Ok, in light of our wishes to take a better photo, I have read through a few websites and found one, which I think gives a good general overview on taking a good digital pic for each situation. You can check it out at http://www.imphotorepair.com/digitalcameratips.html
Also, I am aware of your penchant for collecting eye catching pieces of material- here is a link for you on how to make a patchwork quilt! I know you have lot's of time to do this with a baby, a husband, a magazine, a clothing line, 2 blogs, a dark chocolate addiction that you share with me and a house to run. Goodness, luckily we can save time in talking by blogging, otherwise you would have NO time! Anyway, here are the links...