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TWiP: Still Summer

Despite the autumnal direction last week’s mosaic took, I’m happy to report that summer is still alive and well. Whew!

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.

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

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


Instagram πŸ“±: I have a carb problem. [Taken at O Bagel in Stirling, NJ.]

Instagram πŸ“·: It’s only 80 degrees, but I’m going in… [Taken at my parents’ house.]

365 πŸ“·: 2017 217/365 – We spent the day hanging out with my parents and swimming in their pool. It was a nice day, capped off with a game of Apples to Apples in the little house in the back yard. [Taken at my parents’ house.]


365 πŸ“·: 2017 218/365 – Isn’t half the fun of buying flowers taking their picture? I really fell down on the job with this batch of sunflowers from the farmers market. This is the only one left that doesn’t look like a disaster!

Instagram πŸ“·: Sunday afternoon is going to be all about this #pdccoastalmaine blanket in progress, and this #pdccrochethook 😊

Instagram πŸ“±: I made some progress this afternoon, but I’m really eager to be finished! Why? Well, it’s a gift, and I’m eager to give it. But also, I am craving bright Summertime colors, and these earthy tones are not doing it for me. On a completely unrelated note, I’m quite hungry, and I am smelling rice. Hope I’m not imagining it, because a bowl of sticky white rice would be lovely right now 🍚


365 πŸ“±: 2017 219/365 – I probably shouldn’t have gone out for that mocha at lunch time. I’m going to get drenched getting back inside! [Taken in the parking lot at work.]

Instagram πŸ“±: Two more rows left! And these ends…


365 πŸ“±: 2017 220/365 – Our office window has a great view. [Taken at work.]


365 πŸ“·: 2017 221/365 – We went to Ocean Grove in the afternoon, and walked to Asbury Park for the evening. I love these little late-in-the-day trips. I wish we could take them more often! [Taken from the Ocean Grove boardwalk.]

Instagram πŸ“±: Ocean Grove has pretty fire hydrants. [Taken in Ocean Grove, NJ.]

Instagram πŸ“·: Cell service is really spotty here at the beach. But, it’s THE BEACH. So I think I’m going to just kick back here and not care 😊 [Taken on the Ocean Grove beach.]

Instagram πŸ“±: Bonfire on the beach. [Taken from the Asbury Park boardwalk.]


Instagram πŸ“±: Guys! Guess what! Colorful days are returning to my Instagram πŸ˜‚. I like that blanket I’m working on, but those neutral colors are killing me, LOL! This colorful, squishy and utterly delicious @malabrigoyarn is set to become my Rhinebeck shawl. Can’t wait to get started!

Instagram πŸ“±: I hurt my finger somehow. How handy, then, that I haven’t cleaned up my sewing machine and fabric yet: one small rice pillow in less than 10 minutes! Applying heat to my finger (and typing one handed) as we speak πŸ‘‡πŸ”₯

365 πŸ“±: 2017 222/365 – The great thing about working from home for the day is that I can spend my lunch hour the way I used to before I had a “day job” – winding balls of yarn in front of a British mystery on TV. It’s not everyone’s idea of paradise, but it makes me happy!


Instagram πŸ“±: I’ve been thinking about my #bradwayshawl all afternoon. Can’t wait to make some great progress tonight!

365 πŸ“·: 2017 223/365 – Oh, the lure of a new project! Every minute I wasn’t working today, I was thinking about this shawl, and the knitting I would get to do when I got home. I know… I’m such a party animal! Friday night knitting! Woo hoo!!

Instagram πŸ“·: Whoa, that’s a lot of mint. I hope the next sections minimize the impact a little bit 😜

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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