What a week.... I had problems loading photos to another blog site that I sometimes write, and realised that soon I might have the same problems with my blog. Now I know that not many people read my blog or even find it half interesting, but it keeps me busy and I do have to use my brain a bit so I would hate it if google stopped me rather than me deciding to give up writing of my own accord..
So, I had to try to research a few things and it seems that to keep adding photos to a blog without exceeding the limit, photos need to be of a certain size, and the best way to do this is to use 'picasa' photo editing, and to upgrade to Google +1, don't ask me what 'Google +1 is, but I do think I have managed to upgrade, and am now trying to use picasa. I think also I may have changed my profile picture, I was very happy with that little Poppy, but I may now have an embroidered hedgehog ....we wait and see what happens in the next couple of weeks.
Other than getting frustrated and taxing my poor little brain, I read an item on how to improve photos for your blog. The big thing seemed to be to get natural light i.e. take photos by an open window ..simple!!!! The other thing I have noticed is that some bloggers take their photos on a white background, so I decided to practice some quilting techniques that I have followed from this site. This lady even explained that a good way to quilt is to print on paper and sew over that. I printed from EQ6 a stencil and pinned it to my WHITE fabric.....ready steady go...
|Not too shabby|
bit more quilting to fill in the gaps
|Mmmmmm think I can improve on this - given time.|
|ready for a photo shoot|
|I'll explain about the purses later|
|Mum in the centre and I am the baby on the left.|
Practice taking photos.....
|What do you think?|
At least I did have something to show you in my 'photo shoot'. Yes, another purse. I ordered a couple of purse clasps and these ones were the 'no sew' type. I think if you are going to use these, you must be in the mood for stickyness as it is rather messy trying to get the fabric in the clasp and I prefer the 'sew in' ones.
So, I have to ask myself if its been a good week for progress, and I am not sure about that. I think it might take a while for me to get used to the new photo editing program and I have no idea what will happen with this google+1 thing .... in fact I don't even know where to find my google.... what a thing to say, it even made me chuckle. But, Oh how I wish I was more computer literate.