Thursday, August 13, 2020

I Like Thursday #206


Welcome to this week's list of likes.... there is always something to smile about... let's start with:
1)  Birds who sleep at our "Ledge Hotel"  First it was just the one bird, and we tried not to disturb it by coming out of the door at night, and started going out the garage. 
Then he had a friend... and now three.... that pic was the first night for three, this was Tues. night
O.M.G.   How sweet are they? Of course we let them sleep undisturbed... it's so hard for any of God's creatures to find peace at the moment, I want to do everything I can to help.


Post is HERE

2)I finished and wrote a post on this quilt, and believe me, blogger did it's best to keep me from getting it done... grrr....but it's there if you want to see the detail shots. I finished the next one in series too, which will get a post next week.
3) I also started sewing these little tumbling blocks instead of knitting at night...
There is a lot to show you on Sewing Saturday post!


4)Lookie! A bush dried beans from last year's plant!
tiny white flowers from the seed packet


5) I like painting...there is one painting on paper so share tomorrow, and painting on fabric too...


6) The library held a zoom concert, and we "attended"  
There is another concert tomorrow night(music of Louis Armstrong) , and a contra dance... both on zoom... yes we miss contra dance enough to try to do it online... at least we get to hear wonderful music, go through the moves and remember the good times at Glen Echo in DC

Reading/audio books

7) I finished Leaving time by J. Piccoult... oh my... I didn't figure out the mystery til the last bit! So good... and such a reminder that humans are killing off elephants by the hundreds for their tusks... projections are there will be none left in Africa in 20 years because of humans. Highly recommend the book.

Tried to listen to another one by her but sent it back early, it was on a subject I did not want to hear. I forget I don't have to finish books or movies.... I like that it's my choice to drop a book!

Next up was this audio book

The Whispered Word by Ellery Adams.... shaping up to be excellent! A group of women who have been damaged by life, find each other and friendship in a book seller's shop, then solve mysteries.

8) My reading like, is that I was only 10 pages from finishing A Forgotten Murder by Jude Devereaux when the library took it back! Wah! But! it was available so I can finish it tonight! Another one good to the last sentence in the book! (Third in the Medlar series)


9) We watched a movie on Netflix, "The Hundred foot journey"  that was surprisingly wonderful!! I took a chance on it, the last movie we watched on Netflix was awful but this one was so good! At the end, we found out it was produced by Oprah and Steven Spielberg.

10) Big Brother is back... I was just saying of all the shows one could film in a pandemic it would be that one! We tried the show Time Team America... but sadly it isn't nearly as good as the BBC version... we have so little history. World of Dance, 90 day fiance, Housewives of NYC, and some BBC shows are on the tv. I love tv.... and it's about to get sparse. We only have one more show in "The crown" which is EXCELLENT this season, and one more Midwives to watch on dvr.. any suggestions?


11) the Mancuso brothers are doing an online quilt show... I LOVE going to quilt shows, hearing lectures, shopping, meeting people! Well, hard times led to this year's show being online... find it here

Fine Dining

12) I made chicken and yellow rice (arroyo con pollo) this week. It's been a long time...we gobbled it down so quickly I didn't get a pic, that's the next day's lunch, with a little sausage on the side there. 
It's easy to make... purchase yellow rice with seasoning at the grocers
saute minced onion and bell peppers in some butter and olive oil
saute the chicken breasts next, and I add in cooking sherry and cover so they'll be tender
pour in the required amount of water bring to a boil, then pour in rice and seasoning and cook as directed. The butter and olive oil make it so moist and lovely. We used to put leSeur peas on top, but the cuban restaurants in Tampa included black beans or plantains. 
(butter.... yum....)

13) Remember... Play with your food...
 for barking out loud! is it Thursday already... well... let's think... yes, I love my ring toy... it was my reward like a Purple heart medal 'cause I survived torture this weekend!!
Mama: um, Milo?
Milo: what Mama?
Mama: it was just your monthly bath and shave...not torture
Milo: like I said, torture

Please visit these fine people who have lists of likes, and if you write a post, let me know to add you in!
new this week:


easyweimaraner said...

ooh the little birds... we missed the moving of the little ones this year. the nest im empty now, no second time this year... even the birds think that this year is haunted...

Stacy said...

Sweet little birdies and Milo, too. Love dropping by to see your colorful, creative world!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi LeeAnna! Aww, that birdie picture is so funny. Normally, I would be all for not disturbing them - but we had the whole bird-in-the-vent-issue in July. So, I'm not feeling the love towards birdies yet. COOL about your plants from last year's seeds. I've always wanted to try that . . . So thrilling to see this. WE are watching Big Brother, as well. And Tough As Nails right afterward. Love Island is coming back on 8/24 - it's cheesy but we got hooked last year. It's slightly better than nothing . . . maybe. HAHA! Take care, my friend. ~smile~ Roseanne

grammajudyb said...

Thanks for all your likes today! I especially like the fact that your going to try dancing with zoom. I just recently learned about contra dancing. It was new to me!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

You are correct-tv is dwindling bad here. I’m glad you found some things to watch. Even birds aren’t around in our 115 heat. Ugh August is tough around here but your likes are sweet.

