Thursday, January 16, 2020

I Like Thursday 1/16/20 With Not Afraid Of Color

It's I Like Thursday today thanks to LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color.
To see other "likes" check out her blog and the other bloggers who play along.
I really like using "I Like Thursday" to catch up on a few photos besides quilts.
When I miss a week (or two) I have quite a bit of catching up to do.

I like looking through old photos.

While I was decluttering/organizing things, I ran across a couple photos that made me laugh.
This one was the day my daughter and son-in-law opened presents from their wedding in 2004.
This deep fat fryer was a gift from a German couple that I had been helping.
The gift was not in a box and was roughly wrapped. It was also obviously a re-gift.

I'm not being ungrateful at all. Re-gifting is not a bad thing.
But, what was funny/not funny is that this fryer was from the 1970's and even had
a fabric wrapped cord. The original instructions in it were really funny.
The couple who gave it to them had a lot of money so this was really cheap of them.

The laugh we had was the best gift of all!

There was this photo that showed up. He's 15 now and still looks like this sometimes. LOL

I like what's coming later.

I finally gathered up some of the old movies and sent them in to be processed.
I can't wait to see them!

I like my pressure cooker.

I bought it about four years ago, used it a few times, and it went to the
"I had to have it, used it, and now it goes to the back" cupboard.
I pulled it out to use it again and I'm so glad I did.

This pork roast was so delicious!

I like the random photos and videos my daughter sends me of the Monkey Boys.

They were waving and saying, "Hi Grandma." Of course, it melted my heart!

I like hanging out and sewing with my friends.

I had a two day retreat at my house with a couple of my friends.
We had a blast! They needed occasional nourishment, of course.

I like quiet moments.

I posted this quilt last week and really love it.
The time photographing was especially sweet.
It was a quiet park and I enjoyed the moments.

I like designing quilts and quilt blocks.

I'm one lucky lady that I get to design projects for ThermOWeb, Riley Blake Designs, and
the newest one, Crafter's Edge. I love these fabric dies and how thin they are.

February 1st starts our new "Words To Grow By" with Sew Incredibly Crazy.
One of my blocks will have "FAITH" on it. I'm in love with this BOM already!

I like, but don't like, making pincushions for Bea Quilter's pincushion swap.

I don't like it because I'm not really good at it. Pincushions are so small
and I like to make big things. I do like the ones I get from the ladies involved.
I do like how sweet the ladies are, too!

I received this one from Holly. Don't you just love the stitching she used!

I sent this one the other day. She might have it by now, but if not...sorry that I'm showing it!

I like when my sister at Food Storage Moms tests out food and products.

She brought us some caramel corn in two different popped corn.
I love the softer ones on the right, though they were both delicious!

I like auctions for good causes.

Mr. Domestic had an auction to help out the people and animals in Australia.
I got the winning bid on some of these very cool scissors from LDH.

I like to write things and I like my soapbox.

 Thanks, LeeAnna, for sparking our likes and getting us to share them!

Check out her blog for other likes in the blogging world.


  1. Fun memories - and the regift - the best laugh of all!

  2. Hi Carol! Oh, loads of great pictures. Oh goodness to the re-gift. !! And Monkey Boy - he's a dinosaur! Oh gosh, I haven't used my pressure cooker. I don't even know how to use it!! Hi Grandma, from your Monkey Boys in a box. Now that's a fun picture, and of course it melted your heart. Yum, yum, yum to testing caramel corn. Why don't I have friends like that??!! {{Hugs}} to you. In your own way you opened that teacher's eyes to be respectful of her audience. That's not a bad thing. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Great memories. The one about "not smacking someone who is rude", we can all identify with. People can be so rude. especially online. They need to consider #1 that online is not the venue to settle arguments, and #2 that the things they say live forever.

  4. I read your post about the teacher, and I would have been as horrified as you about the things she said. I think on your own blog, you can say whatever you think! Your Monkey Boys playing in the box are so cute - boxes always make the best toys! I enjoyed seeing all your likes this week, Carol!

  5. Hmmmm. I'm really sorry you were upset about the class you took and that there were a number of 'bad comments. I love your posts - even your soapbox. I KNOW you are a lovely and generous woman even though I've never met you. Keep up the great postings; I follow you religiously.

  6. I can’t wait for your faith block. That popcorn looks awesome. Someone in my guild made Carmel corn with hull free popcorn recently and it was so good!

  7. Wow - so many great likes! That fryer is too much! Look at those old films! Oh, that brings back memories. How exciting to have them processed. That quilt is beautiful. Mmm... caramel corn.

  8. Obviously you should do what makes you comfortable, but please think for a moment of the service you provided. The teacher wrote you and said it made her think. THAT is an amazing service your provided. I am someone who tends to not appreciate rude or crass people either.....and it makes me regret wasting my hard earned money to take a class by someone who is behaving that way....that's NOT what I paid to listen to. You did a service in warning others. No, you didn't name the store/teacher, but those who live near you could probably guess at who it was (or do a little investigating and discover who was teaching that particular weekend, and maybe even knew of this teacher). Your warning would have made me at least think twice and probably ask friends for their opinion of this teacher...and I would have been VERY grateful for the warning so I could avoid them. I am trying to lessen the amount of negative people I hang around. So, please reconsider letting others know when you have a negative experience. Not everyone is going to like everything, so unless there are personal attacks on a person, telling others your OPINION is not a bad thing. Thanks.

  9. OMG your likes had me chuckling. The regift was awesome. Always great to see the monkey boys. Good idea to have the film, videos put on a more usable medium. Great now I want caramel corn. The comment about the ex boyfriend/girlfriend made me really laugh, especially after my time after Jeff died. Can I call his mom my ex mother in law? ROFL.

  10. What a fun post! I'm enjoying the pinnie group, although my current pinnie is taking its sweet old time getting to Norway :-( I'm hoping she gets it this month!

  11. I like your style of writing and organizing the likes. And the likes... your daughter is so pretty as are her monkeys.I grew up watching movies like that on a reel to reel projector that was old then. Yes... rude people... what is that saying, the more people I meet the more I like my dog? However, there are people like you and me and the I Like bunch who give people a good name!! lol. What is it these days, when people feel free to say just anything they think online? I sure hope they don't say these things face to face, however I bet they do. SO glad you joined in this week! LeeAnna

  12. So many wonderful things in this post! That was an odd comment, unless it was an ex-DIL, in which case, it can be taken at less than face value. But what was the point? The BOM looks like it's going to be great! I laughed at the fryer, and then when I looked at the treats for your friends, I thought it was such a cute presentation - and straws with treats that big might keep me from making a pig of myself. LOL

  13. I was greatly disturbed by your experience in that class. Having had several friends, family members including my husband that passed from cancer, I'm not so sure I would have let that slide. I'm not one to make a scene, but the crass comments kept adding up. I have several gay friends, so those comments wouldn't have been appreciated either. I can't guess just what I'd have done in your situation as I wasn't there, but after thinking about it, you WERE there with your friends after all and that was what was most important. I think you handled that situation very well. I guess you'll know not to take another class with her in the future.
    Thanks for all you do - you ARE appreciated!
    Barbara in TN


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