::Yawn::... I got out of bed at 3:48.. yes, in the MIDDLE of the night, to see if I could get a photo of the "Blood Moon". Dear Readers, that is dedication. A Blood Moon appears after a lunar eclipse. I wanted to see this with my own two eyes. I was skeptical. I was amazed to see the color of the moon! It WAS red! Now, I must tell you that there was such low light that my photo is very grainy.. dang it.. but still, you get the idea. I took several shots and I should have used a tripod, but I didn't.. I was up for 15 minutes and then climbed back into bed. Have you ever seen the moon like this?
Here is my shot of the moon earlier, right after it rose. Oh Moon, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways...
Yesterday I made a second eyeglasses case with my Pendleton wool blanket fabric.. I thought it would be nice beveled at the bottom and then I got the idea to wrap the edge with buckskin. I sewed it on with synthetic sinew, I had initially thought I'd sew through the leather but that was SOOOO difficult that I decided to sew OVER the leather. Yes, you've never seen this done and neither had I.. so I guess I'm a innovator. :-)
I made a little tab of a bit of the leather I'd cut for the edging and sewed it on and made a button hole and sewed on a daisy shaped abalone button that I actually got from Cath Kidston in England! The local Indians used abalone a lot for decorative purposes on the clothes and jewelry.
I'm happy with the finished product, although it might need further embellishment.. or not. It not only fits my glasses, but also a nice fit for my iPhone! :-) I'm so enjoying making these little bags by hand and using my imagination! I hope you try it.. and if you do.. share your photo with me.
My DIL Kristi got a new camera not long ago.. she sat outside for hours trying to capture good images of the moon during and after the eclipse. Here are a few of her best ones. The beginning of the eclipse.
Kristi captured an amazing red color in this shot!
I just found this image on the net.. I wonder what kind of camera captured this!