Gifts come in threes (or more!), it seems lately. Last week, a quilt that we fell in love with arrived the same day as our new camera. Blessed, I tell you. The quilt is an Anthropologie find. We happened to be walking around enjoying the weather when we popped into Anthropologie to explore. It is so lovely. The quilting is just fantastic. I love, so much, that Rob notices details like this. He pointed it out in the store and mentioned how incredible the quilting was... understanding, now, how much time that truly does take.
I snapped those photos of our quilt with our new camera. This gift was one that my parents and Rob collaborated on for my birthday. I am so, so spoiled. The learning with our new camera has been a bit steep. After a frustrating first day (Me: "I promise you it will not focus!" Rob: "That's what this wheel does..." Me: "Everything is blurry!" Rob: "Read the manual!") and a less frustrating week, we're still in the getting to know each other phase. It's a little rocky. It is also so very clear that I really must take a class to understand how to use the camera and also to take better photos. In the meantime I'm fascinated and so inspired by the work of others (Beth and Erin in particular) and am hopeful that I might learn a bit more with some online classes before our vacation. We're headed out to the Sierras in August, I can't wait to play with my new camera out there!
And our last little gift, the oh so sweet Kylie is just the most tender and protective little one. I'm loving my days at home with her and thinking about heading back to school, missing these moments in the day makes me a bit weepy to be honest! Begone weepiness... it's summer! We're loving these days and are choosing to be grateful for the moments we have. I'm sewing some wee little things tomorrow... surprise things for babies on the way for friends and family. There is much to be grateful for indeed. Happy Tuesday everyone!