We arrived home late yesterday afternoon – Keith was nice and did most the 9+ hours of driving and after unpacking the car he went to the grocery store while I worked my way through a month of mail and caught up on the paying the bills. Luckily I can get many of my bills via my bank’s e-bill feature but some I just have to guess and overpay when I’m gone for a month as I don’t get mail at Big Canoe. It’s not a big deal because the extra is applied to the following month’s bill and I avoid paying anything late.
First up this morning I unpacked and organized myself in the sewing room and I’ve already made a start on my August goals.
- Bind two quilts for Mom (I do NOT have to do the hand stitching on these).
- Bind 5 of my quilts
- Finish piecing the sashing and assemble the schoolhouse top
- Make HeartStrings blocks for our Block Drive
- Hit 1200 miles on my 2017 walking challenge – (that’s an additional 146 before the end of the month).
- Make progress on the new baby’s knit blanket
Today I trimmed Mom’s first quilt, made the binding, and got it machine stitched on and worked on cutting and piecing more of the sashing for the schoolhouse quilt.
I also got a bonus mile in walking to lunch with Keith. He took the short route home and I walked home via Bayshore. It’s nice to be back here at home – after a month, the BC condo starts to feel a little small but I’ll miss the cooler weather. Even North GA in the summer can be hot and sticky but I think we had a mild July there and now we’re back to hot and steamy. My least favorite months in Tampa are July and August but I don’t think I could stand being away from home for a full two months so I’ll deal with the heat.