After dinner tonight I walked to a friend’s house to see their new corgi puppy and to take her a toy I whipped up for her.
Meet Bella. She’s just 11 weeks old.
It seems like it’s been a long time since I got to hang out with a little puppy. And I have to say, there is no puppy cuter than a corgi puppy!
She really liked the toy I made her!
And of course, I had to take a little video.
GAH! So cute! It’s nice to get a puppy fix.
After our evening walk I hit my sewing room and stacked all my value sorted Wensleydale blocks in preparation of getting them up on the design wall.
I like sorting by value or color, combining into a stack as it makes getting blocks arranged on the design wall easier. I feel like this first attempt is pretty good.
It always helps to make the photo black and white to just look at value.
I can see a couple areas here that I’ll want to adjust. But I’m really glad I made the last ten blocks really light and really dark. This quilt top needed those stark blocks.
Here’s an area that feels flat and too gray.
The entire column on the left side feels very gray and flat to me as well. It’s entirely possible that it’s just the lighting and photo. It very well may look completely different in real life. But this shows me areas to take a good look at.
I’ll leave these blocks on the design wall for a few days while I noodle over it and make some changes. But I’m not going to agonize over it. I feel pretty happy with this as it is.
And you shouldn’t be surprised that I put block #59 in the center of the quilt!
It’s likely I’ll have this sewn together this weekend. I’d like to check this off my list.
I think my next project will be a quick and easy one. I want to get the binding on this lovely that will hang above my sewing table.
That’s an easy evening’s project and it will feel good to finally finish this. I think I started this at least six years ago!
I’ve been thinking a lot today about this Magnificent Beast, Forrest. He was born 20 years ago today.
Most people I know have that one dog that was THE dog of a lifetime and mine was Forrest. He’s been gone for 5.5 years now and I smile about him often. It’s Forrest’s paw print that I had tattooed on my left arm a year ago.
One of my favorite photos of Forrest…
This photo was taken by my friend Heather during a hike in May. It was rainy and cool and I was going to leave Forrest at home because he was 14 at the time. He would have none of it… he wouldn’t let me leave the house without him. So I grabbed his little coat and took him along… knowing that I’d have to carry him for a god portion of the hike. I’m so glad I took him along. He had such a wonderful time… and so did I.
Forrest on the far left with Bender next to him. Rico is on the far right. He was only about six months old in this photo. His left ear hadn’t yet decided to stand at attention!
After the recent heat we’ve had, I had to break down and turn on my furnace this morning! I’m glad the heat is gone, but I’m not feeling positive that we’re going to have any delicious Oregon strawberries this spring.