I had a bit of inspiration tonight and watched a little TV as I formulated an idea. Then I hit the sewing room and came up with this little ornament.
I made this one a little bigger than the previous ornaments I made. I cut the top black section to 4.5 inches wide and 3 inches high. The bottom white was cut to 4.5 wide by 2 -1/4 inches high.
This ended up being 4.5″ wide by 4-3/4″ high… leaving that extra 1/4 inch for the seam allowance at the bottom. The larger seam allowance at the bottom makes it easier to close the opening. This little image shows what the seam allowances and opening look like. The little blue stitch lines make it so much easier to close the opening!
I fused the trees on using Heat and Bond and used the same fabric for the trunk. I used my regular 1/4 inch foot to stitch around the edge rather than using my quilting foot. It was much easier. Remember to baste your ribbon for hanging before you sew the front and back together. (This is a different type of ornament, but it shows you how to baste the hanger. I put the two ends right next to each other now.)
Here’s the finished front before it’s sewn to the back.
I’ll make a few more of these. I have enough black and white pieces sewn to make seven more.
I had a really busy weekend. Rico was entered in the his first American Kennel Club agility trial since the pandemic hit. He was pretty excited to be out there. We had a few runs that were pretty much a mess. But we were able to pull it together and get some nice stuff done.
Here’s a video of one of his runs on Saturday. We didn’t earn a ribbon, but he did such a good job! He did even better today, earning his first AKC qualifying run ever and a first place!
Unfortunately we didn’t get any video of that run.
I had to be there and ready to run at 9 am on Saturday, then did three of our four runs in quick succession. We were done with those three runs by around 10:30 am.
Then I sat in the car a while, listening to the radio. All of a sudden the radio just stopped. I !tried to start my car and nothing. The battery was dead. So I called AAA and they said they would be there before 12:45. The problem was that I had a sheep herding lesson at 12:15!
Amazingly, they showed up at 11:45, tested my battery and gave me a quick jump and I made it to my herding lesson with a few minutes to spare.
We were ready to go again this morning at 9 am and Rico was CRAZY in our first run! It was a bit of a mess as he was so excited he couldn’t think, but he pulled it all together on our second run. That’s the run we got the ribbon on. Here’s the sticker with info about his run to prove it’s official.
We had another herding lesson today but not until 2:30, so I had some time to kill between our last agility run and the time I needed to leave. So I took the boys up the hill at the show site to a big field where they can run free. It was sooooo wet and soggy, but they had a blast. They are always happier when they get a good run!
Bender ended up with a muddy face!
Of course, we had to post on something!
OMG. Poor Rico looks so tortured! And look at all that standing water. So soggy.
There’s a remote control airplane field in this area. There was no one there today because of the weather so my boys posed awkwardly on the runway.
You wouldn’t believe how long it took to get that terrible photo!
Back to work tomorrow!