I love the look of Bonnie's strip twist so decided to try it yesterday. My first problem was I don't have those darling bins of precut strips I see in so many of your sewing rooms. I usually refold my left overs and put them back on the shelf. I do have one box of small scraps so I looked in it and found some 2 1/2 inch strips. Great. No. I didn't measure all of them and later found out the reason they were there. They were off a little. As you can see, I didn't end up making the strip twist. It just didn't come together correctly. So I made this block. Not sure what it is but I like it this morning. You can see where I patched some pieces. Using up every bit. Good girl. Now I'm beginning to use dog talk. Oh, me. I think stripping is as much work as making a patch block. Maybe because I had to cut and sew the strips. The second pic is pot holders I made just after I retired nine years ago. They are the sew and flip method so both sides are made at the same time. I liked doing this. You use a batting that is used for hot pads. I can't remember the name of it.
It rained hard last night and is cooler and sprinkling today. It would be a good day to read, nap and watch a video. But today is dog day. I already have taken two of them to the groomer and am washing dog bedding. Tess and Betsy sleep in a big wire kennel that has a raised bed that acts as a hammock. They are very comfortable and it is easy to clean with the vacuum. I'm going to give Kate her bath. She has an arthritic bed in Kipper's kennel he uses to fly to Florida. Kate has taken glucosamine chondroitin for the last few years and I saw how it really helped her. It convinced me to take mine regularly now too. It doesn't seem to be helping Kate the last few months. She is so old. (13 - Is that 91 in people years?) She is now also deaf but sees fine and doesn't miss a meal. It is nice that she knows hand signals but you have to touch her first so she knows you are "talking" to her.