Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

I Like Thursday #231

Happy Thursday!  Someone was having fun with their sidewalk chalk at my neighborhood park the other day!

Good advice, although not always easy to follow.

I've been so blessed to see some of my favorite people in person this week!  Of course, I was too busy visiting to take any pictures.  I got together for a socially distanced breakfast with my teacher friends and we spent a lot of time sharing memories of our friend who passed away in February.  We toasted her with our orange juice!  

We also met up with our oldest son for a picnic lunch to celebrate his birthday.  He lives about 250 miles from us, so we met halfway in between.  Even though we Facetime with him regularly, it was so good to actually see him!

Back at home, we've been enjoying the newest season of The Brokenwood Mysteries on Acorn.  I think it's Season 7, and we have loved them all.  These shows take place in New Zealand, and I love their accents!

I'm really enjoying this book, recommended by Wendy of Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting Life.  It's WWII historical fiction, one of my favorite genres.

Five young Americans go to Paris to become spies during the war.
I 'm about halfway through and I really can't tell how this is going to turn out!

I've been enjoying some hand-piecing this week.  The center section of my Harmony hand-pieced project is taking shape.  I've made the four corner blocks, and now need four more triangles in a square, and some flying geese to finish everything off.  Then I can piece all the parts together!  

Hope you're having a great week!
I'm joining in with LeeAnna and friends at Not Afraid of Color 
for I Like Thursday.



Melisa- pinkernpunkinquilting said...

Its always fun to see sweet sidewalk chalk art. Such a pretty block you are working on. I have not hand pieced in years. Enjoy. said...

What a nice surprise to come upon in the park. Yay for seeing friends and family, even though perhaps socially distanced. What a pretty block.

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

I love your star that is like the one I'm using in the big blocks what size is yours? I have the book on my kindle but I haven't watched it yet.

Susie H said...

Art in the Park = YAY! Gracie & I have been enjoying our walks lately too but it's been too cold that early in the morning for pictures. You keep reminding me that I need a hand-piecing project too. Have a good week!

Florida Farm Girl said...

The Brokenwood series sounds good but we've gotten away from watching television. Even if I turn something on, I get bored with it quickly and turn it off. Were it not for sports, it wouldn't even be worthwhile having a TV in this house.

Sherrie said...

Sidewalk chalk are is awesome...Haven't seen The Brokenwood Mysteries, I'll have to check that one out. Your book sounds interesting, I'll have to check this one out. Really like your star block, red is one of my favorite colors. Have a great day!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Diann! I love your Harmony block. It looks beautiful and what a nice job you did on the hand-piecing. The sidewalk chalk artwork is certainly a pick-me-up for your walk! ~smile~ Roseanne

PaintedThread said...

Chalk art - pretty! Yay for Brokenwood. We just finished Dog Day Morning - really good episode. They've been fun this year! I've enjoyed watching your Harmony come together.

Michele McLaughlin said...

I LOVE the Brokenwood mysteries too! Love that star you are hand piecing! We love having chalk art in our neighborhood but it will probably not happen til it's warmer here. Have a safe and happy day!

Linda said...

Those triangles in a square are so pretty! I love the look of them but gave me fits on one of the Riley Blake blocks. I even tried it again by cutting them larger and still had the same issues. Some folks on IG used the Tri-Recs ruler and said they had no problems so I’m wondering if I need to add those to my arsenal.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I love that fabric you have chosen for that gorgeous block, Diann. Very striking. Meanwhile, we have enjoyed the Brokenwood Mysteries as well. How wonderful to get together with family and friends. We are a long way off from that here, sigh.

Barb N said...

That's wonderful that you got to see your son in person! Zoom calls just are not the same. I actually hate them. I will have to check out The Brokenwood Mysteries. I don't know what Acorn is though. Will have to Google it, lol.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on meeting up for an in-person lunch with your son. Here's hoping he had a wonderful birthday!!