Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

I Like Thursday #148 - This and That

Happy Thursday, friends!  The kids have gone back to school in my city, and my retired teacher friends and I are celebrating NOT being there!

My mom and I made our peach pie, and it is delicious!  I love Colorado peaches - so tasty and sweet.  I liked this picture of my bowl full of sliced peaches before baking.


And here's an "after" picture - yummy!


My sister and I always take Mom to a movie when she is visiting,  and this time we chose this one.

We really liked it!  I had read the book years ago, but didn't remember the story.
I should warn you, this movie requires a pack of tissues - but Enzo, the dog, is just wonderful!

The other day, when we took Mom on a picnic, we visited a park that is up the Big Thompson Canyon a ways (towards Estes Park). It was terribly damaged in the 2013 flood, and just recently reopened.  They have let it go back to a more natural setting, rather than a grassy lawn like more typical city parks, but I liked it.

We enjoyed our lunch and then wandered around the paths a bit. 
 This is a view of the river running through the park.

I was able to get a little time at my sewing machine the other day, so I finished up this re-do of last week's Tiny Tuesday block for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.  I wasn't happy with my first attempt, and like this one much better!


Mike and I play a game of cribbage every night, and the other day he got what is considered a "perfect" hand.  It's worth 29 points!  (Yes, he won the game!)


And, finally, I had to show you one more picture of my marigold garden, because it has changed and gotten even prettier.  The larkspur is blooming now, and makes a lovely contrast with all the yellow-y orange of the marigolds.

That would make a pretty quilt!

Hope you're having a great week!  Join us over at Not Afraid of Color for lots more positive posts.









18 comments:

White Rose said...

Hi Liz oh wow your peach pie looks so yummy,oh my such a treat especially being homemade.
Glad you and your mum enjoyed the movie,i havent seen that one yet.
The canyon pic looks like a wonderful spot to visit and well done to your hubby for having the highest score.
Love your block you are very clever my friend,well done ,great post xx

kiwikid said...

The flowers together look beautiful, great colour combination. Looks like a good movie, the peach pie looks so good!! Nice to get out and have a picnic lunch and a walk.

Michele McLaughlin said...

Love your peach pie, a perfect hand in cribbage--WOW! And I LOVE the colors in your garden. I'm not big on orange but love it with purple or that deep blue! Your rainbow quilt is going to be lovely! I read the Racing in the Rain book years ago and glad you liked the movie. Have a great day!

Roseanne said...

Hi Diann! OMG - the marigold garden is just GORGEOUS. The larkspur intermixed with the marigolds looks so very pretty. It makes me want to paint it and I have no talent for that. Maybe LeeAnna will capture it on paper, although your photo does it great justice. Cribbage! I used to play that with an old boyfriend who was a bartender. We played every day, but that was long ago. Sweet on the perfect hand! Those peaches still make my mouth water. ~smile~ Roseanne

Linda said...

That pie! I'd have that polished off in two days. ;)
Love all your photos, especially the mountain stream and the marigolds with larkspur. I haven't been able to grow larkspur since we moved away from Oklahoma, and I miss it. Is your Mom staying a few more days?

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I thought the movie Art of Racing in the Rain was better than the book! Your larkspur looks lovely with the marigolds!

Julierose said...

What a lovely garden bed you've created--it looks like a painting! I have a book about Monet's gardens and it reminds me of that! I love your Tiny Tues. block too; that little bit of yellow with the blue and white is just perfect...
Thanks for sharing hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love that garden!! so pretty - the peach pie looks good to - is that an egg wash on the top to make it so shiny? The park looks good - have not seen the movie - I have not played cribbage is it easy to learn?

Louise said...

Oh, he even had the right Jack! Congrats to your hubby on finding a unicorn cribbage hand :)

piecefulwendy said...

Oh so many things to like in this post! Peach pie - yum - yours looks delicious! Time spent with mom is priceless. That's a great cribbage hand (I always lose), and those marigolds and larkspur are so pretty!

LA Paylor said...

I saw an interview with Milo's namesake, and there were several goldens playing enzo... I couldn't watch a sad dog movie right now despite liking pups. Your marigolds and larkspur are brilliant! My M's died from heat, wah!
Cribbage! Love playing cribbage but haven't for a long time now!
I have to see if there is a peach pie recipe without cornstarch...

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Oh, that peach pie did not disappoint, Diann! I can almost taste it.
That photo of the marigolds and larkspur is stunning. THis has been a super flower year for sure. Sounds like it was a great time with your Mom...wonderful stuff.

PaintedThread said...

Oh, look at those peaches! And that pie. Love the orange and purple flowers in all the green. Beautiful!

Cathy said...

I had just heard about The Art of Racing in the Rain (book and movie) from Cousin Kim this past weekend. Like you, she said it was really good and a tear-jerker. Must add it to my list! The park looks lovely, but your marigold garden is phenomenally beautiful!!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

Oh that pie looks yummy. I miss the Colorado landscape-so beautiful. Those flowers are a great blend of color-who knew? Enjoy your mom time!

chrisknits said...

I love your tiny blocks. I think I like yours best of all the ones doing it.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great likes. Peaches, yum. The park looks awesome. I learned to play cribbage from my dad when I was a little girl. Still play it.

Sandy Panagos said...

Thanks for the movie recommendation. I remember a friend suggesting the book a long time ago. I put it off for ages because of it being narrated by a dog. When I finally read it I loved it. Yup. Gonna take tissues with me!