|Ready for Dance Camp|
This week V has a drop-off dance camp downtown in the mornings so I've found myself with even more free-time. (I could get used to this.) Honestly, it's been a great practice for BOTH of us in preparation for school this fall. Leaving her in a room with a bunch of new people produced a little anxiety for her at first, but once I left she apparently opened up and had a great time. Again, I spent my time doing the geeky things I love to do: went to our city's gorgeous Central Library and poked around at the used bookseller to find some craft and children's books and a couple of paperback novels for myself. Ended my morning respite at one of my old Brady Street haunts drinking coffee and reading the library book currently in my possession. Ah! Felt so good to breathe. Today it was a little of the same--coffee and reading--but I also spent some time walking along our gorgeous, sparkling lakefront and realizing I haven't spent enough time enjoying it yet this summer. What will tomorrow morning hold? Have always wanted to check out Fischberger's Variety so currently that tops the list.
These breathable mornings have helped me feel more relaxed in the afternoons. I was motivated to get at a sewing project in the pile (literallly, a PILE) of patterns I've cut out and queued up to make for V for this coming school year. This skirt was a really quick and fun project. The fabric was a recent cast-off from my mom and the multi-style skirt pattern I got for pennies at the thrift store. I reached a point of confusion yesterday where I thought I'd found an error in the directions--and went as far as crossing out what I viewed as a mistake--only to reinstate the step a half hour later after I'd erred, ripped out, erred again, ripped out, and finally decided that I wasn't, in fact, smarter than the pattern/designer. Humbling.
|FRONT: V's new skort or as she calls it "squirt."|
|Back--with adjustable elastic band--made to last.|
|And a peek underneath. Can't wait to see this one styled with tights!|
|Interesting how zukes "sweat" like this when sliced.|
|The rest of my homegrown blackberries ended up dried.|
Hope to use them this winter in homemade granola.