What an amazingly gorgeous day! Spring has definitely arrived here in the Pacific Northwest. Well, at least for now.
I took Rico to his herding lesson today and he did a really good job! Here’s a little video of us working together.
He’s such a great dog! I hope to live up to his talent some day as a handler.
But look at how gorgeous it was today!!! It was so wonderful to be outside!
After herding we hightailed it home to grab lunch so we could make it out to Oregon City by 4:00 for some agility training with friends. It was great to be around some friends and have even more activity on a Saturday. Here’s a nice photo as the sun was going down.
It really cooled down once the sun went behind the trees.
When I got home I grabbed dinner for me and the dogs. And I was wiped out. I didn’t go for a walk of any kind today! That’s probably the first day without a walk in many months. I thought about going for a walk after dinner, but decided I was going to sew instead.
So I hit my sewing room and finished up the quilting on the Aboriginal fabric bag panels I made last night and got sandwiched this morning.
OMG! That fabric is just completely magic! I really love working with these gorgeous designs and colors.
I also got the bag body constructed. I think this will be the front of the bag.
Look at that!!! Holy cow!
And the other side of the bag.
I decided to get the linings cut and fused before I wrapped up for the night.
I may use that red fabric for the slip pocket and zipper pocket lining.
Here’s how the lining will look in the bag.
That lining fabric is left over from the aboriginal quilt I made for my nephew. It’s really gorgeous. Look at these close ups of the designs…
And here you can see it with the bag to get a feel for how they look together.
That fabric reminds me of stars in the night sky when you’re in a place far away from city lights and there’s no moon. I’ve seen stars shine like that!
I will probably finish this bag up tomorrow. I’ll have to squeeze it in with a couple of long walks. I have to make up for my lack of walks today! The dogs will expect it.
I’ve received a few photos of Frankenbags over the last week. Let’s dive in.
This first one is from Yvonne Seaman. She wasn’t sure it qualified as a Frankenbag, but it looks like a Frankenbag to me! She said despite my warnings about the pitfalls when assembling a bag, she managed to make most of the mistakes I had highlighted! Well, Yvonne, I call those learning experiences! I love her cirved piecing. I’ve wanted to do some of that and found a good tutorial a few months ago. I guess I should jump in!
This next bag was made by Sandee Henricks. I just love this bag. The colors of the fabrics are so bright and springy. This is not Sandee’s first Frankenbag. But I love that she got brave enough to add a zipper placket on this one!
Next up is this bag made by Deanna Apfel. She made a quilt and this bag for her friend who makes masks and is very generous with them throughout their community. This is all mask leftovers. It’s a great bag and a great use for all those fabric scraps!
Last up tonight is this bag made by Betty Sims. She used an Arizona desert theme for her bag. I love all the fun colors. and it looks like she added a zipper placket and her own handle approach.
Oops. One more! This one was made by Barbara Ryan. she included a zipper pocket and a zipper placket at the top of the bag. The little dogs and cats are Laurel Burch fabrics. I love all her bright colors and her wavy vertical quilting.
Looking forward to a Sunday at home getting some stuff done.