Wednesday, May 9, 2018

I like Thursdays May 10


Hi Everyone.  It's getting pretty hot here-over 100 every day. (Yes, we are 10 degrees above average) so I haven't gotten out much as I usually become a hermit with these temps. So, my photos may decrease in number for the next few months.  Also, in 2 weeks I will be watching my grandson at his home 3 days a week because school will be out and my time will be limited on the computer. Just a heads up on my schedule for the next 3 months.

In the meantime, here are my likes for this week:

1. My birthday lunch at Vogue Bistro in Surprise Az  on Saturday.

This is their online photo as I was so busy with my son and daughter in law, I forgot to take pictures. This is the Vogue  burger.  The upscale restaurant  is a French American bistro/bar with really good food.

2.  Fabric for a tablecloth for my son. He purchased a large new table for his patio and wanted a cover for when the table was not in use, so I found this outdoor fabric at Joann's at 50% off! Score!

I have to say it was pretty cool to layout bolts of fabric and photo them.  Then I texted the photos to both of them on their jobs and let them choose. I made the tablecloth in an afternoon except for the elastic corners which will be adjusted after the tryout. The photo isn't a true color- the fabric is slightly darker but very pretty. The table is about 45 x 84. All I had to do was cut it to size and double hem all sides, then add elastic under the corners to keep it on the table.

3.  My new Flower Windmill.  This  was a Mother's Day present from my son.  It is a solar powered metal windmill lighting up the area by my front door at night. It's really pretty but this photo was taken at dawn.  I will try and get  a daytime photo later.

I love it. It was a pretty light at night also.

OK-here's a better view from the front:

it's about 24 inches across!

Well, hope ya'll are having a great week. Please join us at Lee Anna's site Not Afraid of Color for more likes.

Thanks for stopping by!

added several hours later:

Here is an article I just read at the New York Times.  I did not appreciate the Kardashian photo but the article is very interesting for us quilters. Goto

you're welcome.


  1. Hi Mary,
    I'd say that is HOT! Holy moly, and so early too. Your sandwich looks de-licious! YUM! That is so cool that you were able to make the tablecloth in an afternoon, and I'll bet they were thrilled to get one they like so quickly. I've always wanted to get some yard art like your pretty flower windmill. I guess I need to get out of the sewing room and go shopping. Happy Mother's Day! ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. The windmill is beautiful! Thanks for sharing the article.

    1. Thanks, Suzanne. Glad you enjoyed that article- I did.

  3. America seems to have a case of the "K's" but there's no treatment lol. That light is so pretty, I'd stand and watch it! Happy B-day... mine is coming up too. Taurus!

  4. That birthday burger looks so good( I love a good burger!) and your windwmill is beautiful. You will get lots of enjoyment from it in your garden.
    Hot there...eeek. Stay Hydrated and I must check out that link. You've got me curious.

    1. Thanks,Jocelyn. I enjoyed the article even tho some of the fashions seemed bizarre.

  5. I really like your Flower Windmill, and having it light up at night sounds wonderful! We enjoy colorful, spinning yard art, too!

  6. Fun stuff. That fabric is lovely and the windmill is cute! That burger... seriously yum!

  7. Love your windmill and that fabric is fantastic. Happy Birthday Mary!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day!

    1. Thanks, Michelle. I am truly blessed with my family.

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    1. Thanks,Laura- my son and DIL liked it on their patio, too.

  9. I am still full from dinner, but that it some sweet burger!!! Got a hankering now! I have seen many windmills like the one in your picture, but yours is the first solar powered one!! Very modern! Happy Mother's Day to you!