Thursday, February 22, 2018

I Like # 77 movies, music, fabrics, jokes

Welcome to this week's list of likes!
That's one of my yard objets d'art we have no room for in this yard.I've been in search of a home with a yard here, no luck yet, but this POST tells the story of our latest adventure looking.


I've enjoyed some silly TV lately. The bachelor, the bachelor olympic events, Celebrity Big Brother which made me laugh each episode (never seen it before) Amazing race, all competing for my attention from the olympic skating. I've loved the skating from all the world's skaters. What a joy to see it in my home!

I loved the fabrics I bought at the going out of business sale at B-Right On. The store I found after moving here? sad it's closing.

All fabrics were $7 a yard and I could have bought out the store but I showed great restraint and only bought 9 yards of 7 fabrics. Two were flamingos,

 and yes I already got some of the coral one but decided since I haven't seen it anywhere else,  to get one more yard. That blue green is sooooooo pretty in person.

I got these two cool embroidery patterns too,

and hope to use them to embroider something soon. I do like handwork and it's easier to do handwork right now. Remember the song at the movies, "Let's all go to the lobby...and get ourselves a treat!"

"Let's All Go to the Lobby" was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2000 as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

Wanna listen?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjB5gjTEEj8



The fabric on the left is black shot through with glorious shimmering gold spikes, like NY Beauty

I'd like to have the whole bolt thank you ma'am.
(I got a yard)
The other one is a landscape fabric for rocks.






glorious greens, and a basic batik in soft colors, perfect for stamping and backgrounds. (yard each) (except for this one...
got two yards of this beauty!
I had to go buy a tapestry needle to finish DH's knitted hat.

The skein made a long scarf and a hat with exactly the right amount of yarn provided.

I like that today is the two week mark, and hopefully we can put the snip surgery behind us, so to speak. We have an appt today and my great desire is to hear something like, "looks good, the swelling will eventually go down all the way, you are free to bathe him, er, let him run!"
He smells a bit like pee.

 I love Milo with a freshly shaved face, so I can see his eyes... but sometimes he has a wild look to those eyes... He's going to be a year old in March... who'd have expected any of us to survive his puppyhood?

I don't know if I liked this movie, but I watched it.
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About an older woman who delayed her life to take care of her mother, then she was labeled a hoarder when her brother and his wife wanted to sell the family home after her mother passed. Doris got the idea into her head she could find love with a young coworker, and a "french farce" breaks out.

Actually there was one character in there with a quote I really liked. The motivational speaker that sets her plans to find love,  in motion, replied to her when Doris said finding her love was impossible...
instead of saying impossible, say, "I'm-possible" Hmm. Can I do that?

And it says something about me, that I didn't think her house looked like a hoarders! lol

I also watched Florence Foster Jenkins... I don't quite know if I liked it... I got kind of tired in the middle, and it kind of hurt my ears.
Florence Foster Jenkins (film).jpg

As usual, Meryl Streep did an incredible job becoming a character, and I liked that the real story was a woman following her passion. Apparently she wanted to be a singer, so do I, but her voice was screechy and not in tune.
It was distracting to me, and at one point drove me to the kitchen for snacks.
I wanted to like it. It was well acted. It just, put me off.
That said, I loved her final comment to her husband. She said:

Well, they can say I "can't" sing but they can't say I "don't " sing.

After all, how much does it matter in life if you're really bad at something you want badly to do?
Maybe it's best to just enjoy yourself.

I really liked this play list of jazz female vocalists on youtube,,,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSE_rWW8Kk0

The link to the wonderful play list of jazz women is above.
I tried but the video wouldn't embed.  The ballerina on the picture is Aesha Ash, who went on to fame after being put out of her original troupe because of her skin color.

Beautiful people right??   Now that's a plank...

Image result for aesha ash ballerina
RELAX! He has dance underwear on!!


This made me laugh, from google...
Image result for far side comics poodles

Milo wants to say, "I've been VERY HYPER this week, and no one understands!
Everyone is mad at me. I've just been hugging them a lot, by standing up and wrapping my arms around them and maybe, there is a little love nip involved... but when I'm tired and want a nap, I love my bed...
LeeAnna: he may like it but he drags out the soft blankies and pillow every stinkin' night and every stinkin' night I put 'em back in

Milo: " What can I say? I have my likes. I like the softies but sometimes I like them outside the crate.

