Today I am making another attempt to get started blogging again. Too many activities and overnight guests this last month. We had my whole family here for Thanksgiving week and that takes a lot of planning and food. Everyone helped with the food but I still had a lot to do to have 14 extras sleeping here one night then 11 the next night, 9 the third night and only 2 the 4th night. We also hosted hunters two long weekends and other guests for several days. Not sure how it happened that we had so many people in such a short time but that is just the way it went this November. I didn’t even have time to turn on my sewing machine so I am itching to get back to it! I did take the time to set up my camera and get a new photo for my profile though. I fiddled with the photo in Photoshop Elements 11 a bit and like the brighter face and darker quilt a new technique for me. Not sure I remember what I did but like the results. Another secret I should probably not tell you all but I used the program to smooth out the chicken wattle wrinkle on my neck….a result of loosing weight and age. That loose skin is now magically gone. Hey – my photo so I can do what I want right? Too bad it can’t really be magically gone like that!
My last profile photo was also taken in front of this same quilt so you might not realize it was a different photo taken 4 to 5 years apart. I needed a new profile photo for another thing rather quickly and didn’t have any other ideas of what to use for a background so this nine patch to the rescue. I have a remote shutter release and put my camera on the tripod and clicked away.