I had a wonderful long weekend with a visit from my brother and his wife. They drove up on Thursday, a really rainy day. Friday was even more rainy and wet and we stuck around home most of the day but did manage to run a couple errands. But Saturday was beautiful so we were able to get outside.
This was the first time I’ve seen them since I recently got all my quilts back from my long arm quilter. So it was the perfect time to gift them the quilt I made them.
If you haven’t already seen my posts on this quilt, you can find several of them here, here and here. I originally called this quilt my Social Distancing quilt, but that name just doesn’t work for my brother and his wife since there’s rarely much distance between them!
I just love this quilt! The fabrics and colors are so amazing. And my brother and his wife love that they are authentic Aboriginal designs. They are excited to dig into the M&S Textiles webpage and read the stories of the artists and their designs.
Here’s a view of the full quilt on this beautiful fall morning.
They promised me that they will actually use this quilt. It will reside on the back of their sofa. I can’t wait to see photos of it in their house.
Here’s a few more photos. Click on each photo to enlarge.
With the rainy weather on Friday, we took advantage and my brother helped me assemble a stand-up desk that I purchased for working from home a couple months ago. I’ve dreaded putting it together. It was much easier with two of us.
He even attached a power strip to the wall for me.
It’s going to be so nice to have the option to stand up while working. I have a stand-up desk at my actual office and it’s one of the things I miss the most about working from home.
You can see that I’m surrounded by dog photos as I work!!!
Since the weather was nice yesterday I was able to do my regular sheep herding lesson and Rico was amazing. We’ve been working on his driving (where he needs to move the sheep around the field at my direction). This is more difficult to train as the dog’s natural instinct is to bring the sheep to the handler, rather than moving the sheep away from the handler. I’ve seen some really wonderful progress in Rico’s driving in the last few weeks. It’s very exciting to see. Here we are after our lesson… we are both pretty pleased with ourselves!
On the way home from my lesson we stopped for a nice walk and field run for the dogs, and then we stopped at a large nursery to check out some plants. It was absolutely gorgeous, but it’s a little early for Christmas for me.
Oh, and I just remembered that on Thursday my friend brought her border terrier Ernie by for a visit. I just love Ernie!!! I don’t think I’ll ever own another Jack Russell, as much as I love them, but there is a strong likelihood that I WILL have a border terrier in the house some day.
It’s Sunday morning around 10:30 as I’m writing this. I’m going to grab a shower and then take the boys for a nice long walk. Then my plan is to settle into my sewing room and get these blocks back up on the design wall.