Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

I Like Thursday #164 - Holiday Likes

Good morning, friends!

We decorated for Christmas inside and out the other day.  I'm liking how our outside lights are looking this year!

Can you see the red and green sparkles?! 

Last year we got one of those outdoor projectors that displays red and green lights on the house.  We tried shining it on one of our trees, but never liked the result because the trees are just too tall for you to see anything.  So this year Mike pointed it toward the house, and I like it a lot!

A few weeks ago, Shannon at I'm Working on a Project shared the dolls her mom had made, and it reminded me of my Raggedy Andy dolls that my mom made when my boys were little.  I always get them out at Christmas.

We actually call them Raggedy Andy and Raggedy Kevin, because those are our kids' names.  They have their own Christmas quilt to cuddle under!    I love having these dolls and several other things my mom has made for me over the years.

I like my teeny bowtie block made for the Temecula Quilt Co's Tiny Tree project!

How about a whole quilt made out of these 2 3/4 inch blocks? :)

I liked looking out the back window the other day and seeing this bunny warming himself in that sunny patch of grass by the tree.

I don't mind sharing my yard with him!

This time of year, I really enjoy reading the next books in a series - the characters and settings are familiar and you don't have to think too hard to enjoy the story.  I'm reading two right now because they both became available from my library at the same time!  

One for my afternoon reading, and one before bed - enjoying them both!

Have a great day!  Don't forget to check out the other I Like posts at Not Afraid of Color!

14 comments: said...

Love your tiny bow tie. The bunny in the sun, and your house is lovely. Great likes as usual.

Vicki in MN said...

I love all of Robyn Carr's books! Great idea to shine the projector at the house.

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

did you see on Netflix there is a Virgin River Series now - it starts with the characters in the first book I wonder where it will go from there. Love your lights and the sparkle it shows on the house. I used to make those Raggedy Anne dolls for the girls

Julierose said...

Love that little "JOY" pillow--so cute...nice lights; we've had fog and now it's bitter cold here...great likes hugs, Julierose

LA Paylor said...

I had to giggle at your projector lights... we call those "house pox" as in, uh oh another house has come down with them. I love them too. Did you see the ones for halloween this year with flying witches and pumpkins? fun stuff. Your home looks inviting with pretty decorations.

I love reading in a series too. It's exciting to find another author you enjoy and follow the characters along on the ride.

piecefulwendy said...

So many fun things you've enjoyed this week! Don't you just want to go cuddle that little bunny and warm him/her up? Your little bowtie block is darling. I can't wait to see the reveal on the pattern! I think you are all ready for Christmas!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Diann! I do see the red and green sparkles, and I love how they look against your house. Several folks in the hood have them, and I think they really are so clever. When Sue and I first saw them a couple of years ago we actually pulled over to try and figure out what it was. It looked like a big net over the house or something. Your Mom did a great job on Raggedy Andy and Kevin! How nice to put them out each year. I cannot imagine a whole quilt of those cute LITTLE bowtie blocks. Too small and fussy for me, but I will LOVE to see your version. Such cute fabrics you chose to make that block. ~smile~ Roseanne

Mary in Boulder said...

I've never heard of the Virgin River series, but after reading a sample of the first book, I think I'm hooked!

MissPat said...

I like your outdoor decorations. I much prefer a subtle decor to the light up the whole neighbor light shows. I haven't seen any of our resident bunnies, but I saw the tracks in the snow leading up to the garden. I haven't tried any block as small as the little trees blocks. I had enough trouble with Angela's 4.5" blocks. I need to find some new authors.

PaintedThread said...

What a cute little bowtie! A round bunny - gotta absorb that sunlight. Mmm... I'm several books behind Glass Houses. I'm getting there!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Love the dolls with the home made quilt! That's my favorite kind of Xmas decorations, things full of warm and happy memories! Your outdoor decorations with that spotlight are perfect! Love your wee bow block! Wow! We haven't seen many rabbits but have seen the ferrell cats warming themselves, sometimes on the streets (we chase them off the street so they don't get hit). Have a great day!

Linda said...

Love the sparkly projector lights! You guys did a great job decorating. The Andy and Kevin dolls - lol - are the best kind of decorations. Like you I love sharing space with little rabbits. They eat stuff in my garden, but I really don't care! I've never read Robyn Carr but just ordered a sample of the first Virgin River series to my iPad to see what I think. I admire you for reading two books at the same time!

chrisknits said...

I will pass on a quilt of those tiny bowties!! LOL

Kate said...

Love your Raggedy Andy and Raggedy Kevin dolls. Those small bow ties would be quite the project if you made a whole quilts worth, but it would be a fun scrappy project to tackle.