September 30, 2015

September Project Color : Black

Maybe exploring two moody colors in a row was a bit too ambitious. But nonetheless, I am squeezing by again this month and exploring black on the blog today. 

Black reminds me of college. Is that funny to say? I remember when so many of my friends wore black - it was the "in" color in the late nineties among Korean Americans - it was the "clubbing" look and I so didn't fit in because I was all about the skater look - baggy jeans with graphic shirts and Chun Li buns. Seriously! I look back at my fashion choice and have to laugh a little because people who meet me now can't really picture me with baggy clothes and random color streaks in my hair. 

I didn't have a lot of black in my wardrobe or in my home/dorm room/apartment in the past but I realized that I gravitate toward black dresses and home accents {like planters and things} now. They are striking to look at and my eyes always tend to spot them out in the midst of all the other things on my walls and shelves. 

October will be all about the color brown. 

If you'd like to join in, email me one photo at windingridgelane [at] gmail [dot] com that depicts the color brown by Friday, October 16. Please send the picture as a cropped square image, otherwise I will crop at my own discretion. Photos should not be smaller than 900x900 px. Along with your picture, please include your name and blog name and url {if applicable}. If you are on Instagram, post your picture using #WRLprojectcolor and I will try and include it in the blog round ups.

 // April Project Color: Green

September 29, 2015

Life lately, according to my iphone.

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you."
-- Walt Whitman

September 28, 2015

Theodore Roosevelt Island

Over the weekend we strolled around Theodore Roosevelt Island for a little while. We thought to go on the trails but quit after getting bit by so many mosquitos! 

It was already such a big day for Piri as he was dropped off at the groomer's early in the morning and then had a vet appointment in the afternoon. But it was good to be out with him, getting some fresh air and having him trot around and taking in all the incredible fall smells. 

Afterwards we headed out to DC and wandered around aimlessly. We stopped by some memorials and then ended up at George Washington University before coming back home. We had originally wanted to watch the sunset from one of the memorials but it was a cloudy day and the sun hid behind the clouds. Ah well. There will always be next time. 

September 25, 2015

Patchwork and things and the weekend and personality tests and oh my.

The last time I made patchwork anything was in 7th grade home economics class. Ok. Actually that was the first and last time I made a patchwork anything. We were assigned to make tiny patchwork pillows. Mine was actually chosen as the best in class and the teacher used it as an example of what a good finished product should look like. Kind of surprising but I remember feeling good about it, even though no one in the class cared {I mean sewing.. not a lot of teenagers in the suburbs I grew up in cared much for sewing}. 

Well, I can't say that the above is exactly good. The squares don't line up but I kind of grew impatient measuring and cutting. I eyeballed and the fabric was cut up in slightly different shapes and imperfect squares. Other times this would drive me crazy because I tend to be Type A, perfectionist, everything has to be in order. But there are times when I like the unevenness, the bending of the rules and lines. For me, it kind of adds a little bit of personal homemade touch. 

The blind on our little window on our front door needs to be changed and instead of getting another dull blind I had planned on making a little curtain for months now. I just got around to making it yesterday after spending a miserable 2 hours trying to hem a simple linen dress. I fought with my spools and my bobbins but somehow I got a few patchwork rows in. It's still far from being done and I'll spend most of today working on it and hopefully we'll get it up before the weekend is over. 

What do you have planned? 

It's my weekend off and so we hope to spend tomorrow out in DC with Piri. Maybe starting a little later in the day and seeing the sunset there, maybe from one of the memorials. I also hope to get started on a chunky knit and also cut my bangs {man I swore I would never do this again but here we are..}

The weather is still slightly on the warmer side but I am eager to bring down our fall clothes and put our summer ones away. I love summer but I hate this transition period where it isn't so cold or hot. It's like we're in limbo. This is my black or white/extreme personality coming through. 

Oh speaking of personalities, before I leave for the weekend, Fee shared this Meyer Briggs 16 personalities test on her blog and I decided take it. I had taken a different variation of it two years ago and got ISFJ and I was surprised to see the this time around I got INFJ - the advocate. I was trying to see what made me change and did comparisons between the two personality types {here and here} and I think I have an idea why I shifted. Mostly, I was in a different place then, in the workplace especially, which probably guided most of my principles and behavior {firmly grounded in tried and true ways, etc.}. I remember reading ISFJ then and thought it was pretty accurate and now I'm pretty surprised at how much the INFJ personality reads like me now.

Have a wonderful weekend! 

Hope it'll be filled with lots of good things for you.

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