1. I like, well I am starting to love, Rufus. He is worming 😉 his way into our hearts big time.
|Content puppy with a full belly and a healing gut|
2. I like the show, "No Passport Required" on PBS.
Marcus Samuelsson is the host, and he's wonderful. The premise is celebrating the variety in the culture and food of the immigrants to the US. Marcus is an immigrant himself. We particularly enjoyed a recent episode on Detroit.
3. I like Green Heart Kitchen, a new storefront business in my town of Kingsville. They've been around online as a lunch club, providing excellent quality, affordable lunches for kids at school. Now they've expanded to having a storefront. Not only can you buy great meals, at good prices, but you can get refills of environmentally friendly shampoo, conditioner and laundry detergent.
4. I really like the piece Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, and I love my YouTube playlists. I usually listen to CBC Music Radio 2, but there are times when I've either had enough or I'm not into what they're playing, and I either plug my phone into my Bose speakers and play from my thousands (no exaggeration) of songs, or from YouTube or I stream CKUA, a terrific Alberta radio station I've mentioned before.
5. I like the art along Windsor's Detroit River riverfront. I took these with my artist friend, Helen, aka Word Weaver, in mind!
|Yup, there's Rufus, his first walk along the riverfront. That's the Ambassador Bridge, busiest border crossing in North America. It goes between us, in Windsor, across the river to Detroit.|
We got a few centimetres of snow the next day after our walk but it won't last. I'm so ready for Spring!
6. I love where I live. It's Canada's warmest city, but it has so much more to offer than just climate: wineries, a beautiful waterfront in Windsor, the Great Lakes (I live on Lake Erie, and the Detroit River you see here connects it to Lake St. Clair which connects to Lake Huron), veggies and fruit orchards galore, affordability, proximity to the US, especially our 'big brother' Detroit. That's the GM Renaissance Centre (wait, Center, ha) you see in the middle distance. And just in case you've forgotten from some other posts, that is north. Windsor is south of Detroit, the only place in Canada where you go north to get to the US! Wrap your brain around that! Or googlemap it.😉
7. I love libraries. I love reading (I don't do enough of it these days). I like that I got asked to be the featured artist for the month of March at my local library. 😊 One of the librarians and I got talking when I took out a couple of quilt books, and a quilt magazine. She's a beginning quilter, and she got the library to subscribe to McCall's Quick Quilts. It came about that she is in charge of procuring the monthly local artist feature, and, well, she asked me if I'd like to be an artist in 2019. I took in a few quilts this week, several of which are Island Batik challenge quilts, and she gave me a copy of the little poster they do for the artist:
Fallen Sky which they decided to use for the poster! It's Cindy's (Stitchin at Home) pattern that I did for the October challenge. They have In the Shadow of the Plus as well, along with a photocopy of the quilt and pattern in Modern Patchwork magazine.
8. I like this photo, because it made me laugh, and showed me how frazzled MacGyver and I had become over the past 2.5 weeks of having Rufus:
9. I like buying fabric on sale or as remnants without a hard and fast purpose. This was one such purchase at JoAnn's a few months ago. I knew it would be for Brady somehow...
10. Finally, I love quilting. Although I tend to be too critical of my work as I am quilting, in the end I am very pleased with it, and it does bring me such joy. I particularly like quilting ribbon candy, and I like the way I did the corners here, making them diminish along the 45° angle into the corner. It is a technique I learned from, I believe, Angela Walters.
Lilacs in Bloom, and it is truly glorious. And in quilt shops now!
I'm linking up with other grateful peeps at LeeAnna's blog
Not Afraid of Color
Feel free to join us with a post of your own!