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TWiP: Single-minded

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

I usually take care of this post on Friday nights, and so I attempted it as usual last night, only the hotel where we are staying was having internet issues. As in, there was no internet.

So, I spent last night repeatedly refreshing my screen, hoping that I could sneak this post into one small window of connectivity, while at the same time chipping away at a tangled mess of yarn that I needed to fix before I could work on the knitting project I brought with me.

Last night wasn’t exactly frustration-free, but this morning the internet is back (yay!) and I’ll be taking my annual stroll through the Collingswood Farmers Market, followed by some downtown shopping and a cup of delicious-but-overpriced coffee-based beverage. I suspect today will make up for last night.

As for the rest of the previous week? I was seriously single-minded. My work-life balance was a joke. But I enjoyed every minute of it 🙂 I’ll let the photos do the talking for me…

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

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

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



365: 2015 318/365 – If you caught any of my Instagram pictures today, you know I did some claying this morning (and this afternoon, but I haven’t shared those images yet). In the past, I’ve used the dining room table for clay work, but I have a new table I don’t want to destroy, and so I moved to the built-in cabinet behind the table. I love the light streaming in here, but that’s about the only advantage of this odd little spot. Zero leg room, and darkness by 4pm are big drawbacks. I might need to come up with something else.



365: 2015 319/365 – I’ll be honest: this afghan cane that I designed a few years ago is a real pain in the neck to assemble. But it really delivers when you slice into it. It’s worth the time and the back ache 😉



365: 2015 320/365 – When the shop re-opens for custom orders later this week, there will be 12 designs to choose from. 10 of them are ready, and the last two are on tomorrow morning’s To Do list.



365: 2015 321/365 – Making weird looking triangles with leftover bits and old canes, so I can tesselate the heck out of them. Kaleisdoscoping scraps, FTW!



365: 2015 322/365 – Now that I have a fancy seam ripper tool at my disposal, I wonder if I will actually do something about this quilt that was supposed to be a gift when my first neice was born (3 years ago)! The stitching came out so bad at the time, I gave up on it and haven’t looked at it since.



365: 2015 323/365 – Weird, I know, but I love the taste of Mint M&M’s and Peanut Butter M&M’s together. I resist the temptation most times, but I gave in at Target this morning. (And I’ve been giving in repeatedly all day, now that the darn things are in my house…)



365: 2015 324/365 – Another Friday night, another TWiP post being written in a hotel room 🙂 It’s the last weekend of con season and we’re wrapping it up in Cherry Hill, NJ.

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 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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6 thoughts on “TWiP: Single-minded

  1. My seam ripper just arrived today! Yay!!! It is even more beautiful ‘in person’. 🙂 Now I need to do some fabric shopping…

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you like it!

  2. These are awesome! So clever 🙂

    1. Thanks, Bekah 🙂

  3. […] last week was extraordinarily single-minded on my part, this week made up for it in spades, between travel, […]

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