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January 20, 2022
I Like Thursday # 280 from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome to this week's list of likes... come on in, grab a cup of tea and visit a while! 

I love my poodle... what a good boy Milo is and what a sense of humor he has! I came downstairs this week to see him, er, well I don't know what he was doing...

Milo's Moment

Mama: ummmm Milo what are you doing? 

Milo: thinking... I've watched you and daddy look at the black screen for years and don't know why...

Mama: well, we watch the TV for entertainment, you're watching the fireplace

Milo ...

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January 13, 2022
I Like Thursday # 279 from Not Afraid of Color



in Studio
Welcome to this week's list of likes. I sewed a lot this week and did blog posts on both finishes, 

Here   and HERE


reading on ebook


finished book 3 in cupcake mysteries and now listening to this, funny, real story of a woman who loses a job teaching, and inherits a house full of books... 


on tv, we're enjoying Amazing Race, New Amsterdam, Virgin River, last season of Shitts creek. 


always in search of a good hairstyle... I like nearly all of these...

Fine dining... well this week I ...

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January 6, 2022
I Like Thursday #278 from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome to a big brand new year to fill up with stuff! And to this week's list of likes... on NYDay I like to make sure to do things I want to continue all year, for me it was sewing, painting (even if it's just a calendar painting above) writing, cooking traditional dishes and communicating with my husband. 

I finally allowed myself to start watching Bridgerton (I've read some of the books) as the next season is to start in March. O.M.G. it's so mesmerizing. 

If  a world wide killer pandemic hadn't happened ...

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December 30, 2021
I Like Thursday #277 from Not Afraid of Color


are you looking out or am I looking in?
Welcome to this week's list of likes... Christmas 2021 is over, we've eaten well, watched a few movies, and talked about the future. I love lights so I am keeping the lights on in the house for a while. 

I wrote a post yesterday about my word/goals for next year and have received the best comments ever... I felt so much less alone after those people reached out to me with understanding in comments or private emails. From my heart, thank you for your grace and friendship. HERE ...

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December 25, 2021
I Like Thursday # 276 from Not Afraid of Color


welcome to this week's list of likes... I love to color in my desk top calendar by Joanna Basford

Here's another one I did this week

I love to paint, draw, color, along with beading, sewing, knitting, reading... a long list. I love my supplies by the computer, including water soluble pencils and markers. If I want a shadow or background I can dampen the marker line with a water pen and scrub in a pale color 

Here's how they start

and finish. I learn by doing.

I've now finished my Christmas quilt center, here it ...

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December 16, 2021
I Like Thursday # 275 from Not Afraid of Color


welcome to this week's list of likes... Milo likes having a stocking so Santa can leave him whimzees, and toys! I like having a garland and lights on the mantel 

I like the colors of Christmas and bringing out some quilts

I love the show Survivor and this season has been fun, even though I do not understand the why the vote went that way,  annnnnnnnnd... you can watch Ponderosa on youtube where you see the jury cast offs go to wait for the end of the game vote... so fun

this juror #6 my favorite cast off, but ...

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December 10, 2021
I Like Thursday # 274 from Not Afraid of Color


I've been quilt making!!!
Welcome to I Like Thursday where we list the small things we liked this week? Small things add up

I like quilt making and have been obsessed in making blocks with my fussy cut octagons this week as seen in the pic above. Lots of little leftover scraps add up to a beautiful quilt... like life

 I like watching videos about art supplies to give as gifts for holidays 2021...

it gave me ideas for things I might want like a sketchbook of watercolor paper that I can do small paintings on and they will ...

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December 2, 2021
I Like Thursday #273 from Not Afraid of Color

it's beginning to look like Christmas!

Welcome to this week's list of likes...and I start with the incredible change in our weather, which we do not like.  


we put up some outdoor Christmas lights, 


which caused us to have to trim bushes, which led to clearing out old leaves from under them and around the rocks, and 5 bags of debris from just around the house not the entire yard. We've raked several times already and hardly have trees but each bush drops them too. Since we are still sheltering in place, we didn't even ...

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November 26, 2021
I Like Thursday # 272 from Not Afraid of Color


I like doodling on the calendar page with a bold brush marker

Welcome to this week's list of likes... on Thanksgiving Day this time...there is always something to like, something good that happens, something beautiful that shows itself, a small gesture maybe done by a family member, a phone dropped but not broken, a meal that turns out better than you expected, a good movie you happen upon, the sound of silence or nature after the loud neighbors drive off... 

today is slightly different than usual... let's start with the videos by soulpancake... all really worthy of ...

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November 21, 2021
I Like Thursday # 271 from Not Afraid of Color

 welcome to this week's list of things I liked! 

 the weather has been nice, odd but nicely cool and mostly sunny. We have raging wildfires again here in Colorado, (in November is just weird) 

yep from 74 to a high of 39F  and headed back up
 my mums are holding on with some support, and for pete's sake we still need to water the grass and trees! Everything should have gone into hibernation by now here!! 

love the bright turquoise of our new sprinkler!
 Sara and I zoomed this week and what fun to reconnect with her. This ...

