A little Gimpy goodness, among other things.

Been having a little fun with the "gimp" program this evening while I was waiting for laundry to dry. "Gimp" is a free photo editing program that you can download. You can do almost as much with it as you can photoshop.
I took these pictures in my yard yesterday and then edited them in gimp. It's fun to play around with.

Original


Color foreground and black and white background.




I was also flattered to get a message from Renee at Candy Stick Lane that she had chosen me to receive the Brillante Weblog award. Renee has some wonderful children's items at her site and Etsy store.
Here are a couple of my favorites.




I am very flattered and humbled to have been chosen for this.

Now it is my turn to choose 7 of my favorites to receive this award, too!

Crazy Mom Quilts
i have to say...
Reclaiming the Home
AJ Quilts
Sew Me Something Good
Life at AJ's
Craft Addictions

Now to the winners it is your turn to...
1) Add the logo of the Brillante Weblog award to your blog
2) Add a link to the person who awarded it to you
3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs or sites
4) Add links to those blogs on your blog
5) Leave a message for your nominees that they've won the Brillante Weblog award
6) Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize to (optional)

It is an honor to call all of you wonderful ladies my friends!

And lastly a couple of pictures of the birthday gift I sent out this week to Amanda's son. I made it with fabric I received from Amy Jo a while back when she did a giveaway. An appliqued tee and a pair of lounge shorts. Amanda, I hope they aren't too terribly big, I wanted him to have room to grow and the next size down seemed small.



8 comments:

Roxanne said...

The pictures look amazing! I will definitely have to try that program. Photoshop is definitely not in the budget, but I so wish it was!

And THANK YOU for the blog award. That is so nice of you. I too feel honored to call you my friend. And to be in such amazing company...I couldn't ask for more!

amandajean said...

Gimpy goodness...ha ha ha! that totally made me laugh this morning. thanks so much for the award and for the gift for my Z man. the outfit is perfect. you are so sweet.

Katherine said...

Wow! I love your photos, Linda. Looks like a fun program to play with. "Gimpy goodness" tickled my funny bone this morning, too!

Thank you for the blog award and for the even greater compliment of being counted as one of your friends. It still amazes me to realize that have some wonderful friends that I've never met in person but through blogging. That's the best part of blogging - meeting and making friends. Thank you for your friendship, Linda!

Amy Jo said...

Linda -

The shorts and shirt are GREAT!! I love how they turned out and I'm sure Z will love them!!

THANK YOU so much for the blog award. I am so honored!!! And such great company - thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

kathy in Colorado said...

Love the pictures! I have photoshop elements and it is a lot to learn. Gimpy sounds fun.

randi said...

You are so sweet. Thank you for making me smile!

You have made so many cute clothes lately! I hope your shop is doing well and that you are enjoying making all of these goodies!

AJ said...

Thank you for the award.

The pictures you edited are outstanding. I will have to try that program myself.

Felicia said...

Beautiful flowers. I'll have to look for this gimp thingy :)