I Love Thursday #84 – Blessings Abound
This is our 84th 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. I’m also trying a new linky party at Denise’s For the Love of Geese.
Photos shared! Rochelle follows our blog but doesn’t have her own. When I asked her if she did have one she said no, and she didn’t because it would take time away from quilting. Well, yes . . . that is true. Anyway, she sent me pictures of her finished Regatta and two Prairie Point ornaments that she made. Aren’t these just SO cool. I would love to get my hands on that Regatta and quilt it for her. I’ve been wanting to make another one just for that very reason (Sue doesn’t know it’s going on the list yet)! So Rochelle, if you’d like me to quilt it for you – I will quite happily!
Pretty ring! I was blessed to spend the whole day sitting quietly with my sister. We got a chance to catch up and I learned a LOT of family history that occurred before my time. She passed on this pretty ring to me that day. The story behind it is that our Aunt Dolly gave it to her when she turned 18. Aunt Dolly, whose real name was Marie like her mother and where my middle name came from, got this beautiful ring when she married her first husband, Milan. They didn’t stay together because he didn’t want children and she did, so she passed on the ring to her Goddaughter. My sister passed the ring on to me as her Goddaughter, and I’ve been wearing it ever since. It makes me happy to look at this ring and think of my aunt and sister being with me. I don’t have a Goddaughter to pass it on to, but I have someone who should have been . . . so that’s the route I’m going to take in the future. It will carry on the tradition, complete with the history, as I can share it. ~smile~
“Sale fabric”! I’ve said this one or two times before, but I am weak when it comes to fabrics. Add the word “sale” and I’ll happily check it out. Sometimes I even show restraint and say no to temptation. These 108″ wide backing were not turned away. Zebra Skins – I mean come on, who could say no to them. Such nice fabric – it feels so luxe. They don’t have a permanent home in a quilt yet but will very soon be in the newly organized closet shelf just for wide backings!
This was before I knew about the downsizing fabric haul we were gifted! I feel like I need to defend this fabulous purchase for some reason . . . ~smile~
Card and sweet feet! Not only did we get beautiful flowers for Mother’s Day, but also the cutest cards ever. The first card exactly matches what we look like at the door when they come over. Going and coming, we are happily waving at the door ready to jump out and carry someone inside or take a bag. The second card really needs no explanation. However, Addison loved putting her feet in paint and Dominic didn’t really care for it. Being the champ that he is, he muscled through it for Auntie Sue and Rose. ♥ ♥
Poms the movie! I love Diane Keaton, and this movie didn’t disappoint us. It is many different touching moments that brought tears to my eyes (but I’m a crier). The bond between Martha (Diane Keaton) and her new friend, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), is realistic. They both need a friend and it is fortunate that they live next to each other. The reviews on this movie are not good, but we never listen to them or we would have missed this gem. Sue and I have even talked about moving into one of the senior complexes. We would probably have similar thoughts and experiences that Martha did upon her arrival.
Dominic had a fabulous week, as did his sister, Addison. Someone got his very first Big Boy haircut, and sat in the chair like he’s been doing it all his life. We are all so darn proud of him. Speaking of being proud, look at sweet girl sitting in her booster chair. This is how she looks when Sesame Street is on, even if Grandma is being very entertaining. Dominic was just as enthralled; it must be a very good episode. I wonder what the letter of the day was?!
Addison loves her bathtime and looks so cute in her little hoodie towel, don’t you think? Dominic got a new sunhat and Addison got a new pretty dress. She knows she looks pretty in the dress, doesn’t she?!! Finally, I’ll leave you with our little Cheezer himself saying I got a Big Boy haircut. Oh yes, he did and he can cheese it up.
Here’s a link to a video showing how much we all love finally having a day of sunshine! This is Brandy sharing her enthusiasm with all of us.
Oh Happy Day!
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