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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…


Instagram : You know what’s great? Breakfast the day after I make a berry crisp

Instagram : Alright. If I don’t make that second dress now, I never will, and the sewing clutter will just grow until it takes over the dining room! Let’s do this thing! (Or, at least, let’s cut this thing out and maybe save the rest for tomorrow )

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


Instagram : I took Friday afternoon off so I could play in the pool with the fam (great choice, don’t regret it one bit) but now I have to make up those 4 hours of work. I really like working from the comfort of home, but I have to admit I miss my two gigantic monitors, awesome keyboard, and the free-flowing coffee when I do

Instagram : I never did show you the finished #pdclittlesisterripple blanket. Here it is with the little sister herself, my niece Emma [Taken at my sister-in-law’s house.]

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…

Instagram : I have a dress to sew and a blanket to crochet, but something tells me I am about to blow off both of these things in favor of a look through my new library books…


Instagram : I’ve had these plants at my desk for a few months and they’re not dead yet. I’d call that progress! Which reminds me, it’s watering day [Taken at work.]

Instagram : I finally pulled over to the side of the road and took some pictures of these little purple wildflowers. I’ve been admiring them for weeks. [Taken at Sons of Liberty Farm in Liberty Corner, NJ.]

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


Instagram : At home I am all about the simple, low-tech pourover cone. At work, though? Let’s just say there is considerably more tech involved [Taken at work.]

Instagram : It wasn’t me! (#imlying)

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


Instagram : If there is such a thing as too much green, I don’t want to know about it. [Taken at work.]

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.]

Instagram : How about a bad work-bathroom #latergram selfie, so you can see my finished #dressno1 ? [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.]

Instagram : My intention was to enjoy a little time on the front steps, watching the neighborhood go by and sipping some half decaf half peppermint mocha, but I got as far as brewing the coffee and taking this picture before I felt my ankles being preyed upon by tiny bloodsuckers. Ah, summertime. Where tonight’s time on the front steps is tomorrow’s time spent scratching itchy mosquito bites!

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!

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