Friday, July 22, 2011

In the heat wave we've been having dinner on our upper deck. It makes an everyday dinner feel like a party! I'm about to get out of the city for a while and live a quieter life for a few weeks, visiting family up north. Be back mid-August!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

The first blueberry pie of the season! My husband bought a ton of blueberries at the farmer's market yesterday, and after a very hot week, it cooled down enough to turn on the oven and make a pie.

It's been a slow month for blogging for me...I've just been busy doing other things (or doing nothing some days too, which feels great). In the super hot weather this week, I knit a hat. It was too hot to be in my studio, so just knitting on the couch felt great. Now I'm a bit addicted again to knitting and will start another hat soon. I also got a new bike, a road bike, and it is so fast (compared to my old hybrid/mt. bike) that I am addicted to riding it, even in this hot weather.

Hope you all are enjoying summer and taking it slow as well (if that's your thing, of course). Thanks for reading even though I haven't been posting much...I will be back much more in the fall, and until then will try to post at least once a week.

Friday, July 8, 2011

It's been a hot week here in the city. My kids are away at camp and visiting grandparents and it's quiet here. I've been working away in my studio for long uninterrupted periods of time.
Lots of purple in the garden in July: hydrangeas and clematis.
Today: rain, making granola (changing up my old recipe a bit), sewing, reading...maybe a rainy walk.
Have a great summer weekend!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Maine = lobster = summer. On our last night, we sat by the ocean in Bar Harbor for dinner. Neat and tidy lobster rolls for my daughter and I and the real deal, full, messy lobster, shell and all for Charlie and Will.

Happy fourth of July to all who are celebrating this weekend!