I Love Thursday #263 Muchas Bendiciones

This is the 263rd post of things we love for the week. We post each Thursday along with LeeAnna from Not Afraid of Color. Several additional friends also share every week – be sure to check them out as you will surely find something to inspire you. “From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another.” John 1:16

We picked up this cute fabric recently!

Love #1

Blueberry crumble! I did a fair bit of research to find out the difference between a cobbler, crisp, buckle, crumble, etc. A crumble is just flour, sugar, and butter and is also my favorite. A crisp adds oatmeal which is a bit too heavy for me, while a cobbler has large clumps similar to cobblestones. Finally, a buckle is very similar to a cake as it bakes the fruit falls through the batter. I’m certain that all are delicious but I made a fresh blueberry crumble for Janice and her 59th birthday. Not only one batch to share with all our peeps but a second batch just for her.

We had just a bit left over that we didn’t want to waste. That would be a shame so we decided to have it for breakfast. Delicious fruit-filled is always welcome and healthy, right?!

Love #2

Group power! Working together with others harboring a similar interest is great unless it is a team project for school. There is always the one person who doesn’t do their part but still gets a good grade because everyone else carries them. Does anyone remember that?! This meme made me happy knowing that there is, indeed, power in numbers. Power at the polls, power in quilting, and making a difference in people’s lives. Even if you’re working alone in your studio, you know and can feel that invisible connection with others working toward the same goal.

Love #3

Growth chart! We have a growth chart hanging on the wall outside our office. We started it when Dominic was born and we kept it in the sewing room. Upon its recent move to the more public area, we’ve found our littles are fascinated with the concept. How tall are they now – are they higher than the giraffe’s tummy? Since Maverick has joined our tribe, we had to add a new heart-shaped button for him. It turns out he is our pee-wee! Addison led the pack in length at birth, followed by Colt, Dominic, and Chase. Pink, green, red, blue, and Maverick’s yellow.

You would think only the littles are concerned and fascinated with this growth chart but you would be wrong. William had to check out what color heart his newest son received. Apparently, it passed muster, and yellow is a fair color assigned to him. Good thing I picked up a multicolored pack of hearts way back in 2017. We had no idea just how big our motley crew would grow!

Love #4

February – Spring training! We made it to February so that means Spring training for baseball cannot be far behind. Several years ago Sue and I flew to Arizona on President’s Day weekend. A bigwig for the Cubs’ sat behind me in first class (I had miles to use to upgrade our seats). His name was Mr. (Theo) Epstein. I only know that because the ticket agent and all the staff on board were fawning over him. I’ve since gathered that he was the President of the organization. He was very cordial to us . . . William wanted to know if we asked for his autograph. Umm, no we did not. He was just another passenger to us.

With a nod to baseball, this is the applique block we designed for Andrea’s husband. They have a mixed alliance household that works fine for them. We say, Go Brew Crew and Go Cubbies! The days of summer will be here before you know it (I hope).

Love #5

Bald eagle! I forgot to mention something in the details about our birthday/quilt shopping road trip to Blue Bar. We took the back roads between shops and spotted a bald eagle flying. It followed us and the river/creek for a short time. The sky looked just this pretty as it was a nice sunny day. What a thrill to see it. We took it as a good sign and Carol said there is a game at the casino she likes to play featuring eagles. I don’t know if she played it or not . . . I’ll have to ask. ~smile~

Love #6

Our littles . . . isn’t it fun with two adults having a puzzle contest against a child and an adult? Unfair teams you might say. Let me tell you that the child (Colt) team won. Auntie Rose LOVES boring Maverick to death. Bring it on, Mavy – I’ll happily put you to sleep. Cousin love exists quite strongly with Dominic holding Maverick every chance he gets. Mavy didn’t look too sure about it, though. Speaking of Mavy, he was playing Ninja turtles with his brother without him being aware. At least he could defend himself. The “Nephew” birthday card featuring the Ninja Turtles is the birthday card Gamma received. Colt picked it out himself and signed it from his brother and himself. That’s a card to keep as a remembrance.

Chase was building the highest tower he could with our Magna-Tiles. Another day, he happily posed for a selfie with Auntie Rose. I’ve got to work on them! Our girl, Addison, finished her “All About Addison” page for school. She shared a picture of herself and her family at the top. In the middle, she said she’d like to be a police officer someday. Also, she’d like to visit Walt Disney World, and she’s good at gymnastics and bicycling. Her favorite things lead us right to our final picture of the day . . . Barbie. Addison got to use her birthday ticket at dance class to add a new Barbie to her growing collection. She and we say have a fantastic Thursday!

♥ ♥ ♥

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12 Responses

  1. Cheree Hull says:

    Gotta say I’m a “crisp” person–love oatmeal any way you wanna dish it out (except I’m not big on the cookies). Let’s add another one in there: kuchen. But maybe that’s just the German version of buckle? Love the little heart buttons on the growth chart!

  2. lapaylor says:

    how wonderful is your list! Starting with the blueberry breakfast… yes please! I think I also like a crumble best now that I’ve seen the description. I make a peach buckle that we love too.

  3. Another beautiful post, Roseanne. I so enjoy reading them especially with those little sweeties included. I love their growth chart and how it has worked out with the little additions coming along. I never really stopped to think about the difference in crumbles, crisps, etc. so thanks for that info. Blueberry anything is delicious and so good for you. I like to eat blueberries just about every day. What a great shot of that eagle!

  4. Sally says:

    I have a bunch of blueberries in the freezer – I may have to make me one of those! I like your growth chart – so cute!

  5. Ooh, your blueberry crumble looks and sounds yummy, Roseanne! That’s a fun growth chart, too. I love that all the kids are interested in how they’re measuring up. A good math lesson! Those magna-tiles look like fun and I think your selfie with Chase is great! Happy Thursday!

  6. I stumbled on a blueberry buckle (great pun inference, eh?) recipe that ended up being a traditional birthday ‘cake’ for my youngest as his b-day is in July and blueberries seem so fresh especially a-la-mode! Of course, he still had the standby yellow cake with homemade deep choco butter creme frosting on the table during the Family celebration. Upon reflection, he was the only kid/grandkid who had two types of b-day ‘cakes’ on his special day!
    Love the littles & oldsters ‘playing puzzles’!

  7. Rochelle Summers says:

    Such a wonderful post. That Eagle is so wonderful and what a treat to have him/her fly near you. I remember all those group projects. We quilters do work together so well, sending quilts or blocks to different charity drives. The growth chart is so great. Do you sew buttons on each time you measure those littles? Maverick looks so young asleep in Roses arms and so grown up when he is awake. Hugs for you and have a great weekend. Smile.

  8. Angela Grasse says:

    Such a cute growth chart!

  9. Great loves today. That blueberry crumble looks awesome!! I love blueberries! Have a great day!

  10. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Well, I am glad to know the difference between all those blueberry things, and now actually want one – maybe to test all the varieties. Love the kiddos and the fascination all have with the growth chart! A life full of blessings you have, and those littles are among the best part of it.

  11. Kate says:

    Such a fun post! Oh the kiddos are getting so big. I know they are supposed to do that, but sometimes you wish they would slow down just a bit. I was lucky, school projects were never a thing when I was in school, so I never had to deal with the lame group member. Have a great week!

  12. Wendy says:

    Blueberry crumble – yum! Cute growth chart, too! And the littles, of course! All good things in your post today!

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