Thursday, March 9, 2017

I Like #26

pattern from Fusion Beads

*I Like being so enthusiastic about a project that I take one more look at the design wall before going to bed, I want to do one more block, or with beading /knitting, one more row.

"Just one more row, then I'll stop and walk/do the dishes/make the bed" or whatever.

My pal Cindy and I got together again to do beading... our new group is called "Just Bead It" and we're the co-leaders... and the only members, lol. I started this adorable bracelet with a new to me technique, 3 drop peyote.

Luckily I learned 2 drop peyote making Nancy's leopard bracelet, so this was one baby step new.

 I went for a lovely walk under the pear-blossoms and blue sky and 60 degree temp. After that, I thought it's such a rare day, the kind I LIKE, so I should sit on the back porch again. I know..." I'll read a magazine then recycle it". I couldn't pay attention, so I thought, heyyyyyyy all this daylight should help me read my beading chart, I'll just "do one or two rows"

Bwaaaahahahaha. One, then another, then another til I ended up beading for an hour!

*I Like freshly washed sheets. It's an event changing the sheets on our king-sized bed. I remember taking home-ec in Junior High, and learning how to fold hospital corners as there were no fitted sheets. All were flat, and had to be ironed. I remember the feel of crisp fresh sheets.

Although we use unscented detergent now, and no fabric softener we use the dryer which leaves them soft. I love the first night in new sheets. No ironing for me.

We are still using flannel but the time is coming when we must change to regular ones.

*I Love pretty sheets. Floral, stripes, colorful, clean white with a touch of lace, anything pretty. It makes me happy to see them each time.
I found these vintage sheets EXACTLY LIKE MINE!!!

When I went away to university I had bright yellow sheets with tiny flowers. The image above from pinterest says its vintage from JCP. Yep. Vintage... well I went to university in the 70's.

My granny's yellow scrap quilt went to school with me. I loved that room so much. I still have the twin sheets but some thief in my family absconded with the quilt and won't tell me! Grrrrrrrrrr.

* I Like folding clean laundry and putting away clean dishes.
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from pinterest
I think it's like sorting my buttons, my fabric, and beads. I love to sort things, and so I don't mind the sorting kind of chores. Not as good as beading, just one more row but I don't mind those chores. After living without a dishwasher in Tampa, I LOVE having one now. As to the washer.... well I like a washing machine just not OUR washing machine that takes walkabouts in the basement.
 It also displays lies.
It says, time left: 10 minutes. HA! 10 "washer-minutes" maybe. That last 45 min.
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It's kind of satisfying isn't it? Turning the higgeldy piggeldy laundry basket into stacks of towels all tidy, bundles of matched socks, etc.
(you all think I'm crazy don't you lol!)

*I Like Temple Oranges.

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They are in season right now, and it's a very short season. We got a box from the Lion's club. They are sweet and tart and juicy and full of seeds.
My very favorite Florida Orange.

*I Like COLOR!
 This site shows you fresh combinations derived from nature... enjoy it! I'll go back time and again...

*I Like bossa nova music... and Astrud Gilberto's version of it might as well be Spring... enjoy!
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  1. Oh my goodness, where do I begin. The lovely sheets (that I never really had), JUST BEAD IT-how funny -hope you listen to MJ while you craft the beads. I also stopped using softener and found out 1 c white vinegar really works. The mysterious house members' laundry is also at my house. It's only my brother and me! And yet, I spend days doing laundry. Is that Stan Getz on that Bossa Nova album? CLASSIC. Love Herb Alpert's Bossa Nova also. I so enjoyed this today and thank you for including my posts. Have a wonderful day! mary in Az

  2. I, too, go back for one last look at the design wall and sometimes put myself to sleep thinking about what I'll do next. I call that last minute on my washer the "world's longest minute."

  3. I laugh all the time at how things I got for wedding presents are now considered vintage! The one I have looked up is my set of Pyrex mixing bowls. I probably do have some vintage sheets still in the closet! :). Dishwasher... Um, no, but laundry yes, although I do have to admit that I have been known to leave those clean socks and towels in the basket for a day or two before actually folding them! Happy Thursday, LeeAnna!

  4. As always, your lineup is such fun! The bracelet is gorgeous. I'm a sorter too. It's satisfying.

  5. I so often lose track of time doing just one more thing. Washer minutes sound an awful lot like football minutes. lol

    Your bracelet looks pretty cool!

  6. So funny, LeeAnna, I had oranges in my I Like post too which I've just linked to you. (I took mine out because I have lots of other I Like things!). My daughter does beading and a little jewelry making; I wish she'd do more as it's so nice. I love that Design school link because how wonderful it is to derive a palette from nature...really the best. And yes for just the two of us now, I can't believe the laundry especially in summer when we get into the garden. I guess that's all good though. Have a great Thursday.

  7. Qood morning list read! i thought i was the girl from ipanema when i went to college near the ocean and took my surfboard though i was not allowed to keep it in the dorm so i had to stash my Hobie pin tail(teal green) in a Seal Beach surf shop... I love my lined dried sheets, and everything regardless if they get a second rinse from trade showers!! will try the vinegar trick if i can get out in time,no soften here either!! Color and beads and fruit and fresh air .... YIppY!

  8. I, too, like to take a last peek at the design wall before getting between the sheets. Fresh ones are the best and I do sometimes iron them.

  9. Getz/Gilberto...takes me back to Saturdays and Sundays with my Mom and Dad at home cleaning the house, mowing the lawn, giving the dogs a bath, washing the car. (Oh and laundry, and dishes. Good times!
    Funny, I love doing the dishes, but I don't like having to put them away. My aunt used to tell me she would come and fold all my laundry, she loved doing that. I don't mind it, except my cats think I am doing it for their entertainment and unfold it all for me so I can do it again for them! I love my kitties!
    (I like Thursdays, because it is when I go to WeightWatchers to find out how well I did the week before...I am down another 1.4 pounds for a total of 29.2 pounds since the beginning of December! YAY!

    1. so you lost lbs, but I found them....

  10. Happy six month anniversary for "I like".

  11. What a wonderful post! Beading sounds like fun but I don't dare bring in another hobby. One of my best friends likes doing laundry so much we call her "Monday, Monday." Gosh, I had forgotten about ironing sheets--YUCK. Love the whole post! Thanks LeeAnna!

  12. You DO like color!
    You are the first person, besides me - to admit enjoying folding laundry and putting clean dishes away - (I really like doing laundry and dishes . . . )

  13. what a fun list! i am laughing at that laundry cartoon about the amount of laundry i'm doing and not having met everyone who lives here! i feel the same! i don't mind doing laundry and then when i fold it i sit and watch a show at the same's the putting it all away that bugs me! same with the dishwasher, don't mind loading it, hate to unload it! thanks for linking and have a great weekend!

  14. I did enjoy that color thing...I always say any color goes with any color if you like...if you watch nature you see everything together and it is all beautiful! I enjoyed reading this post...

  15. One thing I've noticed this DST is I feel like I'm shortchanged more hours than I want to give up. Seems like I just get up and already I'm missing time I need to catch up and do all the things I want to accomplish. Perhaps that's the sign of an older person recognizing their mortality? While I enjoy folding laundry with its fresh clean scent, I washed all the summer season clothes and now have to iron forever but will be glad to have 'new' things to wear, I was getting tired of the winter uniform. 😇