Wednesday, February 3, 2021

I Like Thursday #146

 It is Thursday, already?  

Welcome to my 146th I Like Thursday post.  Thank you to LeeAnna of Not Afraid of Color for encouraging us to find things that we like, love and share--to add a little light and positivity to our world. 

I saw this towel at work.  No I didn't buy it, but it is too cute, isn't it?

When Bobbin was attending obedience school there was a Corgi, his name was Finn. 

I also saw this shopping bag and it made me giggle.

I mean who doesn't love a pun?

I usually drink from an antique canning jar, I like the blue ones.  I haven't broken any, but the downside is that they do tend to sweat.  I saw his sleeve, and lid with straw hole recently and I really like them. 

I have been working on my projects slowly.  Then I got distracted.  I had a Valentine's centerpiece I wanted to make, so I shopped my stash.  Once I chose the fabrics and started, I got distracted with the thought, hey I need a Valentine's Day table runner and since the fabric is already out.... and of course if I have a table runner I think I may need a mug rug too.  So far I finished the mug rug and have been using it.  

Perhaps my table runner will be done in a day or two.  The table topper is applique and I have stalled out after cutting out all the hearts.  But I will have it done before Valentine's Day, some year. ;)

Since my light in my sewing room is still waiting for the electrician my sewing time has been negligible.  But I did do some cutting and threw together this piece.  I thought it would be a wall hanging, but it ended up much larger than I anticipated.

The pattern is called the Red River Quilt, and the panel is Charlie Harper Sierra Range.  I like seeing all these different patterns for panels lately.  

I have owned Electric Quilt for several years, but never spent much time in it.  I decided to take a class and I will say after just 4 lessons I am excited to use it more.  

Finally my book selections for the week.  

Death by Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake by Sarah Graves.  This is a spin off series from the original Home Repair is Homicide, same protagonist  Jacobia Tiptree, but now she and her best friend own a shop specializing in chocolate desserts called The Chocolate Moose.  Business is going well until Matt Muldoon is found face down in their chocolate pot.  Throw in a hurricane, a surprise daughter-in-law, and getting ready for a Coast Guard fundraiser and Jacobia barely has time to breath let alone find the murderer. 

Feliz Navidead is the 3rd installment of the Santa Fe Cafe Mysteries by Ann Myers.  Rita is trying to convince her Midwest Mother that Christmas in Santa Fe is awesome.  Until Rita discovers a dead devil during the outdoor Christmas pageant which is held annually. 

Add some relics which are being repatriated from a wealthy socialite and a donkey on a diet and life gets very interesting.  

Shadow Dancer by Dinah Miller.  FBI Agent John Treehorn has a phenomenal solved case rate, until he is assigned to a 15 year old cold case involving a kidnapping of several teen boys, and the disappearance of their chaperone on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona.  The book is very good, but I will warn you it is very dark too.

The Good, The Bad, and the Guacamole by Rebecca Adler is the 2nd installment of the Taste of Texas Series. 

People are pouring into Broken Boot to check out the annual Homestead Days Celebration.  Josie is looking for an interview with up and coming country singer Jeff Clark, who was last seen leaving the dance hall with Josie's best friend Goth Girl Patti Lopez.  When Josie finds Jeff dead in Patti's living room, it is a race to find the killer before her friend goes to jail for a murder she didn't commit, and the bands leave town.  

The Pot Thief Who Studied Pythagoras by J. Michael Orenduff was a fun read, even though initially I was not a fan of Hubert Shuze who sells Indian Pottery in his shop.  But all the twists and turns in this book made it a fun and interesting read, and Hubert does end up having some redeeming qualities. 

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


  1. Lots to like. Love your mugrug. And your panel quilt is neat too. Hmmm

  2. Love LOVE your wall hanging! What a pretty panel! Stay safe and have a great week!

  3. Some good reading recommendations this week! I like cozy mysteries. I need to read some! Your little Heart mug rud is really cute! Well done!

  4. I love your book collection.....I need to write them down. Cute sayings.

  5. I love your heart mug rug! We can never have too many quilty hearts around the house! Pretty panel quilt design, too - I like Charlie Harper's prints. The Pot Thief sounds interesting. It's always a little bit hard to get into a book when you don't like the main character at first!

  6. That is a cool looking heart you put together. I just might go sew something after I leave the computer today, because I like the looks of your heart. :-) So many interesting fun titles you've shared today. Makes me look forward to the day we can go to the library again. Good cheer!

  7. Hi Colette! That Corgi towel looks cute but I really love your blue canning jar. The sleeve is brilliant. Yippee for a Valentine table topper. I just whipped one up myself - just need to tack down the binding. ~smile~ Roseanne

  8. The corgi towel is adorable. I like the wall hanging. Death by chocolate cherry cheesecake - I could think of worse ways to go....

  9. you find so many good books I'd like to read, and I'm a slow reader. Love the last title. Scratches to Bobbin and both kittens

  10. Love the corgi towel! Perfect time for hearts! I've seen so many table runner patterns with hearts. I'm tempted to make one. I'm glad I'm not the only one with Electric Quilt who needs classes! Let me know what you took. Great books!

  11. Electric Quilter would be amazing to learn to use, Colette. I would love to hear more about that. I also love Charley Harper birds...have had them in my notes for ions. Lovely heart and I've stalled too with my runner I was making. Not exciting me. Very cute sayings. Have a great weekend.


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