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TWiP: Summer, at last.

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

It’s the last full week of June. School is finally out and it’s been a week of family gatherings, pattern-making, and magazine purging. Not all of those things sound like fun to everyone, but to me they are. My only regret is that house-cleaning has not made that list in any significant way. I’m having one of those “doing the bare minimum to keep the place running” kind of weeks 😜

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for my Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2015), plus some everyday-life snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

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


365: 2015 171/365 – Visited my parents the day before Father’s Day. I have no idea what they were looking at, but it must have been interesting.


365: 2015 172/365 – Father’s Day with the in-laws, including the newest one 🙂


365: 2015 173/365 – It’s the big crafty magazine purge of 2015! Stampington, jewelry-making, wearable art, and more. All mags are fresh off the shelves and never been read. Many out of print titles, too. eBay auctions here:


365: 2015 174/365 – Oh, happy day! I finally got my calculations right for making my own lounge pants pattern! (I made shorts because I was tired of wasting fabric…) I tested my pattern-making process on my taller-and-skinnier-than-me boy, and that worked, too. Yay! On to the tutorial-making phase! #pdcfancypants


365: 2015 175/365 – First Day of Summer!


365: 2015 176/365 – My kids would spend all day in their rooms if I didn’t entice them out once in a while with a snack or an icy drink 🙂 This afternoon it was iced coffee with almond milk and mocha syrup.


365: 2015 177/365 – I guess this means it’s time to go back to Ocean City.

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 Flickr.

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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5 thoughts on “TWiP: Summer, at last.

  1. Great pictures! I love, love the granny square mug!!! How cute is that?!

    1. Thanks! I love that mug, too. I designed a few more, but I haven’t bought them yet. I’m trying to save my limited pennies. But I am SO tempted by the one I made with my Mod Floral afghan on the outside. I really really want one 🙂

    2. I thought there was a link in the post where you can see the other mugs, but I was wrong. Here it is, if you want to take a peek (or get your own, but no pressure there!):*

  2. Thanks! I’ll check it out. 🙂

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