After getting ready to start ALL the projects last week, I didn’t touch the sewing machine. Instead, I enjoyed the rest of summer (which is ending really soon, if you weren’t aware):

I went for an after-work hike Friday. There are a few wildfires burning in the state but they made the light really good:

I read on the deck and admired the cannas that are blooming:

And I started thinking about inside projects, like organizing the garage and cleaning the basement. And hanging up a new papier-mache swan’s head.

I’ve named the swan Xerxes. He might need a collection of hats.