I'm reading some light and easy books this week, you know, summer reading. I love the pick it up and put it down ease and the low-thinking impact. I know when the end of August arrives, I'll be craving some serious literary writing.
I bought the victorian book on my beach vacation after a delightful old house tour. If you ask me, we could all do with more manners - where did they go?
Last night I separated the sleeves from the body on my beloved cardigan. The mindless stockinette is nicely paired with a murder mystery on TV or with a kindle book (kindles stay open on my lap).
If you're analyzing my above photo, you will see a glimpse of a different coffee table. The square one is going to be refinished by my husband. I called my dad for detailed instructions (he refinished furniture professionally) and we (meaning he) are ready to go! I hit my limit of water marks on the table even when using sturdy coasters.
Sadly, there are some deep marks lovingly made by my then 2 year old son with his toy hammer that will be sanded out. Ah, memories. The water marks are so annoying, I'm willing to give up sweet memories of hammering. I did take lots of photos for a before and after post.
There will be so many layers of polyurethane that nothing will penetrate down to the wood.
This week, I won an issue of The Hopper literary magazine from Kristen Ploetz. Thank you!
And also, I won a journal and a personally made-for-me essential oil giveaway on Michelle's blog, thank you Heather and Michelle! I love when I win :)
All this winning makes me think I should play the lottery. If only I was the betting sort of person.
I'm over half way through the first section of my shawl. I am loving the construction the more I work on it. Phew!