Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

I Like Thursday #151

Good morning, friends, and Happy Thursday!  Thanks for visiting as I join in the weekly get together over at Not Afraid of Color!

This cherry tomato plant (bush? tree?) is cracking me up!

It never produced any tomatoes all summer, but all of a sudden it is going crazy!  
I love these little tomatoes, but am not sure what I will do with so many of them.

I love rain!  So refreshing!

We haven't had any measurable precipitation since the beginning of July in our part of the state, but this past week, it has rained a couple different times.  One storm even woke us up in the middle of the night!

I love my husband!  Last Saturday was the CU - Nebraska game.  Mike was born and grew up in Nebraska, so on this one day of the year, he has to root against the University of Colorado.  He always wears his Nebraska ball cap that day.

Our son, Andy, who grew up here in Colorado, but went to college in Nebraska and lives there now, always roots for the University of Colorado.  Andy was the happy one last Saturday!

I like this book that I checked out of the library the other day.

The subtitle is what caught my attention - 
"English Paper Piecing beyond the Hexagon."
I'd like to try some different shapes for this kind of hand stitching.

And I like how my Tiny Storm at Sea  block turned out.  At least I can say it's not too bad!  It was paper pieced and has some bulky spots where the blocks come together so does not lay flat.  But I'm keeping it!

Hope you're having a great week!  I have to go get a mammogram today.  Not my favorite thing, but good to get it out of the way.  See you soon!


Michele McLaughlin said...

Love your likes this week! We noticed that a lot of tomatoes are only blooming now too, must be the lack of rain. Cracked up at your husband and son's rivalry. Always good when the kid wins, isn't it? Your sewing is constantly amazing me, love the storm at sea! Have a great day! said...

I am right there with you on the tomatoes. I finally have tons but they are taking forever to turn red. Great storm at sea block. I agree it is nice to get the rain.

LA Paylor said...

I saw on The Quilt Show, a woman used a best press pen to drag some chemical along the seam line to press them really flat. I like it's in a pen not a spray but still you'd breathe the fumes as it's heated.
Feast or famine with the tomatoes! I'd take feast over my blossom end rot and black spotted ones now coming ripe. I don't know if I can cut the bad areas off or they have fungus.
Got to check out the book, LOVE EPP in whatever form!
I like the pic of your husband being true to his team!LeeAnna

Roseanne said...

Hi Diann! Love, love, LOVE your tiny SaS block. Love all the different shades of purple (and I'm not even a purple lover). Are you making more or what are your plans for this sweet block? that library book looks interesting! I never think to look at the library for quilting patterns/ideas. That is funny that your DH and son cheer for different teams - just the opposite of what you would think. And I love rain as well - I find it so comforting to hear it on the roof assuming it isn't severe. ~smile~ Roseanne

piecefulwendy said...

Go Big Red!! I have to say that, since we have good friends who are big Nebraska fans, so I know some of the lingo! That little Storm at Sea is darling! Now I want to make one! We were thinking alike, with our love of rain. It was glorious this morning, but we have flash flood warnings out as well.

Libby in TN said...

We had so many cherry tomatoes at the end that I brought some with us on our trip to VA/WV. Your SaS looks fabulous! I am so far behind with TT and RSC, and I'm not letting it bother me.

PaintedThread said...

Love all those little tomatoes. That patchwork book looks interesting - that almost looks like penrose tiling. That storm at seas block is so small! I like the colors, too.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

We are like that about hockey here which is expected of us I guess, Diann. Watching Friday Night Lights showed us how important football is to Americans but maybe that depends on where you live too. I think it is great entertainment.
Oh I would love all those tomatoes.
Storm at Sea is fabulous!

Cathy said...

Better late than never with the tomatoes! Our single cherry tomato plant gives me 12 snack size baggies-ful every week to take to my Weight Watchers friends. The larger tomatoes (and extra cherry tomatoes) stay here - we had tomato pie for dinner tonight! What timing on the mammogram. I’m having mine done next Wednesday. They told me about the new tomography machines they’ll be using. Three-D, lower radiation, more accurate for diagnostics, easier for patient (you know what I mean). Looking forward to that! Your Storm at Sea block turned out beautifully!

moosecraft said...

This block looks so difficult! Yours finished up nice!
One of the things I do to use up cherry tomatoes is make up a scampi sauce for pasta. Simmer butter, olive oil and garlic until the garlic is tender...then add the cherry tomatoes (sliced in half) and simmer some more until soft...then either spoon over pasta or add the pasta to the pan and mix it all up. Serve topped with fresh grated parmesean (and I like fresh cracked pepper too)! YUM!
If you want to keep the vampires can add some garlic bread to this meal as well! :-)

Scrapatches said...

Good Morning, I have that book but have not made that block. Very tricky looking. I have sewn some shapes but not diamonds, yet. Your block looks very nice. EPP is good to take to offices and sew while you are waiting. Best wishes with your test. Mine is coming up soon. We have a cherry tomato plant that started producing ripe fruit in mid summer. I have been snicking and munching them outside and only this month have we enough to bring them into the house. They are good sprinkled with a little olive oil and roasted in the oven as a side dish. Yum! ... :-) Pat

Jeanne said...

I like "I love my husband" -- me too! Hope your mammo was OK. Looking forward to seeing your Almost Amish colors.