Thursday, May 2, 2019

I like Thursdays: May 2, 2019

I like Thursday is a day when we share things in our life--or that make our life--a more positive experience.  If you are interested in reading more positive posts, check out LeeAnna's blog, she shares all the folks that participate!  What has made you happy this week?

I'm happy because my husband has been home and although he leaves again this Saturday, it's been great having him here.

Scout when she was a pup and Greta.
On Sunday night, my Mom called at 11 p.m. upset because Greta had fallen down and couldn't get up.  I was really afraid for Greta and worried that this was the end.  She is 13 now and Scout just adores her.  I am happy to report that Greta is recovering.  She has a sprained hip and tonsilitis (I'm not kidding about that) but is responding to treatments.  We are so happy and grateful to have Greta's continued presence in our world!
I like wild violets.
When I was a kid, we moved to a postwar subdivision and the soil was clay upon clay.  My brother and I hated weeding in that soil; I think my Mom used to make us do it when she was annoyed with us.  However, there was an old house that we used to pass when we walked home from school and the soil there was rich and dark and there were wild violets everywhere which I would pick to take home.

Years later when I began gardening, my Nana Betty always told me:  "we don't weed the wild violets."  She loved them too and everytime I see them bloom this time of year, I think of my sweet Nana.

I like my silly girl. 
Everytime we pass this dog statue, Scout has to go give it a sniff.  It reminds me of The Velveteen Rabbit but Scout never seems to remember that it isn't a real dog!
Scout got a haircut on Tuesday but she refuses to model this morning.  It's a bit of slug morning for her!  More photos later!

I'll be in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania next week at the Heart In Hand Quilt Guild.  I have a new trunk show called The Girl in the Postage Stamp Quilt and Other Stories that I will be sharing with the membersIt's always so fun to visit guilds and especially the ones I lecture at regularly!

Have a wonderful week!


LA Paylor said...

Milo just had his haircut too, and isn't it nice when you can see their eyes again, and they smell clean? We had wild violets in MD but not many spring flowers here so far. Doubt we;ll see violets.

Suzanne said...

I have never seen wild violets...wonderful childhood memory. Good luck with the trunk show.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Sweet memories of our folks who came before us. My grandmothers are very much with me in mind as well. I adore violets,btw.
No I did not know dogs could get tonsillitis. Gratefully, she is better.
Scout is adorable as always. Good luck with your guild presentation!

Rosemary Dickinson said...

Happy to hear Greta has tonsillitis and should get better soon. I love the wild violets. I'm not sure I've ever seen them before. Nice memories!

Jean said...

Glad Greta will be okay. The wild violets go crazy around here at this time of year. They are pretty. Hope your presentation goes well & you have a great Thursday and rest of your weekend.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Oh poor Greta - she looks like such a sweet dog. It must be so hard on our animals when they don't feel good or are hurt and can't tell anyone. Those violets are so pretty! I, too, enjoy the things that remind me of my grandparents.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Michele! Aww, that photo of Scout with the dog statue!!!! How cute is that - seriously, she has to sniff each time. I LOVE that. Good luck with your trunk show. I didn't know you did those - that is very exciting. Oh goodness, I'm glad that Greta has perked up and is responding to her treatments. Tonsilitis in a dog - I have never heard of that before at all. And finally, those wild violets - oh, those make me think of my mom. Her name was Violet and we always enjoyed the wild violets in the grass along with Lilies of the Valley - her two favorite flowers. Happy Thursday. ~smile~ Roseanne said...

Haircut are exhausting. Love the violets. We were admiring them at Sauder village yesterday and how they were juxtopositioned near this big mounting block.

PaintedThread said...

I can't believe that Scout was ever that small! And I know I would have seen photos of her that small. wow. Violets are pretty.

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Wild Violets? I've not seen them before-how beautiful. That quilt looks so interesting. Great post. Thank you. mary