About an hour to go until the west coast of the US steps into 2023. Farewell 2022! Good riddance! Welcome 2023, full of possibilities and promise.
Took Rico for his weekly sheep herding lesson this morning and was horrified to realize that I had left my rubber boots in my utility room. Dammit! I was afraid that I wouldn’t get to do a lesson after driving all the way to Battle Ground, WA. Poor Rico would have been distraught if that had happened. He definitely knows where we are and what we’re going to do when we make that drive. He starts screaming the minute we take the freeway exit ramp!
But we were able to work on some closer in maneuvers and my feet stayed almost mud free. And Rico was such a good boy. We both did some really difficult work. Our brains were very tired at the end of our lesson.
After our lesson I stopped at a big field on the Washington State University campus and let the dogs have a good run. I’m so glad we did this! It was good for me to get out and stretch, and they had a blast!
Here’s our last dog photos of 2022.
Running, running, running.
You can’t see me!
After we got home I had lunch, did a little bit of work to see how our last day of fundraising was going, and then I went through my finished quilt tops. A friend of mine used to do long arm quilting as her business. She doesn’t do it any more, but still quilts. She offered to trade me quilting for finished quilt tops. So I picked out the ones I was willing to trade and shared them with her. Here’s the four I’ll be trading for her quilting skills.
this sort of improv batik number with the indigo sashing.
This Lucky Stars quilt made from KFC fabrics and a really cool batik background.
This blue Algorithm quilt. It’s the first Algorithm quilt I ever made.
This scrappy batik 16 patch. I think this was the second 16 patch I made. it was made from left over 2.5 inch strips that I had cut from scraps.
I have four quilts I’m going to have her quilt for me. click on each one to see photos.
The red KFC Fractured quilt my friend helped me make this fall.
After I got all those quilt tops organized we took a nice three mile walk as the sun set this afternoon.
It was a good walk.
My boss delivered a fantastic dinner of tamales with all the fixings just after we got home from our walk.
It’s become a bit of a tradition. I look forward to delicious tamales every New Years Eve.
We took another walk after dinner. I was very aware that there might be drunks out on the roads so was very careful. We saw two cars. One was definitely celebrating New Years a little early. I had to jump off to the side as he gunned his car and didn’t move over at all. I’m glad I was paying attention. I’m guessing he thought it was funny. No wonder car insurance for young men is so expensive.
And now we’re home and snuggled in. We just watched a nice and sweet movie and the dogs are out cold.
I’m going to play pickleball in the morning. I haven’t played for five weeks! It will be a really good way to start the new year!
Happy New Year! Health, happiness, creativity and inspiration to you all!