I Love Thursday #61 – End of November

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  1. Shannon M Conley says:

    Your Christmas Cactus is so very beautiful! I love the white/pink blossoms! Mine usually bloom around Thanksgiving, but they are just budding right now, so I think they will be December Cacti this year. Your other two plants are lovely too! I’d agree with the mums designation based on the leaves, but I’m no expert. Good luck with your project to keep them alive! I have confidence in you! And happy Birthday to Andrea too!

  2. Colette says:

    Happy Birthday Andrea! Looks like mums and they are gorgeous. I have a Christmas Cactus which has been abused a lot by the cat. I have learned about the thread, I find it fascinating. LOL your EQ8 challenge with paper piecing. OH MY!

  3. Jocelyn Thurston says:

    Lovely Dominic! And no, I did not know about that thread thing…can I blame it on why I have machine quilting issues. I must look at what I’m using and try to sort it out. THanks for sharing that info.
    Meanwhile, I love your plants…anything with a bloom is special during this season.
    How nice to have a great workmate. They make the workworld so much better. Great chats, I’m sure.

  4. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, My comment today is going to be short. I have a big smile and a happy heart after reading your love post today! I look forward to reading more about your plants/flowers and of course all of your family and the LOVE you spread to everyone with all of your talents also! I am waving and saying great job! Have a splendid day!

  5. dezertsuz says:

    You already know that Dominic is so precious, but I’m reinforcing that judgment. =) Kimmee’s shirt is great, and so is her smile! My daisies are right where they get all the drips from the gutters, and that’s a lot! Last year, we had more sun, and they bloomed twice!

    They come back every year, even if I cut them down to the ground. Mine were labelled “Gerbera daisies”, named after a German botanist, I think. The article I read said there are MANY cultivars, and it might be that the one I have is a hardier variety. It grows a huge bush with woody stems each year and looks so pretty, even when it isn’t blooming. It’s been through a winter with an 8″ snow and one with a 14-day freeze, so it is hardy!

    Good luck with your new summer plants. Your Christmas cactus is more prolific than mine. The most blooms I’ve had was 5, and they also come when they want to, whether I put them in the dark, water them or not. AND … Happy Birthday, Andrea!

  6. Sally says:

    I love mums. And Christmas cacti. I have one that’s really an Easter cactus.

    I recently learned that about thread as well!

  7. lapaylor says:

    I can see it! And all the fun it will be to paper piece (I like pp’ing) If you can jolly along a Christmas cactus you’re a better woman than I said Gunga Din. Thread, yep I knew that. It’s especially important when using metallics. And use the right needle for the weight thread (I teach a threads class) Your friend is so cute! It’s lovely to enjoy work mates! Those flowers are pretty, kind of like dahlia petals. Someone here should know what they are. Some flowers are annuals and you’ll get maybe one reflower, only. I like that you try to nurture them along… it says so much about you!

  8. Tu-Na Quilts says:

    I did know that about thread and that it should be either laid down or stood up on the appropriate pegs for unwinding but I can’t ever remember which is the right way. I should write it down and stick it to my machine!! Beautiful Christmas cactus. I have my grandmother’s that I inherited in 1979 at her passing. I’ve kept it alive all these years and it’s bloomed sometimes for Halloween but usually for Thanksgiving but by the time Christmas comes the flowers are drying up. However, this summer Tu-Na Helper decided it needed a larger pot and so he transplanted it. When we left in Oct for AZ, the poor plant had not recovered transplant shock yet and it’s shiny leaves were soft. Not sure how I’ll find it when I get back to ND for Christmas.

  9. I have a feeling once your friend Kimmee finds out you posted her photo here, she’ll not let you forget about your advance new year’s 2019 declaration of designing/making a quilt based upon her blouse fabric pattern.
    Ahem, you’re in for it, girl!
    I agree, it will make a fine contemporary feeling quilt design…

  10. chrisknits says:

    Are you sure you don’t want to appliqué the leaves!? Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!

  11. I would love to have a story read to me – that’s always my favorite thing! Glad Dominic loves his books! I think your friend’s blouse would make a wonderful quilt design – good for you for taking up the challenge. I never knew that about thread and how it’s wound – makes me glad I have a vertical thread holder to sit next to my sewing machine!

  12. jehdld says:

    Aw, all your pictures always make me smile. I also think those flowers are mums. Hope your experiment with them is a huge success!

  13. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    Awww, he’s adorable! Looks like you had a fun time. Interesting info about the thread.I always try to chose a 2 or 3-ply twisted thread. I love Aurifil and Superior threads! And, as Wendy wrote, they have a great series on thread on their website!

  14. I did know that about thread, but couldn’t recall which was which. Superior Threads has a series called Threadology; it is interesting and informative whether you use their product or not. Of course, little D is cute as always!

  15. Connie says:

    And there he is! The smile bringer…he is so dang cute! And those plaid jammies are to die for!

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