Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Updated Blackcoral Berner pics

There is always one in the bunch.....
Jetty(left) just had to out do her mom Ocean's (right) agility tongue

  
But here Jetty is just looking like her cute little self


 Oyster trying to look dignified(but always handsome)
 and the best he could manage with mom moving his feet around and making him stand still-and no ball to play with and chew on!(you can see he is tucking and squatting a bit-but I am pleased that he at least stood still long enough for Randy to get a nice side shot)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

One more Solstice block done

Block 22
I loved this pattern but wanted a smaller block so I resized it and here it is in 12"

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Catching up

Got caught up on my Cora's Quilts Gathering Mystery weeks.
Here is the current month Children's Library block. I found this really appropriate striped batik, so didn't make little 1" squares but used this instead. it combined all the colors so nicely, I couldn't resist saving time and effort.

Catching up on the Solstice Challenge a bit at a time. Skipped a couple that I will go back to later but here is Block 19 in a slightly smaller version at 16"

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Agiltiy with Jorma

Spent last weekend at the IKC agility trail.
This is my grandpuppy Jorma owned by my best friend Vicky in Utah.
I don't get much time to practice with him, as I am in Idaho but we do a bit when I go down to UT. We are developing teamwork as we go. Last weekend it showed that it was coming together. He earned his first agility legs in Novice Standard Preferred and Novice Jumpers Preferred.
We also had a huge stride in our teamwork on the last JWW run. We didn't qualify but he did his "turns".  Turn means turn away from me, we will be changing direction and the next obstacle will be away from me.  
He had been turning in the same direction he was going which meant he had to turn in a little circle to be going in the new direction. It not only takes extra time but could cause him to repeat an obstacle that would now be in his line of movement. A smooth change of direction is more efficient, it saves time, is easier on the dog's body and keeps him on correct course.  I am so proud of him and how fast he is learning.
 
 

Jorma doing weave poles

Friday, April 7, 2017

Solstice Block 16

I couldn't decide which way I liked the colors placed so I did both.
It is called the Friendship Block. To me one looks like hearts and the other much like the card trick but reminds me of holding hands. Because the quilt is going to be so large, I have again chosen to do a smaller version. each of these blocks it 6" finished and will line up nicely as spacer blocks for the bigger blocks.