Saturday, 24 September 2011
red shoes again
Anyhow, back to sandals. These come in burgundy, stone or black but my size wasn't in stock. My feet are hard to fit properly. The left foot is well over a size different to the right and the arch is fallen. Birkenstocks are heavenly comfortable on the right foot but abysmally uncomfortable on the left as the side presses into the arch bones. Tevas suit my feet and the support they give is great as my feet are very flat. Doctors at school used to ask if they ached, even when I was quite young.
I've been tracking these down all week in shoes stores all over Sydney and on the internet too. A couple of days ago I was in Burwood and walked past the Athlete's Foot shop where I bought the casual pair last summer. On an impulse I entered although I could not see the style in their display. A very competent, young assistant took my order. He knew exactly what I wanted and knew they had my size. A quick try on and walk around the shop and I bought them. They are leather and have a leather lining on top of sole which is cork. They are light as a feather and very comfortable. They had just arrived in the shop and not yet been entered in their stock so he had a bit of fiddling to do to get computer to sell them to me.
I have one more garter stitch strip to do before the second section. It's been slow going. I felt terrible for several days after the stress of MIL's funeral a week ago. However, each son has thanked me for attending and that was really the reason I forced myself to go. I could not concentrate at first on what I was doing and had to rip back a couple of times because I had more stitches one side of centre than the other. More than once, unfortunately.
The camera has in-camera editing functions. Now many of these I've done with an editing program. However I hadn't used it in-camera itself.
The subject in itself is scarcely inspiring, but it was suitable to fiddle with. The effect is called colour outline and I could also turn the photo into something which looked like miniature furniture for a dolls' house. I can add star bursts to light sources and crop within the camera. Multiple photos can be layered on each other and more.