Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Link Party No. 52!

I wrote a post about my motto this year; "keep calm and move on". Along with that, I have another one I have been trying to live by; "Learn new things".
It doesn't matter what it is, new recipe, new tricks in sewing and quilting, AND, the most challenging one for me is to learn new technology.

I have been using the same camera for about eight years, and I felt that it has been limiting me. I have been saving up to buy a new and better camera for a while. Not just for my blogging, I wanted to take better pictures of my never sit still kiddos. They are always on the go, and most of the time, those are the times I can capture their personalities and the precious moments.

I bought the new camera just before the earthquake and with all that was happening I didn't have time to really study and play with it. Last week I finally started using it here and there. I still feel comfortable with my old one, but I figured I have to start somewhere.
Meet my new Nikon D3100.

It is not the top notch camera, but for me it is a HUGE jump. I still don't know what I am doing, but I am slowly learning. I hope I will be a pro in a few months and post better pictures to share with you.

That is my ongoing project that I am sharing with you this link party. :)

1. Please post something YOU made. It doesn't matter if it is crochet, quilt, clothing, anything would be fine. I want to see it! If you use someone's idea or patterns please give them the rightful credit.

2. Link to your specific post, that way it is easier for everybody to find and read it.

3. Please grab the "Tea Rose Home" grab button, and link back from your post. If you can mention the party in your post or place the button on your side bar, that would be great! I want more people to have a chance to come and show off their creation.

Ok, it is your turn to share your project with us!


  1. Thanks for hosting, Sachiko! Glad you are having fun learning new camera!

  2. Congrats on the brand new camera

  3. Hello Dear I am linked up and paste your badge on my project too hope you would like to pay a visit to me
    Love Farah

  4. That's the same camera I'm pining away for. I have a D40 now. I'll be interested to hear what you think about it!

    Thanks for hosting, as always.

  5. Good luck with your camera. I am VERY intimidated by "good" cameras and all the bells and whistles!
    Thanks for hosting this party!

  6. Congrats on your new camera!!! I got mine for the same reason, a "starter" Canon DSLR. Beware, even if you don't mean to, you will eventually find yourself looking at lenses, camera gadgets, cool bags, etc. It's a good hobby though!

    Sorry about double linking my hanging doilies! Oops, I hate when that happens!!

    Have a great week!!


  7. So jealous! I want a new camera SO bad, but I'm starting to think it will never happen! Been about 10 years now. :(

    Thanks for hosting!

  8. Thank you for hosting! I added your button to my linky page. Have a great week.

  9. I am so envious, I have a nice camera but this 3100 has been on my wish list, it is a step above mine! But with my tight budget I decided to get better at using the one I have, which is a very good DSLR already, I just need to utilize it better until I can afford the upgrade. Love it! I look forward to seeing your new photos with it.

  10. Bellissima macchina fotografica!
    ...e meraviglioso Blog!!!
    Grazie per la condivisione!!!

  11. That is the same camera I'm considering to upgrade to now as well!! =D

  12. Congrats on your new camera!! My sister just bought the same one. :) I'm still saving for a better camera so I can also take pictures of my fast moving daughter. :)

  13. Nice camera! Nothing beats Nikon glass--
    Thanks for hosting-

  14. Oh, my goodness! I just got that camera last November and LOVE it! It was {and still is} a big jump for me as well.

    I know you will have a great time with your "smart" camera!;)


  15. I'm looking forward to seeing the photos with your new camera...after years of wanting, hoping, envying I am getting a new camera for my birthday (in a few weeks)! I'm not sure what kind or model but I am on the prowl...

    Please post new photos with some commentary about how you are liking your camera.

  16. Thank you everyone for the nice comments about my new camera! I am so excited, but I am a slow learner when it comes to new technology. I hope I can post AMAZING pictures and commentary about the camera in the near future. :)


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