Not-so-helpful Help June 17 2015, 1 Comment

Some times I need help getting photos of sewn projects. Last week was one of those times. I had just finished my Arcadia Avenue block 8, the sun was about to set and I needed a photo to put in the blog post (going up the next morning, yes I procrastinated!). I asked Todd to hold the block for me while I snapped a few shots. Here is a progression of the photos I ended up with.

Our conversation went something like this:

Me: "Hey hun, can you come hold this block for me. I'd like the grey wall as the background"

Take 1:

Getting Help Photographing Quilt Blocks

Me: "Umm hun, I can't really see the block."

Take 2:

Getting Help Photographing Quilt Blocks

Todd: "How about now?"
Me: "Well.... your arm is now through the middle of the block."

Take 3:

Getting Help Photographing Quilt Blocks

Todd: "......"
Me: "Can you please hold the block up in front of you?"

Take 4:

Getting Help Photographing Quilt Blocks

Todd: "Like this?"
Me: "Perfect, don't move!"

Take 5:

Getting Help Photographing Quilt Blocks

Well, lesson learned. He will always frustrate me when I am rushing, but he will also make me smile. I have since named this not-so-helpful help: man help. Next time I will find the tape and take the time to attach it to the wall! No man help needed.