Feb 23, 2010

Photo Shoot at 2 Old Ranches

On Feb 15th our little photo group had  eight people show up to shoot  two old ranches near Douglas AZ. After the shoot most of us made our way to Marybeth’s home, for a nice time of visiting and munching.  Yesterday we had our meeting and six of us met to show off our work.  There were some great photographs.  Here are my photos from that beautiful day.

Old Out Building 4 Between the lines 10 Color
35mm film Need a remodel 13 Fire pit
16 lines 20 My stack 21 Nuts and bolts, twigs and things

Some more……………………………………………………………..

Home 7 Broken fences 14Glass 21 Wood and rust
Trnsportation x two Some one lost their ball Water tower 2 The locks didn't work
5 Bottled gas system 6 Bricks Primary color And this is only the first ranch.

The second ranch was probably the better photo opportunity but I didn’t get as many photographs. The first three my camera was on the wrong setting and were very washed out. But I just hit Picasa's  I feel lucky and this is what I got. Before and after.

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9 Camera pen and ink 15 Green bushes Open doors and windows

This ranch house was intact, until it was burned down when some illegal's who were using it for shelter.  

Welcom home The Ranch 22 Old barn 2
22 Old barn Branches ifl

And more………………………………………….

House side view 2 Adobe doorway Window frame Old Barn 3

And then off to Marybeth’s.

Next week we will be playing with our photographs using Picasa and Paint.net.  The library, downloaded these programs on to their computers for our Photo Group. 

We are planning a photo shoot soon.

Have a good night !

Feb 19, 2010

Tombstone Art Association Quilt Show

I’m trying to get this done, (and will) if Ray quits bugging me.

Today we stopped in Tombstone to see the Quilt Show on our way home from Bisbee ( the long way home :) ).  This show is every Feb. and runs through the month.   This is their  28th show and quilters from all around SE AZ. enter their quilts.  I’m not comfortable writing so here are a lot of photos of some of the beautiful quilts at the show.  Most of the pictures I took are of hand quilted quilts.  There were also many wonderful machine quilted quilts.

baskets Beautiful Best hand quilting
Blocks or Stars desert diamonds, flowers and leaves
map Southwest Red , white and blue
never thought I would like orange These boots are made for walkin dolls and daisies

Well if you like quilts, you don’t mind all the pictures.

daisies and dolls Crazy quilt in velvet silk and satin humming bird Love the colors
sunny days spider and web red and black just like grandma's
Kachina scotty scotty trim very southwest
people's choice Tombstone yellow 6 point star Rings tulips and vines
  I wish I had taken the time to write down all the names, but Ray ( with his feet hurting) was nice enough to go out of our way home just for me, so  I ooed an ahed  and took lots of photographs.Tombstone Raffle

This is the Tombstone raffle quilt.  It is all hand quilted! 

A  flyer was given to me with the following,

Humming Bird Stitchers,  show is Feb. 27th 9-5 ,                Feb 28th 9-3 at Buena High School, Sierra Vista AZ.

Double Adobe Quilters, show is March 6th 9-4  at the Old Double Adobe school, 7081 N Central Hwy. Double Adobe AZ.

Well I had a wonderful day.

Have a good night !