Monday, January 23, 2012

Scavenger Hunt and I Heart Macro on Monday

Welcome to another edition of the photo Scavenger Hunt and I Heart Macro!  Enjoy!

1) Sunset
Clearly whoever suggested this prompt this week does not live in the Midwest because this is a terrible time of year to take sunset photos here as 1) most days are cloudy and 2) it gets dark around 5/5:30PM when most of us are working or making dinner.  I took this picture on a cruise to Mexico and Honduras in late December 2007/early January 2008.  There is nothing quite like a sunset on the water.

2) Black and White
This is the second time I cracked a double yolk egg this past month.

3) A Day in My Life
I've picked up an old cross-stitch project again the past couple weeks.  Angel lived with my in-laws the first 10 years of her life.  She and I first started bonding through cross-stitch about 6 years ago.  She can ignore beading all day, but within minutes of when I start to work on cross-stitch, she's up on the couch with me.

She loves to hang out on the couch with Jake, too.

4) Four
I've been having so much fun making Valentine's Day cards and other items lately.  I thought that it would be fun to photograph four hearts.
  • Stacked buttons waiting to be made into thumb tacks
  • A set of Valentine's Day stamps that I got years ago (I don't even remember if I bought them or they were a gift) and am finally using
  • The Valentine's Day stamps with different colored mattes
  • Heart stickers left over from teaching that I cut out (they were square stickers) and matted on purple card stock

5) Colorful
I'm sure that it's not a surprise that one of my favorite parts about well-designed cross-stitch kits is the wide range of colors that they include in the designs.

Please check out Ashley's blog to see what other people photographed for these themes this week!

Here's my photo for I Heart Macro.
The old item re-shoot process continues.  This lovely piece is perfect for Valentine's Day and is available here.

studio waterstone

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  1. I thought the egg was an embryo. What a great photo, Rose. And I agree with you about liking kits that are organized.

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  2. That was fun - and colorful!

  3. Great job girl - I'm loving that sunset.

  4. Wow...a double yolk? I don't think that's ever happened to me before- where are you getting your eggs??? How cool. Lovely edition!

  5. Awwww...that sunset is gorgeous!
    And I'm glad you told us what the egg with two yolks was...I had funny things running through my head :)

  6. Two double yolk eggs in a month? I'm not sure I've gotten that many in my life. It's kind of exciting.:)

  7. Your sunset shot is fabulous!

  8. Dear Rose, I love looking through your pictures. I have not cracked a double egg-yolk in years!!
    Blessings, Catherine xo

  9. Great photos! And what a gorgeous sunset!!

  10. That sunset is beautiful! We don't have any sun here either at this time of year. :(

    Angel is such a good helper with the cross stitch and it's good she holds down her dad's blanket too!

  11. I used to cross-stitch too, a long time ago. I like that thread organizer! So pretty. And the hearts ♥ {:-D

  12. I agree! I love sunset on the water! no sunset here in the Midwest either. First there'd have to be sun.
    great series of photos! You and angel are a cute series. I used to do cross stitch, but haven't picked it up in a long while.

  13. Fabulous sunset! That's funny that Angel loves to help you with your cross-stitch. Must be all the colored threads attracting her.

  14. Fun! I got several double yolk eggs when this batch of hens started laying =)
    Angel is a lovely couch peach (she's much cuter than a couch potato!)!

  15. Couch peach -- that's cute (from Kathleen)
    My couch peach (Oliver) steals my yarn if I mistakenly leave it out! Cross-stitch -- he doesn't care at all! Wonder what it is that attracts Angel.


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