Friday, November 15, 2013

It's Autumn, In All Her Glory!

Sharing more of my photography - the colors of Autumn.

My Photography...

Now for an update on my photography. I may have mentioned before that requested & received an iPhone5 Olloclip lens & case for my birthday. I've been experimenting with the macro lens, in particular, and loving it. As an older person, however, my hands are shaky so the focus isn't always good. But I've gathered a few photos over the past few months that make me happy. I hope you enjoy them, too!

And here are a few other photos - not macros, but things I like & hope you will, too.

It's a rather diverse collection, I admit. But them I'm a rather eclectic sort of person!

Here's What's/Who's Keeping Us Busy!

It's way past time to play catch-up with my blog, but my niece is rededicating herself to blogging and thus reminding me to do the same!

The twins continue to grow & delight us with their antics, learning & enthusiasm for everything. Since I'm the one generally behind the camera, there are few photos of me with the girls. But this week, Frank took a few photos of us and I'm sharing the best one.

The twins keep us on our toes, that's for sure. Some say that caring for toddlers keeps you young. Others say toddlers make you feel old. Yes. And Yes. But we're loving it!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Beaver Valley Piecemakers 2013 Raffle Quilt

Beaver Valley Piecemakers 19th Annual Quilt Show
Location - Holy Family Parish
1851 3rd Ave.
New Brighton, Pa 15066
Dates and Time - Oct. 11th and 12th, 2013 10-5
Oct. 13th, 2013 11-4

Friday, September 13, 2013

Beaver Valley Piecemakers Annual Quilt Show - New Brighton, PA 15066
quilt from Beaver Valley Piecemakers

I received this email recently and thought I'd post it for any of you who can attend. The show is north of Pittsburgh off I76.
I’m the media person for the Beaver Valley Piecemakers Autumn Quilt Show. Could you please post our quilt show on your blog.

Beaver Valley Piecemakers 19th Annual Quilt Show
Location - Holy Family Parish
1851 3rd Ave.
New Brighton, Pa 15066
Dates and Time - Oct. 11th and 12th 10-5
Oct. 13th 11-4
Approximately 100 quilts judged by a National Quilt Association Judge. The theme this year is 2 color quilts. Also, quilt and sewing machine raffles, vendors, café with homemade food, and a boutique. Admission is $7 and children 12 and under free.

Thank you,
Sheila Drevna

I'm happy to share news of art and quilt events! Enjoy!

Friday, August 09, 2013

Continuing My Catching Up!

Life is very busy with twin one-year-olds. Today, their Mommy celebrates her 25th birthday - it's a great day to celebrate, of course!

Here they are, Catherine, Michelle & Alexandria - June 13.

And here they are last month:

This was taken on the Twins 1st birthday, last months.

This was 4th of July after the fireworks - everyone was tired!

Catherine & Alexandria in their new shoes - note, they each wanted one shoe from each pair! One pair is Whinny the Pooh shoes and the other pair is Minnie Mouse shoes.

Michelle will begin a new job at the end of this month while the girls are walking along the furniture in preparation for walking/running for REAL! I think we're busy now - can't imagine what it will be like after the little ones are running around!

Saturday, August 03, 2013

Catch Up Time

Today we went to the Arboretum at Penn State It was a lovely morning - 70+ degrees, partly sunny, and dry. Frank and I took our cameras, hoping to capture a bit of the exquisite beauty of flowers and plants therein. I took a few hundred photos between my Panasonic Lumix and my iPhone with Olloclip lenses. Frank had his Nikon and he looked very professional - alongside all the other photographers and day campers that were touring the arboretum with us.

I don't know the names of all the plants photographed, but I can share some of my photos with the hope you will enjoy them as eye-candy and be encouraged to visit the arboretum yourself one day.