For the past few years I have been wanting to improve my photography skills. I feel that my blogging has been helping me do this since a picture certainly makes my posts more interesting. I have wanted to do one of the many photo challenges on the web and I have been watching this one for a while. It is just to take a picture that fits a simple theme once a week and post it. I missed the first week of the year because it was to take a picture on New Year's Day and I didn't. This week's theme was for something really small.
|New leaves on the schefflera|
One of the things I like about my schefflera plant is the each new leaf bracket starts out as a small but perfect version of the full grown ones. The new one in the center of the picture is about the size of a dime. It's so much fun to first see them start out even smaller than that and watch them grow and the green change from lime to a deeper forest shade.
It's been cold here but today is better. Maybe up to the 50s. Not a fan of the single digit temperatures. The heat runs and runs and the air is so dry. We went out to eat Friday night and it had dropped down into the 20s the night before. The fountain at the restaurant had frozen. This is not a sight common to Georgia. I only had my cell phone with me so the pictures aren't too great but I thought I'd share anyway.
I'm sure after this week's low temperatures the pool below the fountain was frozen too. I didn't go back just to check it out though. My son, who lives in an apartment complex, said that the swimming pools had a solid layer of ice across them there. Even the one that was supposedly heated was frozen. I told him not to try to walk on them. ;-)
No quilting pictures to share today. I did get the blocks for the grandson's quilt trimmed and the fabric cut for the sashings and fill blocks. I need to put the blocks on the design wall to decide on the arrangement and then I can get the top finished.
I also prowled around the stash to find the backing for 2 of the quilts I need to get quilted. They are bigger than I thought the were but I'm determined to get them done. I had to restitch a few seams in them. The lady that made them is deceased and they are made from double knit, yes that indestructible fabric from the 60s and 70s. The blocks are simple bowtie blocks but they are about 14 inches across. Needless to say the fabrics stretch and the tops are not square. They are actually well made and have a very modern look. I'll try to remember to get permission to share some pictures. One thing about knit quilts that you may not know, they well keep you very warm in very cold weather.
I have been negligent to post that I WON a lovely prize back during the Blog Hop Giveaway a few weeks ago. My prize arrived during the holidays. Thanks Sharyn! I'm looking forward to using them for something special. Sharyn's blog is Quilty Pleasures
|2 Charm Packs|