Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Thursday, October 27, 2016

I Like Thursday #2 - the Friends edition

I am so blessed to have a wonderful variety of friends, both locally and all around the world, really!  Many of the things I like have to do with my friends!

1.  I like quilting! (You probably already knew that!)

My quilting hobby began with my local quilt group which started around 20 years ago (yikes!) with a bunch of teachers and other people who worked at my school.

Here we are in January of 2013, modeling scarves that we made together with a fun dying process that one person in the group taught to the rest of us.  We've done a ton of things together over the
years - friendship quilts, swaps, charity quilting - you name it.  These women are pretty special to me!

2.  I like golf!

Now that doesn't mean that I am a good golfer.  Actually, I am pretty bad at it, but the thing that makes it fun is my friends (many from my quilt group) who I play with every Tuesday.  We play at the Par 3 golf course here in town, and we spend much of that time laughing about our playing, enjoying the conversation and the walk and the beautiful weather along the way.

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3.  I like to read!

That has been true my whole life.  I am never very far from a book (or my iPad or Nook, which I also read on.).   Lucky for me, my friends also love to read, and our book club has read many interesting books during the time we've been together.  The town we live in, Loveland, Colorado, has a program called Loveland Loves to Read.  The book for this year, and my book club's October book, was The Work of Wolves, by Kent Meyers.

For our October meeting, we attended a talk given by Kent Meyers, and we were all so fascinated by the way he described his writing process.  Just as characters become real to the reader, they also become real to this writer, and when he sits down to write, he says he can't wait to find out what these characters are going to do in the story next!

4.  I like blogging, and all of the friends I have met and made through this activity!  I hope you know who you are!  

I so appreciate the people who read my blog and leave comments, and the people I've gotten to know through places like the Rainbow Scrap Challenge and Oh Scrap! link-ups.  I made this quilt in 2014 because I started following Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun than Housework and participating in her Scrap-a-Palooza series, and discovered the world of scrappy quilting!  My quilting life has really never been the same since. Quilt bloggers are a huge source of inspiration and fun for me!

5.  One last thing I like - going out for breakfast!  And this morning I get to do just that with two of my retired teacher friends.  We're going to celebrate our friendship, and find out what's going on with each other in this new stage of life, and eat at one of our favorite restaurants!  Yum!

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Wishing you a lovely Thursday, filled with all the things you like!


LA Paylor said...

I'll list your post on mine today! Thanks for linking up! I love reading and hearing about the author's joy of characters was fun. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Thanks for sharing! It is great seeing your scrap-a-palooza quilt again. It is one of my favorites. Have a great morning with friends. I get to sew with mine tomorrow :)

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

What a great list of friends. It is fun to see where they take you and where you can take them.

Summer said...

Nice list♥ Happy Thursday♥

Cathy said...

What fun things! Between you and Lee Anna I may have to join in future "I Like" Thursday's! Today, DH has the day off and we toolk our old antique Dutch sideboard to our favorite huge antique store to sell on consignment. Later today we'll get some paperwork notarized for my pension, then have our regular "Barnes & Noble date"; coffee and magazines and/or books. It's a bright, sunny autumn day here in Salt Lake and Life is Good!! xo to you!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

You are amazing! I think the only thing we don't have in common is golf. 4 out 5 ain't bad. :0)

Kate said...

A great list (other than the golf, just kidding). I didn't do much scrappy quilting till I hooked up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. You are right there is such inspiration in blogland.