Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

I Like Thursday #268

 Happy Thursday, friends!  Thanks for visiting on "I Like Thursday," hosted by LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color.  Although my blog is primarily for sharing my quilting and crafting projects, I enjoy these posts because they give me the chance to share a few other things from my life that are positive and fun.  It's also been great to meet other bloggers through this community.  I've been joining in with I Like Thursday for over 5 years now - that time has flown by!

Something quilty that I (finally!) did is get my Positivity quilt sent off to Bernie for Mercyful Quilts.  That's a positive way to start the new year, and I feel good having (finally!) contributed to that very special cause.

It's been snowy and cold here, but that seems to bring out the birds.  Lots of these lesser goldfinches at the thistle feeder recently.  We've also seen lots of nuthatches, flickers, juncos, and the chickadees, and house finches who are always here.

I enjoyed this book over the New Year's weekend,  another one from Carole's post in December about holiday books.  I really like Susan Wiggs, and I think it's part of a series, so I might look for more of them.  

It's a quick and easy read, just right for when you want to
escape into someone else's life for awhile!

I like my new "house shoes." (I guess you could call them that - sounds like something from the 1950s!) They've been keeping my feet warm around the house on cold winter mornings.  I found them at Old Navy of all places, before Christmas.  They were marked down from $19.99 to $15.99, and then rang up at $9.99!  A bargain!

Soft, furry insides!

Be sure to check out all the positive posts at Not Afraid of Color!



Susie H said...

Good for you to get Positivity done & gone! I know that felt good!! I love watching the birds in winter too. True, the cold sure brings them to the feeders. Yesterday we had 7 deer running around to keep warm & eating leaves in our backyard. Must have been a "family" -- 5 adults and 2 young'uns. Thanks for the upbeat post!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Glad you enjoyed the book! I'll have more reviews on Sunday as I've been reading a lot. I need some new house shoes like those!!

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

I love your house shoes and something like that on my feet as well - fluffy stuff to keep your feet warm.
Winter usually brings a lot of birds but I was late putting my feeders out and they don't seem to have found mine yet few birds and no squirrels I guess it will take another week or two said...

Love your house shoes. I have a couple pair that are fuzzy too. Great pics of the birds.

grammajudyb said...

Warm house shoes are the best! And be with non slip soles are necessary! You did get a bargain! I usually read a Christmas themed book during the holidays. This year I didn’t finish mine. Too many other things kept me away from my Kindle.
Seeing your bird pictures reminded me of my sister! I hope the woman who bought her house is feeding the neighborhood birds.

Linda said...

I know you were happy to get your plus quilt off to Bernie. I need to ask her how long she will continue to take quilts for Mercy before she moves. I wondered about that Susan Wiggs book, since Carole mentioned it was told from the male perspective, so thanks for the recommendation. I like that escape into someone else's life too! Great score on the "house shoes"! That's what I call 'em too. ;)

piecefulwendy said...

Getting the Poz quilt on its way is definitely a good way to begin the year! I enjoyed your post as usual, and given how cold it is here this morning, I could use a pair of those cozy-looking shoes! (It's -15 but feels like -31)

MissPat said...

My feet are always cold, so I should look for some "house shoes" like those. Now if I could only find something to put on my hands that lets me use the computer at the same time.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Diann! Oh, I love that meme about hemming your blessings! Very appropriate. I am 100% certain that Bernie and the Mercyful program will love that beautiful quilt you sent off for the new year. They had quite a few from the September end of Preeti's QAL. I wouldn't feel guilty one bit, my friend. It's the generosity that counts. The birdies enjoying the bird feeder just makes me smile! Your new house slippers look nice and toasty. I have two pairs of house slippers - one for bare feet (like out of the shower, wearing to bed) and one to wear with socks. My feet are narrow and I can barely keep the sock slippers on with bare feet - I have to curl my toes. HAHA! I love having toasty toes - what a good deal you got on them. And at Old Navy, no less. I never would think of looking there for slippers. Happy Thursday! {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

The Joyful Quilter said...

Kudos, Diann, on starting the new year off by packaging up your Positivity quilt to ship to Bernie for Mercyful Quilts!

PaintedThread said...

Such pretty goldfinches! I know we have a bunch around here (because I hear them), but they rarely come to the feeders. Yay for sending off your quilt! Shiny new slippers - they look nice and warm.

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Your Frosty's in the snow are so cute. You have a lot more snow than us. We have about an inch on the ground but that means it's been too cold to snow. I enjoyed seeing your projects, Diann. They always look so neat and tidy to me.
Love the birds of course, and you are so kind to give your pretty quilt to a charity. I'm sure it will be so appreciated. That is definitely the nicest way I've read of starting off the New Year. So here's to good health and happiness to you and Mike for 2022!