiful delicate blossoms.

I hope that you all had a great Easter Weekend and are all rested for back to work and back to school tomorrow.
 Tomorrow, God willing I'll show you my quilt off the frame. I took it off the frame on Good Friday and threw it on my King size bed to see how it looked. It's BIG.  
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  1. You have a wonderful family, Julia. Jordan is adorable and how great of your daughter to be baking those pies!

    i have enjoyed reading about Maritime fiber Art Retreat -- wish I could go with you next time!


  2. What a pretty granddaughter. Are you having fun with your camera. It takes good pictures.

  3. Beautiful shots,beautiful granddaughter, we have the same camera, now I need to locate that button on my camera. Thanks for pointing it out!

  4. Love the photos ~ we, too, have a granddaughter named Jordyn!! And the plant looks great ~ it's wonderful that it's blooming for you!! I have some daffodils and lily of the valley from my mom's house ~ I hope they'll always be here!

  5. your grad daughter is so cute and a good sport.
    I have never seen one of those plants bloom
    looking forward to the quilt pictures.

  6. wonderful shots of your
    grandaughter's beautiful aliveness
    and so happy for you
    and the wandering jew
    come home to bloom
    for you:)
    (a sign, I'm sure)
    may the Easter sweetness linger
    for days,

  7. What a beauty your Grand daughter is!! She looks like a model! And I'm glad she helped you out while learning the features on your camera!
    Wow! That plant is gorgeous! Wish I had your green thumb..... what a nice memory of your Mom!
    Hope you have a good week Julia and am looking forward to seeing that quilt!!
    Cathy G

  8. Jordyn is adorable and a good sport! Kiddos that age aren't always thrilled to be photographed. I love your plant..I didn't even know that they bloom! I'm glad you were able to save it and have a little memory of your Mom too. Have a great week!

  9. What a sweet and precious granddaughter you have....I know you enjoyed taking the pictures of her while playing with your camera....It takes great pictures....

    I am so glad you were able to save the plant your mother had given you...It's blooms are beautiful and the plant looks so healthy....

    Thanks for your visits; I really appreciate your comments....

  10. Oh she is so pretty, I just love the shots go got. She looks like you. I mean you and your daughters all look alike. Beautiful women.
    I love that you got that Wandering Jew from your Mom and now it is blooming. I didn't know they bloomed. It looks pretty and healthy now. I really can't wait to see your quilt. I have been looking forward to it for so long.
    Thanks for sharing your photos, I loved every one.

  11. That was sweet of her to pose for you...I especially like the close up shots! I never knew either, that Wandering Jew plants bloomed...that's neat that you have a special plant from your mother.

  12. Well you are taking some awesome pictures so I think you have the hang of your new camera! I need to take some lessons, I sure don't understand mine. Good for you for you for experimenting!

    Your granddaughter is a pretty girl and good sport. She certainly has a gorgeous head of hair!

    As for your plant, it looks wonderful. My mother has a Christmas cactus that bloomed periodically and I thought was so ugly. She had gotten it from her mother and didn't like it either but kept it for sentimental reasons too. When she died of cancer I gave it to my sister. I now wish I had it back. The heart is a powerful motivator. I'm glad you have yours!

  13. Lovely grand daughter (she would be what...my second cousin I think?), and lovely plant. It's nice to see something that came from my grand mother.

    1. Actually she is my first cousin once removed. :)