A morning walk along the beach is part of our daily routine, but the rest of each day is up to me.
This week I have been "at loose ends" and after lots of company earlier in the month, that feels pretty good.
I never have difficulty finding little projects around the house to keep me busy.
I think it goes back to my childhood of always playing with my mother's tchotchkes.
I love this enamel April Cornell bowl that gets used all over the house in vignettes.
When Steve hung this painting in the guest room, it really changed the color scheme.
Red pillows looked out of place so I stenciled a fabric scrap and made a pillow for the bed - I think I have an idea for another pillow to go along with it.
My neighbor's tree has little purple puff balls this time of year so I cut a bunch that were hanging on our side of the fence to create a pretty a lunch time centerpiece.
but that turned out to be a good thing because Steve was tossing a clear wine bottle into the recycle bin when he realized I might want it.
I thought it might be fun to add numbers to the bottle.
I was no longer at loose ends because I grabbed various bottles from cupboards and started decorating them - words decorate another tall bottle.
A little bottle that held Lemon Curd last week now has a cute little label defining Home.
A simple grid adorns another bottle and if you look closely, you'll see numbers at the bottom.
I put all the bottles together for a photo and decided I liked them on the shelf, so there they sit for now.
I'm not rushing the holidays, but I had to use up those "scary" letters.
I leave you with a picture that might give you a clue to my next project - I finished it this morning, but I still have to take pics.
All in all, I am pleased with how I used my time when I was "at loose ends".
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