Thursday, June 29, 2017

I like Thursdays, June 29, 2017!

I like to listen to the news in the morning and read blogs.  I thought this week I would do a different kind of like post and cite the blogs I enjoy reading.  For more like posts, join LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color.

I like meeting new friends via the internet.  Here are few of my longtime favorites:

Q is for Quilter
Martha's blog is one of my longtime favorites.  She may be too busy to post often these days but there is a plethora of inspiration and patterns on her website.  I love that she has so many vintage embroidery patterns and her sources of inspiration for her work often makes me view my world in a different way.

Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life
I love Allie and she is always working on a fun project.  She sells some of her designs but many she posts for free!  I'm also inspired by the colors she chooses for her pieces.  She also posted how she hangs her small quilts on the wall and it was wonderful and simple (see here).

Sandra Sews :)
Sandra has become a good friend and even visited a few times.  I am always excited to see her and her husband Dennis.  I love donation projects and Sandra does a ton of them as well as make lots of gifts.    It always makes me happy to see what she is up to!!!

I also like all the blogs that participate in the I Like Thursdays editions.  Visit LeeAnna to discover the wealth of inspiration you can find there!

Other news:  Scout was to the vet last week and is 20.8 lbs.  I can't believe her brother is already 30 lbs!  She's had a tough week recovering from her vaccines and also has a rash on her belly that is being treated by the vet.  She'll be fine but she sleeps a lot right now.  

On Sunday she was allowed to take her first walk at a public park and she greatly enjoyed it as did we.  Here she is admiring the lovely waterfall at Monocacy Park.
I really love this park.  It is the park my family frequented the most during my childhood.  It just appeared magical to me because of the WPA structures.  The park was completed in 1937.  It's just a lovely place for a walk.

We had unusually fantastic weather this week.  It wasn't too hot and there was no humidity.  Yesterday I actually just spent most of the day reading in the garden.  I even did a little sewing out there and worked on a binding for a short time (still babying the shoulder).  It's rare I have a day that I just take off.  I liked it 😊

We had moved this bird bath to the back yard last week because the birds just weren't using it out front.  Some cheeky little poodle girl gets up on her hind legs to drink from it.  So what are the chances of birds coming to it now with her using it?
I hope you are having a wonderful summer and for my American buddies, have a wonderful Fourth of July!


LA Paylor said...

the birds must be wishing she would give them privacy! Cole used to sit right outside the fountain, inches away watching birds in it! They seemed to feel the screen kept him in, heh heh.
The vaccines are no joke! We forget their little immune systems have to adjust. We are due for the last of them now, the rabies vaccine. Have you done that yet? Did you choose to do the Lyme?

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That looks like a beautiful park, and the perfect place for a walk! Thanks for the blog recommendations, too. I always enjoy checking out new blogs and will go have a look!

Libby in TN said...

I talk about my "virtual" friends all the time as if I've just had lunch with them. I have been fortunate to meet a few and look forward to meeting more. Scout is growing into a real beauty.

PaintedThread said...

What a great park. I love the bird bath - I hope they come back!

Sandra :) said...

I heard from Scout this morning - she's a very smart girl - she texted me! She wants us to come visit this summer - I spoke to Uncle Dennis and he agreed that it's time, so I shall be emailing you to check availability :D That park looks very inviting - I did promise her that I'd ask if we could visit it :D

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I too love Q is for Quilter, a wealth of information there, and Allie's blog...she is so kind and real too in her posts. I loved making her Tulips hanging and I have several other patterns by her. They are always easy to make.
Parks are such valued spaces and the dogs love the smells.
Murphy will try to get the seeds at the feeders if you let her.
Downpours of rain here so I think it will be a sodden Canada Day.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Love Martha's blog, and Sandra of course! I've been blessed to meet her and Dennis as well - lucky you, getting to see her again this summer! Sorry to hear Scout had a reaction to her shots.....ugh. That park looks amazing - I love beautiful parks!!! I visited one myself yesterday, didn't do a lot of walking around but it was lovely.