Not knitting much, I’ll tell you that. I do a line here and there on my ribby cardi. But I sure don’t need a wool sweater these days. So today I dug out an old started project, the ballet camisole from Magknits. A quick easy knit, right? sure. Provided I can concentrate on more than a line at a time.

So with the baby quilt washed and packed off and given to it’s recipient (finally! and you know, washing it puffed up the stitching and gave depth to the flat colors that wasn’t there before – and I ended up really liking the quilt in the end) I needed a new quilt project – so here’s fabric that is actually going to be a quilt style duvet cover rather than an actual quilt. I started on it the other day.

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I really lamed out this weekend – usually memorial day weekend is the first beach weekend for me and this year the weather was really accommodating. But I relished some quiet time and getting things done. I’d been so busy lately that projects were piling up. So aside from one evening of dinner/drinks and a lot of sitting in park time, I holed myself up to sew. I finished a top I’d started literally a year ago. Photos of that soon. And, I started on a skirt that I’d cut weeks ago. I was helped along by watching the entire second series of Life On Mars in one day, and most of Life As We Know It the next. It’s not like me to spend a beautiful weekend indoors so much but I needed this down time.

I watched my little garden grow.

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I also cooked. Prune meatballs from Chocolate & Zucchini.

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And I prettied up the place a little. Sometimes it’s nice just being home.

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3 Responses to “What I’ve been doing on my not yet summer vacation”

Are you ok? You skipped the beach? Wha?

Hey we have the AeroGarden too! I’ve gotten a couple of strawberries and the tomato plants are out of control. The first tomato was quite tasty but its the only harvest we’ve have so far.

Hey, you got an aerogarden….I’m about to replant mine with herbs.

I spent Monday in a quiet coma, just enjoying the non-other people-ness. It was nice.

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