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Fashion, Style & Wardrobe / Re: Taking Photos of Garments
« Last post by Michael A on Yesterday at 11:48:31 PM »
I like the pose in that last one Elizabeth.  I'm beginning to be able to see some of the drape in the dress.  Again, could be a bad monitor or bad eyes on my end.  Could you put in the pictures with the click to enlarge feature?  Can you increase the exposure time with the iPhone?

Here are two pictures of mine from today.
P1220217 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
In this first one the exposure time is 1/60 sec.  The skin tone is  very good I think and the picture seems  dramatic to me, but the detail is lost very much on the charcoal coat and almost completely on the black hat.
P1220226 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
In this second one the exposure time is 1/20 sec.  The skin tone is a little washed out maybe, but the drape of the fabric in the coat and some of the detail in the hat show up better.  Again, only my opinion with my eyes and my monitor.  Others may think differently.  Always the compromises. :(

SWAP 2017 / Re: SWAP 2017 Discussion
« Last post by SaturdayNightStitch on Yesterday at 11:44:57 PM »
I like the way you think Ruthie. :)
Introductions / Re: I found my way back
« Last post by Syndi on Yesterday at 11:07:47 PM »

I'm a brand spanking new Grandmama myself, (our first grandchild, a DGD, is 4 weeks old). I've been sewing, knitting and crocheting for her. I think the fact that she's so far away (a 12 hour drive) makes me even more dedicated to making things for her between visits.

Congratulations, Kathryn!  I'm sorry I didn't know you are a brand new grandmother!!  How exciting!  I wish you many happy moments.....enjoy your new GD and making beautiful things for her!
Hi Kahina...Welcome!
I've been quilting for many years but I don't consider myself an "expert".   The pic of the quilt you posted is an ambisious project for a beginner IMHO....although that is not saying you can't do it  ;).  Any quilt patterns with points can be tricky.  First off, you need a cutting mat and rotary cutter.  This is how you cut your pieces and you can cut many layers of fabric at one time...
Look for the name of the block you want to try, either online or from a book.  Then look for a tutorial for that block.  There are so many quilting blogs/sites, and you might want to try Missouri Quilts.  This of course is only one of many- I just like their tutorials.  They also have good you tube videos.
As far as the finishing....the one that is in the picture is very complicated.  Most quilts that are finished like that are done with a machine that is called a long arm...very expensive- but you can send quilts out to be done- also not cheap. 
When I first started, I tied my quilts.  This can be done with pretty floss.  You could also learn how to do free motion quilting (which your regular sewing machine may or may not do. (?)
I hope this helps in some way and maybe someone else will chime in   :)
Quilting / Re: Memory Quilts
« Last post by Syndi on Yesterday at 10:08:55 PM »
Finished the little pillows for my BIL and wife and one for my nephew...
The buttons are a "happy accident"  ;).....I wound up liking the tactile piece, so I added one to the heart.
Heirloom and Hand Sewing / Re: Knitting V
« Last post by su-sew on Yesterday at 10:05:17 PM »
Just finished this cowl from a lovely cotton wool silk blend Noro yarn.

Food/Recipes/Health / Re: What's for Dinner? 2
« Last post by su-sew on Yesterday at 09:54:50 PM »
Yes that's the recipe - very picky search engine! I was searching for kale and potato cakes.

I just eat them  (several) and nothing else- the rouille is really good.
Machine Sewing / Re: Machine Knitting 4
« Last post by ejvc on Yesterday at 09:40:49 PM »
Sizun, awesome sweater!

Me, I just made a pair of vanilla socks, about an hour each sock, and I feel awesome sock power throughout my being.  Pix tomorrow...
Fabrics / Re: Help identifying skirt fabric?
« Last post by Pina on Yesterday at 07:53:08 PM »
Elizabeth,when I saw the pictures in Corinthia's first post I thought it looks like silk Dupioni without many slubs to me. Silk Dupioni can have a lot of slubs crosswise in the fabric and is thicker than silk Shantung.

After Corinthia provided more information I knew what to look for. ;)   ;D Before I thought the fabric was for a historical costume.

This costume is from a 2002 movie (Star Wars Attack of the Clones). There's been a lot of discussion about what fabric the skirt is, and there are Star Wars fan costumers who have handled the original costume and still weren't sure about what kind of fabric it might be. Habotai or some kind of Thai silk is what they guessed. Most fan reproductions of this costume have used dupioni for the skirt, but I've never felt it was quite right.
Food/Recipes/Health / Re: What's for Dinner? 2
« Last post by Pina on Yesterday at 07:26:22 PM »
The recipe is from Bon Appetit - my search wasn't pulling up the recipe a few minutes ago.  ???

Baking potatoes are boiled and made into mashed potatoes. Saute some chopped onion and garlic and then throw in the chopped kale and cook until it wilts. Mix into the mashed potates. Form patties and cool.  Then fry-serve with aioli.

Saw a similar recipe recently on another website - the recipe was from a book on Appalachian cooking.

Bon Appétit Potato and Kale Cakes with Rouille ?

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