In the last few days I've received a half dozen emails telling me that someone has tagged me to look at their photos, and I must click yes or no or risk offending them terribly. I hope no one's offended, but I deleted all of the messages! A couple were from people I didn't even know... I did a little googling around and discovered that tagged.com bills itself as a social networking site like facebook, but basically it's just a big spam machine. As soon as you sign in, it hijacks your address book and starts sending emails to everyone. (They do offer a link to block all emails from tagged.com to your address -- I was hesitant about clicking because it seemed like it might just be another scam -- but I went ahead and clicked. Since then I haven't received any more of these...)
I am determined to figure out how to take photos that are in focus! I have a CanonA560, and it's supposed to focus automatically, but I'm about ready to trade it in for something more "manual". I know the thing about holding the shutter button down partway to get it to focus, but everything still comes out a bit fuzzy. Anyway, I wandered around the front yard this afternoon taking random pictures and the kangaroo paws above were the best. I do like that you can see the fuzzy texture of the red buds.
I finished putting together the log cabin top, and I really like it-- in fact I think this one will actually get quilted pretty soon. The group is planning to start up another "robin" in August so I'm thinking about what my next starting row will look like...
Finally -- another knitty finish! It's funny how the variegation in the yarn played out so differently in each sock, don't you think? These are the basketweave rib pattern from Charlene Schurch, and they worked up pretty quickly (for me, anyway -- a couple of months)