Thursday, April 13, 2017

I Like #31

Welcome to this week's "I Like"Thursday! 
*I Liked the flowering trees we saw on last weekend's walk around Annapolis. 

The town is so pretty anyway but with colorful trees it's magical. 

I sent a photo to my writing  partner Eliza, as a writing prompt and we both wrote a story to go with it. 
There is no limit to creative inspiration, right? 

Let's get started...
*I Liked also this little shop dog in one of my fave stores in Annapolis.

 She greeted us at the door, then rolled over for my husband. She's 11 months old, knows to stay inside an open door and is so happy it makes everyone who sees her smile.

*I Like reading these books right now.

Teashop mystery is for bedtime
 Reincarnation is for porch reading and
 beading with brick stitch is to inspire! And teach me something!

* I Like this post a lot. She shows a photo, split into colors and the quilt it inspired. Pretty exciting stuff!

*I Liked this dress made of tea bag papers recently seen at the Celestial Seasonings Tea Co.

* I Like these little travel containers from AAA.

They are just the right size and shape. I put the rest of my face cream in one for my recent trip and it's amazing how convenient they are! They hold more than you suspect, the lid pops off when you squeeze opposite sides so it's easy, and I'm still using the last of my face cream as it's easier to reach than in the original container!. They cost about 5$ for three.

*I Like the Creative Drive that takes over
causing me to forget my worries, my pains, and the desire to eat sugar. I'm in the throes of a purple circular frenzy right now. First thing I did after coming downstairs this morning, after turning on the coffee pot, was visit the design wall! Now that's a good obsession!

*I Like this Peep Quilt picture my friend Bonnie sent to me
yep, look closely... it's made of peeps. Yummmmmmm

*I Liked these barrel of monkeys seen on a recent trip to Frederick
*I Liked their people too

We chatted  about the challenges of old dogs and older people. I was struck by the love emanating from this couple... it was so large around them, I could almost see it, most definitely I felt the aura.

Also with them, was the woman's mother (who has Alzheimer's)

They related a story of the older pom on the bench, who recently had a major health scare. The gentleman said he was sobbing at the emergency vet's and luckily the doggie pulled out of it.

We discussed the challenges and exhaustion and constancy of caring for the infirm, whether human or dog.
 How it causes loving people to snap at each other.
How you love so greatly that your heart breaks some each day and how we must take care of ourselves as well as our loved one.

Do you ever wish it was socially acceptable to ask people you feel an affinity for, if they would like to be friends??? When we were children and met someone we liked, we just asked, "wanna be friends?" and then played together. Adults are not as easy to collect but I would love to be friends with these two very interesting kind people. We laughed at the same things, and got each other.

That's the human condition right? We can all relate.
You feel their pain don't you?

They are American, but were also immigrants
Remember we are all so alike.

Thanks for coming by!
For more good things this week please visit these people who wrote their own I Like posts!
As always, I welcome you all to write a list of random small things you liked this week, and I'll link to you too!
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easyweimaraner said...

I love the dress too, what a wonderful idea!!! but I wouldn't be brave enough to wear it LOL

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love the flowering trees we are seeing everywhere right now, and the spring green leaves. The world is waking up - hooray! That cart full of dogs is adorable! They're all looking at the same thing (person) with such expectation! Happy Thursday, LeeAnna!

Sara said...

The peeps quilt made me laugh - so funny! And of course the cart full of dogs was too cute. They looked like they were laughing and smiling.

Anonymous said...

I love the idea of "I Like" Thursdays and will try to post a list at least one Thursday each month. The peeps quilt was such fun, but I know someone at my house would eat it before I had much chance to display it.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Good morning LeeAnna. Great post. Trust me-I understand and can identify with your thoughts on caring for those we love. I take care of my brother who lives with me. He has Epilepsy and early stage Alzheimers. This is my 2nd rodeo as our mom had it as well. Annapolis looks dreamy! The Peep Quilt picture is wonderful. Factotum of arts is so cool. Thanks for including me and have a great day. mary in AZ

Unknown said...

That tea dress is divine!

quiltedfabricart said...

Is the reincarnation book non or fiction? Looks interesting. I'm just checking in to see if there is a post about a new pup yet. Any news on that front? And yay! For porch time ! I am using mine as well, loving every mnute

PaintedThread said...

Those mini containers look pretty cool. And that peeps quilt is just too much! We've got crocuses and daffodils, but I think our flowering trees is still another week or so out. Can't wait!

Tom said...

...LeeAnna, I love all the color in your world, I'm still waiting for our cherries to pop.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those little travel containers are perfect! I'll have to look for some. Love your post! Hugs, Diane

Quiltdivajulie said...

Another great post.

claudia said...

I like your post. I like the couple you met. I felt their pain with the older Pom. When I look at my old gorl, tootsie, I get teary eyed. I don't ever want to lose her, but damn! It's inevitable. That is the only thing that sucks about love!

Michele McLaughlin said...

What a fun post! You are right about collecting friends in our youth, well said. The peep art is fantastic but I live in the peep valley so I'm always going to be impressed with that kind of art. You have a wonderful weekend, LeeAnna!

MissPat said...

Love the Peeps quilt block. We have a friend who is a Peeps fanatic. I need to figure out how to send this photo to him.
We have forsythia and daffodils in bloom. The grass is growing.

MissPat said...

Love the Peeps quilt block. We have a friend who is a Peeps fanatic. I need to figure out how to send this photo to him.
We have forsythia and daffodils in bloom. The grass is growing.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Hi LeeAnna, late today joining in with my LIKEs post; we lost the internet for 24 hours and just have it restored. I could have added "I like the internet" according to how lost I was without it! Anyway what a lovely post you've written here. Such an array of wonderful things...imagine a tea bag dress and a Peeps quilt block. Love it when pets greet me at a door and of course, books of all kinds too. Thanks for all this.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like the flowering trees and all the dogs. The shop dog is cute and the barrel is adorable. My hubby love Peeps, me not so much. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and weekend! Happy Easter!

Michelle said...

We lived in the DC area years ago and my son was born in Annapolis. Love that town! That shop dog is awfully cute. Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful post and photos ~ I like them all ~ but especially the doggies ~ thanks,

Wishing you a Happy Weekend ~ ^_^ said...

Thanks for the lovely flowering trees, the dress is fabulous, the poms, and about making friends. Isn't it strange as we get older it is harder and harder to make friends. I envy the girls who have friends from college that they do things with sometimes.

Unknown said...

Looks like you're having a really colorful week! I love to see the pups smiling faces!

Ida said...

Lots of fun stuff here.
The Teabag Dress was super cool looking.
The Peeps Quilt was cute and so were those sweet dogs. I enjoyed your post very much.

Molly said...

I love the blossom too


Snap said...

Fun post. Like the little containers, shop dog, barrel of "monkeys" and the teabag dress -- wow!

Mariodacat said...

Those flowering trees are breathtaking. It's finally starting to warm up in WI, and things will start popping soon. We can't wait. Love the dress also!

betty-NZ said...

What a great variety of lovely things to make you smile! The peeps look so delicious and I'm sure I would make myself sick munching on them!

Kaja said...

I love the dress. I have an artist friend who has made dresses from all sorts of things over the years, but I've never seen teabags before.

Tanya Breese said...

I love the flowering trees too! The barrel of monkeys is cute! Thanks for linking! 😊