Sometimes I want to lay on the hard carpet in front of my crate! So? It's my turn to "like" stuff!"
Now please leave sleeping dogs lie, and go visit Mama's other friends doing post about their likes!

1. .http://3poodlesandanana
2 craftscaviescontras
3.maryinpeoriahandmade.blogspot.com
4...http://littlepenguinquilts
5. http://sandysnowden.blogspot.co.uk/
6.. http://whataboutrheema.blogspot.com/
7.https://canadianneedlenana.blogspot.com/ 
8...http://homesewnbyus
9..http://imworkingonaproject
10.. https://barrels-of-monkeys.blogspot.com/ 
11. https://quiltingreadersgarden.blogspot.com/

   
 
 
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sew can do mondays

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Our World Tuesday
Travel_Tuesday  Our World Tuesday
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http://sky watch Fridays
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http://asoutherndaydreamer
Thankful Thursdays pet parade
http://goodrandomfun.blogspot.com
http://itsasmalltownlife.blogspot.com/
http://shabbyartboutique.com
willy nilly Friday (random images)
habbyartboutique fridays

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

"Weather" extremes Colorado edition, and an old town called Elizabeth

These are images from this past weekend when the February weather in Colorado was in the 70's and sunny.
We went to open houses, had an outdoor lunch at Panera complete with iced tea (I'm from the South)
Milo enjoyed his socialization exercise of greeting lots of people... Panera has a good greek salad of fresh greens, quinoa, and we ask to have chicken on it. It's a great meal with a fresh baguette.
We shopped for Milo's upcoming birthday while we were out, and I'll show you more March 1 when my baby turns a year old! (who knew any of us would survive his puppyhood)
We walk around neighborhoods with homes for sale, to test drive them. It was quite windy but warm. This guy gave us quite a surprise...
Another black standard guard poodle on the job. Milo skittered past his fence quickly.
We wanted to know what the land and the commute would be like if we moved south to Elizabeth so we took a little drive out and didn't fall in love. We did however discover the old town of Elizabeth, built up along the railroad tracks around 1900. It's small but quaint, and gave me a sense of the Western feel of Colorado from the early settler days.
The days when a cluster of public buildings and shops lined a main street
Because so much of Colorado was centered around gold rush, there had to be a bank, and this one was small but really pretty
Can't you imagine living on this prairie, going into the bank and running into some friends. It would be quite an outing to come to town.
You might even have a Saturday night bath first
Some of the shops were quite small and cosy,
They often have the American false tall flat fronts
I love architecture and history, and imagining walking around town in it's heyday.
Some of the buildings are taken over with the arts
some with antiques
just right outside after closing time... must be a trustworthy place
There are notices up to remind you this is still ranch country
"Adorable itty bitty mini pigs for sale"
A hat maker  step inside sit in the barber chair and get fitted for the right one...
Cowboy stuff is real stuff around here... oh and cowgirl stuff of course...
there was a cat on guard in this saddle and tack store
She meowed her alarm at the intrusion of a poodle nose on her window
I like the wreath outside one store
use what you have right?
I don't even know what this is on one of the tiny old buildings. I guess there wasn't a lot of wood with which to construct homes out here in 1900. Thing is, they are still standing, even if the paint is peeling
and the wood is showing it's age
It still harkens back to the days when riding into town was an event, a way to catch up on news, and do business, buy a yard of cloth, store your gold nuggets, buy a new saddle or rope. One had to rely on themselves to survive, but being social animals, we also had to rely on each other.
Imagine when the town was new. The prairie stretched forever open, the mountains loomed to the West both enticing some and repelling others. The sky was blue.

 I can imagine it.
Then Monday back to my new normal, snow all day, temps going from 70 down to Minus 8 F.


Milo says, well, I don't like to pee or poop back here anyway. It's way, waaaaaay too small for that.



DH shovels, and uses his new blower to try to clear the driveway, but we are among the precious few who do that around here.




A lot of people would have driven past the old town, but not us. DH has learned I want to walk and look and take pictures and get the sense of history of little areas like this. I think he secretly likes me to stop and point out odd details I notice. Did you enjoy the trip with us?

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