4.30.2011

playing catch- up

I've been MIA for a few days, sorry about that. Crazy stuff going on with our internet at home. 'Nuff said. It has a mind of its own for sure. 


But I've still been taking pictures.


Lots. 


And lots.


Of pictures.


So I'm parked at the local Panera at the moment, where the photos upload so very quickly, and people are a-chatting around me, and I'm trying to convince myself that no, I do not need to buy a chocolate chip muffie before I go. It's a struggle. 


Story of my life. 


Any fun plans for the weekend? Do tell! I always love hearing what you all are up to.


And, I don't know if you keep up with my Aspirations page, but I can cross something off the list now. 

get up super early and watch the royal wedding with my mom and nana

Check! I did it. And am still sleepy. Did you watch the Royal Wedding? It was adorable. And sweet. And just cute. I loved every minute.


Happy Weekend!

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4.27.2011

really good.

Can I just say that I love Easter? Okay, thanks.
 

love Easter.

Ours started out as a glorious, sunny morning, and eventually tapered off into a slightly cloudy, misty afternoon with the occasional drops of rain here and there.
 


There is nothing like waking up Easter morning, knowing that the fact that Jesus rose, conquering everything that could ever separate us from Him, is still true even after some two thousand years. The sun streaming through the windows.... the thoughts of the joyful worship that will occur later that morning... it's good. Really good. Since, it's been a rainy few days. Not that I mind.
 

I like rainy days. I've noticed that most people don't... but I truly do. I like waking up to the sounds of pouring rain drumming against my windows. I like the drops of water that cling to the screens, holding on for dear life as they reflect whatever happens to be behind them... which lately, has been the lusciously green grass that I love during the springtime.
 

And I like the fact that on these rainy, grey days, I don't feel like I have to rush around, trying to get everything done. They slow me down a bit. But don't get me wrong... after a few days of that, I'm ready for the invigorating, warm sunshine.
 

Confession time: when the sun hits the grass and the flowers outside with just the right balance of warmth and light, I drop everything and grab my camera for another attempt at capturing that moment. I like it, just like I love a rainy day here and there. And so, today, that sun was back for a few brief moments. And the flowers were fresh from the rain that fell earlier. So where was I?
 
You guessed it. Happy Tuesday!
 
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4.26.2011

really good.

Can I just say that I love Easter? Okay, thanks.

I love Easter.

Ours started out as a glorious, sunny morning, and eventually tapered off into a slightly cloudy, misty afternoon with a few drops of rain here and there.

There is nothing like waking up Easter morning, knowing that the fact that Jesus rose, conquering everything that could ever separate us from Him, is still true even after some two thousand years. The sun streaming through the windows.... the thoughts of the joyful worship that will occur later that morning... it's good. Really good.

Since, it's been a rainy few days. Not that I mind.

I like rainy days. I've noticed that most people don't... but I truly do. I like waking up to the sounds of pouring rain drumming against my windows. I like the drops of water that cling to the screens, holding on for dear life as they reflect whatever happens to be behind them... which lately, has been the lusciously green grass that I love during the springtime.

And I like the fact that on these rainy, grey days, I don't feel like I have to rush around, trying to get everything done. They slow me down a bit. But don't get me wrong... after a few days of that, I'm ready for the invigorating, warm sunshine. 

Confession time: when the sun hits the grass and the flowers outside with just the right balance of warmth and light, I drop everything and grab my camera for another attempt at capturing that moment. I like it, just like I love a rainy day here and there.

And so, today, that sun was back for a few brief moments. And the flowers were fresh from the rain that fell earlier. So where was I?

You guessed it. Happy Tuesday!


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4.23.2011

a thousand words

Stoppin' in for a quick post today.


Not many words today. No, just pictures.


But if a picture is worth a thousand words...


then there really are quite a few in this post. Happy Weekend!

PS- Be on the lookout for a new photography page... it's in the works right now! 



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4.21.2011

suncatcher

Over my little blogging- break, I was refreshed. Inspired. And instead of pushing myself to take pictures just for the sake of having blogging material, I did it because I love it... and because I wanted to. And I have found that then, only then, do I get my best work. 

I was inspired to work with Scrabble letters... these have to be one of my favorite things ever

So, that's what I did. I absorbed inspiration, then using my camera, captured what I could see differently. And the results? I don't know, but I like them. It's like a suncatcher... these little pieces of glass, curved and cut perfectly by their maker, reflect the sunshine that's given to them, but they don't keep it to themselves. They reflect it.... and after catching the sun, they throw it back at the wall, and what do you see? 

A rainbow. 


And isn't that what we're supposed to do? Isn't that the best kind of life? I think so.

And speaking of rainbows, we dyed Easter eggs the other day, and I couldn't resist the neat rows of vividly colored eggs sitting on the counter. Green and red stained fingers are worth it when you get this, people.


Also over my break, I went on a little road trip. In the rain... even better, right? I love a good shower or two...


Maybe I love the rain so much because of what happens after it: new life. And it showed up, for sure.


What have you been up to lately?

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4.18.2011

miss me?

You know you did. ;)


Well I'm back, after a little vacation from the blogger world. It's nice to be back after a crazy stretch of time. And I was able to absorb the sweet little things in life, gather some more inspiration (can you say, new PB Teen catalog?), and photograph some blossoming trees. Even went on a little road trip. And you can bet there are many pictures to come! I feel refreshed, for sure. 

