Thursday, September 21, 2017

I Like Thursday #55

Welcome to this week's list of likes!

This picture is the underside of the chandelier in the Illinois Old State House  where Abraham Lincoln was a member of the house of Representatives. He gave his first anti slavery speech here. More about that in some travel posts to come. I liked walking on the same floors he did. I liked the hostess of the building. I love history.

I Like America's got Talent this season!
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If you only watch once, find the one from Tuesday night's final competition. Each person is unique and so very talented whether they do comedy, sing, work with their dogs, do circus acts, dance, or some other amazing talent. For the first time I think any one of them could win and it would be fair.

I like my friend Diane in Texas. Waiting for my return from the long CO trip, was a package in the mail. Choc-a-block full of poodle fabrics!

She has two poodles now but has had many poodles share her life over the years.

 She is also a dog trainer and quilter. And used to live in the MD area. I like our growing friendship!!! Thank you for being so thoughtful Diane! She even remembered I held a bolt of some Kaffe Fasset fabric so she sent some of that!

I like that Dancing with the Stars is back. Love the dancers this time!!!
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And Project Runway. I love all the challenges and watching creative people making fabulous designs in a day! I imagine the excitement of being involved in the competition, and often wish we had a quilting show like that.

I liked coming home and knowing Milo could bark himself silly and no hotel would kick us out. Of course he doesn't bark much here. Only when he tries to get his point across and we are too dense.

I liked going through boxes in the basement and finding my adoption hospital record! My first year's medical notes written by my adoptive mother, weight, length, shots. I liked seeing the third grade report card...
LeeAnna is a good worker, so interested in learning, really good reader and able to take dictation in cursive writing. I loved my third grade teacher.

I like this vintage orange fabric that is flamingo feathers to me. I'm using it in a piece.

I like this pattern for poodle sweaters.

 I made Cole many of them ( I make it a bit longer) and just finished this one for Milo for Colorado's cold.

 I won't be able to get it over the brace, but when that's done,  He'll be looking smart in this kokopeli print.

I love this sparkle water flavor clementine,  from Trader Joes,
And this new Brianna's salad dressing, Cilantro-lime... yum!!
And these fig bars are healthy, packaged two together so you don't just eat the whole package.
(not that I'd EVER do that...)
Milo likes being home. He has taken to barking at us for anything he wants, in the same loud voice, same intensity. He's so loud and persistent, we panic, "what does he want???!" Out? water? Food? Play?
He loves being home in his big bed and has taken to sleeping across Drew's legs, until 6 when he finally pushes him out of bed and takes over his side. He has begun eating again,

 and I swear he has grown three inches in height in the last week.
In case you missed it, this is a video of another quiet Sunday afternoon on the porch all-gods-children-enjoy-magazines

As always I invite you to join us in remembering the small things to like throughout your week. Let me know in comments.
Please enjoy these fine folk also keeping it positive

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  1. A very nice list of things to enjoy. That feather fabric is gorgeous, the poodles are fun. Have a great weekend.

  2. I don't watch TV, but someone posted the little girl with her very cute. I agree walking where there is history is awesome. Great poodle fabrics, but I love your flamingo feathers.

  3. At some point you will figure out what he is barking about. He is probably very frustrated with you for not already understanding. When my oldest daughter had a job that required her to be up really early she would head to bed about 9pm. If for some reason she did not head up at the usual time her dog, Kirby, would stand at the bottom of the stairs and bark at her until she went up to bed. He really kept her on track.

  4. Love the poodle fabric, and the poodle sweater pattern, too! Milo will be very stylish! I didn't get to watch Dancing with the Stars this week because I wasn't home Momday night, but I'm definitely looking forward to it. I'll have to see if I can find some videos of this week's dances to watch.

  5. Hi Lee Anna-glad you made it home. I agree on the AGT this year. We really liked the 5 finalists this time and we are pleased the young ventriloquist won as she is so good and mature for her age! How lucky you were to walk in the same halls as Abe Lincoln-I only got to experience that in a visit to DC. I love the sweater you made for Milo and didn't even think about how much colder a winter this will be for him after you move. I hope all is going to plans on your move and have a great day! Thanks for including me in the "likes". mary

  6. What fun to find all that fabric when you got home.

    I'm not normally an orange person, but I've been digging the orange-and-pink combination I've seen lately.

    Love the dog sweater, and your appreciation of prepackaged treats....

  7. Hi Lee Anna,
    Love that orange fabric! Milo will be the envy of all the dogs this winter. I've posted my Thursday Likes at..

    Have a great day!

  8. I like all of your likes today, except maybe the fig bars. LOL I love touring historical places too. My undergrad degree is in American History.

  9. I'm enjoying PR too! In common with probably everyone, I really don't care for the twins (or for how they're being presented) but so far I think its a good season!

  10. Hi LeeAnna,
    I saw them on AGT on Youtube! Lots of talent!
    What a road trip! Back and forth to Colorado!
    Fig bars!

  11. Nice pieces of fabric. I'm a quilter plus a bird watcher.

  12. Love the fabrics !!! So much great talent on AGT but something about Darci and her puppet crew that stole my heart:)

  13. Fun fabrics! Love the fig bars - they make them GF too!

  14. A nice bunch of goodies and that little girl sure did good on AGT! Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  15. I was glad to know that young lady won on America's Got Talent. What a wonderful thing for her! Thanks for linking up today and have a great weekend!

  16. I like Project Runway too! Love Milo's sweater.

  17. Great likes! Love the fabric and yes, Scout barks commands at us all the time. She is very opinionated. Have a wonderful day!

  18. What a wonderful collection you have to share with us this week!
    Have a great week-end!

  19. My favourites this week: clementine flavoured water and poodle sweaters! I love history too.

  20. What a variety of topics in your post! I love the fabrics even though I am not into sewing. And I have just asked my husband to record Dancing with the Stars for me - I kept forgetting!

  21. Great fabric. I like dancing with the stars, too. Milo is going to be very well dressed. Trader Joe's has too many good things! Happy Friday!

  22. I watched the last two nights of America's Got Talent with my Mom this week in Va. and enjoyed it. The little girl who won is amazing! Dancing with the Stars is my absolute favorite show and we got to see the first show of the 25th season together, as well.

  23. Another great list of "likes" - While I didn't watch America's Got Talent I thought it was wonderful that the young girl ventriloquist won. - I enjoy Dancing With The Stars & Project Runway too. - Love your different Poodle Materials. So fun.

  24. I LOVE that chandelier, like just isn't a strong enough word for it! I'm amazed that it survived so many years, it's beautiful. I really like those adorable poodle fabrics and that cozy sweater you made for Milo. I'm not much of a TV fan but I do like the Big Bang Theory. Thanks for sharing your list of Likes!
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  25. The poodle fabrics are so cute! I had a little white poodle when I was a kid...her name was MiMi ❤ thanks so much for linking up with Willy Nilly!

  26. Huh, now I know I've been hiding under a have I missed this link up? I LIKE IT! Great to see happy thoughts being shared. :-)