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Creativity check and finished projects, mid-July 2021

Sock knitting! Of course! I don't know if its the camaraderie of summer sock camp, or if I am just really in the mood to knit socks, but they are certainly my project of choice right now. Portable, small, and the progress is so easily visualized. FinishedI also finished a pair of Cyril socks for me in a special yarn (a cashmere blend) that I've had in stash for awhile. I love the colors in these and this pattern fits like a dream every time...

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Musings on sunshine and life lately, July 2021

Near-nightly spotting of firefliesA smattering of pink evening clouds in the sky.My little helper, in his mother's helper, helping me bake/cook/transfer chopped veggies/you name it.We are re-watching Downton Abbey for the fourth(?) time through. So dang good...

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Cooper is two! : A family visit and celebrations

The week before Cooper's birthday, my parents, Grandma Donna, and my brother Matt came to visit. We ate carnitas made in the instant pot, and visited. Saturday morning, after breakfast, we spent the bulk of the day outside. Cooper played in the kiddie pool, my parents helped a ton in the yard (thank you, mom and dad!), and Cooper opened his birthday gifts, with much glee...

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The first beach day of the season

So early in the season, the water was around fifty degrees, the kind of chilly where even just dipping your toes in cools off your entire body. Nicholas brought Cooper up to the top of a dune and then they ran down, he took a video with our new GoPro camera (Cooper's face is priceless, such joy). We're looking forward to making good use of our annual parks pass. More beach days, sunshine, picnic lunches, and swimming ahead...

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Creativity check and finished projects, almost summer 2021

Sewing-wise, I finished what may be my most-involved non-apparel sewing project: a quilted tote for my mom for mother's day. Last time they visited, she brought along some fabric and mentioned that if I wanted to sew a tote for her at some point, I could use it. After exploring Erica Ardnt's channel on YouTube a bit when I made my drawstring tote, I came across her tutorial for a quilted weekend tote. I'm very visual, especially with learning new sewing techniques, so I love the format of a video tutorial (and bonus, it's free)...

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