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August 24, 2007

Friday morning musings & wishing our days away…

Filed under: Morning Musings, online tutorials — jackie @ 8:49 am

Good morning readers.

I hope all of you are doing well and that if you are in any of the areas affected by hurricane Dean or all that flooding that you are safe and dry.

The past few days have been overcast off and on without rain here. This morning it is overcast and it looks like we’ll have high 80’s to low 90’s temps. A little bit hotter than yesterday.

You’ll remember that a few posts back I was lamenting about summer and wishing for fall. My friend and I were talking and because fall weather is still several months away in our area we should probably enjoy the weather we have by thinking about the good things of summer. So…instead of wishing my days away I made a list of some of the things that I like about summer. Here’s a few.

Summers are:

  • Sitting on the porch in the evenings listening to the crickets sing.
  • The sound of the wooden screen door slamming against the door frame.
  • Fresh tomatos, basil and mozzarella drizzeled with olive oil
  • Cold melon pieces from the fridge
  • Iced coffee
  • Farmers markets
  • Fresh local flowers
  • Walking along the beach, pants rolled up, feet sloshing in the cool water
  • Music on the streets at the oceanfront
  • A bike ride in the park
  • Roasting marshmellows around a camp fire
  • Smore’s
  • Canoeing down river and stopping for lunch on some rocks

Of note:

If you are familiar with the Instructables site, you know that the tutorials there are hit or miss when it comes to being good. Some of them are great and some are so so. I recently came across a tutorial on Instructable for making a basic messenger bag. I’m pretty stocked to try it as it looks pretty decent. I have been wanting to make a bag but have been too lazy to create my own pattern. You can download a pdf file of the pattern.

Andrea of the Scout and Jem Blog, has created some nice looking book frocks. There is no tutorial but they might give you some ideas on making some of your own.

For a tutorial on making book covers, checkout the Moonstitches Blog. It has lots of good photographs with descriptions. 

I’ll leave you with a summer sky at dusk.

Summer sky outside my door

I hope everyone has a great day.

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