Thursday, March 15, 2018

I Like #80 Quilt making, spring yards, nests, and lambs!

The two palm trees say it all! (sort of a smile)
Welcome to this week's list of likes!

Starting with a mantel as an ongoing changing exhibition. I like bright pink mini carnations, and surprise cards sent by friends (Monika and Diane, both poodle people)

I liked this yard on our walk...
Now that's the spirit!
Cute little carrots and bunnies
Thanks for bringing in some color!

I spied this little nest on the twig saplings along the sidewalk...
Apparently they clear cut to build all these houses, so all the trees are small still. Even so a bird said, well that's the way with new developments. Gotta put your nest where you can!
Yes that sky is gray. The sky is constantly changing here. Bright clear blue, an hour later clouds, after that it is solid clouds then blink! Blue again. Sunsets are pretty here.

My friend Linda sent this box of GREAT SCRAPS!
I even found fat quarters in here... as well as this little jewel...
fan blades waiting to be sewn... I haven't done a dresden since my first sampler to learn quilt as you go back in the early 80's. Making a big one is on my list however, as I love circular pattern, but this is so exciting I plan to sew it up next and applique the whole thing onto a quilt.
 When a person gets tired of a project, they are happy to let it go, and I am happy to take it! I am stimulated by seeing it, it's new to me. Win win! Thank you my friend! ( her BLOG )

Scraps make me so happy.
I've been sewing away on my watercolor background, which I'll show Friday.

I also am grateful to win a drawing and this bright orange fat quarter! Thanks Nudge!

I enter a link party of shadows on Sundays and enjoy each person's post.
Last Sunday I discovered this writer. I so enjoyed her blog and she had an older post with this quote

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.~ Melody Beattie

It is perfect for today, isn't it? 

Enjoy the video The Sewing Circle. It's charming.  

Milo here for my "Milo's Moment"  this week. I liked my new toy lamb... I like it a lot...
this lamb's ear is soft! and chewy
When I like something I want it in my mouth a lot.
In fact I wanted to take my new lambie on a walk one evening. 
Daddy said, "no Milo let it rest here".
 HERE??? Why someone could TAKE it! It's very valuable!

 I fought him tooth and nail to come back and get the lamb. It wanted to go too! I didn't need a baby stroller or anything, I could carry it in my BIG POODLE TEETH! I fought he and Mama the whole 2 mile walk because they didn't listen to me! 

The very minute I got back in the door, I stopped biting them and ran to the lamb and picked it up, and threw it in the air (it loves that  ) and carried it around so it didn't feel lonely getting left behind like that. 
Then I chewed off a leg, and a tail. 

 I also loved going on a ride along with the peeps this weekend to look at houses for us. 
I mean they own one in Maryland, and we're renting one here, so how many do we need? I can only stink up one at a time! So, after they looked inside and came out sad, I cheered them up with a runaround in the nearby park!
 I try to include ALL my pawrents, so I run back and forth between them. I circle around the mama because if you accidentally put your teeth on the mama there's big trouble, but when I get to Daddy I launch myself at him, just so he knows I am there, and grab an arm or two just to say I Love You. 

Feels good to run full speed doesn't it? 

Now SIT! And clickety-click those buttons to visit the other people keeping Mama happy by doing Like posts this week! 

1. .http://3poodlesandanana
2 craftscaviescontras


 linking to some of these

design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts
Main Crush Monday
the mop link party mondays
sew can do mondays

Make My Saturday Sweet @ Amanda’s Books and More
Our World Tuesday
Travel_Tuesday  Our World Tuesday

design wall Mondays at smallquiltsanddollquilts
lovelaughquilt.mondays http://sky watch Fridays
Thankful Thursdays pet parade
willy nilly Friday (random images)
habbyartboutique fridays  



easyweimaraner said...

oh yes... lambs love that... and it's spring, time for a new haircut for all lambies ;O))) the mama is a fan of this carrots, they are supercool!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi LeeAnna,
Oh those carrots lining the walkway along with the bunnies are so cute! Our grass here is so brown, and usually it is covered with snow so I don't notice it. Very soon everything will be green again, and you won't be able to see the bird nests! Sweet Milo. Enjoy that lamb baby, and don't bite Mama. ~smile~ Roseanne said...

Great saying. Love your fabric acquisitions. Bobbin has a lamb too. Along with a bunch of cat jingle balls that she love. Oh and don't even start about the bugs.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Beautiful scraps and I'm old fashioned-I love dresdens and really like that modern look you are giving it. Also loved your colour wash beginning in the last post. Keep playing!!

Sara said...

