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Friday night we did our monthly run to Costco and Walmart. We were only able to purchase about half the things on our list at Walmart. The person working the register said the last three days had been like the Christmas rush. Is there something big happening that I don't know about? Saturday we ran errands, I had blood drawn by an excellent phlebotomist (no pain, success with the first stick!), attended an ALS support group meeting, and gave Snickerdoodle a bath. Sunday was much more laid back and I was able to get some stitching in along with 5 loads of wash. Now that Monday's here, I'm ready to get back to the sewing machine and maybe get some more stitching in. What will you be working on this week?
FUN FACT OF THE DAY
Cats. Some people adore them while others truly detest them. Here are some interesting facts about those adorable furballs with sharp nails:
* Groups of kittens are “kindles,” while groups of adult cats are “clowders
* On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life
* Cats paw (repeatedly treading on a spot - often it's owner) to mark their territory. Cats sweat through the bottom of their paws and rub this off as a marking mechanism
* Cats have 230 bones in their bodies, this is 24 more than humans
* The print on a cat's nose is like that of a fingerprint of a human, each is unique
* The oldest cat ever is/was Creme Puff who was born on August 3, 1967 and lived until August 6, 2005. That's 38 years!
* The longest whisker on a cat measured 17.4 cm (6.8 in) on July 30, 2004 and belong to Mingo, a Maine coon (also the biggest breed of domesticated cats)
* A cat can jump up to five times its own height in a single bound
* Cats have 32 muscles that control the outer ear (humans have only 6). A cat can independently rotate its ears 180 degrees
* The world record for the cat with most toes belongs to Jake Perry of Austin, Texas, who has 28 toes, with 7 on each paw. (Cats with more than 5 toes on a paw is called polydactyl cats)
I am behind on sharing blocks that I have made for Bees and swaps. Here are a few that I have made over the last couple of months....
This was a block I made for Anne Mc, my December swap partner in Quilting Block Swaps Australia. Anne requested a Log Cabin block in blues and greens. I was happy with the way this block turned out and Anne was happy with it too.
Karen, my January swap partner in Block Swap Adventure, requested a Signature Star in blacks and reds. This block certainly makes a bold statement. Karen said that this was just what she was looking for.
Lynette was my January swap partner in Quilting Block Swaps Australia. Lynette requested the Solomons Star block in blues and whites. I had never made this block before and will use this design again.
I have more blocks to share but will do so at a later time.
Today I need to sew labels on the Loving Hands quilts I will be turning in on Thursday.
Swim, Bike, Quilt is having a giveaway. You could win a $25 gift certificate to Burgandy Buttons. This giveaway ends ?
Hawthorne Threads is having their weekly giveaway. You could win an Amy Butler Lark fat quarter bundle. This giveaway ends Wednesday, February 15.
My Sister Made Me Do It is having a giveaway. She is ready to send the Traveling Stash on the road again. This giveaway ends Tuesday, February 14.
Lily's Quilts is having a giveaway. You could win a Colourbox of Oakshott shot cottons of 100 F8ths. This giveaway ends Friday, February 24.
Cat Patches is back with her Fun Fact Friday Freebie. You could win a fat quarter. The winner will be announced Friday, February 17.
Val Laird is having a giveaway. You could win country version of Val's Herb Garden wall-hanging, a sweet little Etui, a charm pack of Grace, and a few buttons and charms to embellish your stitching. This giveaway ends Saturday, February 18, at midnight.
I Have A Notion is having a giveaway. You could win a signed copy of Simple Choices. This giveaway ends Tuesday, February 14.
Kate n Libby is having a giveaway. You could win a Lucky Seven pattern. This giveaway ends Saturday, February 18.
Quilt Hollow is having a giveaway. You could win win two or three Debbie Lofgran's Little Stitches patterns. This giveaway ends Wednesday, February 15.
I just got my new mobile phone, - and it's one I understand how to operate!!!
At Last, a Mobile Phone for Seniors!
At Last, a Mobile Phone for Seniors!
You REALLY have to be OLD to appreciate THIS joke.