Sometimes it's the little, everyday things in life that make an impact... that stick with you and define a period of time. This summer, I've been photographing them when I can - I'm a "visual learner" and I like picture memories! Today I thought I'd share some of these with you... the little things of this summer that have made me happy :-)
My very dearest friend from college and her boyfriend (also a close friend of mine) came to see me! I haven't seen either of them since May so this was a lovely day. They're also the first of my friends from college to actually make it out to my house - living 700 miles from school has its drawbacks. I loved spending the afternoon with them :-)
I made bread last week. At least I tried. I did something wrong, or the weather affected the yeast somehow; and then it fell before I could get it in the oven. So it came out looking more like bricks.
But Daddy took my photo shoot as an opportunity to be silly - so I got a laugh out of a failure after all!
Is this not the sweetest house? I've been pet-sitting this week and on my twice-daily perambulations with the dog I pass this house. From the road it simply looks like a very tiny one-storey house -- but it's built into the side of a hill, so there's twice as much house below the first level! Its yellow paint is so cheerful and it has dark green shutters on the front that I just love - and to top it all off it's lakefront property, so the view is gorgeous. I have no idea who lives here but I smile every time I pass it.
This last picture isn't really a "happy thing" - it's my finished project from last week. We needed new napkins and Mum asked if I could make some. I found this fabric - a cotton-and-something blend - on the Red Tag shelf at JoAnn Fabrics, and the red tag fabric happened to be on sale that day. So a yard and a half of a lovely, weighty jacquard, plus the thread to match - cost me about $7. I got 12 napkins out of it, and I'm pretty happy with them. They're boring to hem though!
I'm working on a new dress that I hope to have finished this evening; if I get it done I'll have photos for you tomorrow! Have a lovely evening, friends :-)