My partner sent on time, I just spaced on giving her my new address, so it went to my parents' house, and I just got it last week when I visited them. So here's the stuff I got from crochetninja: A lovely sea picture!
I received from Raynbow! It's really nice! There's a skein of purple, a skein of blue, and then one smaller one of the two plied together!!! That's a fantastic way to make sure I can use them together for one project!
I just have to figure out what to make... maybe a scarf?! Thanks again, Raynbow, and thanks organizers!
I got my package like a week and a half ago, and have just been too lazy to post pictures! My partner, Tristitia, knows I loved everything, though! First, a purse she knitted from old t-shirts! It's so cool and stretchy, and doesn't feel t-shirty at all! It also has a nice "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle" patch on it!!
Next, some tea, some natural lip gloss, a cute little vase for flowers that you hang on a window or something, & a book of ways to save the planet! The fabric-covered book is a journal she made, with paper bags and nature pictures as the pages!
& last, yaaaaaaaaaaaarn! Tons of it! She spun it herself, and it is fantastic!!
This swap was really fun! Thanks again to Tristitia and to the organizers!
Sorry for the late response, nicegoing! I've been out of town, so I didn't see your post. I have a Nikon D80, and my macro lens is a Nikkor 60mm, f2.8. I looooooooove it! I have so many plant and insect photos now... here's a bee one:
It's amazing to be able to get so close! I think I bought the lens used, and it really wasn't that expensive- Around $100 or $150, I think. I highly recommend it!
Thanks everyone for the positive comments! I love love love plant photos! & I'm really excited to get back to photography lately, after not taking any pictures for like 5 years. & I totally love my DSLR, after I said for so long that I didn't need one and that my film camera was better... it just makes it so much easier to take pictures, now that I don't have to worry as much about lighting conditions (because I can change the ISO and see right away if a picture is too dark/light), running out of film, paying to get it developed, etc... Plus it's so nice to be able to share my photos online and see everyone else's! & since I'm posting, here are two more photos (I just organized all my plant photos, so I've been looking at them all for hours now!):
A cactus (duh!). And nobody else seems to like this one as much as I do:
Can you tell I especially like Macro plant photos?!
Here are some flower photos I took recently around my parents' house. I love this time of year (well I would if I hadn't moved to Chicago a few weeks ago... it's supposed to snow tomorrow! What?!)! Please let me know what you think, and any suggestions you have for me!
I just sent in my info, since I saw the sign up was delayed, so I hope I'm not too late! Here are my sea photos, since I was so inspired by the others on the thread! A beach in Vietnam:
This is a black sand beach, made turquoise by the miracles of photoshop!
& don't forget the nice fish in the sea!:
Does anyone want to brainstorm things to make with me?! I need more ideas! I was thinking of making some fish-themed jewelry, and some fishy placemats or potholders if my partner has a kitchen (my sewing skills definitely are kitchen-oriented!), and maybe some lovely driftwood sculptures (just kidding! I don't live near the sea, so you all are safe from my sculpting "talents"!!). What are you thinking of making?