I really had to force myself to hit my sewing room after our walk tonight. I made the mistake of sitting down on the patio with some iced tea to cool down and it was so nice I didn’t want to come inside.
I just love these long summer evenings. And the weather was pretty much perfect today.
I did eventually force myself to trudge down the hall and started looking at my crumb blocks and the fabric I had pulled the other night and then started cutting. I managed to finish two bag panels tonight.
Here’s one finished and one showing the different elements of the bag panel.
If you look very closely at my bags, they all have the same three elements:
- A larger block element in the upper left.
- A vertical element on the right
- A filler block at the bottom left
These elements differ a little in size and design from bag to bag, but they’re almost always the same. Occasionally I do mix them up.
Here’s a close up of each panel. I just love these dark fabrics. And I have to confess, this first panel is really wonky! I made the mistake of not straightening the cut edge on the blue shirt stripes fabric before I cut the strips from it. I think the wonkiness will be hidden once it’s quilted.
Oof! So wavy and wonky!
Here’s the other panel. It’s much more straight.
It’s a good thing I don’t let a little wonkiness bother me!
Here’s the two finished panels side by side.
I’m pretty happy that I finished these panels and I actually enjoyed working on them. Interesting since I really had to force myself.
I took a close look at my tomatoes today and found these cuties.
They’re pretty tiny! It will still be awhile before I get to enjoy my first home grown tomatoes.
But look what I get to enjoy for my breakfast! I picked these tonight. I did cheat and eat the biggest, reddest one
That’s a full pint container! Definitely the best strawberry harvest I’ve ever had. I just love going into my back yard and gathering delicious food!
Found another lily that popped open in one of the pots my neighbor gave me. This one seemed to come out of nowhere.
I’m happy to report that the porta potty at the end of my driveway was removed yesterday! And now I wonder what all the lawn maintenance people in the neighborhood are going to do…
I’ve continued to be pretty sore after my pickleball fall two weeks ago. My knee is doing pretty well but my ribs have been hurting. But today I feel so much better! I’m confident that I’m on the mend.
And a Bender update: He continues to be seizure-free since his meds were increased. I had another blood test last week and his levels of potassium bromide are the same as they were two months ago. I’m going to put a call into his neurologist and see if we should decrease the dose. He is really weak on his rear end. He has a hard time getting up and falls down pretty often when we’re playing ball or frisbee in the back yard. I think we can probably safely decrease the dose.
Rico has two sheep herding lessons tomorrow — his regular lesson up in Battle Ground, WA, and then another one down in Molalla, OR, in the afternoon. We’ll get a chance to take a forest hike while we’re down in Molalla.