Thursday, December 06, 2007

Christmas is Early

The mail carriers have been working extra hard getting packages to me. Look at what the mail has brought me: Blocks made by students in my First Ever Quilt Class. I am so overwhelmed that I barely know what to say. Thank you all for these marvelous blocks - I am so thrilled that you've played with the letters and made these blocks to reflect your own personalities.

From the top we have MJ in Michigan, Tracey in CT, Comicbooklady, Keryn, Quilt Diva Julie, Hedgehog, Tanya, Mereth, and Wendy.

I won't go into raptures about these marvelous blocks (and I know there are more coming!) but do check out my sidebar and go to everybody's blog (who has one) and tell them what a great job they did - they've posted their individual blocks. There is some amazing work here - I'm learning from my students.

Keryn and Mereth very kindly included some fabric hand-dyed by Lisa Walton. It's gorgeous and I love it. So does Lily.

A bit of photographer geekiness. I had to turn off the automatic flash in order to get this shot of Lily. I think it looks great and I didn't even jiggle the camera too much.

We've had some sun here and there. Not enough, but that's another story. I had the best light the other day when I was near the Louvre. I've taken pics of these ships coming out of the side of the building before, but here are some more. It was three in the afternoon and the light was golden (that's cuz the sun is going down early this time of year) - it looks completely different than on a sunny summer afternoon.





15 comments:

joyce said...

Good student work means that there was good teaching going on. I'm a teacher so I should know. Lol. Well done to all of you. Great Louvre photos and the one of Lily is amazing. What eyes!

Clare said...

Lily's eyes are WOW! The golden light at this time of year is amazing. I've been trying for 9 years to capture it and just can't seem to get it.

What are you going to do with the Lazy Gal Class of 2007 blocks?

Kathie said...

I've got to try doing some letter blocks. OK, that's now officially on the to-do list for '08.

jude said...

mine will be a bit on the late side...love these photos...

Quiltdivajulie said...

It is SO cool to see some of blocks laid out together... thank you for posting a picture!!

And your shot of Lily is just a WOW!

Thanks again for being our 'fearless leader'

Susan said...

Wow, that first picture in that sunlight just glows! That's beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.

It looks like your students responded well to good teaching. =)

atet said...

What great blocks from your students! I think they (and the ones to come) deserve a lovely quilt/wallhanging to commemorate your online class :0).

Love those Louvre/bridge photos -- then again, I love how the light changes from season to season.

Sue in western WA said...

You really scored with the photography this time around! That photo of Lily is worthy of printing out and and framing. The ship looks better in this set too IMO.

paula, the quilter said...

I always turn my flash off when shooting any of my quilts or fabric indoors so it won't be washed out. Absolutely wonderful photo of Lily.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What a super picture of Lily. Your cats are just the prettiest and I love the pictures you share of them.

Finn said...

Love the hazy golden color in those pictures. Great shots of the kitties also...nice to see Bibi sometimes, it's hard to be the not-so-glamorous guy with those good looking gals around!
Blocks from the class are just super...what fun!
Love the new gift bags, really cool, as always. Hugs, Finn

Carol E. said...

I love the name blocks! I'll get mine in the mail to you soon. Your cats must be the most well-loved and cared-for on earth, and the result is their gorgeous faces and fabulous fur coats.

Tanya said...

Wow! I am so proud to be part of that great set of blocks! And what a lesson in styles this class has been! It will be fun to see what you're going to do with all the different styles and colors!

andsewitis Holly said...

Oh what fun - those blocks! That is the best picture of Lily ever.

julieQ said...

Very good work photographing your kittie, lovely baby! Isn't it fun to see all the names of your students?? Very fun colors, too.

JulieQ