Thanks to the help of my sister, I have a whole pile of 5" Triple Churn Dash blocks for Lovey Dovey.
I would never have been this far along in the process without her help. I've been working on the applique and the checkboard border. All of the parts and pieces are made, now I just have to get it all put together once the applique is completed.
The fabric is called, "On The 12th Day" by Anni Downs for Henry Glass. Each of the centers in the Churn Dash blocks have a little fussy cut image from Anni's fabric. The line doesn't "read" Christmas to me, so the pattern isn't in keeping with a Christmas theme. I will be able to use this table topper throughout the year. It could also be a small wall hanging.
We hadn't seen our daughter and twin granddaughters since the beginning of March. Last Sunday, we met partway in the little community of Copperopolis for lunch. Not too many get the chance to have a Brahma bull stop and visit you at your outdoor table while enjoying lunch. We all got a real kick out of it.
When our daughter got back to her community of Livermore, in the San Francisco Bay Area, she texted me about the potential for rioting, and looting in her town. They were ordered by the Alameda County unified mass notification system to stay at home due to civil unrest. In my daughter's text, she asked if she could come back to the mountains because all she has to worry about is a guy taking his bull for a walk.
However, while we were gone, our neighbor took this picture right by our cabin. Had I been in the garage machine quilting with the door open, I just may have had a visitor. I do feel much safer here in the mountains, bears, bulls and all, instead of living in a city.....and that's no bull!