Earned: Not participating
I had a wonderful week in Portland. I didn't really get to see too much of the city, I was in an office during the day and the hotel we were booked into was in Lake Oswego; however. I did get to participate in rush hour (that is such a misnomer in every city I have ever been to) each morning and afternoon. It was much warmer (95 or so one afternoon) and drier than I expected but I would definitely like to go back to explore.
I came back to beautiful weather. It is in the low 80s with low, for central Virginia, humidity. I would like to say we've turned the weather corner into fall, but that would be very premature for this area.
No stitching happened while I was traveling but I do have a bit of progress to show from last weekend as part of . Stitch from Stash is hosted my Mel at Epic Stitching. It is a helpful reminder that we don't need to purchase every new pattern that comes along. Anyway, each month we get a very generous $25 budget, so if you just have to have that pattern, or thread, or fabric you can. It does roll over each month so by the end of the year there will be a very nice bit of change available.
For this month:
Carried forward: $25
August Budget: $25
To September: $50
I had one start from stash:
This is Spring Heart from Olde Willow Stitchery and is the August block for The Sampler Life SAL. I hope to finish it this weekend.
I also spent some time with Santa's Presence from HAED. He went from here:
Slowly filling in the gaps. I am seeing the draw towards parking with this style pattern. I may give it a go with page 2.
No more scheduled travel this year, okay through the end of September, but I am looking forward to spending a bit more time around the house and settling back into a routine.