Friday Faves for a Summer Day

I’ll confess: while I enjoy reading posts that are mini narrative essays, I really love a link list post. So here’s a middle of the summer list of loveliness for you to enjoy, including some classes that look awesome…because summer, in my mind, is for learning fun new things!

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Photo by Gale Zucker

Coming up next weekend, you can have a mini photography retreat with Gale Zucker at the awesome A Gathering of Stitches.

Perhaps the most cleverly named workshop of all time, Say Cheese, is a foodie/photographer’s dream. In early August Gale will pair up with Arline Conigliaro to teach you to make mozzarella, wood fired pizzas, and photographs that will make them irresistible to all the Internet!

Make Your Own Dress Immersion with Cal Patch. I have concert tickets for that August weekend…otherwise I would be there. If you are in the area and want to learn from an awesome teacher, this class promises to be amazing!

Savor Your Summertime* ecourse with Courtney Carver. I adore everything Courtney creates. Her sensibility is serene and smart, and I’m excited to take this affordable course…I’ve been having a little anxious feeling that summer is slipping away from me, and it is too early in the season to give in to that! Extra special loveliness: when you sign up, you can invite a friend to join you for free!

Through the Loops Summer shawl KAL. My talented and generous friend Kirsten is offering a 20% discount on a long list of her shawl patterns–all of them perfect summer knitting. The hardest part is deciding which shawl to make, but I promise you can’t go wrong with any of them!

Emily Nora O’Neil is at last offering her beautiful “from the sea” necklaces for sale. I met Emily at last year’s Fiber College workshop, and I couldn’t take my eyes from the stunning, elegant necklace she wore. Her Instagram feed is filled with equally elegant pictures, and when she posted about her shop, I jumped at the chance to call one of her beauties my own.

Brazilian Lemonade. I may want to drink this every day.

Tress by one of my favorite authors Larissa Brown. Her newest piece is a grim, gorgeous fairy tale that I have not stopped thinking about since I first read it. Perfect for an after noon (maybe while sipping a Brazilian lemonade?)

Fiber College draws nigh! Gale and I are teaching two classes this year, and there are loads of other terrific teachers with interesting classes. If you’re like me, it helps ease the sorrow of summer’s end when there’s a fun event to look forward to!

Want some sheep meet Maine island pictures? Gale’s

Nash Island post cards are gorgeous and available now.

Your turn: share your lovely links in the comments!



*Please note, this is an affiliate link. I believe with all of my heart in the value of Courtney’s work and am sure it will be a terrific experience for you!

Friday Love

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I’ve been enjoying round-up posts all over the blog-o-sphere, and I thought I’d round up some links as a send off to the weekend, too:

I’m taking tomorrow off from all activities except reading, writing, and painting. I’ve been waiting for a quiet day to delve into Neil Gaiman’s Ocean at the End of the Lane. What are your plans?

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