Wednesday, January 26, 2022

I Like Thursday #191

 It's Thursday again and time to share the things we found during the week that we like/love.  Thank you LeeAnna of Not Afraid of Color for encouraging us to look for those things to share with others.  

I made a pillowcase for Finn for his 9th birthday.  I can't believe that almost all of my grand kids are tipping on the precipice of double digits.  Where did the time go?  I made Finn a pillowcase using these fabrics.

It was a fortuitous gift because he got a new pillow for his birthday also!  

I have complained a lot lately about the cold gray (what they call hazy) days around here.  We have had a little snow lately and have been in the mid teens as a high and single digits at night.  What I do love about it though is that we have beautiful blue skies most mornings.

I like this cute dog sweater I saw at work.  I thought it was appropriate for those of us that jump from project to project.

I like that a statue of Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte was installed on Centennial Mall in Lincoln, NE.  Per Wikipedia:

Susan La Flesche Picotte (June 17, 1865 – September 18, 1915, Omaha)[1] was a Native American doctor and reformer in the late 19th century. She is widely acknowledged as one of the first Indigenous peoples, and the first Indigenous woman, to earn a medical degree.[2] She campaigned for public health and for the formal, legal allotment of land to members of the Omaha tribe.

Somehow this week I ended up stuck in the past when it came to my reading.  

Death Comes to the Village by Catherine Lloyd.  Miss Lucy Harrington is the daughter of the rector of Kurland St. Mary, and has been given the task of caring for her father's home, and siblings after her mother's death during childbirth, and visiting the infirm--including Major Robert Kurland who was injured during the battle of Waterloo.  When one of the maids goes missing Lucy is convinced that foul play has occurred, especially after the Major discloses that he thinks he spied something suspicious going on in the graveyard one night.  Lucy is sure that both incidents are related.  


A Man Lay Dead by Ngaio Marsh was written in 1934 and along with Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers and Margery Allingham is known as one of the Queens of Crime.  A Country house party with 5 guest and a game called Murder.  Suspects with what appears to be air tight alibis, a Russian Secret society and Detective Alleyn of Scotland Yard has quite the puzzle.  

Murder at the Manor by Catherine Coles.  Evelyn Christie is resigned to a long weekend house party with her husband's family at Hessleham Hall.  The Earl of Northmoor is murdered and the next in line is a boor, until he too is bumped off and Evelyn has to use all of her sleuthing powers to prove that her husband Tommy who is next in line to inherit is innocent.

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  1. How wonderful to have a statue commemorating Susan's wonderful achievement and life. Very cute dog sweater. Neddy keeps busy chasing them, luckily they can climb trees and he can't. LOL

  2. We had three days of cold and gray in a row last week, and the blue sky and bright sun came back on Saturday it was like a new lease on life! I'm glad to know that people are commemorating someone like Susan - a beautiful life to know about.

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  4. Hi Colette! Oh, that doggie sweater is really cute and quite apropos. What a wonderful statue of Dr. Picotte. I'm so glad she was recognized for her valuable service. Finn is the youngest of your grandchildren? It's amazing how quickly they grow up. Good thing we're not, eh?! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. A beautiful statue and a what a woman! That shark fabric is fun!

  6. So you saying even Bobbin chases squirrels? Love the pillowcase too

  7. What a great statue! Bobbin would look great in that sweater! Love your pillowcase too!


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