Monday, 1 August 2011

Birthday Weekend

Just had a wonderful birthday weekend......spent Saturday with Maggi at a Living Threads workshop creating pictures on our embellishing machines (see above). They aren't finished yet; I intend doing some hand-stitching and beading.
Then on Sunday I got lots of lovely presents and went to a fab restaurant for Sunday dinner with my husband, son, daughter and mum. Happy days!!
Peachy sent me a card - of course ;-)

Yesterday afternoon whilst playing with my new(ish) Panasonic Lumix camera I discovered a macro setting and had fun playing with that for an hour. Results aren't great yet...but I'll keep practising! (DH keeps saying 'read the instruction manual!' but I'd rather find out by playing and fiddling. Anyone else like me? ( I HATE manuals)
Cone flowers, fuchsia, clematis, cosmos........

Before I forget..... a blogging friend of mine has three wonderful places to visit if you have a spare moment. Lots of interesting stuff and inspiration to be found! I can definitely recommend.......

http://morna.tumblr.com
http://mornacrites-moore.blogspot.com
http://www.mornacrites-moore.com

28 comments:

Sandie said...

Oops! Forgot your birthday after I did so well deducing when it was last year!
Belated wishes!
Have a good year!

Sandie xx

Heloise said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a perfect weekend. I agree manuals are a last resort.

Heather said...

Your embellished pics are great and I'm glad you had such a lovely birthday. Isn't your son like his Dad? I like the macro pics - I have that setting on my camera but never use it. My manual is on a CD and I like a book - yes, I know I'm a dinosaur!

Becca said...

Happy belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely time. (love the photo of you with Peachy) Your DH sounds exactly like mine! LOL But like you, I would rather just play and fiddle and find out that way. Nice shots. :-)

Sandy said...

Oh you´ve birthday ???

All my best wishes to you my friend. May all your wishes come true. A big Hug for you ;)

Morna said...

Oh my! I was reading this post, admiring the beautiful flower photos, thinking I'd leave a comment about the beautiful flower photos, when what do I see at the end of the post but ME-ME-ME!!! Wowie! What a great start to my day. You make me feel so good. Thank you!

Also - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I like it that we are both LEOs - although I am on the cusp of Cancer. Actually, you share my mother's birthday. :-)

Back to the flowers - they are gorgeous. I LOVE MACRO. I, too, don't like to STOP to read the manual - but it is usually well worth it. You learn wonderful things!

xo,
Morna

Morna said...

OOOPS! I've got that wrong - my mother's birthday is today! Just as well - I prefer that you are unique. :-)

La Dolce Vita said...

oooh big happy birthday to you!!
and manuals make me glaze over... bore me to tears... xo

Julie said...

I love the embellished pieces, Linda. I have the Lumix too and am not very good with the instructions. My macros tend to come out a bit blurry. Did you use a tripod? They are super pics. And great birthday pics too. See you next Friday :-)

Lorraine said...

happy belated birthday looks like you had a super time..like those embellished atcs...off to check out the morna links

Lynn said...

Happy Birthday gorgeous girl, good to hear about your day and what a lovely time you had. I remember last year you were not well at all on your birthday so yipeee for a good one :)
Loving your macro shots, and yes I am just like you, I don't DO manuals LOL.

Loving your art work and from your last post too which I missed because I have not been blogging in a long time, I just LOVE your latest spirit cloth, fab colours , very creative you are.

ju-north said...

Happy belated birthday! Where did you go for your meal? Must recommend it to my sister and bil. (if I hint enough they might take us one day!) Great macros - I love taking macros!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Hope your birthday was a great day...lovely fotos you show and of course Peachy ....off to look at the three links.......have a great Monday evening....

Holly Loves Art said...

Happy belated birthday! I'm glad you had fun. Thanks for sharing the links. I will check them out. Have a lovely day.
Holly

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Happy belated Birthday. Looks like a lovely time. Your daughter looks just like you! Thanks again for the scrim, made a cute see through skirt! xox Corrine

Maggi said...

Your embellished pieces look fantastic with the stitching that you have done so far. You put me to shame as I haven't even unpacked mine yet! Great macro photos.

ShabbyChicShaz said...

Sounds and looks like you had a great birthday weekend. Fancy Peachy remembering to send you a card, lol.

Val said...

Belated Birthday wishes Linda - glad to see you had a great time - and no cooking either!! Love the embellished pieces. Te macro shots are amazing! I have a favourite saying I mumble to myself "if all else fails, read the instructions!"

Jacky said...

Happy Belated Birthday !!!! Sounds like you had the bestest day...fun, family, food...great combo.

Love your new felted pieces. I can just imagine them embellished.

Jacky xox

Shashi Nayagam said...

Belated birthday greetings Linda. Looks like you had a lovely day indeed. Thanks for sharing some of those precious moments with us.
As for reading manuels well you bet I am like you. Hate those things never can understand them anyway so I find out by trial and error.
Your pictures are looking great and I look forward to seeing how you will embellish them

kimmie said...

Happy birthday :)

I love the macro setting on my camera - one of the things I discovered (just by fiddling) is that if I use the macro setting AND zoom I get a lovely, softened and out of focus background.

Lynette (NZ) said...

Happy birthday...off to re-explore your links to your friend ;-)

Rosie said...

Look at you with your assets on display missus! So glad you had a lovely birthday with your family all around you, and your photos are FAB!

Emma said...

Happy Birthday! glad you had such a lovely time & that you got your Peachy back. Thanks for your kind words, too.

Beautiful pieces yours & Maggis (she's unpacked them now!)I'm off to embellish some more whites!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday sweet girl....sounds like you had a lot of fun.....

I'm with you on not reading manuals...my hubby says the same thing but I'd fiddle like you......

Love your pages; sounds like a great workshop.....

~*~Patty S said...

~* Happy Happy Birthday Dear One *~
sweet pics of your lovely family and your dear self too!

got a good laugh out of reading the manual...so not my thing either ;)

I like your macro view of nature very much...but then I enjoy everything about you dear Linda!

Happy August...keep celebrating!
oxo

underatopazsky said...

No, play first, resort to the manual when repeated button clikcing doesn't work or you get an obscure icon! Glad you had such a fabulous birthday. :o)

Terri said...

I am sorry I missed your birthday! I am so glad to see that you had a really great time. May this next year bring you health and many opportunities for joy!
Hugs,
Terri