tulips. These pink ones especially as DH surprised me with them after a Trader Joe's trip.They are little ballet dancers swaying and full of color in their little tutu's
I like this pitcher I painted long ago and use for a vase
painted fabric sent by Sonja from Hawaii.Looks like a close-up of my tulips
* I Liked this book on disc by Alice Hoffman and the reader was very good too.
It was a really good story, a character story of a woman who lived quite a life, sometimes doing what was expected, sometimes fighting the expectations of the day. It's the story of Camille Pissaro the artist as well. I listened to it on disc while sewing, and I believe reading (listening to books read) increases one's ability to write. In this case I had to stop mid-way, put down my sewing, find pen and paper to write a story of my own.
That's how a good book influences me. Especially lyrical ones, using words to paint a picture for me. Is there anything more magical than the pictures our mind's Eyes paint? So I took pen and paper and let my own story write itself. Lovely.
*I Like having a washing machine again.
Ours finally gave up the ghost, after tormenting us for years, not working well, getting itself off balance, actually traveling across the basement floor. We ordered one not so high priced, a top loader this time, and despite several problems with delivery, it's in place.
It's also very noisy. We don't know if it's a real problem with the engine so will use it a week then start the round of complaints. We were running out of clothes though, so it's a good thing to have a washer.
*I Like Dancing with the Stars on ABC!
A lot! And this season is shaping up to be a doozy! I like almost all of the stars from MrT to Simone Biles Olympian. I actually vote. Yep, I call in. Can you believe it?
I am a dancer. I love dance. I studied ballet, I can tap dance, I did Jazz, swing, waltz, tango, Cajun and Zydeco and Contra, I have tried almost any dance I have seen. I have performed in many a musical as a dancer/ bit part actor. (Once I was hired to sing, which I couldn't believe. I said, uh, I'm a dancer.
*I Like old sewing items... enjoy these in a store window, from a recent trip to Frederick
so many antique sewing items to see. Hope you get a gander at the details.
All these items were used by people long gone. All of them spent their lives sewing like we do.
I wonder if they loved it as much or if it was just a job?
I gave away a lot of quilting threads this week, acknowledging I will not likely hand quilt much any more. I hope my bee mates use them with joy.
*I Like sparkle water, and especially flavored sparkle water. What a great invention!
It saved me when I gave up diet drinks. I love orange, but also cherry.
*I Like this video of a boxer pup meeting cows. I was surprised to see how curious cows were, and how well they all got along.
It's a short I like this week but I'm glad to say these fine folks did an I Like post too... go see!
.and new this week
linking to several parties including http://goodrandomfun.blogspot.com
Thankful Thursdays pet parade