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TWiP: Already August

This Week in Pictures (TWiP) at Polka Dot Cottage
I’m at Starbucks this morning, writing this post. It’s hard being a coffee lover in our house on the weekends. To be fair, though, it’s hard for Neil (being a smell-of-coffee hater) on those rare occasions I decide to brew the stuff at home anyway 😜.

I do try to be considerate, though. Most weekends I just make tea. Or, if it’s a nice day, I take all of my coffee-making paraphernalia into the back yard and brew it there for a quiet outdoor breakfast alone.

Other times, like today, I leave the house. I am more in the mood to be out among people today than I am to be lounging around in my pj’s at home.

This week, creatively-speaking, I made much progress on my sweater (just some seaming left to do!), and put my Mod Floral Mandala pattern to work in a dramatically different color scheme for some kitchen table mats. I had a bit of sewing on the schedule for this week, too, but it ended up falling by the wayside. I need to get on that soon, though, so that I can convert the sewing table into a polymer clay table. I’ve got ideas that I need to get out of me and into the clay!

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.

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

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

Saturday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 212/366 – It’s been a super rainy Saturday afternoon. I actually had to go looking for an umbrella for my walk to the mailbox.

Sunday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 213/365 – I have barely moved from this spot today. Oh! the knitting I have accomplished. Not to mention the hours of Masterpiece Mystery…

Monday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 214/366 – Well, there goes a perfectly good pourover coffee cone (not to mention the pile of wet coffee grounds still in it).

Tuesday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 215/366 – I took the day off from knitting yesterday, and instead spent a little time with the crochet hook. I thought we could use a few table toppers in the kitchen. Both pieces used my Mod Floral Mandalas pattern. I’ll blog about them sometime next week and give you all of the details.

Wednesday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 216/366 – What a perfect night for some window sill candles. The humidity has gone away with the end of the heat wave, and we’ve having some beautiful breezy days and nights β™₯

Thursday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 217/366 – Every Thursday I plan to go to the Madison farmer’s market, and every Thursday I forget, or I make other plans. I finally remembered today! I bought a bag of the best kettle corn ever, and this is all that is left of it. I think I’m just going to skip dinner 😜

Friday

365 πŸ“·: 2016 218/366 – Captured an image tonight of the elusive nephew #1 creature. He’s headed back to college tomorrow. [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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4 thoughts on “TWiP: Already August

  1. Almost done on the beautiful sweater! How did you enjoy that pattern? Loved mandala, candles, kettle corn, handsome nephew, and all.

    1. Thanks, Chloe. I just seamed the final seam on the sweater a moment ago. I’m very happy with it! I still need to weave in a bunch of ends, but other than that it’s done. I did enjoy knitting it. The simple cable and diamond stitch pattern were enough to keep it interesting. I didn’t care for the sewing part (I’m not very good at it) but aside from that, I enjoyed the pattern 😊

  2. Wow, look at your sweater!! That is exciting!! Gorgeous!!!
    Your coffee looks great, although I am a little sad for you that the ant fell in lol…but I agree…it is lovely to spend a pretty morning outdoors. πŸ™‚

    1. Yeah, that any was a real bummer, especially considering the ridiculous rigamarole coffee is around here on the weekend, trying not to offend anyone’s olfactory senses LOL!

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