With quilting and gardening, it has been a bit
of a struggle to stay up on everyone's blogs and
other reading. I'm in the middle of all that fall
clean-up--house, yard and garden--but as I
keep an eye on the weather, I've decided I
can slow things down a little. There is still no
freeze in the 10-day forecast and leaving the last
produce out there as long as possible will allow me
to cook with fresh ingredients as long as possible.
So, finding myself with a little extra time today I thought
I'd try joining in Not Afraid of Color's "I Like Thursday".
I hope I understand how this works so here goes:
I like fall.
No, I LOVE fall. And all things fall.
Quilts, trees, scenery, flowers, weather, clothes...
Which is why I make things for fall
and grow things for fall!
With me, the whole year leads up to fall.
The trees are finally starting to turn and
the leaves are starting to color up the lawn.
(The hubs may not like that part so much
but I do--what's fall without some falling?)
I like taking time out to enjoy coffee in a shop
a few times a week...because somehow those
days are just more relaxed. Why doesn't this
happen with coffee at home? It just doesn't.
I like my current audiobook:
The Grand Sophy.
If you like Jane Austen's writing, this one is for you.
Think Emma but with a little more witty banter and scheming.
I'm just over half-way through and is it quilting or this book
that has me so excited to get into my sewing room?!
As with all audio books, I give a lot of credit to the reader
who can often make or break the story. As I sew away on
my latest quilt, Sarah Woodward's lovely, and appropriate,
British accent takes me right into London in the early 1800's.
I like canning things from the garden.
For months, it's been the bumper crop of tomatoes
but this week I canned a little mincemeat made
from the green tomatoes on the few plants
that I pulled--waste not, want not. The Romas are
growing like crazy but I've pulled the other kinds.
My hands are too full!
I like capturing the funny looks of the chickens.
I like my new rotary cutter earrings.
I like how the fabrics "glow" in my latest quilt.
I'll get the last blocks done today.
Lastly, I like my new treadmill that is being delivered
today! (I wore out our first one years ago).
And that is my first go at the things I like this Thursday!