Good morning, friends! Hope your week is going well! We enjoyed a backyard visit from one of our favorite birds over the weekend - a western tanager. He hung around our feeders for quite on both Saturday and Sunday. Such a beautiful bird!
That reminded me of this orangey/yellow orphan block I have, so I pulled it out and it will become something for this month's Table Scraps project. I'm still thinking about what to do with it.
This is leftover from the 2020 Color Challenge over at PBJ Quilts, and I remember each monthly block was inspired by birds that year, but I don't remember if this one was a western tanager or something different.
We finally got to one of my favorite times of the year - when we can plant! I started with my flower pots. I'm going with all white petunias in the pots this year. They don't look like much yet, but I'll share again in a month!
Veggies will be next!
Earlier this week, I finished this book, Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow. It was really good, and a fascinating story because the main characters are all involved in computer gaming - becoming game designers in their college years and starting their own company. Of course, that is a topic I know almost nothing about, except through my own sons, who would be similar in age to the characters in the book.
Have you ever had a close encounter with a celebrity? When I thought about this question, two memories came up. Once in the Denver Airport, Mike and I (this was before kids, so a long time ago) were waiting at our gate and a large group of very tall men walked by. I pointed them out to Mike like "look at those guys !" and he laughed and said they were the Denver Nuggets basketball team! He, of course, could name them all, but I was clueless.
Another time, we had gone to a Spring Training baseball game in Arizona, and specifically wanted to see the California Angels because our son was a fan of the pitcher Jim Abbott at the time. The Angels were owned by Gene Autry, and he came walking along near where we were sitting. Again, Mike recognized him, not me! (He grew up in a country music loving family, so that helped.)
But my true claim to fame is this:
Since we did our DNA tests a few years ago, and signed up with a website called Family Search, we get these kinds of email notifications once in awhile. This would be through my dad's mother's side of the family, and if I click on the link in the email, I can follow the ancestors back and see how we are related.
I thought that was kind of neat!
Joining in with I Like Thursday at Not Afraid of Color.