Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I Like Thursday #45 - This and That

Thursday has rolled around again, and I'm joining in with LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color in celebrating the good things in our lives.  Here's my list of likes that I've been compiling this week!

It seems like the big thing for the more well-known quilt bloggers to do nowadays is to write a newsletter once a month or so, and get readers to sign up for it.  Have you noticed that, too?  I've subscribed to several, but most of them I never read, except for "The Scrap Basket" which is sent out by Debbie of A Quilter's Table.

Debbie always showcases a certain type of quilt technique and includes lots of examples to check out.  Plus she links up interesting articles to read.  Recently I read this one - Colour Post: A Glossary of Colour, in Pincushions.  This post comes from Andrea Jackson, and her blog is called 3rd Story Workshop.

I learned a lot from reading this article about color theory, and LOVED the pincushions she made to illustrate all the concepts!  So, of course, I had to make one of these little pincushions for myself -


I dug into my growing collection of solid scraps, and chose (what I think are) three analogous colors to make this quick and easy little project.  Here's the back - it's kind of fun, too!



I definitely like my quilty friends and blog readers, too, because - 



In other likes this week - I liked this book that I just finished.  The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown.


It's about three grown-up sisters who have all returned home to help out their mother and father while their mom is going through cancer treatment.  Their father is an expert on Shakespeare, so there are all kinds of Shakespeare references throughout the book. Because I grew up in a family of three sisters, I could relate to a lot of the relationship dynamics that these women struggled with.  I enjoyed finding out how their stories resolved at the end of the book!

I also like this way of grilling veggies and fish that my husband and I devised this week!  These foil "boats" make clean-up so easy, and cook the veggies, peppers, and fish perfectly.   Everything was very tasty!


I like this fun photo of my mom and her friend who came to visit, when we took them to the sculpture park that I've shared here before.  This is the place in our town where you take all of your out-of-town visitors! :)


I like my oldest son's new car - a Kia Soul.  Don't you love the color?!


Our younger son bought one of these a couple years ago, and we all liked it so much that Older Son decided to get one, too, when he needed a new car.  Now we are a family with "soul!"

Hope you are having a good week!  Of course, I have been glued to the Hurricane Harvey news and keep everyone affected in my thoughts and prayers.  I've been trying to decide what would be the best thing I could do to help.  I know there are quilt and blanket drives going on, but there are also quilters online who say quilts aren't helpful at this time.  What do you think?








13 comments:

  1. I think it's too early for quilts. I'd be happy to tell you about my experience with Katrina. What they need now is money and cleanup supplies.

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  2. I, too, want to donate quilts, but there will be time for that. I think cash donations is what we will do now. I will have to go check out Weird Sisters. I just finished a book and for the next three I have on hold (e-copies), I'm third in line....

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  3. I too think it is too early for quilts. My son in law's work place in Wisconsin also has an office in Houston and quite a few of their employees have lost their homes or have been displace for sometime - the office in Wisconsin started a Go Fund Me account to help those employees in TX so we donated to that - I like to know where my money is going and who it will help - cash donations like this well probably help more now.

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  4. I will be popping over to read the 'colour' post. Thank you for the book recommendation too, I love a good read. x

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    1. Thank you, Kay! The color post is really informative!

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  5. Hi Diann. I might check out that book. Sounds interesting. I love the Sewing sign. How true. Your mom looks so cute next to the sculpture. I agree with some folks that money is vital now to help Harvey flood victims as i have donated to Red Cross but I have blog posted local organizations where people can donate items or funds. I have also posted the addresses where quilts are being requested for victims in the area on my blog. I enjoyed your post today-mary in Az

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  6. I think your grilling looks delicious too, you need to share your recipe! The quilting sign is perfect-I hate that people don't think I 'work' just because I sew and stay at home, grrr. Indeed I love that green car, hehe.

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  7. I laughed at that cute picture of your Mom and her friend. :) I love the colors on your pincushion. I've saved the "colour post" link.
    I agree that cash is needed for Texas flood/storm victims. That is why I haven't jumped on the quilt bandwagon, although I applaud their heart and their efforts. I am so grateful that all we had was a small leak - pretty incredible considering the 30-inch rain total here at the house.

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  8. Park sculptures like that are entertaining. :-) I love the look she's giving him. Sewing! and nifty little car. What fun.

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  9. Nice likes! I love your local sculptures! So much fun! Your pincushions are dear. What a great way to think about color! Hugs and have a great week!

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    1. Thanks, Michele! We really enjoy the sculpture park! I found another one to explore that I had never been to before. I'll have to write up a Thursday post about it!

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  10. Love the picture from the sculpture park! Lots of fun thing in your post this week. I think it's too early for quilts too. Right now it's all about cleaning up.

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  11. I was just wondering what my next read would be, this looks like a good choice. I agree, it's too early for quilts. Not too early to start one since we quilters sometimes like a few things on the go at the same time, but now is a time for money. Money for necessities that will be spent locally and help keep people employed and their economy moving.

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