After a day of work filled with Zoom calls I stepped away from my desk at 6:30 pm. After dinner we had a nice 3.5 mile walk in absolutely perfect weather. When we got home I sat on the patio and messaged a friend about an impromptu trip to the Oregon coast on Friday. It was so nice on the patio with the scent of my honeysuckle wafting on the breeze.
And I’m really excited about a quick trip to the coast with a friend and her dogs. She’s retired now and had messaged me about maybe going to the beach with us some time and since I have Friday off from work, it was the perfect opportunity! Plus, it’s more fun when you decide at the last minute to go! My dogs will be so happy and it will be really good for me!
After enjoying some time on the patio I hit the sewing room and finished up the second panel for my OPF (other people’s fabric) Frankenbag.
Here’s the second panel.
And the first panel, in case you forgot.
Here’s both panels side by side so you can see how they work together.
I got the quilt sandwiches complete so I’ll be ready to quilt these tomorrow night after our dog agility lesson.
A couple more blog readers sent in photos of their Frankenbags. This first one is from Laura Kelly. She also sent a photo of her sweet doggo, but didn’t let me know the doggo’s name.
I love Laura’s big block on the first photo! What a great use for an orphan block. And those little spikes on the back of the bag… so fun! And I love that she made double pockets on this bag.
Awww. What a sweet looking pupper!
These next two bags are from Donna Jackson. I just love that very bold black and white print and the cool feeling of the fabric combo. And that skull fabric on the bottom… I’ve been wanting to get some of that fabric. I love the way she sort of used it in s subtle way. Donna used all scraps for this bag and didn’t dip into her stash. I love that!
Thanks to Laura and Donna for sending photos!
I’ve entered Rico in an agility competition trial this weekend. It’s been a loooooong time since we’ve done a trial. I’m really looking forward to it!
Here’s a link to a video of Rico doing agility at a lesson last fall so you have an idea of what kind of dog sport this is. This link is on my Instagram account so you can look around while you’re there.
I planted strawberries for the first time in my life this summer and I’m almost ready to harvest my first berry. And it’s a beauty!
I think it needs another day or two to be at its peak. I’m worried that a bird or squirrel will steal it before I get to it. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.