I Really LOVE Thursdays #33
This is our 33rd 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.
Quilters r.o.c.k. You already know this but here is a shout out for such a happy story. It warms my heart and brings a little tear to my eyes, but I am a tender heart. Carole at From My Carolina Home recently shared a post entitled Salvaging a QAL. I thought to myself, how funny. I had just been discussing this subject with another blogger, about how we stay motivated to finish up a QAL. But this story has nothing to do with that at all. The short synopsis is that a friend of Carole’s asked her if she would finish up some blocks and donate the quilt to charity. Carole went WAY beyond that, finished the quilt beautifully and gave it to a very special recipient. Please check the link for all the details – I don’t want to wreck the ending for you, plus you will enjoy the pictures. ~BIG smile~
Mother’s Day! Even though we aren’t mothers, we were celebrated last Sunday. We each received a wonderful bouquet of flowers, and some wonderful cards. Here is a picture of the combined flowers, and Sue and I with her Mom after breakfast:
We had a wonderful day and we hope you did too!
Kohl’s Cash! You probably don’t have a Kohl’s store by you. It is a department store like Macy’s, JC Penney, etc. It was started by Senator Kohl from Wisconsin before he got into politics, and it has nice merchandise. They have weekly ‘sales’ and when you spend a certain amount they give you Kohl’s Cash to use the next week. I ordered some new clothes and then received $10 in KC. No big deal BUT I also received $15 of Kohl’s Rewards (another gimmick). What – $25 in free spending money that expired in seven days?!! So, this leads to Love #4.
Umbrella Stroller! This could possibly be a part of our sweet boy’s post since it is obviously for him, but how cool is this?! He is NOT to the point (yet) of walking next to us while we carry his stroller. Nor do I really believe the lightweight claim as I wrestled the box into the house. Also, there is some really small print that says “easy to put together.” What?!! What needs to be put together on an umbrella stroller? I thought it was an open-the-box-and-use-it type of item. Hmmm. I have to figure this out because we are going for a walk on Saturday with our sweet boy!
FMQ Challenge. A fellow blogger friend named Linda shared a post yesterday about a FMQ challenge. It is offered by the Central New Jersey quilting guild, and it has monthly techniques to try. It actually started in January, but since it is a do-at-your-own-pace thing, I don’t think it matters that you join in late. For example, January has a focus on Loops at three different levels: beginning, intermediate and expert. That is something I would probably do all three levels of, just for practice and to get their tips. I see Ribbon Candy by Lori Kennedy is the expert level. Ooh, I LOVE the look of Ribbon Candy and definitely need to practice it.
Bat Baby at your service. Oh wait, I need a quick nap. It’s hard work being a super hero you know. I didn’t tell him that Batman isn’t a super hero but is part of the Justice League. We’ll clear that up when he wakes up. ~smile~
That’s it for this week. Oops, I almost forgot to say I love this baby! We hope your week is filled with many blessings. Happy Thursday!
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