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September 2, 2021
I Like Thursday # 260 from Not Afraid of Color


welcome to this week's list of small likes... I LOVE flowers especially our patio pots of them

Me too, I like how I look with them behind me!
Know what these lovely clumps of petals are?

I like soduko and Kakuro puzzles a lot:

this one is very difficult but fun

I wanted to make orange juice cake this week, and had a recipe for orange cupcakes in my Gasparilla cookbook... I thought, I'll just make a cake instead of cupcakes! 

 The recipe, which by the way didn't tell me how long to bake them or how ...

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August 27, 2021
I Like Thursday #259 from Not Afraid of Color


some colors I used this week while painting!
welcome to this week's short list of likes. I LOVE painting with watercolors!

 I liked talking to my friend Cindy this week.  It's like being together almost when we talk. We share so much and she makes my heart lighter. 

This week I also talked to Diane in TX and Joy in NC... these three calls made my week much happier.

I am now finished with my creativity and writing/meditation workshops. I learned from each. 

I found this person' who is sharing 4 art/meditation workshops, on color, line ...

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August 20, 2021
I Like Thursday # 258 from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome! It's Thursday and these are some of my small likes this week, come on in....

I love this cookie jar, and recently unpacked it... the movers hid a lot of our stuff!

would you like to share in the bean harvest? I picked 8 pods, pulled two beans from each, quick steamed them in the microwave and the three of us shared them. That's about it, no new blooms so no more beans... sadly it's been so hot vege don't want to grow

Missing the olympics? 

and weight lifting  at ...

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August 13, 2021
I Like Thursday # 257 from Not Afraid of Color


It's apparently too hot for tomatoes to flower here, but my wildflowers are doing well and I am enjoying them a a pot... on the pot-io

4 bat blocks done and pumpkins are being made!

I'm doing a mystery quilt called Bats and Boos provided by FatQuarterShop... lots of fun because I'm using my stash of cool fabrics and the pattern tells you exactly what to do. Of course my fabrics might not work in the finished design but then I'll just do my own thing with the cute blocks!


I'm taking an ...

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August 6, 2021
I Like Thursday # 256 from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome to this week's list of likes... I love the wildflowers growing from seeds sown in a pot on the patio...

We have an app that tells you what a flower is, the pink ones are something called mountain garland, the blue is cornflower or bachelor buttons, the yellow are coreopsis, the beautiful white I'm not sure but they are so fresh!

Speaking of fresh we love reisling in summer:

I loved the bottle of reisling we  tried recently...

wouldn't it make a fine quilting pattern? 

I am LOVING the synchronized swimming competitions! From the pairs prancing ...

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July 30, 2021
I LIKE Thursday #255 from Not Afraid of Color

well... it's Thursday again and time for this week's list of likes starting with the wildflower seeds are starting to blossom!

I spy with my little eye lots of blooms!

and the beans are growing finally

the pod is up to about a half inch and I see beans in there!


I  love my angels who protected me this week. I was changing my rotary cutter blade, which I don't do often enough. My new blades are several years old, bought back in MD with a Joann's coupon when I often went shopping to use coupons ...

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July 23, 2021
I Like Thursday #254 In the good ole' summertime from Not Afraid of Color

Gerbera Daisies ordered from Amazon
It's time for this week's list of likes! Starting with the great farming experiment that is my life. 

Another Gerbera daisy plus some wildflower pots

Finally the daisies are flowering, yellow, white and pink. The wildflower seeds are taking, and seem to be working up to flowers

the packet of seeds said Spring/summer/fall, and we just broadcast them into 5 pots to see what's here. 

the basil leaves are basil-ing
and I used some in my 3 bean salad this week.

I wanted some kind of vegetable dish to have ...

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July 16, 2021
i like #253 from Not Afraid of Color


welcome to Thursday's list of likes for the week! Small ones add up to gratitude, right?

I like watching the birds but was shocked to see ones perched on my standing flamingo whirligig this week, especially because I moved it to keep them from flying over (and pooping) my patio. I mean what are they looking for in the wildflowers?

bugs at the Daisy Cafe? 

We ordered new to us wines for pick up and this cat bottle was one of them, a Riesling. I kept the bottle!


I enjoyed a moment this week looking thru my quilting books ...

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July 9, 2021
I Like #252 from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome to this week's list of likes... small ones this week, but life is made up of these!

I like coloring in my Joanna Basford calendar each week and I am enjoying the new set of watercolor pencils from Staedtler on this page. Usually I use prismacolor and they really have different qualities. More on this tomorrow on paint party friday I hope!

the page from this week

I like quilting on my cabana quilt this week, lots of pretty colors and threads

I loved this set of three videos of a small bird nesting, laying eggs, helping her ...

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July 4, 2021
I Like #251 from Not Afraid of Color


welcome to this week's likes.  I write this the night before and I've had two episodes of ocular migraines right when it was time to write... I'm sorry but it's a short list... 

I liked this little small watermelon this week, so fresh and sweet.

I loved the zoom with Joy when we both played with paints and inks this week. More on Friday.

LOVED finishing my book,funny, smart, entertaining and finished before the library grabbed it back!

