Friday, February 23, 2007

Photo Hunters: Soft



I can't explain why this is soft to me. But Mother-Daughter Night with the Women's Fellowship at church, held every April, is softness for me. Amelia and I have gone at least three times. She is my middle daughter and lives in Vermont. It's always a potluck supper and I fret for weeks about what we are going to bring (since I don't cook very well). But Amy always comes up with good and easy ideas that are the first dish to be finished.

Every woman got one of these tiny Beanie Baby type ducks on the first supper we went to. We had a Mary Kay party after the potluck. We were nearly on the floor laughing at each other with the things we were doing with the makeup! This duck has a special place in my heart. One day I will proudly have all three daughters at that dinner with me!

To make the image softer I used picnik (a free online photo editor) and GIMP. I don't know what I'm doing with either app, so I just kept clicking buttons until I had something I liked! I'm looking forward to seeing what other ideas people have for "soft"! Thank you for stopping by. Have a wonderful and peaceful week!

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74 comments:

  1. The Mother/Daughter Fellowship night sounds like it was oodles of fun! The little ducky does appear to be very soft and quite endearing! :)

    Thanks for the picnik link, you did a great job, so something must have worked! :)

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  2. Wonderful reminder of shared moments -- all in one soft, yellow duck! Have a great weekend.

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  3. He does look very soft. I love Beanie Babies.

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  4. How sweet. And the effect with photoshop is great.

    My little SOFT bunny is posted for the week's theme.

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  5. We have a dinner like that in May...I love the idea of favors - maybe I'll think of something for this year's!

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  6. The duck do look lovely and I suppose the softness of it for you is beyond it's physical properties.

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  7. lol, this made me laugh. Never thought of having a Mary kay party right after a church dinner. The duck is adorable. Very expressive and all for a duck.

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  8. Our church has Mother/Daughter banquets as well, except the church does all the cooking! It's a real treat not to have to cook!

    What a sweet story to go along with your soft duck.

    Another Amy

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  9. I love the idea of a special mother-daughter night. How lovely. The little ducky does a softness about him. :-)

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  10. A lovely idea, and he's so cute!

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  11. Sounds like fun! And he is very cute. My daughter is doing the photo hunters. Her entry is here http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/PhotoJournalist/

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  12. there's something in the stare of the ducky...hmmm...

    ps. you are like me , i keep clicking with photo edition prog. and in the end i cant recall what i did :D

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  13. I love your feelings about the Mother-Daughter night being soft. What a sweet idea and what a great reminder of that is the soft duck. Something to cherish for years!

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  14. Great photo and great memory.

    Your duckie is very cute :-)

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  15. The Mother-Daughter Night (Women's Fellowship) sounds like a wonderful chance to bond with your daughter. It's a cute duck and a special reminder of the special time you've shared. Thanks for sharing. I appreciate your visit earlier. Take care!

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  16. The duckie is so cute! But the story is wonderful! Thank you for sharing it!

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  17. What a great story to go with your photo! It "softens" the heart. Mother/Daughter night sounds like fun. I love your duck picture and the enhancements :)

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  18. What a wonderful memento! My MIL's church does the same banquet, and I usually try to go. Last year was the first time for me to take my daughter. She's just a year and a half!

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  19. No cats today ? (la, la, la, la melodie of "no milk today") ? Instead a funny little duck ! Very cute, what a look it has, lol !

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  20. what a great memory....I love it, my two year old twins are hollaring "guckie" "duckie" when they saw the photo...
    too cute!
    Blessings and thanks for stopping by!

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  21. Your duckie looks cute and soft already, but whatever you did to edit it worked! Great entry, happy hunting and have a great weekend :D

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  22. Ahhh, yes, mother and daughter relationship touches the soft spot in our hearts.

    And love the ducky too ;)

    Come visit Gus and Bob on my blog :)

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  23. AWWW, truly soft! Great picture. Thanks for the hint about Picnik~I'm on my way to check it out. Thanks for stopping by too.

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  24. The mother-daughter banquets were always so much fun when I was little. Now they are becoming more rare as families spread out all over the country. Soft memories are some of the best.

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  25. You did an excellent job with the picture and the story that went with the explanation of why it was soft to you was perfect. Thanks for stopping by to visit me and I hope you have a "ducky" week ahead.

    :-)

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  26. Great "soft" photo, well done with the editing! Lovely memories too.

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  27. Love the duck. He is sooo cute. Thanks for sharing your story. I have 3 daughters too and know how special it is to do things with them.
    Thanks for stopping by.

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  28. What a sweet duck, the facial expression is the best... Mother-daughter night, hmmm... that sounds like something my mother and I should do.

