My camera...

August 30, 2010

has fallen sick.

I knew it was coming. The poor thing has been acting a little funny for the last two months, refusing to flash. Not that I use flash very often, but it was still a troubling sign. As for now, I can coax it into taking a picture here and there, but always with the utmost reluctance. Maybe I will work up the nerve to open it up for a peek inside.

Anyway, this is all very bad timing because I just ordered my new sewing machine! After researching for days, and talking about it for months, I finally placed the order. This particular machine - the Brother CS6000I - seems the 'best bang for the buck,' as they say. I wanted a machine for a beginner like me, but I didn't want it to scream This machine is for beginners!

Maybe it still does, but I think we will have lots of fun together after I teach myself a thing or two.

That's one more 'to-do' off my Summer To-Do List. Everything else is most definitely "in-progress." Matt and I started our pickle and jam making about a week ago, but there are still plenty of jars to fill...

Homemade pickles. Nectarine butter with vanilla bean.

And we are in the middle of several little painting projects. We might get into a big project or two before the summer is out if we're feeling ambitious. There's always something to improve upon around here. I love it. :)


  1. Same thing happened to ours last year and we were able to replace it with another one. I long for one of those long expensive cameras...but that will have to wait. have fun with your sewing machine!

  2. I'm really hoping I can convince my little camera to keep kicking until I can replace it with a DSLR. It's time for an upgrade.

  3. Pickling and jamming was on my summer list as well, but I never got to it...I think I wimped out when I read all the warnings and stuff about how to make sure you don't get botulism and whatnot!
    And good luck with the sewing machine...learning to sew, also on my summer to-do list, also not checked off. Seems like you're much more productive than I! :)

  4. Yea, the botulism thing freaks me out as well, but I feel pretty confident with jams and pickles. It's the non-acidic foods that I won't bother with, especially because I don't have a pressure cooker.

    As for the productivity... I'm definitely putting out a little more effort than usual - haha. We'll see how long it lasts. :)