Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

I Like Thursday #233

Happy Thursday, friends!  Hope you're having a good week.  I was so happy to see my tulips blooming the other day.   After really cold weather and snow the week before, I was afraid they were frozen.


Speaking of pink, I love my mom's pink bedroom in her new apartment!  The quilt on the end of the bed is one I made a few years ago and haven't used much, so I gave it to Mom.  I think it's perfect for her colors there!


Here's my mom in the living room of her apartment.  My brother-in-law made those beautiful stained glass windows for my mom and dad years ago, and they've hung in every house Mom has lived in since then.  So, that was almost the first thing he hung up for her when we were moving her in.


I love my reading friends, both those here in town and all of you in blogland because I always get the best book recommendations from all of you!  I just finished this one, recommended by Carole of From My Carolina Home.

I enjoyed this story of three women who have decided to buy and restore an old farmhouse in Virginia, and all their ups and downs.  This is the second in the series,  and I wasn't able to find the first book, but that didn't matter.   This has been the perfect relaxing read for the busy days of the last week or so.  I'll definitely look for the next book!

Joining in with LeeAnna and friends at Not Afraid of Color for I like Thursday.








14 comments:

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh your mama's place looks so comfortable and pretty. Hope she settles in and loves it. Wow those stained glass are gorgeous. My tulips finally budded up It is really raining today here.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Your mom's place looks sweet and cozy. Perfect quilt for her bed too.
I'll enjoy seeing your blocks for Sandra's quilt along, Diann. I had to avert my eyes...just can't be influenced to join in...LOL

Vicki in MN said...

And your mom was able to snag a ground floor apartment, how nice that she can just walk right outside on those upcoming nice days! Umm, that looks like a quilt ladder in need of some quilts!!

grammajudyb said...

I noticed too, that your mom’s apartment is on the ground floor! That’s a great thing. I’m sure she’ll appreciate the quilt as she adjusts to the climate difference. Thanks for the book recommendation! I especially like the title!

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

Your mom's new place looks like it will suit her and she will get used it fast. I will look for the book I get some of the best book reads from blog friends!

Linda said...

Your Mom is so cute! Pretty quilt, pretty glass, and a nice view outside. I hope she grows to love it. Are those TV remotes I spy in her hands? 😁

piecefulwendy said...

You are definitely your mama's daughter - I can see her in you! I'm glad she's getting settled in, with some lovely touches from her "kids". Her bedroom looks so fresh and nice, and your quilt really pulls the room together! Those stained glass windows are amazing, and I'm glad there was a place for them. Soon you'll be back to sewing and stitching!

Michele McLaughlin said...

Wow! Love the pink tulips! You and your family have done a lot to make Mom's new apartment gorgeous and so happy looking! The quilt you made is perfect in that pretty pink room and I love the stained glass your brother-in-law made! Such a happy post today! So glad she can be nearer to ya'all! Have a safe and happy weekend!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Diann! So glad to read that your Mom is all settled and in her new apartment. Her bed looks nice and inviting - how great that she can enjoy a quilt that you made?! Oh, I hope you can find the first Ladybug book! It is a fun read to see how they came to their decision to move/purchase the farm. It's a nice series. ~smile~ Roseanne

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on getting your Mom all moved in. I hope she enjoys her new apartment. I know it's sure to be a relief to have her nearby!

Michelle Churchman said...

So glad your mom is comfortably settled in. The stained glass pieces are gorgeous! And you’re right the quilt is perfect for her room. You mom’s new place looks comfortable and cozy!

Michelle
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PaintedThread said...

Yay for tulips! I can see why you're quick to hang up those stained glass pieces - they're beautiful! It's good to hear your mother is settling in.

Barb N said...

I'm glad you got your mom moved in and settled. Big job. That quilt looks perfect on her bed! We have daffodils just starting to bloom, which is a great reminder that even though spring is a bit slower to arrive in our mountains, it always comes!

Kate said...

Looks like your mother is settling in really well. Tulips are rare around here, it doesn't get cold enough in the winter for them. But the roses are blooming, with the late freeze I wasn't sure they would.