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TWiP: The stuff of July

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (the occasional when-I-feel-like-it theme for 2017 is “words”), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

πŸ“· = taken with my Canon DSLR
πŸ“± = taken with my Samsung phone

Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…

Saturday

Instagram πŸ“±: Weaving in some ends in the corner of a busy hotel lobby. It’s the perfect amount of social interaction for this introvert: I am surrounded by interesting people, but I don’t have to talk to any of them πŸ˜‚ [Taken at the Boston Marriott Quincy.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 196/365 – Our hotel has strings of pretty lights – enough to keep me and my camera occupied all through the blue hour and beyond πŸ™‚ [Taken at the hotel.]

Sunday

Instagram πŸ“±: So, what I’m seeing here is I can finish this blanket in record time, if I just take another week or two off from all of my other responsibilities, like I have for the last few days… I’m sure nobody would mind if I do that, right? 😜 [Taken at the hotel.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 197/365 – Well, that’s another Boston-area road trip done. Most years, we consider this the kickoff for a summer of licence plate game fun. We didn’t find anything too exotic during this trip. If you’re familiar with The Accidentals’ latest album, you’ll know why Aidan checked off “Michigan and again and again and again…”

Monday

365 πŸ“·: 2017 198/365 – A few more tiger lilies popped open while we were away.

Tuesday

365 πŸ“·: 2017 199/365 – This is the fabric I bought last week at Gather Here when we were in the Boston area. I also bought a new dress pattern, and tonight there will be sewing!

Instagram πŸ“±: Guess who is actually going to sew something for the first time in a year…

Instagram πŸ“±: Done, except for the pockets! I’m going to wear it to work tomorrow even though it’s not completely finished 😊 It’s an A-line, and much swingier than I’m used to in a dress. I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that… It’s super comfortable, but I haven’t decided if I think it’s flattering πŸ˜‰

Wednesday

365 πŸ“·: 2017 200/365 – English Farm. I have driven past this place many times, but I could never see an actual place to shop from the road, so I always chickened out, not quite believing the signage that claimed there were eggs and sweet corn to be had. On my lunch hour today, though, my desire to buy blueberries overcame my skepticism, and I turned down that long driveway. I can now tell you that there is, indeed, a barn full of fresh produce back there, along with some chickens, a horse, and two goats. And I got my blueberries (along with a few other things) so there will soon be baking happening. [Taken at English Farm in Liberty Corner, NJ.]

Instagram πŸ“±: I wore it all day today, and I’m pretty happy with it. But it needs pockets! Taking care of that now 😊

Thursday

365 πŸ“·: 2017 201/365 – I’ve got my iced coffee, episode 5 of Loch Ness / The Loch, and episode 9 of Fargo. I am definitely finishing Row 3 on this blanket tonight.

Friday

Instagram πŸ“±: Now that is one comfortably-warm pool! [Taken at my parents’ house.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 202/365 – This underwater housing for my camera is still entertaining me. Refraction in action. [Taken at my parents’ house.]

Instagram πŸ“±: Mmmmm. Wineberry crisp. #jerseyfresh #wineberries [Taken at my parents’ house.]

Thanks for taking a peek at this week’s photos! If you want to see this stuff as it happens, please feel free to follow me on FlickrΒ and/or Instagram.

I may already have plans to blog about some of these things in greater detail over the coming week, but be sure to leave a comment if there’s something in particular you want to know about!

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2 thoughts on “TWiP: The stuff of July

  1. I look forward to what you are up to each week. This post definitely encourages me to get out my sewing machine. Since crochet and knitting, it has gone by the wayside. Your blanket looks really nice and will be DONE when all strips are added as you go. I like that. Oh the berries!! Yummy!!

    1. I’m the same way – I’ve decided I much prefer knitting and crocheting. But it’s hard to beat how much more instant-gratification a sewing project can be when compared to a knitting one!

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