    Thanks for visiting :)

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  29. ht great take on the theme! A soft duckie! Thanks for visiting my blog today with Matthew in the sink bath!

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  30. Cute. I think my daughter has a duck like that, but it's soft fur has nearly been loved off!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  31. Looks very soft with some wonderful memories to go along with it~

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  32. I loved your take on the soft theme. I hope I can do this type of thing with my daughters when they are older.

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  33. I bet this is the most famous duck face. My kids has one, thought not sure what year they came from.

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  34. I love the expression on the duck's face. Too cute.

    So fun have a great time with your daughter. Do you ever wonder why they call it pot-luck dinners? I do...

    I love your comment about editing pictures: click buttons - that is something I would do :)..

    Have a blessed weekend.

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  35. Awww, very soft and my little guy loved the ducky!! Have a great weekend and thank you for visiting us as well.

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  36. Well, I almost posted a photo of a real baby duck for my "soft" photo this week, but went with the mystery plant instead. I like your photo because it has a nice, soft memory connected to it. ;)

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  37. Well, you clicked right. ;) The ducky is perfectly soft for this week theme! But it looks like a young duck, and they are always fluffy and soft.

    Have great weekend!

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  38. That's so cute! I love mother -daughter functions -- even though I don't have a daughter. :)

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  39. It's a lovely soft and a lovely story to go with it. Happy weekend.

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  40. Ahhh...what a great story. The Mother/Daughter night sounds soooo nice.

    Thanks for stopping by.

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  41. Wonderful picture for soft and a lovely memory attached to it!

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  42. Probably because you can squeeze it.
    Thanks for the visit.

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  43. It's cute, nice story to go with it too.

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  44. How sweet! It does look soft.

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  45. What a wonderful tradition for you and your daughter! Don't worry about the food, it's the friendship that matters :-)

    Love your duck!

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  46. Sounds like fun and what a cute duck.

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  47. Awwww such a cute little duckie and I love the story behind it...I love doing Mother/Daughter things with my mom:-) I don't have any daughters, only 2 sons and I'm the only girl with 4 brothers so mom and I just have each other to do girl things! Thanks so much for visiting me:-) xox

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  48. The Mother/Daughter Night's sound just lovely :) :) The duck is very cute too :)

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  49. What a cute (and soft looking) duck. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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  50. he looks soft and cute. Aren't fellowship dinners great?!

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  51. My daughter would love this very much. Her married name is now Duckworth and obviously she adopted everything "Duck". Her two year old son's mickname is Ducky. Tha is a cool picture that reminded me of my grandson, see I'm in L.A. right now for the weekend and he is back at home in Phoenix.

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  52. Oh, sweet story and cute ducky! Soft indeed.

    I finally have my "soft" picture posted!

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  53. Sounds like a wonderful event.
    I love the look on the duckie's face.
    Thanks for stopping in.

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  54. We love duckies around here! What a wonderful time you sound like you have at these events! Blessings!

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  55. Very soft looking. Nice post.

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  56. Very nice effect! Thanks for the tip!

    Mine's up too :)

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  57. Wonderful pick for The Hunt this week. Thanks for sharing why this duckie is so special to you.

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  59. I very cute duck with some cherished memories attached to it. It looks very soft.

    Thanks for the kind comment on my photo. :)

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  60. Great story! The Mother-Daughter night sounds like a great evening. :) Very cute little duck - it does look soft!

    Thanks for stopping by!

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  61. Nice post MeeYauw......"the travelling ducks" are just fond of ducks!!!!

    Pearl

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  62. I totally "get" the softness surrounding those moments. Kinda the thing that you experience so strongly but can't quite put into words, eh?
    The beanie duck is cute, too. :)

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  63. A little soft duck - how wonderful and a great choice for the theme!
    Have a great week and thanks for dropping by!
    L

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  64. wow - look at you! Cute little one... thanks for visiting.

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  65. what a neat photo..cute..This is going to be an addicting meme

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  66. That little duckee is so soft, way to go experimenting with the software to make him even softer. I hope you get your wish soon to have all three daughters at the potluck with you.

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  67. Beanie babies are very soft...so great choice. And that mother/daughter dinner sounds so nice.
    I read about the cows and the barns....how sad!

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  68. It does look soft! Sweet story to go with it!

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  69. wonderful memories and love the photo treatment! :)
    i use gimp, too! and just starting with picnik ... :)

    have a great week ahead!

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  70. What a wonderful take on the theme! such a cute little duck and thanks for the link, I will try it out right now.

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  71. Sounds like many precious memories. The duck is adorable! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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