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November 11, 2021
I Like Thursday # 270 from Not Afraid of Color


welcome to this week's list of likes!  

the above picture is to make note of the gorgeous way we could see the sliver of a moon with venus this week... I have had jewelry with this pairing before. I thought it was stunning through the twiggy trees 

I like that my little canon point and shoot camera could take these shots...

 admittedly I am not keen to change from DST back to darkness so early in the evening. It's cooled off here in high country but it was near 80 this weekend. In November. In Colorado. This ...

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November 4, 2021
I Like # 269 from Not Afraid of Color


 Welcome to this weeks's list of likes... it's still Fall but we're headed into a hot spell. Insects are thriving at the moment and I was interested in just how beautiful this butterfly was on my mums... 

and how different it looked against different colors... makes you really think about wall colors doesn't it?

I loved how this pic captured color line and texture as well as season

I like the balance of this photo in line/color/texture
I like that our temps were more normal this week, which made sleeping better. I like to ...

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October 28, 2021
I Like Thursday # 268 from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's list of likes

this little lotion bottle now holds tiny bouquets

not our trees but in the 'hood

our tree had it's leaves blown off
... the weather was hot for a couple days then went right down below freezing in one afternoon... so it's cooler in the bedroom now at night, yea!the ones with leaves are pretty colors this year

I like cold drinks even in winter, and love using these rubbermaid containers to hold cinnamon iced tea and filtered water...

I signed up for a 10 day free creativity event... all ...

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October 22, 2021
I Like #267 from Not Afraid of Color

 welcome to this week's list of likes... My mums were very pretty this week and the weather was cool enough to sleep for the most part. We have had record heat for a record length of time this year and this is the forecast for next Monday, which means our bedroom will be even hotter as opening windows in the evenings doesn't seem to make up for the sun's heat during the day

every day I check the forecast, and Monday's temp started at 77, then went to 79 now is 82, so it might be ...

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October 14, 2021
I Like Thursdays # 266 from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's list of likes... I like pumpkins and we have one... just one this year as we had to order it to be delivered. I like mums too.

I love cooler weather and we finally got cool, er, below freezing at night actually causing some distress over the sprinkler system and the mums survival. We were nearly 80 last week, then a freeze warning Wednesday night. Colorado keeps you wondering...


the unfiltered sun hits our bedroom all day so it's always hotter than the outside despite open windows, so we're okay with cold weather ...

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October 8, 2021
I Like Thursday # 265 from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's list of likes... small likes add up, don't they?

I love this fellow... I have hung him up in October for years now, and the video at the end shows him dancing now in Colorado. Our tree is more colorful than last week, the video takes you on a small tour of our back yard...

we put out a few decorations



and got some mums for the back porch.

This week we made chicken souvlaki's with greek potato salad for lunch and had enough for two days worth

I call it ...

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September 30, 2021
I Like Thursday #264 from Not Afraid of Color

welcome to this week's lists of likes... starting with some fall color in our tree

ooooo the lovely shades of lime green, gold, peach and all in between!

And I like that my wildflowers in patio pots are holding on. We just got some mums to plant too.

The tomato is the same size it was last week, but the pepper is a leeeetle bigger. 

It's cooler today, more normal temps for Colorado the last day of September and I LOVE IT! Whew! (oh it will be warmer in another day, but for today...) The 4 months of ...

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September 24, 2021
I Like Thursday #263 from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's list of likes... I like that my gerbera daisies are still blooming, just the yellow ones. The other two plants died from the heat.
I like my Maryland flamingo is still flapping
Look how sun bleached this once Bright colorful flamingo is after one summer. I have had to repair if from our extreme winds on many occasions but it's still here, reminding me of tropical memories.

We had a respite of 2 days of cool (more normal)  weather this week and I needed it to sleep better. We are back to another week ...

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September 17, 2021
I Like Thursday # 262 from Not Afraid of Color

Welcome to this week's list of simple likes! This week, while looking through my fabric stash I couldn't fit a big fabric meant for a tablecloth back in the drawer so.... 

it became a table cloth for the kitchen table!! I figure no worries, it's still just fabric hemmed on the ends and could be used in future if I needed it. for now it makes me smile even though it's "busy" 

 I have found lovely recipes to try but am waiting til it's not in the 90's F here (did I mention it ...

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September 10, 2021
I Like Thursday #261 from Not Afraid of Color

Welcome to this week's really short list of likes!

I'm still here, sweating in nearly 100F heat instead of the usual more temperate September temps. It makes me very testy. I am sewing and painting... I've continued to do a 5 min painting each morning while I have my coffee. I've finished three small quilted works. 

 The paint post is tomorrow and the sewing post is Saturday, hope to see you then.

I'm listening to the next book in the Kilts and Quilts series on audio while in studio. 

I'm taking my time to ...

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