I was so happy to see Saturday arrive. And even better… Monday Is Martin Luker King Day so I have the day off! Another nice long weekend.
Our day started with Rico’s sheep herding lesson up in Battle Ground, WA. And he was amazing! Today we worked on driving, which is when Rico moves the sheep away from me and around the field on my commands. The dog’s natural desire is to bring the sheep to you, so driving them away takes some training to achieve.
I videotaped his last training exercise today and it was soooo good!
HIs poor little brain really got a good workout today!
After his lesson we stopped by the big field to get a good run in. It has been pretty rainy this week so the field was wet, but these boys didn’t care. They got in a really good run in the cool and damp weather.
Bender always takes time of pose nicely.
You can see the mist in the air at the base of the trees.
And then there was more running, and running, and running.
This next photo illustrates Bender and Rico’s personalities. Bender likes to be right next to me al the time, and Rico likes his independence.
After that nice run I dropped by a little out of the way quilt store that has a ton of KFC fabrics. I knew I could find the two pieces I was looking for.
It’s a funny little store. It’s in a metal building in farm land. You would never have any idea it was there. They have more fabric than they have room for. The fabric is stacked up everywhere. This aisle is all KFC fabrics.
You can barely get through the aisles. I’m surprised those fabrics on the floor don’t have mud on them from the parking lot.
Then we started out on the slow drive home. It was pretty rainy and the interstate wasn’t moving very fast. This is the Interstate Bridge which is I-5 crossing the Columbia River. The Columbia is huge, and it’s the border between Oregon and Washington.
When we got home I grabbed a bowl of home made soup, took a little nap with the TV on, then took the boys out for. a walk around 4:00. I wanted to get our walk in before it got dark. And we lucked out and walked with no rain. the sun even broke through as we hit the park. And look at those dark skies in the background.
We finished up our walk as the sun was going down. The skies were so pretty.
More pretty skies.
And this next picture was taken right at 5:00. It’s so wonderful to see light in the sky at 5:00! I can feel spring coming on!
After a little more snoozing lightly on the sofa I grabbed some dinner and then hit my sewing room. I can’t seem to convince myself to finish the lining of that unfinished bag so I dug in and sewed four more strip tubes for my Aboriginal trip quilt
That’s 12 pairs of strips sewn together and ready for pressing. And when pressing I use my metal ruler to keep my strip sets straight and true.
I made a video last year so show how I use this metal ruler. It’s really been a game changer for me. Strip sets are so much easier to deal with when they’re straight!
Some of these strip sets really grab me. Some feel blah. But I think they’ll all work in the quilt.
That’s all I got done tonight, but that’s pretty good considering I sort of had to force myself to get in there!
My plan for tomorrow is to finish up that lining for my unfinished Frankenbag and probably get these damned dogs out for some walking if we get a break in the rain. Oh, and I have the most fun thing ever on the agenda… grocery shopping! Wahoo!