Monday, July 25, 2022

OOTD ~ Summertime ~ Linen Dress

Beach Walk a week ago in Oak Bay on a hot summer day.

Wearing an Italian linen dress with capri tights.
Thankful for my sunhat, sunglasses
COOL sea breezes blowing across the sand
while I peruse the beach for treasure.

I found a smooth white rock, very much like an egg...
a simple find but it begged to be picked up!

A handful of sea glass.

Behold the 4 jars full...
Working on filling up Jar 5 and I am well on my way!

The dress is a super simple style
loose and easy to wear in the heat.

Pearls accessorize and elevate the dress and sweater.

Pearls are the ultimate gift from the Sea.

My newest project...
Knitting pattern for the Miriam Sweater is available on Ravelry.

Rowan Felted Tweed Yarn is a dream to work with on any project.
I LOVE the softness of this yarn.

The Beehive Shop in Victoria is my go to yarn and knitting spot.
The staff are so knowledgeable and helpful.

Started knitting the Miriam sweater a few days ago...
a quiet few days at Quarterdeck Cottage and I am indulging in some knit time.


The weather hasn't been overly hot and we're enjoying a slow rhythm to our days.

Having an engaging project is wonderful 
when we are not swimming in the pool
or out walking.

Took advantage of the sunshine yesterday and knit 
while watching the pleasure craft
boats and ferries as they made their way across The Salish Sea.

Holiday time is perfect for relaxing and engaging in activities that one enjoys.
I would never spend as many hours knitting if I was home...
the household and garden duties and chores would keep me busy!

Lovely beach vibe bowls from our friends...
perfect for the cottage!

We celebrated our 48th anniversary on July 20th.

I made a simple penne pasta dish with a gorgonzola cream sauce and freshly shucked English Peas from the Humble Bungalow Garden.

Penne Pasta with Gorgonzola and Peas 

Melt several tablespoons of butter in a shallow pan 
add a couple of cloves of chopped garlic and some red pepper flakes
cook gently.
Whisk in a few tablespoons of flour add a 1/3 cup of cream.
Keep whisking then add crumbled gorgonzola and simmer until melted
then keep warm on low.
Put a large pot on to boil
When the water is boiling add the penne pasta and cook until al dente.
add sauce to pasta and stir to coat.

Grate some fresh pepper on top and serve.

I've had an extraordinary amount of SPAM here on the blog.
Really it has come out of the blue and I cannot for the life of me figure out why?

Comments have been streamlined to not allow Unknown accounts to respond.
Anyone with a legitimate google account can leave a comment.
Hopefully this will stop the crazed spam artists and robots 
who seem to have nothing better to do than to invade a rather calm and gentle place.

If you are unable to leave a comment and want to connect with me 
please send me an email, the address is on the blog at the left hand side.

Thank you for stopping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.
Hope that you are making the most of the season wherever you are.

Be Back Soon!

~ Be Well and Be Kind ~


  1. I get a ton of spam as well - I just delete it all. Those cool breezes sound so appealing, now that it is a sweltering evening!

    Love your dress - funny, I just steamed a Nanette Lepore dress to wear to work tomorrow! Your knitting is looking amazing - I'm the same with my drawing, it feels indulgent to work on it for any length of time.

    1. I have had spam over the years but never 50 messages every day for the past couple of weeks! A steamer sounds like a wonderful way to keep your clothes looking neat and tidy. When i worked doing window dressing in a boutique we steamed all the new arrivals before hanging them up in the shop.

  2. Happy Anniversary. Your photos are quite lovely and the sea glass is a treasure. I've thought of buying some on etsy just to have some. Your place on the water is amazing. Sorry about the spam. I use Wordpress and almost never have spam.

    1. I spent some time reading your blog posts about your home and lifestyle in Tahoe which sounds wonderful.