This was the sunrise yesterday morning. I rarely ever see one this pretty. Maybe that is because I'm not usually up at the right time, but in reality I think it is a rare thing.
My friend Mary asked yesterday what would happen if I turned the blocks in the second row a quarter turn. I tried it and I'm not sure if this is what she meant but I like it. It is a zig zag superimposed over a stripe background. Now I have 3 layouts to choose from: twisted rail, stacked spools and this one. I will be making 16 more blocks.
I had to get a better shot of the pale pink cactus bloom. There are 20 buds on this plant this time. I read that they like to be pot bound and this is one of the smaller pots. It bloomed the first time in Sept., again in late Oct, and now in Jan.