My Beautiful Nieces: family photographer

Pictures of my beautiful granddaughters. This post isn’t about quilting, but you can’t hold it against me for being a proud Noni!

Eleven Simple Love

I’ve known the subjects of this photo shoot for their entire lives.  I changed their diapers, bathed them, blamed any mess possible on them, and spent every major life moment with them that I can think of.  They are my gorgeous nieces Jaci and Reagan.  I loved this shoot, because it was basically an afternoon hanging out with them doing what they always do: picking on each other, loving on each other, getting cute and taking pictures (only this time it was with a nice camera instead of a cell phone).

I love them more than I can express.  So it’s fitting that we start with their LOVE picture (the girls’ idea).  Enjoy!

Photography details:

Location: wooded area- it made for beautiful pictures, but was a bit difficult because of shadows.

Props: old quilt

Shooting: Aperture priority / F 3.5 (mainly)

Prep: Longer than you think……

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Nonni’s Patches- the beginning

The beginning of Nonni’s Patches isn’t as easy to pin-point as you’d think it’d be.  I have always been the ‘go to fix it sewer’ in the family, hemming pants, fixing buttons, making curtains for a new house, throwing together a baby blanket for the latest shower.   I’ve always loved sewing, so with retirement approaching, I decided to make it a side business.

My daughters explained that meant getting a website and a Facebook page, so here it is.

Naming my pet-project came easy; my grandchildren call me Nonni (their own version of the Italian word for grandmother ‘Nona’).  And I was/am constantly getting asked “Nonni, I need a new quilt” “Nonni, fix my dress” “Nonni, teach me how to sew”.  And this endeavor really started with making baby quilts, so a quilt from Nonni seemed the only appropriate name.  And of course, no quilt from Nonni comes without lots of love, which brings us to my business name: Nonni’s Patches of Love.

Stay tuned for updated projects, quilting news, etc.  My hope is that others enjoy my patches of love as much as I enjoy making them.