It's not a bug - it's an undocumented feature.
Hooray!! Bloggers back up and running. They still haven't reposted Thursday's posts but hopefully they haven't been sent out to cyber space and will return. What a blank spot having blogger down put in my life yesterday and this morning. I missed reading all of the blog and seeing what's going all with all of my internet friends. I almost didn't know what to do. I couldn't work on my post this morning so I cleaned. I put away piles that had accumulated once again. Sorted by color and put into the appropriate bins. I caught up on some emails. I even pulled fabric for a new project for a class I am taking through quiltuniversity.com. So, as you can see, my time wasn't wasted. But I still felt the absence and missed you all terribly. But we are back!!!!
PHOTO FACT OF THE DAY
Today is National Frog Jumping Day! Frogs are fun whether you’re jumping over a frog or jumping like one, today is a great day for hippity-hoppers. Frog Jumping Day can be traced back to Missouri author Mark Twain, and his first short story, “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog.” If you’d like to read this story today, it’s also known as “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” as well as “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County.” Here are a few facts about frogs:
* Frogs are amphibians because they start their frog life cycle as eggs in the water and then turn into tadpoles, which have gills and also live in the water. It isn’t until a tadpole turns into a frog that it can live outside of the water, but it will still need to get in the water to drink and to cool off.
* Frogs don’t actually drink water with their mouths; they drink it through their skin. A frog’s skin absorbs water when it is in the water so its body gets all of the hydration that it needs that way and the frog doesn’t need to drink with its mouth.
* When frogs hibernate their bones sort of grow a layer, like a tree does. When you look inside a frog’s bone you will be able to see rings and tell how old the frog is by counting the rings.
* A group of fish is called a school, but a group of frogs is called an army. Do you think that is why army colors are green? A group of people is called a group
MY 3RD PIN CUSHION
Yesterday I made another pin cushion.....
This time I made a sunflower. This is from the same pattern as the Pink Posey Pin Cushion and the Pansy Pin Cushion - a pattern from Bird Brain Designs called Posey Pin Cushions. The pattern called for little black beads to be sewn to the center of the flower but I didn't have any. So instead I made french knots. I probably should have made the knots a little bigger and will when I make this pin cushion again. Which pin cushion do you like the best? If you would go up to the top of the left side bar I have put up a little poll. Let me know which one you like best. I have included links to the other two pin cushions just a few sentences above. Curious minds want to know - lol!
Yesterday I also finished two more blocks for the Americana WIP.....
This block is called Ombre
This block is called Providence
After working with these two blocks, I think I discovered why I quit working on this quilt several years ago. The instructions are horrible!!! It took me probably twenty minutes to figure out how to make just one section of the Providence block. Thank goodness I had a little extra of the gold fabric because I had to cut a replacement piece for a mistake I made. And since I wasn't as experienced as I am now when I started these blocks, the instructions probably drove me to distraction.
A SWEET WIN
Yesterday I came home from going out to lunch to find a box left on my porch. The box said it was from Godiva Chocolates. A little while ago I had won a giveaway over at Ruby Slipperz. I opened the box to discover......
This beautiful box. I just love the spring colors and the flower removes and can be used as a pin.
And these are the sweet treats inside the beautiful box! Lots of tempting pieces of chocolates. It came with a picture card and descriptions so I can figure out which one I want to eat. Too bad I can't share it with you.....guess I will just have to eat them all by myself :D Thank you so very much, Annie, for the wonderful box of Godiva Chocolates!!!
Today I am going to make Block #12 in the Designer Mystery BOM from Fat Quarter Shop.
**Sorry there's not many listed but with Blogger down I haven't had time to catch up on my blog reading yet**
Little Miss Shabby is having birthday giveaway #4. This time she is giving away a 1/2 yd. bundle of Sew Cherry and a coordinating crocheted cherries and flower set. This giveaway ends Tuesday, May 17.
Little Miss Shabby's giveaway #6. For this giveaway you could win your choice of a Dresses Embroidery pattern set or a Russian Dolls Embroidery Pattern set, a Window Shopping Illustration from Tasha’s Quilt Shop Mini Series, and a coordinating Pin Topper Set. This giveaway ends Thursday, May 19.
And, Little Miss Shabby's giveaway #5! You could win a wonderful 6 Fat Quarter Bundle of a mix of Anthology & Art Gallery Prints & Solids.
I had an interesting conversation with my Mom today. She was thinking about driving at least on Thursday's so she could still attend her weekly bridge club. Mom - "You know, I've never had a TIA during the day. They always happen in the evening or at night. So I don't think there would be any trouble with me driving during the day." Me - stunned silence. Me - "I really don't think that would be wise." Mom - "I really don't see why it would be a bad thing." Me - "How do you know that you haven't had a TIA during the day? You wouldn't remember it". Mom - "Because I haven't found myself in some place I don't remember going to". Me - "But you wouldn't be confused if you were still in the house". Mom - "Never mind. I don't want to talk about it!" Can I start pulling out my hair yet?!? It's not as if we wouldn't get her to her bridge game. I wonder what excuse she will come up with next.
Chaos is a name for any order that produces confusion in our minds.
Finally it's Friday - enjoy!!