Tuesday, June 2, 2009

OH MY!!! Time to Catch Up

Oh My, It's hard to believe that so much time has past since my last post. I need to do some catching up.

Back at the end of April I attended a Quilt Show that was held at our Botanical Gardens. The Halton Quilt Guild has some very talented members and this is a few of the quilts I liked. You can click on any of my pictures to see them in a larger format.
Halton Quilt show
On Mother's Day we went to the Botanical Gardens to attend the Tulip Festival. I just love being in the gardens when they have music playing. The tulips were in their prime.
Tulip Festival

I also attended the annual antique show that specializes in sewing implements, fabric, clothing, linens. and other beautiful items. Here some of my purchases: Pink leather gloves from the 30's; silk dresser scarf; cosmetic bag from the 20's; pink hosiery keep; velvet orchid and a thimble holder.
Vintage Treasures

At our last camera club meeting we all went out to practise taking night shots. We were working on Street Scapes. It was my first time doing night photos and working with manual settings and a tripod. Here are some of my first efforts. The Twilight photo was auto and hand held. I also managed to get some streaks from the cars passing by. I would like to go out again and get more practise doing these fun shots.
Night Shots

KarenOX

19 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen said...

So very happy to have you back! That velvety orchid is to die for. The quilt show must have been wonderful...your pictures are great. The botanical gardens looks like it was in full bloom and gorgeous. You have been pretty busy...and one more time, it is good to have you back.
♥, Susan

Anonymous said...

I have been following your lovely blog for quite some time and I think I am in love with the cosmetic bag. (I know it would ruin a beautifully composed photo but I always think a penny would give a sense of scale - don't tell saucy I said that, she'll have a fit!)
I am also entrahled by your choice of cats (everyone of our children became allergic, sigh)but once upon a time, we had a Russian Blue and a Chocolate point Siamese.
xoxo the fan

LiLi M. said...

Good to hear from you again! You have done quite a lot! I love all your photos! That fin de siecle quilt is beautiful. I love all your pink old new treasures. I think I can understand the scale perfectly because of the gloves included in some of the photos. Great effect of the (traffic) lights in your night photos.
Welcome back and have a great day!

LW said...

What a fun post, I see you have been busy.

Lovely quilts …

And delightful pink treasures…I love the pink gloves and little
thimble holder.

You did a good job with your nighttime photos.
There is something magical about street light photos…


Louise

Natasha Burns said...

Well you have been busy then haven't you! loving your finds at the antique show - how special that it specialised in sewing goodies! LOVE that velvet orchid, it's divine!

Alison Gibbs said...

What a great post, You have been having fun
Alison

Saucy said...

Your night photography is lovely, really frame-able work! I am jealous of your tulip festival... and all of the goodies you scored at the antique show! Why don't I ever find such treasures??

Stephenie said...

What a pretty post...I love all your pretty pictures...Sounds like you've been really busy... I love the pictures of the tulips...I bet the quilt show was amazing...

I must say I love your collage of your beautiful treasures...That thimble holder is so pretty..Along with the purse and gloves...
You're getting really good with the camera.. I would like to take a glass on photography...Anyway, hope all is well...
Stephenie

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Oh I love your night camera shots! They're great. Yes, I see the streaks. Interesting and how fun! Those quilts are amazing works of art. Such talent, and patience! LOL! Hope you have a good day,

Kitty

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

So glad you are back. We miss you when you are away!!! The pictures are so beautiful...hugs...m.

Amy said...

Hi Karen!! Good to see you posting again! those quilts are so lovely. I am hosting a giveaway...don't forget to enter!!!

-Amy
(Crafting by Candlelight)

Marina Capano said...

What a nice post!
just beautiful pics!

xoxo

Fete et Fleur said...

Karen! I loved the night photos. You did a beautiful series of pictures. How fun!! I need to learn to work with my camera in the night time settings too. Hope all is well!

Hugs!
Nancy

The Whispering Poppies said...

What beautiful photos! I adore the quilt with the people on it! And your posies pics and city lights... so charming! =)

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen, Your photos are gorgeous. I love tulips and those are beautiful.

Maija said...

Still too long between posts Karen!

The Rose Room said...

Busy, busy Karen! Your photography is very impressive! Take Care - Rachaelxo

boracay condo said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful images..

Furniture movers said...

Lovely flowers!