I’ve been sewing. And antiquing. And lounging around on the beach. And grilling stuff. July got off to a rocky start, but I think I’m in the swing of it now ☺
As a matter of fact, we’ll be heading out for a swim this afternoon, and I’ve promised to bring a wineberry-based dessert. (That, my friends, may just be the most July-tastic sentence ever written.) I need to get off of the computer and go figure out what, exactly, that dessert is going to be!
So, what is This Week in Pictures?
It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (one image each day for all of 2016), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.
Ready? Cast your mind back to this time last week…
365 📷: 2016 198/366 – Now that we have an empty cabinet in here, it’s time to sort through all of the stuff that’s been sitting on the table since we emptied out the old wall unit a few months ago. I may actually be able to see the table top soon. Yay!
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Operation Prettify the Dining Room continues with the arrival of our new hand-me-down piece of furniture. My mandala now has a place to live, but it's the only thing I am sure of. All of the other knickknacks are still spread out on the dining room table, awaiting some decisions…
365 📷: 2016 199/366 – Sometimes you just want a nice cup of coffee after supper, you know?
365 📷: 2016 200/366 – We had a front door visitor – a tiny praying mantis! It’s only about an inch long.
365 📷: 2016 201/366 – I admit it: I bought it because it was pink, and pink salt is weird and fun.
365 📷: 2016 202/366 – I don’t grill often, because I’m not great at it (last time the fire was so wimpy, I had to bring the food inside and finish the job on the stove top), but when I do it and it’s successful, it makes me very happy. The leftovers will get us through several meals ☺
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It's official. I'm in love with my new shirt. 💟😊 It's a hack of @madebyrae's #beatrixpattern: the back is one piece(no buttons), I left off the sleeves, and I used bias tape around the openings instead of the facing pattern pieces. Fabric is from @lizzyhouse / @andoverfabrics and is my favorite color. I will definitely be making more of these, but not today. Today is a beach day, I think 🌞
365 📷: 2016 203/366 – I like our Ocean Grove day trips that don’t start until 5pm. I’m not one for laying out on the beach, soaking up the sun, but get me there late, when the hottest part of the day is over, and there’s a cool breeze coming off of the ocean, and I can be very happy. A nice little hour on the beach blanket? Followed by a good supper in town, and a stroll down the Asbury Park boardwalk after dark? Yes please! [Taken in Ocean Grove, NJ.]
365 📷: 2016 204/366 – I finally got my sewing machine set up again. I’ve been itching to make something for weeks! Yesterday I sewed a sleeveless top, and today, more of the same. I’ve got a few more things in me before I pack the machine back up. I’ll have a proper show-and-tell on the blog next week!
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!