Wednesday, May 6, 2020

I Like Thursday #108

Welcome to my 108th I Like Thursday post.

I like that we are seeing a wee bit of spring.

The Bradford Pears are blooming.

The rhubarb is coming up.  In fact it is already going to seed!

The Canadians are displaying their families.

See the 2 geese?  There are a bunch of babies in between them.

The field that I am allowing to go back to natural habitat is full of these trees with these blossoms.  I looked them up and I think they may be what are called Callery Pear trees----which is also known as a Bradford Pear.  I guess they are a very invasive species and looking at my lot, I would say yep.  I found an interesting article on NPR about them.     Callery Pear

 While the weather may be warming up it still gets pretty cold at night.  I recently purchased a Pendleton Wool blanket, the pattern is called Chief Joseph, for my bed.

The color is called slate.  Bobbin and I like the warmth it provides.

During this time I have been trying to support small business.  Some local, but some not so local.  Goldbelly per Wikipedia  --Goldbelly is a curated online marketplace for regional and artisanal foods crafted by local food purveyors throughout the United States. Goldbelly's staff curates products from restaurants, bakeries, delis, etc. to feature on the site and facilitates shipping across all 50 states.

I decided to treat myself and so I ordered Lobster Rolls from McLoon's Lobster Shack.

They send you the ingredients with instructions and you put it together.  All I can say is that it was awesome!  A nice treat.

I received a text the other day from my oldest daughter.  Made me giggle, because she lives in Oregon.  "Mom you got a package sitting on your front porch."

I was outside, walked around to the front of the house, and sure enough there was a package.  In it was my Mother's Day gift.

Nice travel mug.

I have been trying to get up enough oomph to sew a little every day. I am actually on clue 10 of the Quarantine Mystery quilt from River's Edge. I will share more of that later.  I have been using my stash of Bonnie and Camille Fabrics, all different lines.  As I was cutting the other day I looked down at this selvage and it made me smile.

The kittens are getting big.  The oldest boy loves babies and has been known to sneak down to my house and into the garage so he can sit and hold the babies.

The little light gray one is his favorite.  Oh and we have a whole herd of girl kittens!  Just rolling my eyes.  For sure no one leaves the garage until we are all spayed! 

A few I Likes ago I was mentioning that I liked this sponge thing that helped pick up cat hair.  Roseanne told me about silicone dish scrubbers and that they work well too.  So I bought a package.

This is awesome.  I will say it works better than the cat hair sponge. I used it to clean my design wall and as you can see there are no threads left, except the spot where I didn't go over with the scrubby.  Thank you Rosanne!

Finally my books for the week.  I have a wide range.

Murder int he Manor by Fiona Grace.  Lacey Doyle returns to Wilfordshire, England after her recent divorce.  England held such fine memories for her of her family during a childhood vacation.  The story takes a while to get going, but once it does I enjoyed the setting, and the characters. 

Plague by C.C. Humphreys, I know a little off putting considering our current circumstances.  But a very interesting tale of war, murder, love, religion, the royals, and the plague.  I really enjoyed this book. 

Finally I am currently reading Death by Jack-o'-Lantern by Alexis Morgan.  This is the 2nd book in the Abby McCree Mysteries.

Abby just doesn't know how to say "no" when cornered to head up different committees through her new hometown of Snowberry Creek, Washington.  When Ronald Minter turns up dead in his corn maze, Abby's tenant Tripp Blackston ends up in jail for hindering prosecution.  The police want to question Tripp's friend Kevin Montgomery, a homeless vet who lives in the nearby National Forest, but Tripp doesn't want to turn his friend in who claims to have seen the enemy infiltrating the area.

Now head over to LeeAnna's at Not Afraid of Color to check out the other I Like Thursday posts.


  1. The kittens are so cute and your mug is awesome! Thanks for the silicone scrubber tip, will look for one of those! Anyway, I hope you have a wonderful week!

  2. What a great Mother's Day present! Your daughter knows you well! The Bradford Pear tree is so pretty in bloom. We missed our blooming tree this year because of a very hard freeze. Adorable kitten, too!

  3. Hi Colette! Ooh, that pear tree is just gorgeous! It's been a while since we've seen Bobbin. I'm glad she is enjoying the warm blanket. HAHA - your daughter in Oregon knew you had a delivery on your front porch. heehee I love it! So glad to know the scrubby worked well for you. I just finished a book I think you've read - High End Finishes with Shannon Hammer who owns her own construction company. I really enjoyed it - I'll check these books out as well. Take care and keep an eye on all those girl kittens. ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Pretty pear. Goslings. peep peep peep! LOL - that is a GREAT mug! Yay for books. :-)

  5. Lovely photo of the boy with grey kitten. How sweet. Loads of great things in this post. A Canadian family! Lobster rolls are one of my favourite things. I'm envious. Pendleton blankets are known for their warmth. I've always wanted one as well as a small dog to lie on it like Bobbin.What a great hobby you have in reading.

  6. That tree is fabulous....and love the pedal to the metal.

  7. I miss bradford pear trees! None here. It's a good sign the oldest boy likes kittens... what a nice boy... and I liked his shirt. Funny about your daughter's notice of a box. good for you to treat yourself to a lobstah-roll

  8. Love your travel mug! The pear tree is gorgeous! Lobster rolls are the best! It looks like you and Bobbin are going to stay nice and warm!

  9. That cup is great. Love the hand crank on it.


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