Wednesday, October 20, 2021

180th I Like Thursday Post

 Welcome to my 180th I Like Thursday post.  Thank you LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for encouraging a handful of bloggers to find and share things that we like/love, or are thankful for during the week.  

I am thankful for this last blast of nice weather.  The days have been in the mid 60's to the low 70's but nights have been getting chilly.  The lantana is having one last bright blast.

There are some more fun pumpkins at work.  I like these!

I like this little ghost, it is called Hell's Messenger.  I will admit it has been a challenge.  There were no batteries included, nor any indication of what size.  I discovered they were the little button type batteries.  The light in the lantern though batteries wouldn't fit in any way.  So simple fix, just replace that tea light with another.

I managed to get all the applique done and the borders on the boo table runner.

I really liked the fabrics that I chose for this piece.  

Every year Carole, at From My Carolina Home has an Autumn Jubliee.  There is a quilt along for a table topper, embroidery, wool, decorating, and even some recipes and book suggestions.  I won a fabric bundle from Art Gallery Fabrics.  The line is called Grid and is by Katarina Roccella.

I love the look books that the different fabric manufacturers put out with different quilts.  There was a very neat one made with this fabric line.  

I think my wanderlust is kicking up.  I like to travel in the fall, less people, cooler, and I love fall foliage.  I am jealous when I see people traveling and enjoy some leaf peeping.  My books for the week have been the Campers & Criminals Cozy Mysteries by Tonya Kappes.  Who wouldn't want to visit Normal Kentucky and Daniel Boone National Park?  Mae West owner and proprietor of Happy Trails Campground, even with the murders?



Deadly Summer Nights by Vicki Delany takes place in the Catskills at a resort during the heyday of the Summer camps when families would escape the summers to the mountains.  Good food, entertainment, swimming, hiking, and canoeing were a daily ritual at these resort.  Elizabeth Grady attempts to keep Haggerman's Catskill Resort afloat, among rumors of communists and a murder. 
Or how about a visit to Cajun Country with Plantation Shudders and Body on the Bayou by Ellen Byron.  Meet Maggie Crozat that helps her family run Crozat Plantation B & B.  Each book seems to have old south secrets that play large parts in the murder. 

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


  1. Love those pumpkins. So fun. Brother is leaf peeping in Maine.the red maples near the river on his property are gorgeous. He takes pics and I get to leaf peep in my chair lol

  2. ooo I want that ghost light, where'd you get it?

  3. I love the pumpkins and the ghost! Halloween and Fall are so fun to decorate. So many books! I could never keep up with you!

  4. Those books look like fun and I love your BOO table runner! How cute!

  5. The Boo tablerunner is so cute! Love that bundle of fabric, too. I'll enjoy seeing what you make with it. That series of books looks like a hoot - someone was very creative with their titles!

  6. Hi Colette! That pumpkin runner is SO cute!! I agree - you picked out the perfect fabrics for it. Good thing you can put a tea light in the ghost - how annoying about the batteries. Well, the Campers series sounds enjoyable. My library probably won't have them, but I will certainly check! Take care, my friend. I have a bit of the wanderlust as well, but we're not going anywhere any time soon. ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. I've been enjoying the warmer weather, too, while it lasts. Pretty flowers. That ghost is quite striking. I really like the table runner, too. Good stuff!

  8. That fabric is gorgeous and I too enjoy the LOok Books they put together using them. Lots of neat ideas. Love your Boo runner and you are right, the fabrics are perfect for it. I also like that little ghost which I thought was an angel...little lights are sweet. Have a great weekend now.

  9. I love your Boo runner and I'm so glad to see you squeezing in some sewing time along with fussing with that lantern. It's so fun to see all the Halloween decorations in my neighborhood. My porch has a skeleton and our lamppost has a pumpkin on it. I don't want to overdo things! LOL


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