There has been a lot going on at Sew Many Yarns over the last couple of weeks and as a result blog posts never got written. By the time I had space I was so tired I went to bed instead. I've seen a lot of my grandson Aubrey, one because he is adorable and loves a cuddle but also to help my daughter. Young babies are difficult at the best of times but in a heat wave it has been more difficult. Our house is old and in hot weather stays cooler than most, so daughter and baby have visited more frequently since their flat is very hot.
Missy has also found the heat a struggle and keeping a puppy cool is just as tiring as a baby. She has enjoyed spending time in the paddling pool but that has meant muddy trails though the house and a continually wet dog. She was neutered just over a week ago and since she is such a bouncy and excitable dog it took a lot of energy to keep her calm. Frequent short walks helped. She has now been signed off by the vet and she can commence longer walks so hopefully she will be less bouncy in the house.
Work has also been full on with graduation ceremonies for the students who have completed and resubmissions and retakes for some students. The graduations are great fun and a chance to meet my student's families. I also love the ceremonies as a chance to enjoy the clothes and shoes the graduates chose to wear. The summer dresses have been very colourful and stylish and some of the heels are so high!
I've been making time to do some sewing and I finally put Aubrey's quilt top together. I unpicked what I had done before, cut different sashing and finally ended up with a top I liked.
Since taking that Photo I've made the quilt sandwich and started the quilting. I've used the paw print fabric on the back. I gave my daughter the choice of two fabrics and she chose the paw print because it is so bright and colourful.
I liked this book, with it's dark humour. It's about loneliness, betrayal and finding yourself single again. The author also wrote The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
This final book is another new author for me. I've only read a few chapters so far but I've already been sucked into the story. It's a good job I've got back into reading because I pile the books I'm planning on reading on my bedside table. The pile had got ridiculously high and was in danger of falling over especially if I knocked the table. I'm surprised Missy hadn't knocked them over.
I've also got a lot of catching up to do with the blogs I follow. I feel like I have moved away and lost touch with my friends! I won't have time to read all the posts I've missed but it will be fun to catch up on the goings on in blogland.