I Love Thursday #31 – Happy May
This is our 31st post of things we love for the week. We post these loves each Thursday along with LeeAnna on her blog at Not Afraid of Color. Several friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find inspiration.
Pay it forward day! What – who knew Facebook had such a thing. But indeed, it was Pay it Forward Day last Saturday on FB. Kindness is king and it is a choice we each make with every interaction. It kind of goes along with last week’s being a rainbow in someone’s cloudy day, don’t you think?! I have the opportunity to be kind to someone (children) so often in my job luckily enough. The kids come into my office for an elevator key after some sort of injury. Rather than making them walk to the correct area, I usher them to a seat and bring the info/key to them. It’s a small thing but it gives me a chance to speak to them for a bit as well. So, how were you kind to someone recently?
Cacti in bloom! Just how many cacti in bloom am I exposed to in Wisconsin, you may ask. None. Zero. Nada. Thankfully, I have been enjoying the photos that Karen (Tu-Na Quilts) has been sharing from her Arizona home. Today, I have a lovely photo to share from a wonderful friend in Tempe.
Tulips and forsythia! Actually opening and starting to bloom! I don’t need to say any more – the pictures speak for themselves. Soon they will be so beautiful it will take your breath away.
Birdies! Have you noticed how chatty they are lately? Like there’s been a longgggg winter and they are thrilled to be alive. I can remember in my very first house that had a ton of trees surrounding it (read that to say LOTS OF LEAVES TO RAKE in the Fall), the morning doves would always be cooing way before sunrise. Of course, then I wanted to sleep in – back in the days when I could actually sleep – so I found them annoying. Now, I cherish the sounds of the birds and actually listen for the cardinal call outside my work window. They are really singing Spring is Here, Spring IS Here.
QALings. Are you thinking about a new project or wanting to start a new QAL? I have two good friends that are starting new QALs worthy of a look. The first one, by Tish at Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland is called Fireburst Mystery quilt. She just shared information about how much fabrics you’ll need – so you can easily still participate. Tish also has a Facebook page for sharing all the great details and tips from others. The second one is from Sandra at mmm Quilts. Sandra also just shared fabric and tips for her QAL Plus Playtime, and her pattern was published in the free eZine Modern by the Yard #7. Details are found on both websites. If you are considering joining either or both, please let me know in the comments! We can commiserate together.
Our little Dominic was over last Friday, and he was gifted a new, nifty blue hat. He won’t be needing to wear one for warmth much longer, but rather to keep his little ears from drafts. This was loving made by our friend, Theresa. And so quickly too!! He was looking at me like when are you going to pick me up Auntie Rose?!! So I did. ~smile~
I had a late minute picture to add of Dominic and his buddy the black lab, Zeus. Dominic just LOVES Zeus and I think the feeling is mutual – just adore this photo!
That’s it for this week! We hope your week is filled with many blessings. Happy Thursday!
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