Sunday Afternoon | {The Serenity Project}


Our typical Sunday goes something like this: a hike or other activity, lunch, and running errands such as grocery shopping. But we always allow some time for reading, relaxing, and maybe watching a movie in the afternoon.

quilt_books_indoor_natural_light_frelensed | Sunday Afternoon_click-Pro_daily_project_by Eileen Critchley

(image is freelensed)

Reading has always been a big part of my life and I always wanted a space dedicated to reading in my home. Finally, a few years ago we found we had room for a little nook. So I bought a chair and small table and lamp. Where the space is in our house varies; for a while it was in our master bedroom, then it migrated into the office, which is where it is to this day.  My mother gifted me with this book quilt at Christmas and it’s the perfect addition to this space. I don’t always read in this spot (sometimes I prefer to lie on my bed), but I do love a Sunday afternoon curled up with my books. It’s  a nice way to end my weekend, and start the week.


The Serenity Project is collaborative monthly photography project. The participating photographers aim to bring a sense of peace and calm to their images. Please continue the circle to Janet Broughton, creative photographer in the North West of England to see what brought her some serenity this month. 

9 thoughts on “Sunday Afternoon | {The Serenity Project}

  1. This is beautiful Eileen! You know how much I love this quilt and what a lovely idea to have a reading nook! So nice with the freelensing too.


  2. It’s so nice to have a space that is just so perfectly cozy! It looks so inviting. LOVE the quilt and your free lensing is spot on! I find it tricky too, but I love a challenge. I don’t do it often enough – thank you for the inspiration!


  3. Nothing like a homemade, comfy quilt to curl up with. Next to a window with this lovely light, would be a great spot to curl up in and read. I love that you make time for reading, I’m working on that this year, too!


  4. i adore this image, Eileen. It brings so much comfort to me. I want sit down in that chair, curl up with a great book, and read.


  5. There’s nothing like a good book in a cozy space! I find a lot of serenity in another world as often as I can!


  6. You know, Eileen that I love to read also. I just finished “H is for Hawk” by Helen MacDonald. It got mixed reviews in my book club from “It’s the best book I ever read” to “I hated it and didn’t finish.” Now i’m reading Grant by Ron Chernow. That’s all besides the point because what I love when I’m reading is a cozy spot. This looks perfect for a relaxing read.


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