Back to My Indigo Wensleydale

My weather app told me that we were expecting a round of thunder storms to rumble through this evening and throughout most of the night, with the possibility of flooding in some areas. But the whole thing fell apart and I didn’t get more than a few sprinkles. Rico was very relieved that there would be no thunder.

So we headed out for a walk once we felt confident that we weren’t going to get stuck in a downpour. We got to see a gorgeous sunset as we walked. And it just got better and better.

The first glimpse I got of it was when we got to the park just three blocks from my house.

My house is about 300 yards on the other side of those trees.

About a quarter mile from this spot, the sunset was at its best.

It’s such a treat to have our walk include a gorgeous view of a fiery sky.

When I got home it was a little after 9:00. I messed around, put a load of laundry in the machine, and finally hit my sewing room at 10 pm. For me, the night is young at 10 pm!!

The first thing I did was make two more of the selvedge blocks. I’m really loving how these look.

I have some ideas of additional pieces to make to add up to a bag, but I need to be careful because I have a limited amount of these selvedges.

With all those nasty backings and bindings I’ve been working on I’ve been itching to get back to the final ten blocks for my Wensleydale quilt. So I took a few minutes and cut the remaining light batiks I need for five of the blocks.

Then I made up the last five kits for these blocks.

I hope to be able to get a couple of these blocks sewn tomorrow night.

I love the evenings this time of year. I’ve tried to make a comfy place to hang out on my patio and I just love it. I recently purchased some LED solar lights that screw onto the top of a Mason jar. Then I ordered some metal stakes to hang them in my planters. You can see them in this photo. they have a little string of LED multi colored lights bunched up on the inside.

Here’s a quilt video tour I made tonight.

We still have our little house guest, Jefe, here for a couple more days. He’s been fun to have around and he’s really easy. It’s been a long time since I had an old dog in the house and it’s really interesting to deal with a dog who is almost completely blind and very deaf.

He really does an amazing job of making his way around my half-acre yard. He’s developed his own path and finds his way all the way to the back of the yard and then back to the patio without issue. He’s even discovered the dogs’ wading pool and thinks it’s the best place to get a drink.

He’s been sleeping a lot the last couple days. I think all the activity an excitement has worn him out.

I’m sorry to report that I’m a little disappointed in my boys again this year. Once again they completely forgot Mother’s Day.

I’m looking at my calendar and planning a nice long weekend in the next few weeks. Every day I take off reminds me that I need more!

20 Replies to “Back to My Indigo Wensleydale”

  1. I forget – did you redraft her pattern with US measurements – or are you using her template set? There was a lovely Wensleydale in my guild’s show in March. Belated Happy Dog Mom’s Day!

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  2. Thank you for all those lovely pictures. I’ve just had knee surgery and the only thing I’ve been doing is rest and crochet dish cloths. I’m sorry your boys disappointed you in not giving you a gift but look at their sweet faces!

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  3. Hi ..I just LOVE all your posts ! I am a retired fashion designer and I live in Montana with my husband and our 10 year old Rat Terrier…..Leo All my boys live in Oregon as you do…’s great to see all the flowers and plants you have…we’re just getting over snow !! I love to sew and I make all kinds of things.

    COCO 😃

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    1. Montana sounds like a great place for a retired fashion designer! And yes… it’s really gorgeous here in the spring… so many plants and bloomers. especially nice after such a long winter.



  4. Please clarify on Wensleydale-did you cut the fabric with the templates and then used foundation paper to assemble? I have the book and see that you can buy foundation paper on Amazon. I always enjoy following your projects!

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    1. I’m not using templates to cut the fabric. I’ve just figured out my own way to cut my pieces after lots of trial and error. I’m making my blocks with the paper piecing templates.



  5. Just beautiful sunset pictures! Jefe is too cute and must be enjoying his little vacay 😻 I love your solar lights video, so pretty and Bender was a sweet surprise 🥰 happy Mother’s Day!


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