I Love Thursday #63
This is our 63rd 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 additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out. You will surely find something to inspire you.
Thread Magic! We finally found and started using Thread Magic for the hand quilting project Sue has been struggling with. Thank you, Vicki, for suggesting the product in the first place. Sue reports that it is working well! No thread breakage and is it also diminishing the knots and tangles. Woot woot to a win/win., plus it’s easy to use.
A CLEAN Car! We had some unexpectedly early snow, and actually had a snow day in November (unheard of for us, especially that early!!). I usually drive my car most of the winter without getting it washed unless there is too much salt spray on it. Once I can no longer see out the window for my sideview mirror, I know it’s time to get it washed. My dad would be spinning in his grave, knowing how few times I wash my car. But it is sparkling clean-ish, or as clean as a $6 carwash can get it. ~smile~ It’s so nice to see out the windows again! I am thinking I need to join their monthly club for unlimited washes until the snow is gone . . . that would make my dad happy! ♥ ♥
Large family parties! Both my parents were the oldest of nine siblings. This past weekend the Nelson side of my family had its annual Christmas party. Two of my aunts are still alive and able to attend, which is a blessing. One just turned 99 and the other is 92. I have a ton of first through fourth generation cousins! There might even be some fifth generation ones if I contemplate it a bit. The party is held at the American Legion Post that my cousin Sally had to join so we could reserve it each year. No kids in the bar area is the only rule, along with bring a dish and a dessert to pass. This is me with my Aunt Vernell who is 92 years young.
Cozy mysteries! I visited a blog and the owner was looking for cozy mystery author suggestions. Of course I couldn’t possibly remember who that was, so I thought I’d share the list we complied here. Cozy mysteries are a lighter version of mystery books without the violence and usually a bit of romance. Here are some of the authors we enjoy: Joanne Fluke, Laura Levine, Harper Lin, Amanda Lee, Nancy Martin, Earlene Fowler, Gemma Halliday, Cleo Coyle, Mary Marks, Misa Ramirez or Melissa Burbon. From our fellow blogger friend, Susan: Felicity Young, and Clarke’s Todd. Finally, recently shared by Bernie on her blog, Foot and Needle, comes Carol Dean Jones. Her series has a quilting theme along with a quilting pattern included that is featured on the cover.
Dominic, the little sweetheart, went to visit Santa last weekend. While he wasn’t real keen on him he still sat on his lap and got a picture. More importantly, he enjoyed Santa’s chair! And the snowman, sleigh and ice cream cone chairs that the big kids were sitting in. Of course, to remind you that he is still just one, no yogurt made it into his mouth for breakfast. ~smile~ The Santa photos were taken in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Just a small little last love – happy birthday to my mom would would have been 107 today. I got to enjoy her until 99.5 so I was blessed, but I still miss her every day. Even if my sister thinks I should be over it.
That’s it for this week! We hope your week is filled with many blessings. Happy Thursday! See you next week with more loves. Our Linky Parties can be found by clicking the link for more quilting fun or in the sidebar of our website – check out what our friends are up to. Like/follow us on our Facebook page and share your likes/loves there! We love to see them. ~smile~