I’m still cleaning out my studio and working on getting it ready for lots of UFO finishes. In the process I’m finding piles of swap blocks, class projects that are half-finished and scraps that don’t have a permanent home yet.
I really like how things are shaping up with the pegboard. Not sure what I’m going to do with the rest of my thread quite yet. I’m waiting on another package of 100 hooks to get here so I can shift everything off of the little thread racks but I may keep one just for my Aurifil since those cones fit nicely on it.
The UFOs that bother me the most right now are the ones from classes. Part of me wants to finish them and part of me says to heck with it, I learned the technique – do I really need to finish the project with fabric I might not be in love with? Two projects in particular I’m really on the fence about – the Karen Kay Buckley sample and the “fake” drunkards path blocks from the Carol Henry class that I haven’t sewn together yet into anything. I may keep the Drunkard’s Path ones since I like the fabric and do a small quilt with them. I know the KKB sample will look great when it’s finished but I’m bleh feeling about it.
I have a lot of blocks from swaps that I’m on the fence about too. Maybe on Sunday I can pull stuff out and decide to keep it or part with it.
I also need to pull my fabrics for Easy Street and sequester my stuff from Orca Bay so they don’t get mixed up.
Lightscoop – a handy attachment for your DSLR camera
I’m doing some indoor photography on Saturday at the Southern Pinball Festival and I wanted to figure out a way to improve my indoor lighting using my popup flash without having to buy a fancy flash. I did some searching and happened upon this neat little device called a “Lightscoop“. It sounded like it was exactly what I was looking for and for $30 was much better than spending hundreds on a new flash.
This thing is PERFECT for indoor photography and works in situations where you have to worry about low lighting or red-eye (pets and kids). I was really impressed with how well it did in my living room at night. Here are some comparison shots so you can see the difference Lightscoop makes.
Normally I refuse to take shots indoors if the lighting is bad but with this little attachment I don’t have to worry about that anymore. Can’t wait to see how things turn out with my photos on Saturday!
This little tool is now a “must have” in my camera bag.