Friday, January 17, 2014

We had a blizzard

We got our predicted blizzard yesterday, but it wasn't quite as bad as we thought it was going to be. We got a little new snow, and winds gusted to over 40 mph at times, which had the new snow and any loose old snow up in the air. Thankfully, we'd had just a bit of rain one night, which glued most of the old snow down.

The temperature dropped pretty fast, and it left us with some frost designs on our windows again. I did a little more practicing with the new Canon camera. These photos are pretty, but not as crisply focused as I'd like them to be. I don't know if the problem is me or the camera. Probably me. I'll keep practicing. :)

I also tried taking movies for the first time with this camera, to show you the blizzard. They turned out okay, but they were in HD (high definition), and the files were HUGE! They'd have taken forever for you to load to play, and much longer for me to upload to Blogger. So I deleted them. I'm not sure if there's a setting to lessen their quality and make future files smaller... I don't think so, but I'll look into it. The Panasonic, my old-new camera, isn't too great with videos, plus it leaves too much background noise on the video clips (kinda like someone's cranking the film reel by hand or something!). So I'm hanging onto my old-old camera, the Kodak, which does blog-quality videos very nicely.

Even though it was blizzarding yesterday, our faithful mail carrier still made it through. Look what she brought me!

Now I have no excuse for not getting those bag projects made! At least not a zipper excuse. ;) Zipit is the best, and I love how she always includes a free zipper pull (designed by her husband) with every order!

(How many zippers did YOU order, Annie Dee? ;) )


Live a Colorful Life said...

Those are fascinating pictures. I never get tired of seeing them. And Zipit IS fabulous.And speedy!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Cindy. And Zipit is even speedier at getting orders to me, since they're located in Wisconsin. :)

annie dee said...

OK Gma G - did you pay Cindy for the additional endorsement of Zipit?! I have been negligent in any kind of sewing since my kids have been here. I'll be back at my machine next week as my last visitor departs tomorrow :( Me and the kids planned out a new work space specifically for sewing though and I'm eager to shop for the table I'll need. I should really hold off shopping for zippers as I don't have a reason to use them. But maybe just a quick peek at the website. Uh oh... love the frosty photos!

Grandma G said...

Nope... Zipit speaks for itself. :)

Glad you've been having fun with your kids! A new sewing space will be fun!