It's been a strange and disheartening week in our country. Some people are good at expressing how they are feeling on their blogs - that's not necessarily my strength.
But I do love this blogging community and have become friends with so many of you. The love and friendship you share in every post sure makes my world a better place! Hope I can do the same for you.
Thank you, LeeAnna, at Not Afraid of Color, for beginning this "I Like Thursday" community and keeping us going! Reading everyone's Thursday posts is my "normal," and I need normal right now, don't you?!
I like friends! This is my friend, Betty. She taught right next door to me for many years, and we're used to seeing each other pretty often, except for the last couple months. Finally, last week, we decided to both go through the Starbucks drive-thru, get some iced tea, and visit from our cars in the parking lot.
That was fun and we'll have to do it again!
(You know this!) I love quilting! I love this little bookshelf quilt that my quilt group friends (like Betty, above) made for one of our members, Sue. Sue's husband is going through cancer treatment right now and we thought she needed a quilty hug. Sue had been telling me that reading was her escape and keeping her sane right now.
Everyone made a block with a few books, I sewed them into a quilt top, and another group member quilted and bound it. It turned out really neat, and Sue was so surprised and touched. Sometimes our quilts make a difference very close to home!
I love flowers, and love having a husband with much better photography skills than I have! We've been enjoying these iris and poppies in our neighbors' yards.
Our kids know that Mike and I love birds, and will often send us pictures of a bird they saw that they knew we would enjoy seeing, too. This is a Mississippi Kite seen by our son in Kansas. This was a new bird for us since they don't live around here.
Thanks for visiting today! Have a great Thursday!