Wednesday, July 15, 2009

More Testing!

I hope you didn't think there wasn't any sewing or quilting going on in the Squash House Quilts studio of late.....there actually is, but up until now it was a secret! You may recall I was asked by Stephanie to test her very first published pattern. What fun that was, and an honor as well! I was then asked by Linda to test her first venture into pattern design and writing! Gosh I feel so special again! My thanks to Linda for giving me this opportunity - it was great fun!

I took Linda's completed bag with us on our fishing outing Sunday to see if I could get some fun photos. I thought the fabric I used, Geometrix by StudioE Fabrics for the print and Aiden Linen for the solid was really asking to be photographed in an outdoor setting!

Here is the front:

And the back. These were taken on the end of an enormous stump that had been in the river for several years and nicely whitewashed.
I carefully carried it in a plastic bag over one arm, even casting for fish at the same time - pretty brave even for me....until I realized I would never be able to release any fish I caught unless I put the plastic bag down in the river - no way! So I had some fun taking pictures of it in different settings then left in snuggled away in a safe place to be picked up on the way back downstream.


I snapped a lot of photos - when you're on the river in bright sunlight you can only point and shoot and hope for the best until you're finally able to download the photos to your computer and see if you got any that worked! I had a lot of duds!

This afternoon I had the second of two root canals in the past 6 weeks. What's up with that? For someone who has had excellent dental care since her 20's it is a mystery to me! Anyway, this one was the worst of the two and I may be in and out of blogland for a day or two....I'll catch up with you all soon!

17 comments:

Melanie said...

Cute design. Love the weathered wood- natures' sculpture and the rocks. Lovely pics.

*karendianne. said...

Oh you did such a great job. I'd say I'm totally impressed, and I am, but I'm not surprised. You do such wonderful work. Linda was right to ask you to test her pattern. You're a dream when it comes to this sort of stuff. ...a real dream! Great photos, too. I love that "out in nature" photo sessions.

*karendianne. said...

Oh, and dang about the teeth. That's enough dentistry for one year.

Stephanie said...

Love the fabrics you used. Definitely needed to be photographed in nature. Looks like a new career for you...Pattern Tester Extraordinaire (not sure of that spelling).

Sorry about the root canals. Not fun.

Lisa D. said...

Your bag is super cute! I love the "glamour shots" on the weathered wood. Sorry to hear about your dental work - I hope this is the last of it for you. Root canals certainly are not fun, let alone two of them!

Linda said...

Amazing shots Candace, it will definately be shown on the back cover as a color option. SAo sorry to hear about the dental work, ouch.

Ulla said...

Lovely photos of a lovely bag! Sorry to hear about your root canals, I hope I never have to experience that treatment.

Sherri said...

The bag is gorgeous...and I love how you photographed it as well!

Carrie P. said...

I saw that bag and the others on Linda's blog the other day. They are all so great. Love your photography.
Linda ought to use one of those for her photo cover.
Hope you get to feeling better. Two root canals does not sound fun at all.

CJ said...

The purse is really cute and your pictures are great! Happy recovery time. :D

Kay said...

Nice job! Great looking fabric choices.

Kaaren said...

New bag? Thumbs up.

Root canal? Thumbs DEFINITELY down.

The fabric you used for the bag most definitely suits the outdoor setting.

Take care of yourself.

Trisha said...

Cute bag! Sorry about your root canal. That sounds miserable. I hope you feel better soon.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you did a wonderful job, love the outdoor pictures. Root canal. my husband is a dentist, take it easy for a while!

Jackie said...

Perfect setting for a photo shoot and a cute bag!

Ouch on the root canal!

Karen said...

I'm so sorry to hear of your dental experience :( Love the bag, though!
Karen

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The bag is really sweet. I love it. The photo setting is great.