Brian said...

That's a really nice list! Those sweet birds look cozy and that baby elephant is so adorable. Hey Milo, I'm glad you survived that ordeal my friend. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Sara said...

The Hundred Foot Journey was a charming movie. I've watched it about 3 times on TV, and went to it in the theater when it first came out.

I've saved that quilt show link so I can check it out after work today. Thanks for sharing. I've never tried making Tumbling Blocks, so I may have to give those a try.

Shannon said...

That baby elephant with the bananas is adorable! And I love your EPP tumbling blocks; optical illusions always make me happy. I've been doing a little EPP lately too since I've been embroidering those little blocks that are then EPPed together. But the tiny stitches are weirdly hard on my hands so I can only go for a little while. I don't seem to have that problem with my knitting quite as much so I go back and forth.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Love baby beans and tiny white flowers in the garden! I have them, too. The movie you recommended on Netflix sounds good, so I put it on my list. I like Jodi Picoult's books, but they can be hard to read sometimes - for the topic - but she does do her research!

dq said...

Hello. This is a great way to spread happy thoughts. I would love to join. Here is the link to my post:

Meditations in Motion said...

I am going to have to remember "The Hundred Foot Journey". We are always looking for something good to watch on Netflix. I love it that you saved dried beans from last year's plants and planted them this year! Way to circumvent Monsanto! :)

dq said...

I enjoyed your birds, painting, and lovely flower block!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'll look for that movie and I just checked an audio book from the and I'm enjoyied it! The Hearts of would like it too I think. Love seeing your art and what you are sewing. I'm decluttering...not nearly as much fun! Happy Thursday!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I love your flower quilt. It's just beautiful. I'll look into that movie on Netflix. Your chicken and rice looks yummy! I'm glad Milo got rewarded for his beauty treatment!

piecefulwendy said...

Had to sneak a quick read of your likes in between all that's going on here. You always have such fun things to post. I thoroughly enjoyed the 100 Foot Journey!

Joanne said...

Those birds are so sweet and what a beautiful quilt! Thanks for sharing with us at Encouraging Hearts and Home. Pinned.

CountryDew said...

What a lot of things! That chicken/rice looks lovely. Wish I could cook. said...

Great likes. The little birds are so sweet. Aren't bean blossoms so lovely? Gorgeous art quilt, and love your painting. Don't you just love that series by Ellery Adams? Oh Milo, I am sorry your mama is mean to you. Bobbin thinks so sometimes too, but she sure enjoys being clean and almost shiny white afterwards.

colleen said...

I did watch a Tom Petty concert online and danced in my bedroom, but contra dancing would be a stretch! Love the pink heart. So much in one week when you keep track.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Your quilt is beautiful, LeeAnna. I love all the contrasting greens. The pink pops against the greens so nicely.
Sometimes, if a story has lost my interest, but I want to know the ending, I read backwards from the last chapter until I find out what happened. Most times, I'm hooked so I go back to where I left off and read the story.

Milo, I wondered what was different about you in today's pix. It's a cool look. :-)

LeeAnna, this week I wrote a post that fits I Like Thursday. Hurrah. Here's the link --

PaintedThread said...

I've been enjoying your sewing. Those flowers are lovely. Wow - you have been seriously busy lately!!

MissPat said...

What sweet birdies. We have a bird house at the end of the porch that produces 2 or 3 hatches a year. I think your little white flower is an alyssum. I never could read Jodi Piccoult, although she was very popular at the library. Her themes were just too grim for me. Currently reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, but it's not grabbing me. I'm trying to stick it out because it's the last book in the bunch I got from the library and it got good reviews. Glad Milo is squeaky clean again.

PRINCE jain said...

Hi! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I genuinely enjoy reading your blog posts. Can you recommend any other Beauty Write For Us blogs that go over the same topics? Thanks a ton!

Tails Around the Ranch said...

Those birds are beyond adorable. A few years ago a nest of sparrows took up residence in a string of Christmas lights so I had to leave the lights up until they left in late spring. It was always fun to see the babies little heads pop up whenever I came out the back door.

Carol Andrews said...

Oh those sweet bits do, your sewing, painting and Milo! Your posts always make me smile LeeAnna. Thank you. I really needed to read I Like posts today and managed mine today 🤔

Carol Andrews said...

And that was sweet birds; not bits 😁

Anni said...

awww,sweet birds. (smiled hugely at the tiny bean growing) Thanks so much for taking time from your day to share your birding with us at IRBB this week.

eileeninmd said...

The baby birds are adorable, they look like swallows. I loved the baby elephant video. Your quilt is pretty and I love the heart on the canvas. I am glad Milo got a treat after being tortured. Thank you for linking up your post and critters. Enjoy your day, wishing you a great new week ahead.

Jean said...

Cute little birds, I also think they are some kind of swallows. Oh, and we love yellow rice! YUM. Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!

Dash Kitten Crew said...

Catching up with the Pet Parade. It's been hectic here so I am glad you joined us. The sewing looks so much fun and I love the library Zoom!!