A quick trip

We left Thursday morning to spend a few days with our friends in Myrtle Beach. We didn’t have any specific plans for the few days we would be there but I knew I wanted to get my running in and I wanted to sew a little 😉

For the ride, I packed up my recent kick with Hexagons (since that’s quite portable) and I basted and sewed hexies together for almost the whole ride (3+ hours!).

hexies to go

DH loved it because I’m usually telling him how to drive – but not this time, I was too preoccupied with my sewing! I made a ton of progress which I’ll talk about in more detail a little further down.

Thursday is a ‘scheduled run’ day for me but I didn’t get up early enough to run before we left and once we were there it just wasn’t convenient – cue the excuses!! Bottom line, no run on Thurs.

Friday was spent mostly indoors as there were T-storms and rain. We all made plans for Saturday morning – I was going to run (4 miles), Barry was going to the gym and Mary was going to walk (3 miles)…DH was sleeping in! LOL! As planned, I got up, ate breakfast, had my coffee and hit the road. Unfortunately it was very HUMID and the temps were in the low 70’s; thankfully there were intermittent clouds and a small breeze. I held up pretty good until 3.25 miles when the heat really started wearing me down but I kept going and got my 4 miles…even though it was at a slower pace.

5.14.16 garmin

5.14.16 rd

After I cooled down and got cleaned up we all went to lunch. From there we decided to do a little house shopping – we’ve been talking about moving to MB but we haven’t found the ‘perfect’ house yet. I know, I know…there is no such thing! We’d like to live in the same community with our friends so that really limits our choices but as luck would have it they were having a ‘parade of homes’ for all those that were up for sale so we got to look through about 5 that met our basic requirements. I really liked the first house we looked at but DH is not quite sold on it…so we’ll keep looking. After a little relaxing time, we went to an early dinner because we left later that night.

I have a business trip tomorrow and I wanted all day today to get packed and prepped. I spent this morning sewing and watching tennis (International BNL D’Italia Championships). I took all the hexie flowers I made and appliqued them to the remaining 10″ squares and then added sashing…now I’m not sure if I want to add a border, but I think I will :p

Here it is with just sashing

hexi with sashing

And here’s a mock up with borders (wider on the sides than on top & bottom because I need a little more width than I do length)

hexi with border

Of course as luck would have it I already cut the backing fabric before I changed my mind about adding borders so…I may be a little short…but we’ll see 😉

That’s all I have time for tonight – I have to finish packing and get to bed early for a morning flight.

ttfn and G’night!

 

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