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TWiP: So Many Shades of Green

Did you know the human eye sees more shades of green than any other color? And that women perceive more colors than men? Or that artists are more in-tune with subtle gradations of color than “normal” people?

This goes a long way towards explaining some of the arguments I’ve had with my non-artist, non-female family.

Me: “That’s green.”
Them: “No, it’s not, it’s blue.”
Me: “Technically, it’s ‘aqua’ but if you look at it next to a blue one, you will see that it’s definitely green.”
Them: “No, it’s blue.”
Me: head explodes

So it turns out, it’s all scientific. They’re not being stubborn and purposefully annoying – they’re just being men, LOL! I’m kidding. Sort of.

If you want a good laugh (and don’t mind a little NSFW language) check out the results of this color survey. It’s pretty interesting, and a little hilarious, too.

So, what is This Week in Pictures?

It’s a roundup of the photos I shot for Project 365 (the occasional when-I-feel-like-it theme for 2017 is “words”), plus some snapshots I posted on Instagram during the previous week.

= taken with my Canon DSLR
= taken with my Samsung phone

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



365 : 2017 203/365 – It’s bedtime and I forgot to take my daily photo. This is all I can muster…



365 : 2017 204/365 – Well, hello there cutie pie! [Taken at my sister-in-law’s house.]



365 : 2017 205/365 – For one brief moment, this room was beautiful. The next day we had a party, and not long after that my sewing stuff came out. It’s still not too bad, and if I finish sewing that darn dress, I can put away the sewing stuff and it will be nice and clean in here. Maybe tomorrow…



365 : 2017 206/365 – Sewing time + a glass of Riesling. What could go wrong?



365 : 2017 207/365 – I finished sewing my dress tonight! It’s another really roomy one, but I think it will be ok with a sweater over it. Now I’m free to clean up the dining room. Tomorrow



365 : 2017 208/365 – It’s Take Your Crochet to Work Day. (Also known as, working on the portable aspects of my blanket project during my lunch hour) [Taken at work.]



365 : 2017 209/365 – I’ve been listening to the Innocence Mission on my commute this week. Their music always puts me in a mood that I find hard to describe. It’s like a jumble of peaceful, happy, family time, cozy… just hard to describe. But it’s a good thing. And this morning the fog that was spread out all over the neighborhoods added an extra element to the whole thing. I’m terrible at articulating things like this, but I got a picture of the fog from the office window, so there’s that at least. [Taken at work.]

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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7 thoughts on “TWiP: So Many Shades of Green

  1. I like this dress even better. Good job.

    1. I do, too! The other one is fun, but this one is just so pretty. Love this fabric.

  2. The dresses make me want to take a sewing class.

    1. You should! A dress like this is about as simple as dresses can be. The binding around the armholes and the neck are the hardest part, but with someone showing you how, it wouldn’t be too bad 🙂

  3. Love your dress. I can so relate to not being able to go outside because of the bloodsuckers which are even more horrible this summer!

    1. I hadn’t really noticed them until that night. They were really annoying then, though! It’s a shame, but you really can’t go outside after dinnertime around here, unless you bring someone with you that the mosquitos like more than you… usually I am that person for everyone else, though, LOL!

  4. […] know you’ve probably seen this dress in my latest TWiP post, but I thought it should have its own Show and Tell. I really liked the first one I made, but this […]

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