Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

I Like Thursday #300

Look at that!  ⬆️  I Like post #300!  How many years is that?  I think I started these weekly posts in the fall of 2016, so almost six years now.  It's been fun collecting likes each week and sharing them here.  Thanks go to LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for starting the whole thing off way back then!

So, what am I liking this week?  I like that the calendar has flipped over to September!  September is one of my favorite months - it means fall is coming.  It's been very hot here - again! - so the hope for cooler weather is always there.

I'm liking this new Kathy Schmitz embroidery design that I started stitching this week.  She calls it "Summer Sun."  It's commemorating our adventures in growing sunflowers this summer!  Just one left now.

Being a retired 5th grade teacher, of course September means back to school time, and school supplies.  When I start to see them come out (in July!) I can't stay away from them!  As a teacher I always liked having the kids use spiral notebooks and composition books for different kinds of writing - we kept reading journals, writer's notebooks, science journals.  As a retiree, I still keep a reading journal in a composition notebook.

It looks like this on the inside, written in my favorite green gel pen.  (Note to self: you need a new set of gel pens!  This one's almost out.)  In another section, I keep notes for my book club discussions every month.

The most recent book I finished was this one.  So good!  I definitely recommend it.  

The main character is a woman who is a chemist in the 1950s/60s - definitely not something women were encouraged to do back then.  Lots of good characters and storylines.  Here's a link to the Goodreads blurb about the book for more info.

September means the garden is petering out.  Just two more tomatoes left on this plant, but it's sharing space with a volunteer marigold which is getting really pretty!

Hope you're having a great week with lots to like!
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Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I enjoyed that book too. Just finished another must-read, and I'll have reviews soon. I like September too, so happy it is coming into fall.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I just listened to Lessons in Chemistry on audiobook. My daughter recommended it to me. I also really enjoyed it. Pretty sunflowers!

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

I guess I need a journal - I have my sticky notes all over the place with reminders of this and that and what books to read - It could be done neater for sure! I love fall too and love your sunflower

piecefulwendy said...

My daughter gave me a book journal, and I've found it so helpful. Sure wish I had kept one for all the years I've been reading! That little sunflower is lovely, as is the fresh one. Have fun shopping for new gel pens!

MissPat said...

I've been seeing that book recommended everywhere. It's already on my Goodreads to read list. Just need to find the time.
We're having a cool day (near 70) today, but back near 90 on Saturday. We did finally get an inch of rain this week.

Linda said...

I love your Likes and feel the same about September. The "..ber" months are my favorites, especially October and November. Love that little sunflower embroidery - at least the squirrel can't get to it. ;) This is the third or fourth reminder for me to keep a journal of my "read" books - such a good idea.

Susie H said...

I love September for that very reason too ... a time for cooling off, reflecting on the spring and summer months, preparing for winter. Sorry to see on the news and hear from you that there is still so much heat out there. We enjoyed August this year because it was cool here by August standards. Of course we paid the piper all through July. I hope you get a reprieve soon from the temps. Cute little marigold. Gotta love volunteers!

PaintedThread said...

I can't believe it's been that long! Yay for September - I really like the fall (although I'm a little shocked this year because summer just disappeared). Green ink - what fun!

LA Paylor said...

I LOVE a composition book with the stiff cover. Also your green pen is awesome.

Sandy Panagos said...

There really IS something about composition journals, isn't there!?! I just finished "Lessons in Chemistry" and loved it. Seems we read a lot of the same books.