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TWiP: Traveling, Art, and Family

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage

If last week was extraordinarily single-minded on my part, this week made up for it in spades, between travel, multiple types of craftiness, visiting family… I am certainly feeling more balanced than before.

I hope my fellow American friends had lovely Thanksgivings and are enjoying a nice, relaxing weekend as we speak!

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 325/365 – We’re in Cherry Hill, NJ while Neil attends Philcon. I always visit the Collingswood Farmers’ Market on these trips, which, at this time of year, is really more of a craft show than a farmers’ market. That suits me just fine, though. [in Collingswood, NJ]


365: 2015 326/365 – The view from our hotel is not as picturesque as it was last year. On the other side of the hotel is a lake with sailboats on it. [in Cherry Hill, NJ]

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First batch of custom orders is ready for the oven!

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365: 2015 327/365 – I decided to start making earrings again. These are the first. There are more to come, and I’ll custom-make them, too, if you like:


365: 2015 328/365 – I used to hate shipping when I had my book store. This, I don’t mind as much. For one thing, the volume is much less, and for another, it’s just fun to send off something I made and hope that the recipient loves it 🙂


365: 2015 329/365 – The granny square blanket that used to be a sweater is finished. I worked on this for my mom, but I really like the way it looks in my big chair. She may have to fight me for it 😀


365: 2015 330/365 – My niece’s first Thanksgiving. What a face! [at my in-laws’ house]


365: 2015 331/365 – In the end I did not make my mother fight me for her sweater-turned-blanket 🙂 [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 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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3 thoughts on “TWiP: Traveling, Art, and Family

  1. The Granny Square Blanket looks stunning! The black makes the colors pop out so well! 🙂

    Take care
    Crochet Between Worlds

    1. Thank you! Although I can’t take much of the credit for that – the blanket started life as a sweater my great-grandmother made for my mother 50+ years ago. I just re-worked the panels into a blanket and crocheted a border 🙂

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