[ have a great Monday, everybody! how was your weekend? ]

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4.13.2011

I'll be back....

...after this crazy busy week is over. For now, enjoy these lovely spring shots I captured the other day! 




Thanks for bearing with me... be back soon!!


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4.11.2011

meet and greet monday's: this life is sweet




It' s a Monday. And do I have a treat for you today.

Today, we have a sweet guest post from Angel Perry of This Life is Sweet.  I cannot wait for you to see this! She is going to show you, my friends, how to make fabric rosettes.

Now I'll hand it over to her for this sweet DIY project!

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Fabric Rosette Tutorial

Here are the supplies you need:

- Strips of fabric ranging from 2~5+ inches wide & 20~30+ inches long {depending on the desired size of your rosette}.
- A hot glue gun.
- Felt circles for your rosette's foundation. I cut 1 in+ circles.


{Step 1} Tie a knot on one end of your fabric.

{Step 2} Glue the knot to the center of your felt circle.


{Step 3} Outline a small strip of hot glue along the bottom of your felt strip. 

{Step 4} While lightly applying pressure with your finger, start twisting the fabric over. I like to add glue each time I twist. It took me a good ten minutes the first time I made one of these. The more you make the quicker it gets =) Play with your twisting techniques; see what you can come up with! 


This is an example of the final product. You can do SO many things with rosettes. I embellish them on everything from wreaths to headbands to picture frames. I adore them =)


This was my very first tutorial so bare with me!
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!


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Angel- thank you so much for guest-posting today! :) Head on over to her sweet blog to see more great posts like this one. Happy Monday friends! 


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4.08.2011

reflecting the sunshine

The grass is beautifully green, and so fresh & dewy in the early mornings of spring, isn't it?

linking up to carlotta's "spring" photo challenge....



Around here, flowers are beginning to bloom, especially these yellow ones.




The flowers are reflecting the sunshine, it seems, with this gorgeous shade of yellow. And that color is becoming even more common lately....




The sky is so very blue....


....and I love it all.

Have a wonderful weekend!

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4.07.2011

liquid sunshine blog party

Liquid Sunshine @ HorseFeathersI love a good blog party. So I'm joining another one today....



Hey everyone! Just a bit about me: I'm a girl who's captivated by her Savior, a lover of photography, music, coffee, my friends & family, and life in general. Thanks for stopping by. Now for the random details about me and my life. 

Favorite season, and why? Fall. That was easy. The why? Because it has a perfect mixture of all the seasons in one. I loooove it.

How would you describe your personal style? I think that my style is classy, a bit vintage, casual, simple, and unique. 



Rain or shine? Shine. But I'm usually not one to complain about a shower or two.


Confession time... what's a flaw of yours? I love being organized... it's just that I hardly ever am


Favorite music? I love Francesca Battistelli, BarlowGirl, tobyMac, Sara Groves, Brooke Fraser, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, and too many others to name.


Who do you admire/look up to? I look up to my parents, my family, some friends of mine, wise adults in my life, my pastors, and I'm sure there are more but I honestly can't think of them. :)


You've just won an unlimited lifetime supply of... what? Hmmm, maybe money? That way I could buy books, coffee, things for my family/friends, and eliminate poverty. Sounds good to me.


Classical music: love it or hate it? Love it. 


Phobias? Snakes. *shudder*


Hop on a plane and go live somewhere for a year... where is it, and why? Africa, Paris, or California, I don't know which. :) I've never been to the first two, but have dreamed of visiting for a while.


Are you an extrovert or an introvert? That depends on the day, and also who I'm with. :)


Would you/do you perform on stage? Yes. I sing, and singers sing in front of people. So the answer is yes.

Want to join the party? Enter by clicking on the button at the beginning of this post. Thanks for reading!


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4.06.2011

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once upon a time

  
Once upon a time there was a girl. She loved photography, among other things, and wanted to share that love with people.

And so, she started a little blog called A Stitch in Time. At first it was pretty small, and it was kept private because she was paranoid {and still is... so please be nice... :) } about someone being able to know so much about her. For a few months it stayed private, but then she decided to make it public.

Fast forward a few months, when she realized she could enter photo challenges and bloghops. What a concept!  Since, she’s entered many. She learned about Photoshop, HTML, photography, and her pictures started to get a bit better. It was something she loved.... a creative outlet for her. Then sweet friends {that’s you!!} began to show up and follow A Stitch in Time. Every time she got a new follower, she did a little happy dance, and watched the number begin to climb. 

Right now, there’s about 45 of ya’ll, which in the big scheme of things isn’t many, but for her is a big. deal. She still loves to blog, share her work and life, meet new people, and gather inspiration.

True story.

A year ago, I began my blog. It's been such a fun outlet for me, and I've loved it ever since.

Thanks for the support on this fun journey entitled “blogging”. Love to all!!
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4.04.2011

everyday lovely

It rained this past weekend. And I liked it. Because after the rain, the sky looks like this....


And this....


And so I slip on a coat, put the camera strap around my neck, and pull out a pair of shoes, then go splashing around, trying to capture it all before the sun sets.


Bad choice of shoes by the way, for that weather....


After the storm, these started to bloom. Everyday life can be positively lovely when you take the time to notice what's right in front of you. Wouldn't you agree?


Isn't spring so refreshing? I love this.

raindrops on the window
Everyday lovely, indeed.

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