Friday, November 26, 2021

I Like #185

 I chose to skip I Like Thursday this past week.  I will admit I am ambivalent about Thanksgiving, while I love spending time with my family the day is more about being Grateful than celebrating Pilgrims and their arrival at Plymouth.  In fact when I was fortunate enough to visit Plymouth, Massachusetts and the historic landmark, I felt great sadness.  While the marker signifies great courage of those that risked their families, lives and everything they knew to come to the "new world", it was also the beginning of disease, and the genocide of the people that were already living on those lands which were considered "less than" because of the color of their skin, and the fact that they were different.   

I do love the holiday season, the color, the sounds....yep work has been playing non stop Christmas music for the past week.  Ask me how many different versions I have heard of Blue Christmas.  :D  

I thought these doggy pjs were cute that say fur baby.  Not with all the wet and mud  on the farm, would I ever buy them for Bobbin.  

What is your favorite holiday movie.  Growing up it was always Holiday Inn, my great grandmother loved it, but as I got older it became It's a Wonderful Life.  The newer holiday movies National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation always makes me laugh, and so imagine the smile I got when I spied these eggnog cups.

I think advent calendars are fun. Remember the candy ones when we were kids?  Now I  have seen wine and beer ones even, but this by far was my favorite.

If you have a feline companion they would love 24 cans of food, one for each day.

I have had some time to do a little sewing.  

The QAL I have been participating in I had to make 2 starry path blocks where were a Jinny Beyer block block.

The 6 and 12 inch block.  


Fancy Checkers

Walk Around the Block


Key Holder

I have one more block to do and then some sashing then I will be able to put the quilt top together.  

I have read several books recently but a few of my favorites....

At First Light by Barbara Nickless.

On the muddy banks of the Calumet River, a body has been found posed next to a series of mysterious glyphs and bearing wounds from a ritualistic slaying. Chicago detective Addie Bisset knows only one man who can decipher the message left by the killer: her friend Dr. Evan Wilding. A brilliant forensic semiotician, Evan decodes the etchings as Viking Age runes. They suggest either human sacrifice or righteous punishment. But to what god? And for what sins?

This was a Kindle First book and was published on December 1, 2021.  

Whiskey Rebellion by Liliana Hart.  Addison Holmes life is just not going the way she planned.  Left at the altar for her arch nemesis from her childhood, the building she lives in is going to be condemned so she is working on accruing a down payment for a cute little bungalow nearby, which is not easy on a high school history teacher's salary.  When Addison answers an ad to work at a strip club and spies her principal, she is expecting to be outed and fired upon returning home.  Instead she trips over the dead body of the principal. 

A Side of Murdery by Amy Pershing

Up and coming New York Chef, Samantha Barnes returns to her hometown on Cape Cod to recover from a bad marriage, and an even worse public meltdown of her marriage, with hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube.  Samantha has inherited her aunts ancient home, a dog named DIOGI, and lands a job as a restaurant reviewer for the local newspaper.  On Samantha's first assignment she sees a body in the water, the body of an old enemy from her younger days. 

The next two books are Murder Passes the Buck and Murder Grins and Bears It by Deb Baker.  I think the reason I chose these two books was because they take place in the UP (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan.  Gertie Johnson is a 66 year old widowed Yooper.  Gertie's son Blaze is the local sheriff and he is suing to have her declared incompetent and to be made her legal guardian.  When Chester Lampi is discovered dead in his deer blind, Gertie is determined to show her son how it is done!

Murder Grins and Bears it, Gertie is back, and trying to clear her grandson who is accused of murdering a local game warden. 


Thank you LeeAnna for encouraging us to find things to like/love during the week, but being understanding when we just can't muster anything to share.  Now head over to Not Afraid of Color to check out the other I Like Thursday posts.  


  1. Yes, I can understand your feelings about certain festivities. I see where some of the indigenous folks have filed to take back their lands in some of the provinces. It would be fitting now to right some more of those wrongs.
    Meanwhile, your blocks are all beauties. Wish I lived closer so you could show me how you get such precision. I seem to be rather sloppy in that area and cause myself a lot of extra work because of it.

  2. Hi Colette! Bobbin wouldn't forgive you easily if you brought home one of those outfits. I'm still giggling over the one that fit the cat and how it was discarded. Ooh, I LOVE the Whiskey series of books. It's been a while since I read them . . . LOVE your blocks, too. They will make a gorgeous quilt. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Love those star blocks! Heck - I love all your blocks. It's a Wonderful Life - or maybe Miracle on 34th Street.

  4. Americans tend to be oblivious to a lot of the harm we did to the Native people when arriving here, don't we? I'm trying not to be. Your quilt blocks are amazing - you've gotten a lot done! I hope your work isn't too crazy this month. At least there are Christmas tunes to sing along with! :)

  5. I think I missed this post! I love your blocks! I love Christmas movies too. I'm not sure I have a favorite. I still enjoy Charlie Brown!


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