Thursday, August 6, 2020

I Like Thursday # 205


Welcome to this week's list of likes... keeping a list of the little things that one likes through out the week, give us balance to all the rest... please join us if you post a list too... let me know in comments.

On with the show...


Sewing so much this week... finished including surrounding one piece with beads, two in my flower series. I created the next one, and am hand embroidering it as we speak. Saturday's post will be about some finishes


finishing up the blue bamboo socks for myself... what next??? I need a project that's easy enough to do while watching TV at night

watching on tv

I found a show on Netflix about clothing designers competing... like Project Runway... must check that out. Also have lined up some shows recommended by fellow I Like posters. Right now I watch world of Dance, 90 day fiance in all it's iterations, Crisley knows best is back, The Crown, Bravo real housewives and watch what happens live, spy in the wild on pbs, Quilting arts.
We watched a movie on Netflix last weekend that was just awful. Can't even remember the name... they sucked me in with good actors and a good plot write up. Never get those hours back again.

listening to

on audio, in the studio, via overdrive
Finished The Giver of Stars... wonderful story and reader was excellent
Finished The Namesake wonderful story and reader was excellent... won a pulitzer prize
Now listening to Jodi Piccoult (my first time reading her work) and the readers bring me into the story... well the story itself is a mystery involving a woman who studied elephants. I cannot love or respect elephants more... just because they don't speak our language, some humans ignore their intelligence and social ability to form groups... we'd do well to learn from them in order to improve.


at night I'm reading #3 in the Medlar mystery series... A Forgotten Murder...and it's so good. Great characters and story that pulls you in trying to figure out whodunit.


see the little white flower soon to be beans?

well, let's start with the miracle that is flowers on my bean plant!!! whoopee! The tomato plants look great but no little yellow flowers yet. I can't go on the patio as a house three doors down is being painted and I have had two migraines from just being outside.

respect: def:

due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others.


Mr Birthday got a chocolate cake this past week... we have enjoyed it for dessert almost everynight with either a bit of vanilla pudding next to it, or some coconut ice cream on the side! So glad he had a birthday!


I met a very talented wonderfully kind and accomplished woman through a now defunct art quilt group... and we met several times at the big show in Houston. We also keep up with each other through emails and phone calls. We talked again this week and it was very very satisfying. In one conversation we discussed our dogs, her kids/grandkids, her artwork, my artwork, learning new techniques, organizational methods for supplies, politics, life, the environment and our lives in general. We both accept each other with all our feelings and thoughts, which makes life so much richer.
I appreciate people like that!

I also had another friend call out of the blue one evening... we're both night owls, so it was joyful to hear from her late at night. She still lives in MD and we caught up on the same kind of things as above. We both feel free to say what we feel, knowing the other person hears us and cares. That kind of sharing is priceless.

I met up with a third wonderful woman on zoom this week, Joy (yes she does spread Joy). I look forward to our talks, and getting to know her, having her know me.

Overheard by a mother of four (not one family member wearing a mask) "that woman is protecting all the little kids by wearing the mask" and I wanted to say, I'm wearing this mask to protect me and my family from all the little kids who have the virus without symptoms and come right up to everyone on the street .
I didn't say anything.

OnLine watching:

this man, a psychiatrist in Africa, realized they have one therapist per million people there, and enlisted the help of trained grandmothers to provide connection and help for depression.
I am impressed.
Person to person, not getting paid for it, each one helping the other... it's what dreams are made of for me... want to hear about it?

I like Elephant teenagers who babysit the little 'uns

I learned so much watching this guy... and felt so much while listening to his words, so helpful to human beings at this time...( I read someone this week who called us Human Doings not beings because we stay so frantically busy so we don't have to think so much)

Hi Y'all! I'm generally a happy boy.... except when I'm full on asleep on the big bed and Mama pesters me.
Mama: ahem. I come up to bed, Daddy's asleep, you're asleep... on MY SIDE. I can't wake you up so I tickle your feet cause you gotta move!
Milo: I know. I keep my eyes shut tight so you'll go away
Mama: that ain't gonna happen my lovely
Milo: well, that's why when I peek out, I give you a tiny little warning growl.
Mama: yessss, speaking of that...
Milo: I know, I know, you got mad at that, but I got right up and moved to my area
Mama: if by right up you mean, dragging yourself to all fours, as if you're a 90 year old man in a naugahyde recliner, grunting the same way...
Milo: you're welcome
Milo: oh, I know what I think I would have liked, was to lick the bowl when you made cake!
Mama: sorry baby, chocolate is bad for doggies...
Milo: who you callin' a doggie?
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new this week: the knitty quilter



Stacy said...

It's always fun to visit and see what creative things you are up to. Those beaded flowers are gorgeous! And of course, Daisy (my toy Poodle) and I like to see what the handsome Milo is up to!

Joanne said...

Happy Birthday LeeAnna !
Home made chocolate cake ! Have to love that and all your colourful stuff goin on this week !

