Thursday, November 17, 2016

"I Like" Thursdays #10

In the effort to find joy in life I continue my series on "things I like" and hope you enjoy reading my choices this week.
 The above image is from a flannel scrappy Thanksgiving quilt I made last year. I did it in the same construction process I used to make this year's Halloween quilt. I will explain the approach another time.
It's a big throw sized, perfect for tv watching!

I love Fall, and Thanksgiving sometimes becomes lost between flashy Halloween, and Christmas.

I like leaves, so how about this "Mitten Leaf" as a bridge from Thanksgiving to Christmas?

I like the Canadian tv show "Bomb Girls" (I watched on Netflicks)
It had great character development, writing, acting and history. I learned more about the strength of women, in trying times. The show introduced a bit of how women supported freedom during WW2.

Guess what's baaaaaack?
 Turkey Summer sausage!
Wonderful with crackers and a bit of hot and sweet jam (not with tzatziki sauce)

We recently realized this tzatiki sauce we like on gyros is available at the store.
It tastes fabulous! creamy and tart.

When we're being healthy we put it on cooked fish
When I'm home alone, I dip chips into it, heh heh (don't tell my husband that's why it's getting used up!)

Also back are the tall grass fronds for winter viewing
they look so frothy in a snow covered landscape

Last but not least, I offer this beautiful video of one of my favorite songs by Leonard Cohen

The song is "Dance me to the Ends of Love"  by Leonard Cohen, recently departed.
This video is one of the most stirring I've ever seen!

The horses running free reminded my friend Sonja of her Arabian: Lily
 they are called "drinkers of the wind"   (what glorious imagery)

Oh! how lovely to be held in the arms of a man who is strong and sure, who respects you, who will not overpower you.... but one you can trust, knowing he will lead you through a dance.
I have such a lovely partner. (I love you Drew)

In case it doesn't play here please enjoy the song, and beautiful imagery in the: youtube video

Leonard Cohen left a legacy of beautiful songs. What legacy will you leave?
I hope to  leave beautiful words, artwork, & a clean environment.

I hope to have made a difference.

As always, let me know if you did an I Like post and I'll add it to this list: please enjoy these posts
Little Penguin Quilts
magpie's nest


easyweimaraner said...

love the mitten leaf :o) and I had some tears in my eyes while remembering Leonard Cohen ... it's a great song and he was a great artist...

Michele McLaughlin said...

Love your Thanksgiving quilt! I like your mitten leaf. I love the video. It was hard to imagine he was 82. Where is the time going? He will be missed. :( Also, I posted an I Like posting today because I like YOU! Hugs, Mickie

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Love that Thanksgiving quilt and I have tall grasses in the back just like those :)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love that mitten leaf and also your Thanksgiving quilt! I always enjoy getting out different quilts for different times of the year - looking forward to using my Christmas quilt this year. I'm working on my I Like post, but having a few technical issues. Hopefully it will be up soon!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Okay, now it's there! Have a happy day, LeeAnna!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

What an exquisitely fabulous video! I was told once by a professional dancer, the man's job was to simply make his partner look good, and clearly Al Pacino did a fabulous job. Good for you that Drew does the same for you. The imagery of the horses...breathtaking. Thank you for sharing this week's "I like..." ღ

Magpie Sue said...

I've just posted my first (and hopefully not my only) 'Thursday Likes" except I'm calling it Thursday Happiness. ;- )

I love flannel quilts done in fall colors. It's almost time to get out my flannel log cabin variation for the bed!

MissPat said...

I can't believe you have already done 10 "I like" posts. Also loved your cat post the other day. We have one more day near 70° tomorrow and then the snow comes Sunday night. Ugh.

claudia said...

That video. It made my day. I want to watch it over and over. It is so intriguing! Leonard Chen was a genius, and I just LOVE Al Pacino! Of course, the horses helped, you just can't go wrong with me if you include horses.
I have been thinking about doing different quilts to use as decorations for different holidays. It would add so much fun and warmth! I really like your Thanksgiving quilt.
You find the best leaves! Love the mitten leaf!

sonja said...

one of the beautiful things about Lenard Cohen body of work is that his words and delivery will be with us always as we remember to remember him. Songs always are a bit of a time tunnel to my youth and an just for a moment my skin fit, again. people and places recalled. i like your thursday posts thank you Lee Anna. Once Lily drank the wind the grace and beauty,now she sparkles in the pasture of my heart.

Joanne said...

and inspiration! Don't forget how you inspire others!

JOY @ said...

Bomb Girls is The bomb! I enjoyed it as well.

Debbie at The Quilt Journal said...

Happy everything! Thanks for sharing and making me smile!

quiltedfabricart said...

Your fall quilt looks so comfy.
A quote from the great Mr. Cohn
"Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act."

Gwyned Trefethen said...

Lee Anna, dropping by your blog is like starting each Yoga class with five minutes of centering breathing. I feel the stresses of life floating away and all is calm. Thank you for reminding us of the simple joys.

Cathy Perlmutter said...

I give thanks for your beautiful blog! And for the tribute to Leonard Cohen...

beth s said...

Love your fall quilt. I love this time of year and enjoyed reading your post.