Friday, January 25, 2013

beginnings...


Day 1...Beginnings. 
 I am so excited to start Kim Klassen's wonderful Beyond Beyond class.  It will be loaded with lightroom tips, iphone tricks, photoshop hints,  journaling prompts ... just total inspiration!
Our assignment was to photograph something we love...not just a snapshot...but to take a half hour to explore different angles, f~stops, exposure.  In other words we were to loose ourselves in our photography.  Something that is sooo easy to do.  And yes, before i knew it an hour had passed and i must have taken over a hundred shots of my thread.  Thank goodness for the digital era!  


I wanted to photograph my soon to be new love... sewing.  This week i bought myself a "big girl" sewing machine.  I have had my eye on this model for almost two years....
Berninna 550 Quilters Edition.  
When i first laid my eyes on this one, you had to pick me up off the floor when i found out the cost.  But this week i was able to find a floor model on sale!  It was mine!!  Tomorrow i start my seven hours of guide classes, just to find out how this machine works...can not wait!  
So this sure as been my lucky week...Kim Klassen's new class and a new sewing machine...what could be better?

Until next time...
NancyJean

22 comments:

  1. Way to go on your great find. Happy sewing. There is something about thread and buttons that's so special. Your image captures it too. I love the dainty effect the plate adds to the image. Great job!

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  2. A very pretty image...love your zest for learning to master sewing on your new machine. Good luck to you!

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  3. How wonderful!!!! Enjoy the journey! I have a Pfaff...and sewing really is an amazing outlet for creativity! Lovely photos...glad we're Beyond Beyonding together! :)

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    1. hi denise...i had a very old Kenmore sewing machine from high school...time for a new one!!

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  4. A beautiful post and a beautiful week for you. Your getting the year started on a good note.
    Your tread is beautiful. I'm hoping to get mine lesson done this weekend.

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  5. Wonderful you sew and knit clever girl. I love sewing but mine tends to altered sewing ( yes I know never do the ordinary that's me) so my poor sewing machine is used to sew cardboard etc.... I have a really old Husquavana...
    I love your photos did you see I did sewing as my subject for Bb as well.. Great minds. Looking forward to seeing some of your projects...

    http://vivhalliwell.com

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  6. Love the photo of the thread and buttons in the pretty dish!

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  7. A new sewing machine is just like a new camera, so many things to learn :)

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  8. Your photos are lovely...I can sense your excitement about your new sewing journey. I'm sure you'll make beautiful things. :)

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  9. Great sewing machine Enjoy !!

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  10. So nice to see you again, Nancy! Congratulations on your new machine! I especially like the top image. The buttons are so pretty with that dish. Lovely photo.

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  11. just beautiful...I love that first photo, so vintage looking. have fun with your new sewing machine...I like how you called it your "big girl sewing machine".

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  12. Very, very pretty! Enjoy your new machine. :)

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  13. I have a friend named Nancy whose passion is sewing...I've lost track of her sadly, but you and your images brought back such sweet memories. Thank you! Beautiful work!

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  14. Nice shots......but where is the fantastic sewing machine?

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  15. I really like the shot you chose to display with the buttons. Lovely soft colors.

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  16. Hi Nancy! Oh, sweet! Congratulations on your new machine!! Are you already loving it?! Nothing more fun than sitting down to a new baby and getting acquainted with all the new features, listening to the new motor purrrr, and watching its beautiful movements! I have more machines than cameras!! LOL Love your thread and buttons photo - such a pretty choice of colors, and soft dof.

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  17. Awesome find on the sewing machine! Love the photos, especially the first one.

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  18. I love your photos and the processing. Nice work and so soft.

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  19. Could feel your excitement in your post!! Enjoy your new sewing machine - a new prop to photograph!

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  20. Lovely photos !
    What a great find, enjoy your new sewing machine !
    Nice evening,
    Sylvia

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  21. Beautiful and detailed capture. a lovely capture. Hope you are enjoying the new machine.

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