First Comes Scandal

 we watched the movie

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (film ...

it was a wonderful ...

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June 25, 2021
i like #250 from Not Afraid of Color


time for another list of likes for the week! This is a quilt I unearthed when organizing my finished work, made some years ago. I also found a cute table top quilt stand and put it together...

 Right now it's just sitting on my cutting table but I am enjoying looking at it. It was made while leading a group in how to apply ink and paint to fabric. I started by coloring in spheres with oil pastels. I have four brands and the only ones I do not like are shiva (odor and they fade in washer) 

I ...

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June 17, 2021
I Like #249 surviving the heat from Not Afraid of Color


welcome to this week's list of likes, and number one is the coloring page on my weekly calendar (Joanna Basford) 

I didn't know how much I'd enjoy doodling away, shading and highlighting these pages

but I look forward to turning the page to a new week on Mondays!

It didn't take long to finish coloring, so I played with my watercolor pencils on the calendar side drawing flowers I hope to see in my pots soon! 

scribble in color, then use water brush to blend

speaking of flowers, we sowed some wildflower seeds last weekend and ...

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June 11, 2021
I Like Thursday #248 from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome to this week's list of likes. Short this week, starting with pin cushions... I made this one from a cute vintage plant holder. 

Summer is popping out all over

I planted the beans saved from last year's plants, and some bell pepper seeds, last weekend. Fingers crossed they thrive. It's hot enough! 

bush breaks out in flowers this week!

this week's coloring page

using a mix of watercolor pencil (prismacolor) waterpen, and staedtler fineliner pens

videos on youtube:

 Trying to eat better?

thinking about a new hairstyle and ...

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June 5, 2021
I Like Thursday #247 from Not Afraid of Color

 Welcome to this week's list of likes!

I like watermelon... this one is tooooooo small!


I like fresh fruits and vegetables... but have to accept what whole foods delivers

I like the scent of the flowers growing on our bushes right now!


I throw vegetable peelings out on the plants where they will either feed squirrels or become tree food

I only eat vegetables cooked with butter on them

We discovered on youtube a documentary called Genius of the ancient world, about socrates, confucius, and buddha: the trailer

It was fascinating. On Acorn we started watching Martin clunes show ...

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May 28, 2021
I Like Thursday #246 from Not Afraid of Color


What?! It's Thursday already?  Welcome to this week's list of likes! 

Big surprise... I like Flamingo's and flamingo things. I have a flamingo collection, including this whirligig we got just before we left Maryland but just put together this week. Whee! Then it broke... 

oy. You can rest assured I'll be doing something to fix it somehow.

I like soup... make a big portion and have it all week as appetizer. This time I traveled back to the 70's into my high school diet years and made cabbage soup! I added a few things and ...

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May 14, 2021
I Like Thursday # 244 from Not Afraid of Color


Welcome to this week's list of likes! 

I liked coloring in this week's calendar  with bright colors!

I used my faber castel markers that are VERY colorful and juicy. They are color limited however and don't blend as well as I am used to with water soluble pencil and markers like the Turbow on the bottom right. Still markers have their place. 

I like color and lots of it! I loved drawing a line down the limb with avocado green, hitting it with a water brush and the shadow that happened. Plus I am enjoying adding a ...

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May 7, 2021
I Like Thursday # 243 from Not Afraid of Color

one of my older quilts

Happy Spring!
 It's time for I Like Thursday... when we share our list of things big and small that we liked this week...

I am writing this on Wednesday, the day before I was to go for my second vaccine shot. I spoke to the doctor's office today and told her of my reactions to the first shot... hives on legs, inflammation, swollen gums and she said not to get the second dose. Especially as it's given in a non medical facility that is not close to a hospital. I am of ...

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April 29, 2021
I Like Thursday #242 from Not Afraid of Color


It's Thursday and I'm starting my list with coloring in my Joanna Basford weekly calendar. I am using my watercolor pencils this week, even had to resharpen them! For the non painters out there, these look like pencils but when you dab water on the colored page the paints disolve and mix like any watercolor paints! Just an easier application.

I color or paint, shadow and highlight on that week's pic all week long!

these white balls turn all the colors of the rainbow when it gets dark, thank you to Rebecca for featuring them on her ...

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April 22, 2021
I Like Thursday # 241 from Not Afraid of Color

yep still snowing here!

 Welcome to this week's list of likes... let's get this party started shall we???

I like coming out of the studio, looking down and seeing my puppy having a sun bath


 I like painting and put a couple on the last post but Friday is usually the day to show drawing and painting

I liked my Tuesday post LINK and the two cool videos mentioned there... go see? It was for a group called T is for Tuesday and they are so nice and talk about their lives and drinks they enjoyed each week ...

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April 15, 2021
I Like Thursday # from Not Afraid of Color


I like coloring in my calendar by Joanna Basford

 I know it's Thursday and the day of likes for this week... but I have had a week of adverse reactions to the first vaccine and am not quite myself...and it's been a week now... then this...

 guess what? Blogger is going to take away more things we like such as following a blog by email. 

which is very handy as a reminder to read blogs I enjoy, and for you to remember to visit with me.

this is the notice I received: 

FollowByEmail widget (Feedburner) is going ...

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