Wednesday, May 4, 2022

I Like Thursday #203

 Welcome to my 203 I Like Thursday post.  Each week a group of bloggers share things that they have found that they like/love during the week.  Perhaps it is just that they want to share their accomplishments for the week, anything positive to throw some kindness into the universe.  LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color is our head wrangler.  

I have worked a lot of days in a row again, the price I pay for asking for days off.  The downside is I will admit I get very tired and don't accomplish a whole lot after day 4.  Perhaps it is the working nights, perhaps it is all the physical work I do because out of those first 4 days back I do a truck 3 days.  It means I help break down 8-16 pallets a night stacked at 8 feet tall.  I usually end up with 3-6 pallets of bakery items which then need to be stored in the sub zero walk in freezer, so there is a lot of lifting.  So when I accomplish anything it feels like a big deal.  

I finished a quilt from a SAL called Joy in the Journey.  At least it is to the flimsy stage!

I used a lot of fabrics which were hanging out on my cutting table after finishing a previous project.  The background are all neutral fabrics and scraps.  I made a 1 1/2 inch border around the quilt using different lengths of neutral scraps and then found an awesome orange batik that went perfect with all the other colors.  

May is mental health care month and I thought the Riley Blake blog had a pretty neat idea.  They shared a #RBDsewingselfcare 30 Day Challenge.  You can find out more about the challenge at the Riley Blake Blog website.

Next to my work are two ponds and during the majority of the year they are filled with ducks and geese.  I got a kick out of these baby Canadians wandering around.  They are so cute and fluffy!

This was just 2 of a huge gaggle.  

Speaking of birds.  The Yurok tribe of California has been working at reintroducing Condors to the Northern California area.  They did a very neat YouTube video on the Condor recovery.  One of the reasons which I thought this was so important is it is my people who are working toward these re-introductions. 

At the library I spied these violets in the grass.  

The chickens are laying like crazy.  In fact we had so many eggs, both extra refrigerators were full.  The kids put out coolers with ice in zip log bags in the bottom and we ended selling almost 60 dozen eggs total over the weekend.  These are the eggs from 2 days this week.  All washed and ready to be crated.

And there is another giant egg.  I keep watching my chickens to see if one of them is injured in any way, since this is so huge!

I have been binge watching TV so far I am caught up on Outlander, Bridgerton, and Virgin River, and while I watch I work on my wool quilt blocks or other handwork. 

I have also been binge reading....

The Dickinson Sister's Mysteries.  Lily and Iris Dickinson are the spinster seamstresses in the the town of Grangehurst, Yorkshire, England during the early Victorian period.  The books by Blythe Baker weave Victorian propriety with murder and some unfortunate events that drag the sisters into the middle of the mysteries.  I binge read books 2-6 and finished the series. 

I also read Cleopatra's Dagger by Carole Lawrence.  

Elizabeth van den Broek is the only female reporter on staff at the Herald, 1880's New York's most popular newspaper.  Relegated to report on fashion, cooking, and Lady Astor's garden parties, Elizabeth if desirous of doing real journalism.  One the EL (Elevated Train), Elizabeth sees what appears to be a murder taking place in one of the apartments.  When she returns to the apartment she is told no one lives there, and the disappearance of the former tenant is hushed up.  But when Elizabeth and her new friend Carlotta Ackerman stumble upon a mummy in the hole, where they are preparing to erect Cleopatra's Needle(now called The Obolisk), Elizabeth convinces the journalistic powers that be that she should be able to report on the crime, and perhaps solve the murder.  Little does Elizabeth know it places her in the sights of a serial killer too.

Thanks for stopping by.  Now wander over to LeeAnna's to check out the other I Like Thursday posts. 


  1. Great likes. I love your flimsy. Who doesn't love fluffy babies. So cute

  2. I love your quilt top! Fantastic and happy colors!!! Whoa...that's a lot of eggs! Take care and have a great weekend!

  3. Look at all those eggs! Wowie! I love your quilt top, too. Such pretty colors. I'm sorry you're having to work so much - it does sound exhausting. I bet you're really building your upper body strength with all that lifting, though. Just take care of your back!

  4. Flimsy looks great! That orange is a great border. Goslings are so cute! That pile of eggs is huge! And that big egg - does it have a double yolk? I really like the cover art on those Dickinson books.

  5. I love your newly finished quilt top. I can't believe how many eggs you have! That one is huge! The books look very interesting. Love their last name! Haha!

  6. Hi Colette! Sixty dozen eggs sold in a weekend?! That is amazing and very cool. I assume the chickens will get to move with you wherever you end up? Love those little Canadians near your pond - I had to take a double look to see that it was two of the fluffy cuties! Your quilt top turned out just great! Happy Mother's Day. Enjoy the weekend. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  7. Hi, Siouxzyq! I love your beautiful quilt of joy. I’m smiling bigly. :-) I hope the condors make it up there. They’ve been successfully reintroduced in our part of California, the Pinnacles National Park. Both series intrigue me, thank you very much.

  8. Don't work too hard. You need rest, too.

  9. I liked the video and loved hearing pronounciation of their native words. Yea for being caretakers of the earth! so so so many eggs...


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