Thursday, August 29, 2019

I Like Thursday #156

Welcome to this week's list of likes! I love fresh vegetables from the garden!
and using them in dinner. These white eggplant are delicate and delish!
I liked walking around the back yard this week, and finding out we have a butterfly bush! Never saw it last year!
this is a view of our back porch... I love a porch!

I got a package in the mail from my friend quilt diva julie
she sent cow fabric from one of her recent projects... knowing how much I love cows!! Thank you so much Julie... I'll give it a good home! (and appreciate you)

(I mean well but never quite make it to the post office with all the gifts I have for people)

I liked sewing on my southwest quilt and finishing the top! Even chose some gemstones to go on after the quilting! Decisions are hard to make and using hand dyes is hard to do!

I did a happy homemaker post on Monday and put in foods, books, tv shows I like, it's here if you want to take a look  (the-week-ahead-late-august-)

We loved the fine craft show in Evergreen last weekend, and all three had a great time in the mountains

woohoo! I got to go for a rideinnacar, then get out at a festival of dogs and kids! This doodle was a cool dude... we tried to play but the pawrents were all, "Milo stop running into my knees!" and Milo stop pulling me around" when ALL they had to do was take off our leashes! I mean I was so busy playing I didn't even get his IG name!

I go out for a walk with the daddy every night. When we come in, while  he takes off his shoes, I bolt down the hall to see mama and get in position to guard the family room from him!
He acts like he doesn't care, but when I start pulling at his arm, and bouncing around in circles, block him from sitting down, and growl he loves it! What's not to love? A good wild wrestling match just before bed?

We found out we like Colorado wines!
The pinot pomegranate is wonderful !

Some simple but good likes this week:
fresh clean sheets
dancing with the Stars is returning in September on tv
finding The Great British pottery show on youtube
painting some halloween pictures (check out paint party friday tomorrow)
sewing again on my lattice, and finishing the southwest quilt top
fresh peaches and melons
chaco sandals that support my arches
freshly painted (non chipped) fingernail polish in coral
ordering books at the library and being told they came in
knowing I have wonderful friends around the globe, and keeping in contact with them!

and I know I haven't felt like writing some promised posts, interview with an artist, and botanic gardens, but I will soon. Finally, this week, 

I must have watched 4 or 5 of this woman's videos on stitching historical garments. Fascinating how much research and care this young woman has made, and how she makes it look easy. I liked her running commentary on mixing 21st century techniques and knowledge into the mix.
One thing I learned, doing something well doesn't take that much more time, and it adds to the beauty and strength of a garment.
It made me quite happy to see a young person with such an interest in learning. This video is the second part of making a 14th century overdress, but her work on 1900 bodices was really good too!

These fine people are keeping lists of likes this week too...
musings of a menopausal melon   

Linking to these parties!

cheesy photos at ched curtain

rosie and the boys nature pics  

Thankful Thursdays pet parade



  1. I love your porch!!!! this is the place to be.. with a glass of wein a book and a poodle ;O)))

  2. Hi LeeAnna,
    Butterfly bushes seem to pop up here and there! great colour!
    Love your porch!
    thanks for sharing the youtube linl!

  3. Hi LeeAnna! Your porch looks so welcoming. What direction does it face? Just wondering if you can enjoy it most of the day or not. Our back porch faces West so it gets quite warm after about 3pm or so because you're staring at the sun but we enjoy it until then on the weekend. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. You have a really wonderful porch! I haven't used our front porch as much as usual this summer due to the heat and humidity. But I need to get back into the habit.

  5. I love a good porch too and with Milo on the porch it's even better.

    Have a fabulous day. Scritches to Milo. ♥

  6. Your porch looks so inviting and really shows how you've made the house your own. And how cool that you're eating your own home-grown vegetables!

  7. hello, your fresh veggies look yummy. I love a nice porch too, your is great. Cute Milo photos. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend ahead!

  8. Love your porch. Great likes for the week. I agree clean fresh sheets are the best!

  9. Fresh veggies are really popular here and I love your porch. Milo, you're such a fun, fun dude. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  10. Your white eggplant looks very tasty - that's something I've never grown. Fresh vegetables from the garden are the best, aren't they? I think you bought that wine because there's a dog on the label, lol! I hope it is also tasty!

  11. Your porch looks so relaxing--what a lovely spot to sit and sip a lil glass of that Pomegranate wine that sounds really good...
    We like to sit our in front @ 4 o'clock and do the same thing...
    with a little re-dinner snack...peaceful recap of our day...
    hugs, Julierose

  12. Your veges are just beautiful and the white eggplant looks like it has a pearl finish on it☺ Love your porch and the Butterfly bush! The flower smells so pretty!

  13. A butterfly bush is a treasure, and fresh veggies are wonderful!
    Hug Milo for me!

  14. I love a good glass of wine and so nice that you have found some Colorado wines to enjoy. Thanks for linking up and i LOVE your porch!

  15. I loved watching that video. Amazing to think that it was all done by hand!
    You seem to find so many craft fairs. Good for you for searching them out and supporting local artists.

  16. Sometimes the simple things are the best. Our front porch faces east so it is my go to place in the afternoon. Our deck (rebuilt at b=nearly $4000.00) faces west and is unusable in the afternoon since all our mature trees have been taken down.
    Looking forward to the post about the botanic garden which I loved when I visited Denver.

  17. great likes! All the young poodles and doodles are yankers too, must be a breed thing but they do love all their friends! I love covered porches and envy you yours!

  18. I love your porch! That's such a great space to enjoy the outdoors. We only have tomato and peppers growing this year. Fresh veggies are the best! Looks like Milo is have a great time! As usual!

  19. Fresh veggies, fresh flowers,craft shows and a pretty patio-great post. mary

  20. year I had a vegetable garden and was surprised to see white eggplants when I expected them to be purple! Dis women really have such small waists back then? Thanks for stopping by.

    1. that's why they required fainting sofas! Corsets cut them in half!

  21. So much to like this week (well everything but the dentist appointment but your post reminds me to focus on the beauty and fun of it all instead).

  22. What a cool video. Your eggplant look lovely. Looks like you had a lovely day. I agree with your simple likes.

  23. I never knew eggplant came in white!! Truth be told, I've never eaten eggplant. I love your simple list. I've tried to start a habit of giving thanks each night for the positive things that happened during the day. Some days are harder than others. I love your porch and would love to sit out there reading a good book during a soft, gentle rain. Doggie kisses to Milo. He's such a cutie! xoxo

  24. Wow - never saw white eggplant before. Love your porch. Never seen a butterfly bush either.

  25. LA - how lucky you are to have fresh produce. Our apples will be harvested soon, but that is as close as we can get. Thanks for the tip that DWTS is back. I love watching it, even though I think last season's result was NOT FAIR. I like the angle of the picture of your patio - what a lovely setting! Enjoy the rest of your week!