Wednesday, May 18, 2022

I Like Thursday #205

 It is Thursday, so it is time for my I Like Thursday post.  Each week a group of bloggers, hosted by LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color share things they have found or done that they like/love during the week.  We are throwing some love and positivity out in the universe.  

I will say I have stacked a lot of days working in a row, and when I have spaces of time like that, I am not very productive, nor am I engaged in social media much even.  We finally got into the 70's and had a couple of days that we were in the 80's even.  While Bobbin and I enjoyed some sun one afternoon I heard a rustle in an overgrown flower bed.  Expecting a bunny, I was surprised to see one of the kittens, Tangie, sleeping in the high weeds.

But today, my day off, it rained so I could stay inside without guilt, and do some sewing.  I cut out all the blocks for the Moda Blockheads 4 block 8, 9 and the bonus block 4.  I also finished all my string piecing, and trimmed all my gray blocks to On Grassy Creek.  I spent several hours just removing paper Wednesday and it is still not done.  

The lilacs are blooming, usually they bloom in a wave starting at the driveway and heading East, but this year they all bloomed at once.

Sitting outside the smell is divine!  

I have been binge reading a lot of series lately.  The Redmond and Haze series by Irina Shapiro.  Jason Redmond, has arrived from America to recover and rebuild his life.  Jason has inherited the title from his grandfather and Redmond Hall.  Jason is a surgeon, who fought in the American Civil War as a Union Soldier, and later a prisoner in the notorious Andersonville Prison.  In the first book when a body is discovered in an ancient Crusader's crypt, Daniel Haze the constable of Birch Hill automatically suspects the new guy in town Jason Redmond.  Jason and Daniel share many adventures along with different residents of the area throughout each book, and along the way Jason acquires a wife, Micah the orphan that Jason has brought with him grows up and goes off to school, and Daniel repairs his marriage, and both gentlemen become fathers.  

The next series I have been reading are the David Wolf Series by Jeff Carson.  David Wolf starts as an deputy in a small mountain town in Colorado.  

Foreign Deceit--David Wolf is next in line for promotion to the Sheriff.  A missing boy and search starts the book, when the boy is found dead at the bottom of a cliff David doesn't believe it is an accident.  The investigation gets put on hold though when David is notified that his brother has died in Italy, and the death is ruled a suicide.  David goes to bring his brother's body home, and falls into an investigation with the Carabinieri.

 The Silversmith is book 2.  David Wolf is passed over for the Sheriff's position, and is offered a position working for a local landowner in private security.  But when David declines the offer, and the new Sheriff who just happens to be the son of the local landowner is killed, David is accused of the death, and is being hunted by local law enforcement and another mad man.  

Alive and Killing--David and his son are on a camping trip and meet a strange man while hiking.  Suddenly they become the target of a group of men in the mountains and once they escape.  The FBI is called in and David is determined to discover who these men are.

Deadly Conditions is book 4.  After a snowstorm a body is found by a snowplow.  David is determined to find more about the woman, and discovered who killed her and why. 

Thanks for stopping by, and you can head over to LeeAnna's at Not Afraid of Color to check out the other I Like Thursday posts. 


  1. Awww that cute kitty in the grass! So sweet! Your string blocks looks wonderful! Wishing you a happy weekend Collette! Hugs!

  2. Your lilacs look so beautiful! I love the smell of them, too. Glad you had a rainy sewing day, and made good progress on your QAL blocks, too. Your book seriesboth sound good - thanks for the recommendations!

  3. Our lilacs have been so fragrant! Rainy days are always good for sewing and cooking!

  4. Your lilacs are gorgeous. Cute kitty

  5. Wow, look at those lilacs. So beautiful. Mine is just budding. Great grey string blocks too. I don't mind rainy days at all.

  6. The lilacs are gorgeous! Love the Moda blocks. So many string blocks! Love that you found that Tangle in the flower bed.

  7. I'm still waiting for my lilacs to get their scent. They are late this year.

  8. oooo lilacs making the whole yard lavender!

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