Wednesday, April 27, 2022

I Like Thursday #202

 Welcome to my 202nd I Like Thursday post.  Weekly, there are a group of bloggers which create a post of things that they like/love during the previous week.  You can find us all over at LeeAnna's blog-- Not Afraid of Color, where she hosts us, and offers encouragement.  

I had a weird week.  I had what started out as a tummy problem, turned into a migraine, and then back into a tummy problem so I actually called off of work 2 days.  I slept a lot, read a lot, and played catch up on some sewing.  

I managed the Moda BH bonus block 1 in the 4. 5 inch size in my fashion.

BH 4 Bonus Block 1 4.5 inch

BH 4 Bonus Blocks 1 Roundabout

I then worked on cutting out blocks 4, 5 and the bonus block 2.  I think it takes me longer to select the fabrics than to sew the two blocks.

Blocks 4 called Spinners


BH 4 Block 4 Spinners

BH 4 Block 5 9 inch

BH 4 Block 4 4.5 inch
BH 4 Block 5 Two of Five


BH 4 Block 5 Two of Five

BH 4 Block 5 4.5 inch Block

BH 4 Block 5 9 inch block

BH 4 Bonus Block 2 Mix and Match

BH 4 Bonus Block 2 4.5 inch

BH 4 Bonus Block 2 9 inch Block

BH Bonus Block 2 Mix and Match

Moda BH 4 Block 6 Spinning into Spring


BH 4 Block 6 Spinning into Spring

BH 4 Block 6 9 inch block

BH 4 Block 6 4.5 inch block
I also finished 3 ribbon blocks

Ribbon Star Block 15

Ribbon Star 14

Ribbon Star Block 13

 I also did a seamstress job of fixing some sleeves on a person's work shirts, and I put one of the borders on my Joy in the Journey quilt.  

I also put borders on the paper pieced bunny I made a few weeks ago.  Now to quilt, and make into a pillow.


During my days off there was an 80 degree day, but we are back to barely in the 40's for the highs.  I still do not have any tulips, but my giant snowdrops have bloomed.  

The kids took the deck off where the pool used to be.  We decided any building not necessary would be removed and salvaged for our next property.

 What was really funny is somehow an Easter Egg ended up down here in the planter and it had candy in it even!

Since the weather has warmed up a bit the clucky girls are laying a lot more.  I get almost 2 dozen eggs a day.  One day there was an egg which was huge.

I have read a lot of books recently, but the stand outs were the following:

The Woman in the Green Dress by Tea Cooper.  The book starts out after WWI when new bride Fleur Richards discovers her husband has been killed just a few days before the Armistice her whole life is turned upside down to find out she just travel to Australia to claim her inheritance that her husband left her, even though they were married such a short time. 

The book jumps back and forth between 1850's Australia, and post WWI Australia where Fleur discovers many secrets.  

Death at the Workhouse by Emily Organ is the 8th book in the Penny Green Mysteries.  When Penny and her sister infiltrate the workhouse to report on the conditions they are surprised at how some people are turned away because of their age, or their inability to work.  But when 2 of the male inmates are discovered dead, it is easy to suppose that they killed each other, but Penny suspects something completely different. 

The Gang of St. Bride's is the 9th installment of the Penny Green Mysteries by Emily Organ.  In this installment Penny is sad to be leaving her Fleet Street career due to her impending nuptials to Inspector Blakely because no married woman continues to work after her marriage.  But before her wedding day Penny is investigating the robberies in Picadilly by a gang of women.  During her inquiry she is given a riddle to solve which is purported to lead her to the leader of the gang of St. Bride's.  


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  1. I hope you're feeling better. I love your blocks! You have so many of them and they all look great! It's nice to see you're getting some flowers blooming. It's been cool and windy here. I'm still waiting for the warm weather to show up.

  2. I'm so sorry you weren't feeling good this week, Colette. Hope you're better now. Your blocks made with the chicken fabric are so fun! When you move, will the chickens go with you? The snowshoes are so pretty - I've never grown those. The Woman in the Green Dress sounds like a book I should put on my list!

  3. Hi Colette! You have been busy sewing like crazy! I hope you are feeling much better now. You deserved the two days off of work. I spy sweet little Bobbin near the Easter egg! How funny is that?! Two dozen eggs from your chickens a day?!! That's a lot of eggs - what do you do with them all?!! Take care, my friend. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Lots of great likes. Your moda blocks are gorgeous. Hope you are feeling better

  5. Hi, hope you are feeling all better now. You certainly deserve a break. Meanwhile, what a pretty display those blocks are. Your chickens are quite the layers that the right word? I love eggs so that would suit us. Have a good weekend now.

  6. Lots of pretty little blocks. I like them a lot. wow - that's a huge egg! Headaches and stomach - not a fun combination. Feel better!

  7. Looks like you made good use of your time, even though you were feeling ill. I didn't realize you had taken down the pool. Two dozen eggs a day are a lot to disperse. I hope you have friends eager to take some off your hands. Or maybe you sell them? but when would you have time. Sure hope the bird flu doesn't reach your flock.


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