Meet Jake, the helper dog -
Isn't he a good looking guy? And such a sweetie, too! Jake doesn't live at our house, he lives down the street, but he likes to come visit us when we're out in the yard. (I'm not sure why his people don't miss him, but they don't seem to...) When he was visiting us the other day, I told him he could help me pick up sticks, so he did! But of course, he really just wanted to play with them!
Also seen out in our yard -
A red-breasted nuthatch, checking out the birdhouses!
I would love it if someone made a nest in one of our birdhouses, but we can't tell yet.
I loved this poem that a friend sent to me recently:
The birders I encounteredin books and in the world
shared little except this simple secret:
if you listen to birds,
every day will have a song in it.
~ Kyo McLear
My friend found it on this blog - A First Sip. This blogger posts a daily poem or quote with a photo that's meant to offer some beginning of the day inspiration, and I've been enjoying it since I discovered it, too.
I like this little bouquet of flowers that I got to dress up my dining room table for my Stash Statement bloghop post.
I love bouquets of flowers, but don't have them very often, until I have garden flowers that are ready to cut and put in a vase.
I like "rearranging!" I used to rearrange my furniture on a regular basis, but I think we've lived here long enough that we've found the best arrangements that work for us. Instead, I enjoy rearranging what's on the walls!
So, in our dining room/family room, here's what the wall has looked like for a long time -
The big wall-hanging is the very first project I ever blogged about, way back in 2013! I participated in the And Sew On block of the month, put on by Kristy of Quiet Play. All of the blocks are paper-pieced, and some very intricate!
Why I pinned it up on the dining room wall, I can't tell you, except that I was really proud of this project and wanted everyone to see it! (And that's how I decorate, lol!)
But this week, I took all of that down, and hung up my latest finish, String Star.
There's still room for more on that wall, and maybe the little penguins mini needs to go back up - I just haven't decided yet!
And one more like to share this week - we've been enjoying "Sherlock" on Netflix recently.
British detective shows are my favorites, and these are a lot of fun! I will even admit to having a bit of a crush on Benedict Cumberbatch...
Hope you're having a great week! Thanks for visiting, and don't miss the other I Like Thursday bloggers you can find linked up at LeeAnna's place, Not Afraid of Color!