A treasure trove of scraps! The Dresden sections are so pretty, especially arranged as you have them. Can't wait to see what your creative energy will produce.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Love me some Dresdens! They are so quick and fun. What a great definition of Gratitude. We need reminders sometimes. How sweet was Milo wanting to take the lamb with him. Hope you find a new home soon. Thanks for including me. mary in Az

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Aren't those carrots cute?! I wonder where they can be found. Love those Dresdens, and the way you have them laid out, too. I always enjoy your Milo stories - he is a strong-willed boy!

Unknown said...

LA, it was a pleasure to visit with you this morning. As I said I enjoy your blog. When they built your area, there probably wasn't any trees, or very few, so the owners started trees. Thats the way it is here. Feel better, Sharon

Linda Schiffer said...

I'm so glad you like the scraps. :) I didn't look at them carefully, just grabbed a couple handfuls and packed them. 'So funny that old Dresden project was in there. :) Those are the rejects for a block I sewed up to be included in a commentary modern quilt. Not sure the ones you got are cut correctly so you'd better check. :)


Sandy said...

You could make carrot decorations made from quilted strips of your orange fabric!
I have my exhibition hanging at a quilt shop...kept seeing all sorts of flamingo fabric!

Sandy said...

oh. Meant to say, I love your little Milo stories. ;-)

Brian's Home Blog said...

Such a colorful bunch of goodies! Hey Milo, you sure were enjoying that lamb. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Michelle said...

Those "yard carrots" are the cutest! I need some of those. Thanks for linking up today!

pilch92 said...

Nice quilting scraps and I like those yard carrots too :)

likeschocolate said...

Now I want to know what it says on the inside of the Irish card. Happy St. Pats!

Mary in Boulder said...

Me, too, Kelleyn! All day long I've been wondering what the inside of the Irish card says!

Miaismine said...

Awesome likes! I love those Dresdens! And Milo, sweetie, you are too cute - you need your own blog! Hugs!

Ann said...

Lovely scraps, delightful Milo. Good luck house hunting.

Angie in SoCal said...

Wonderful quote - a keeper. That Dresden caterpillar reminds me of Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Blessings,

carol l mckenna said...

That nest photo is awesome ~ wonderful pics of your doggie and all your colorful quilting cloths!

Happy Day to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Michele McLaughlin said...

Great likes! Scout is driving me a bit crazy these days, she is full of p*** and vinegar and doesn't want to listen to anything. She also tries to take her toys out. Well have a good day!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

That does look like a funny place for a next. Great photos!!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Those carrots are beyond adorable. Wow, it really is stark out your way! Because water is such a premium in Colorado, and especially along the Plains, trees aren't common unless planted there. Back in the 1920's Mayor Stapleton started a beautification program by planting trees along streets. Older neighborhoods are the lucky beneficiaries of mature trees now. 🌳

PaintedThread said...

Those metal carrots are pretty cool. I love those dresden pieces - so colorful.

I had a favorite stuffed sheep when I was a kid, I think named BaaBaa. Oddly enough, it has a wind-up music box that played "How Much is that Doggie in the Window?" I was a bit more gentle on the ears and legs, though. :-)

Angie said...

Such a cheerful post - I couldn't stop smiling during Milo's Minute - his character comes through loud and clear - how can anyone be down when Milo's around for entertainment? Except maybe the lamb which is now missing a couple of body parts!

Alastriona, The Cats and Dogs said...

Mommy says she remembers how depressing house hunting was, we will put our paws together that your peeps find the purrfect house soon. The metal bunnies and carrots are adorable.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your fan of scraps is pretty. I like the metal carrots and bunnies. Milo has a cute toy lamb! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) Nice varied post here. Colourful scraps make attractive ties. I also like your nest photos, the poem, and Poodle pics. Next time you go a walk, please let your fur baby take his toy lamb!!:=)

Betty J. Crow said...

How nice to get a box of scraps and that partially put together piece.Is that called dresden? I've forgotten. There sure are some beautiful colors. I only do squares. It's easy and I'm not a patient quilter. :) Love Milo!

A Colorful World said...

Sweet spring/Easter touches...and I love your Dresden Plate! Milo looks like a sweetie.

Villrose said...

I love the carrots and figures!

Anonymous said...

Love the palms on your mantle! and the nest - my goodness, they found a place:):) thank you for linking to ALL SEASONS and have a lovely week!

Kay L. Davies said...

Gotta admire dog reasoning: I love my lamb so I'm going to chew pieces off. Our little Bonnie has jaws of steel, and has only recently chewed right through her black Kong dog-bone. I'm sure it's only a matter of time until she chews up her black Kong tire, the one she uses when playing fetch with my husband. Sometimes he can't find it, so he can't fetch it, and she loves that part. After all, she can always find it because The Nose Knows! Hugs from Bonnie to Milo!
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Sheltie Times said...

We are hoping to have a snow free yard by May

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