Friday, November 22, 2013

Focusing on Life :: Centerpiece

I've had a lot going on lately and haven't been able to get out and snap pics for Sally's hop. I am hoping to catch up today since I took the day off to celebrate my youngest daughter's birthday.

Sally asked us 3 weeks ago to focus on an industrial photo. I confess that I had some trouble trying to think about how to capture that in a photo. Yes I work in New York, but a single photo? When I think of industry it makes me think of the turn of the last century when machines made life easier, which made me think of the old sewing machines. I learned how to sew on an old Singer with the crank wheel. And when I bought my first machine I wanted one just like it, so I bought this one. It only goes backwards and forwards. Nothing fancy, but it is what I prefer.

The next thing Sally asked us to think about was to reflect. This time of year I do reflect on all the things to organize as the kids go back to school, the days become shorter, and the rains come --- soon to be snow. I actually enjoy the cooler weather, and don't mind the rain. But that is probably because I grew up in the Pacific Northwest.

Ok, so one more photo to share with you all. Today is my youngest's birthday, and my centerpiece. She is very excited as we are having several of her friends over for pizza, cake and then off to the opening night of the Hunger Games. It just happened to coincide with her exact birthday. She's just a tad giddy today as she awaits the arrival of all her friends showing up to help her celebrate. So I might be a little delayed in getting around to everyone's blog posts tonight!

20 comments:

LoriF said...

Oh MY, I love that sewing machine. It looks JUST like the one I learned on as well...ours was a treadle, though. So easy and comforting to use, but putting the bobbin in was a B!!
Happy Birthday to your daughter! Hope you all have a great time at the movie.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Oh what a lovely photo of your daughter. And how exciting to be going to the new Hunger Games movie.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Love these pics, Cynthia. Whenever I see one of those beautiful sewing machines, I imagine what it would have been like to go from doing EVERYTHING by hand, to having a machine to speedily do it for you. Hmmm... seems the antithesis of what we look for when making "handmade", strangely. :)

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Hope the birthday do is awesome, too!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That is a beautiful photo of your daughter; what a pretty girl she is! Happy birthday to her. Great choice for a movie. I plan to go see the new Hunger Games film with my daughter next week. We've both read all three books, and have seen the first film. Looking forward to part two in the theater.

Hope you all have a wonderful time!

Magic Love Crow said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter ;o) She is beautiful ;o) Love the photos!

Patty Woodland said...

See you behave. I can't seem to just do one photo. Although I did this week. Happy Birthday to your daughter. My grandmother had a Singer like that.

Beti Horvath said...

Lovely post! Your photos for the last three prompts are right on target.

Donna Millard said...

Great post! I LOVE your sewing machine. I used to have one similar. Sadly, I let my ex have it (whatever was I thinking??). Hope your daughter had a lovely birthday. Happy Thanksgiving!

Claire said...

Love all the photos for each prompt! How wonderful to have such a great film come out on your birthday - perfect timing! I hope she had a truly wonderful day :)

Islandgirl said...

I've used a treadle sewing machine never a hand crank...I like having a zig zag but the rest is 'useless'! Hope you had a happy birthday party How was the movie! Lovely picture of your daughter!

Shel said...

I do love your sewing machine. Looks like the one we rescued in the dump up at the cabin after the fire a few years back - only yours is much more shiny. I also love the water droplets on the leaf - wow. And your daughter - how beautiful! Kids really are the 'centerpiece' aren't they? I hope she has a lovely day w/her friends and at the movie (Logan says it's pretty good!).

Memories for Life said...

Happy Birthday to your youngest! Sounds like a wonderful day planned!
And great photos for the other prompts as well. My mom had one of these sewing machines as decoration when I lived at home.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter! She's beautiful. Oh the fun she's going to have! Love your sewing machine. I have a fancy one I don't use, but I still want it. Reminds me of my Mom and Grandmom and all the fun they had on theirs through the years.

Introverted Art said...

the photo with the dew drops on the leaf is stunning.

Becky Pancake said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter. I had a sewing machine like yours for several years. When I got my new machine it went to my sister-in-law and now my niece has it.

Caron Michelle said...

So sweet - happy birthday to your beautiful girl x

Claudia Aguilar said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Designed by Vera said...

Beautiful pics! HB to your daughter!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The sewing machine reminds me of my mom's. She has an old Singer that folds out from underneath its cabinet. They don't make things like that anymore that last forever! Happy birthday to your daughter! Pizza and Hunger Games sounds like the most perfect way to spend it. :)

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