You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.
~Charles C. Noble
Do you ever feel that you haven't accomplished much even though you spent most of the day working on one thing? That happened to me yesterday. Granted, I did a little wash and some paperwork but the rest of the day was spent on one project. I didn't get anywhere near as far as I thought I should. How frustrating! I thought I would have finished but I probably have at least another half day worth of work to reach the "done" stage. I feel disappointed, like I let time slip by. Does this ever happen to you?
PHOTO FACT OF THE DAY
Sunday is National Polar Bear Day. It is also my sister's birthday- meh. How much do you know about our furry white friends? Did you know.......
* Some female polar bears deviate from the one room den. They build dens with multiple rooms and even a ventilation system in the roof.
* Polar bear babies weigh a little more than a pound when they are born
* Polar bears tend to overheat more than to be cold.
* Polar Bears do not hibernate. Female polar bears will den with their young. All polar bears may den for a short time to avoid bad weather.
* A polar bear's fur is not white!! It is hollow. The fur reflects light. The hollow fur also traps the suns heat to help keep the polar bear warm.
* No other four footed animal can swim as fast as a polar bear.
* A polar bear's feet are webbed.
*They can live from 25-30 years long. The oldest polar bear that ever lived was 41 years old.
* They have a great sense of smell, they can smell food from km/ miles away
Yesterday's mail brought a surprise. Well, part of it was expected but the extras were a surprise.
At the beginning of the month, Nancy emailed me to let me know that she had won a giveaway of the traveling book, The Aloha Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini. Nancy does not have a blog to continue the book giveaway. Much to my surprise, Nancy selected me to receive the book when she had finished reading it. And it arrived today with several other little goodies. Nancy generously included a a table runner pattern, a table topper pattern (I'm gonna make that watermelon table topper up for my mom), a pocket guide of Embroidery, two beautiful fat quarters and a panel of quilt labels! So far there have been five readers of this book and it has already traveled from California, to America Samoa, to Iowa, to Utah, and now back to California. In a couple of weeks, I will hold a giveaway to send this book back on its way. As this is one of my very favorite authors, it just might not take me that long. Keep your eyes open for the giveaway. Thank you so very much, Nancy!!
A big thank you to KQ Sue and Quitzyx for providing me with USA websites where I could purchase A Gardener's Journal. My friends in blogland always come through for me! If you would like to purchase this book you can find it at Pumpkinvine Corner or Treasured Threads. I have ordered the book and can't wait to get it. Thank you so much ladies!!
I feel as though I did not get much accomplished yesterday.
I cut out the applique pieces and ironed them onto the backing. I did get all of the blanket stitching finished. I wanted to get it sandwiched and quilted too. No such luck. Oh, by the way, this is a 12 inch block that will be my larger mini quilt for the month of March and will go on a metal hanger near my front door. Maybe Tuesday.
About all I will have time for today is to cut out some hexagons for my swap partners hexie flowers. We are taking off early for destinations south for the weekend.
Only one new one today.......
Toadusew Creative Concepts is having a Why We Love Stripes giveaway. They are giving away 3 1 yard cuts of some beautiful stripe fabric and a copy of Quilted Decor. The winner will be randomly picked on Wednesday, March 9th.
We are leaving town. Not for long but for a few days to visit the BIL and SIL. We haven't been to their house in over 18 months. I'm hoping the weather will be kind to us in our travels. I hate traveling the L.A. freeways as it is but add some rain to the mix and it can be a horrific nightmare (at least for me). They say we might get snow at home - figures since I won't be there to see it. We are looking forward to some just plain old relaxation and enjoying time just visiting. No running to see the sites or shopping marathons. Just some good ol' family time. And because of this, you won't see a post from me until Tuesday. I couldn't even prep a post for Monday for self posting because I just don't have any more to show :( I'm sort of disappointed in myself. Guess I just have to face the fact that I'm really not wonder woman after all.
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
Enjoy Friday and your weekend, too!