Returning to work was a shock to the system but I a knuckling down and just get on with it. Having forgotten my July ...ing post I thought I'd write an early August ...ing post instead
Enjoying the summer heat, not something we experience often in Scotland. Of course now it is raining again and a bit on the chilly side but I loved the summer while it lasted.
Walking down the lanes and streets in the Westend of Glasgow, always nice to explore previously unfamiliar streets
Working on Eadie's leaving home quilt. It is slow going, I find it difficult to decide which fabric rectangles to stitch together to create a harmonious overall look.
Also stitching my own Ice Cream Soda quilt, this one by hand. I was overly ambitious with cutting out blocks to take on holiday and have still a few left to to make.
Wearing my Emerson Pants all the time. I love these wide-legged cropped trouser very much, even though they have an elasticated back waistband, something I usually avoid. They were so quick to sew, I am tempted to make a second pair. I used Ramie fabric for these, which I learn is made from a plant related to nettle. It feels similar to linen but is a bit more textured.
Rotating the Emerson Pants with the Tilly and the Buttons Bobbi Skirt, which I also love. It is a simple button down skirt for which I used a lightweight dark denim and silver buttons.
Thinking that I should really photograph the garments I made to show you all
Celebrating Jack's eight birthday. He enjoyed his fried egg breakfast
Packing for my next trip, this time to Copenhagen for a big conference. I am quite excited about this because it is rare for so many people interested in parasites to congregate in one place. Chances are that I won't be talking to anyone all week because I am not a confident networker but I will try.
Feeling mortified because I accidentally pressed the emergency button on the SafeZone app that we are encouraged to download when booking work travel insurance. On a positive note, campus security called me back within 30 seconds of cancelling the emergency to make sure I was ok.
Making pesto with homegrown basil and using it straightaway mixed into penne and a large handful of green beens cooked in the pasta water
Enjoying dinner with all four children. This is a rare occurrence now that two are proper adults. Richard made a delicious lasagna for the occasion.
Dancing with joy because schools are back!
Noticing the first leaves turning colourful. I am not ready for that.
Listening to "The seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo" by Taylor Jenkins Reid and book 7 in the DCI Matilda Darke crime series by Michael Wood.
Catching up with blog reading, slowly but steadily. I have a lot of catching up to do but will get there eventually.
On that note, I am signing off for the evening. Thanks for visiting 😊