I can't believe I am writing this post from the start of August - this year seems to be going by awfully quickly, doesn't it? My kids are back to school already and I know the school year will fly by with my oldest as a senior. But before we get into that, let me share what I did in July. It was a great month, as I had the first full week off for a company shut-down. This is a new benefit we've only had for a few years and I really like it - a full week off during the 4th of July week. It is so much nicer to be on vacation when everyone else is, rather than coming back from a great week off to a mountain of email and activities. I am happy to say that I spent quite a bit of time working on my quilting and stitching during my week off and through the whole month. Back in June, I set myself a challenge of making some good progress on quilt UFOs - I wanted to finish three and make progress on two more. I shared my progress in June in my June recap post . At that point, I'