The house here was built in 2000 which seemed pretty new to me since many of our homes were older but we have had a number of things to replace and update since they were originals. We’d had intermittent issues with one of the garage door openers not working so we had both replaced today. The repair wasn’t worth the money given the age of the unit and rather than waiting for the other one to fail too, we got them both replaced. Should be good for another 20 years! When the guy was finishing up 3 deer strolled through the yard. He thought that was pretty cool. I told him they are frequent visitors and that I have cameras set up to capture their visits although it’s always fun to see them in real time too.
Since I finished the Sashed Whales yesterday I started a set of HeartStrings blocks this afternoon … throwing pretty much everything in these blocks and hoping to use up a bunch of strips and strings. I’ve made 5 quilts from that bin already this year and so far I don’t notice any difference! I’ve almost got the second set of 6 done and this one will take 48 blocks.
Are you watching the Olympics? I spent the afternoon quilting and piecing and after Keith went to bed around 9pm (he’s an early to bed, early to rise kind of guy) I came down and stitched down the binding on my 10 quilt of the month while i watched the gymnastics and swimming. It feels good to hit my goal and be back to actively sewing after the move. I feel like I lost 3 months of my life to it and I’m more than ready to be back in my routine.
Tomorrow I’ll take Finn for grooming and get out for a hike while I wait for them to finish. They usually take a couple hours and I can get 4 miles in and back to pick him up in that time. I’ll work on some more HeartStrings blocks too.