August in Review

This is the first full August I think I've ever spent in Brooklyn. It seems that the gods were smiling on me to make it pretty darn awesome. 

The cafe was fairly calm in August, which is normal for NYC. And it gave me the opportunity to concentrate on life outside of work. Quilting was priority as well as seeing friends and family, beach combing, watcher spotting, and eating well!

I finished a quilt in August which has not be able to happen since February. The quilt had a lot of firsts for me and was a joy to work on. Finishing a quilt is so immensely satisfying. I wish there were some way I could do it more often. Because of my methods, quilts are very labor intensive, and mentally intense, too. It makes it hard to work on quilts and job and life all at the same time.  

I had a happy surprise in August by winning a gorgeous pour over set from Martina Thornhill! I rarely enter giveaways on instagram, bc I try not to reblog or have any content that isn't my own on my feed. Her contest was perfect bc it asked for an original photo (of my morning coffee routine) to accompany her tags. I was so delighted that I won, I started using the set as soon as I got it! 

 1) Using my prize, along with my vintage coffee carafe. 2) August didn't disappoint for flora and fauna. 3)A not yet finish. 4) Summer moon over BK. 

1) Using my prize, along with my vintage coffee carafe. 2) August didn't disappoint for flora and fauna. 3)A not yet finish. 4) Summer moon over BK. 

We tried to make the most of the end of Summer by going to the beach as much as possible. Pretty much any spare day was spent Down The Shore. We also tried to spend some time visiting family. I got to play cards with my brother and niece, eat clams on the 1/2 shell with my father, and do some antiquing with my mom. 

 1) Surprised by Super Moon. 2) Hanging with the locals. 3) Slightly over-cast weekdays are always best. 4) Obsessed with sea glass.  

1) Surprised by Super Moon. 2) Hanging with the locals. 3) Slightly over-cast weekdays are always best. 4) Obsessed with sea glass.  

Thinking back on it now, there isn't that much to tell about August. Except that it was nearly perfect. Work, cat sitting, far away friends visiting, the beach, home with our cats, watcher spotting, good news for the future, calm days, new projects, great food, wonderful weather... Awesome sums it up. 

 1) Pit is really concentrating on my next quilt. 2) Patriotic watcher. 3) I found out that the 11th Street cat's name is Tiger. She was less than thrilled that I was taking her picture. 4) Beach cats have it best.  

1) Pit is really concentrating on my next quilt. 2) Patriotic watcher. 3) I found out that the 11th Street cat's name is Tiger. She was less than thrilled that I was taking her picture. 4) Beach cats have it best.  

August was lazy days and temperate nights, but Summer's close signals the start of new adventure. So September, where are we headed?