Thursday, June 17, 2021

Late I LIke Thursday Post #165

 Two days off in a row, gardening, cleaning gutters, readying for a trip to visit my family and Oregon, and I totally missed that it was Thursday, until I went to charity sew at church.  Oops!  

I liked these cute dog clothes I spied at work.

How about a cute little gingham dress? 

Happy Camper shirt.

Or I'm a Hot Mess.  

I love my coral bells plant.  The leaves are almost black.  Since the chickens are corralled this plant has really taken off.  

I finished all the blocks for my pineapple quilt and started sewing the rows together.

 I read a few books this week.  

An Artless Demise by Anna Lee Huber which is the 7th book in the Lady Darby series.  Kiera and Gage are in London and Kiera's return is anything but mundane, especially when there is a new gang of body snatchers, which reignites the rumors regarding her past exploits in Edinburgh.  When a couple of the bodies are of the gentry, Kiera ad Gage are determined to prove that there is something much more insidious going on.  

Apple Pie Die is the 1st book in the Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Book by Chelsea Thomas.  When Chelsea Thomas is left at the altar her Aunt May retrieves her from her Jersey apartment and takes her back home to the small town where she grew up.  Chelsea works at the apple orchard decorating for events.  One of the first big events is Chelsea's cousin's wedding.  Chelsea is sent to locate the groom who is late for the rehearsal dinner.  Chelsea finds the groom, dead in the creek near the camping cabins. Aunt May, Chelsea, and Teeny (the owner of the local diner) are convinced they can find the killer before the local police.
Cooking the Books is the 2nd book in the Apple Orchard Cozy Mystery Series.  Teeny has convinced Chelsea to enter the sled race.  When Chelsea loses control and ends up in the trees, she discovers a body of the local financial advisor who has recently taken everyone's money and invested it without notifying anyone in advance.  There are too many suspects to count.  All of Aunt May's retirement money, as well as the money she uses to run the orchard  is gone, so it is imperative that they discover who the real killer is and hopefully recover all the money for the citizens of Pine Grove.
Murder in the North End is the 5th book in the Nell Sweeny mysteries.  When Nell's friend Detective Colin Cook is accused of killing a man in the North End of Boston (an area during that time which was very seedy), Nell is determined to clear his name. 

I want to thank everyone for their positive thoughts and prayers for my dad. After 3 weeks in the hospital he finally was released to a rehabilitation center.  He is working hard to get strong enough to use a walker.  

I will not be posting for the next couple of weeks.  Bobbin and I are tripping to California, the check on Jeff's grave, in the past 2 years two different forest fires have went through.  I am then hoping to make it to Oregon in time for my oldest grand daughter Lillian's graduation party.  Mighty proud of the girl who had a rough couple of years in the recent past, she managed to get her act together and graduate at the age of 16!

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


  1. Ooh - I have coral bells, too. Now I know what they are. lol. Your pineapple blocks look great. Good luck to your dad. Have fun on your trip!!

  2. Have a good trip and be safe! I hope your dad has a good recuperation and can go home soon. Maybe Bobbin needs that little shirt about being a hot mess?! :)

  3. The pineapple quilt is spectacular. Nice to see it nearing a finish. Safe travels.

  4. Have a safe trip. Love your pineapples. So pretty. Bobbin can rock any of those outfits lol

  5. It looks like this past week was full of reading. So many good books out there. Kind of like our quilts. We'll never get all the quilts in our heads made and we'll never read all the books we want to read. Definitely prayers for your Dad's recovery and strength!

  6. Encouraging news about your dad, Colette.
    You are definitely more productive than I am being. And now how nice to do some travelling. Please be careful out there and enjoy.

  7. Cute little clothes! FABULOUS news about your precious Daddy!
    Enjoy your trip! Your pineapple quilt is so very pretty and your reads looks fun - cozy mysteries can be comforting. Good for Lilian! Lots to celebrate!

  8. Bobbin would look so cute in those outfits! Great news about your dad! I just love that pineapple quilt. Beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful and safe trip!

  9. The pineapple blocks are gorgeous. Have a safe AND fun trip.

  10. Glad your dad is doing better. Hopefully he will keep working hard, and get back home. Enjoy the trip, and stay safe.

  11. I love dog clothes, but my pups wouldn't tolerate them at all. Your pineapple blocks are beautiful with some many little pieces...awesome! I'm glad your dad is doing better, too. Have a safe and fun journey!

  12. Colette - safe travels. I hope you and sweet Bobbin are having a great time. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  13. Will bobbin be wearing those cute clothes?? nothing cute for big dogs... wah. Happy trails to you two, I hope the trip is great with no troubles. Congrats to your granddaughter... perservering and overcoming, two good traits.

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  15. That was a LOT OF BOOKS you read! So happy to read the good news on Dad. I'm sure he'll be working hard to get out of rehab next. Ha! Safe travels to you.


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