I didn’t do any sewing over the weekend until Sunday night. But I’ve been flying since then and I have 52 Sunburst blocks done. I’m having so much fun making these blocks! I love the free form piecing. It’s relaxing and I love that every block is unique. Here’s 40 blocks.
I need to move these blocks to my larger design wall, but I’m not going to do that until I finish up the batik Jewel Box quilt and get it off the design wall. I don’t want to take it down when it’s in pieces. I’m just not very motivated to finish it. I have several other projects I want to make and that brown thing is not on the list!
Here’s the last twelve blocks that I made tonight.
I was thinking this would be a throw size quilt top, but my brother told me the other day how much he loves my sunburst quilt. This is the brother who goes through life wearing brown, grey, and khaki. So I’m thinking I might make this a queen size quilt for their bed. I have plenty of sunbursts and plenty of scraps.
I’ve been on a short vacation this week, taking Monday, Tue and Wed off. So a nice five day stretch.
It started on Saturday when some friends and I drove up to the Olympia, Washington, area to have a sheep herding lesson and spend some time working sheep on our own. It was a great day, but I nearly froze my patootie off! Rico had a great lesson! I anticipated that he would be really fired up and wild in a new place on new sheep, but he was amazing! He is so talented. I just love watching him work sheep. There’s nothing quite like watching a dog do what they’re bred to do.
Here’s some video my friend took of Rico working during his lesson, if you’re inclined to watch some.
Sunday I had a lazy day at home and in the afternoon I hopped in the car to go and pick up some dog food and realized I had a flat tire. I could see a screw sticking out of it. I’m so glad that I got home from Olympia before this happened!
So I called AAA to come and fix it. I had planned to spend Monday at the coast because it was the best weather of the days I have off, but instead had to spend it getting my tire repaired. Unfortunately, the screw hit the tire in a bad place and it couldn’t be repaired, so I had to buy a new tire. So no trip to the coast for me this week.
I made my monthly trip to Costco this morning and then had to figure out how to get it all into my freezer and fridge. Then I loaded up the dogs and headed west to take a walk on the Banks Vernonia Trail — a rails to trails state park. I figured there wouldn’t be many people out there since it was a bit rainy today. We walked for six miles and didn’t see another person until we were almost back to the car.
It was absolutely gorgeous. . . leaves all over the trail. Birds singing. Nice cool weather for walking. We didn’t get much rain to speak of, but did have water fall on us when the breeze blew through the trees. The dogs had a blast and are sleeping well tonight.
There are some really gorgeous places around Portland. Here’s a view we saw before we got back to the main highway. I just had to stop and take a photo.
Tomorrow is the last day of my short vacation. I think I’m going to take the dogs up to the Columbia for a long walk and a good swim. Then back to work for a short week.