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi LeeAnna! Oh, that elephant video is just priceless. That little one is so darn determined to get to the well, and the older one is just as determined to keep him away. Sounds exactly like Dominic and Addison - they can try but they can't wear us down. Yet!! HB to DH! The cake you made looks delicious. Yes, I am certain that Milo would love to try it out. ~smile~ Roseanne

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Yum on the chocolate cake, and happy birthday to Drew! Jodi Piccoult is a favorite writer of mine, especially since she really does her research on the topics of her books. Even though they are fiction, you can tell she really immerses herself in the topic. Flowers on the bean plant are a miracle - soon they will be tasty beans!

Juliann said...

What a full list and life you have. I especially like the story of the woman you met at the quilt show. I have some wonderful friends I have met through our love of fiber.

Scrapatches said...

Thanks for all the lovely photos and links. Milo always makes me smile. One of my cats wants anything people food. She sits and gives us "the look" and does not understand why she cannot have everything we eat. The two younger cats want a bit of foam off my fingers in the morning when I made my latte. Then they go take their morning catnap and I sip coffee and visit my blogging friends ... :-) Pat

Brian's Home Blog said...

I'm glad you had a nice birthday and that chocolate cake looks yummy. Sorry Milo, maybe you can lick another bowl sometime. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Sara said...

The chocolate cake does look yummy! I could certainly picture Milo reluctantly moving from your spot in the bed. You're right about how good it is to talk to folks that you know you can be real and honest with.

Sandee said...

I had a large serving of that chocolate cake. Yummy.

It's always good to see Milo.

Have a fabulous Thankful Thursday. Scritches to Milo. ♥

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the beaded flower, very pretty. Milo is always looking handsome. A chocolate cake would be my pick for a birthday cake, happy belated birthday to the Mr. I have to check my library to see if they have A Forgotten Murder.
Take care, enjoy your day!

Jean said...

Pretty photos this week! Chocolate cake sounds delicious. Hope you are having a great week.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Milo, you are TOO funny!! Thanks for taking a nice long nap while Mama and I enjoyed our Zoom visit.

CountryDew said...

That cake looks yummy. Don't you hate it when you watch a movie and turns out to be a dud? You sit there thinking, surely it must get better - but then it doesn't.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Milo is such a smart dog! heehee! I'll check out the mystery series you are reading. Sounds good! Happy Thursday!

piecefulwendy said...

You sure pack alot into a week, sewing, knitting, farming and talking with Milo (he's so cute). I'm liking that flower you are sewing . . .

Shannon said...

I love seeing your pretty flower quilts coming along! And Milo is hilarious. Bentley and Blue don't share the bed but Missy used to, and she would growl at me every night when I got in bed. Nutty dog. Loved her anyway!! I'll have to look for some of those audiobooks, I'm looking for more things to listen to and I love when the readers are good.

Susie H said...

I just posted the many wonderful things in my life this week. Hope I can share too. Love that chocolate cake. My husband's birthday is today so we went out to lunch. I'm the one that loves a chocolate cake so that's for my birthday (in Feb). Lol!

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Milo, you cutie dude, you know Mama knows best. :-)
Cheers to Mr. Birthday!
I love your imagination and creativity. Every time I drop by, I go away thinking about something you've done (this week your flower) that I want to try. Cheers, LeeAnna!

Michelle said...

I always love seeing Milo. That chocolate cake looks good! Happy birthday to the Mr.! Thanks for linking up!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Those 2 chairs tell lots of stories. Sweet. You have such a pretty back yard and I’m glad to see the beans are arriving.I need that cake.n I can’t believe how big Milo is standing by you!!!Have fun.

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Happy Mr. Birthday! I hope you enjoyed that cake! It looks like you've kept busy this week. I love keeping up with Milo! So funny!!

PaintedThread said...

Lots of good stuff! Happy Birthday Mr! (we've been eating birthday goodies this week, too!). Milo! No growling at mama. said...

Always a fun eclectic list of likes. Happy Birthday Mr. Milo you are living on the edge growling at mommy, you will be relegated to the floor. Bobbin got a booty paddle for refusing to mind. Since then she has been pawing the line. She gets a wild hair every now and then does whatever she wants.

Joanne said...

I just finished reading the Giver of Stars last month and really enjoyed it. I love most of Jodi Picoult's books too. Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home.

Michele McLaughlin said...

I like how busy you are keeping yourself. IT's a healthy blend of activities! Have a great week!

colleen said...

Your posts are hopeful when life has a tinge of emptiness right now. Love the one about the grandmothers helping others through depression. I feel like Michelle Obama, low grade depression, situational.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I like your format for this post. You have such a comfortable home filled with your unique touches. I watched the elephants and listened to the Ted talk...amazing. I've read several Jodi Picoult books and enjoyed them. I must check if there are any audible ones available. I get her mixed up with Lisa Genova whose books I enjoy, usually something medical to learn in them...Left Neglected was good. She also wrote Still Alice.

sandyland said...

so so pretty

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Chocolate cake makes everything better! I just found a recipe with zucchini in it as well that I plan to bake. I'm drooling just thinking about it. Yum.

Tom said...

...that's quite the farm! Thanks for the visit.

Sandee said...

I had more of the chocolate cake. It's still good.

I always love seeing Milo.

Thank you for joining the Awww Mondays Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Awww Monday and week. ♥

Terri said...

I'm so happy to meet Milo-What a nice Poodle boy!