Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are good is like expecting the bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
It's definitely warming up here in my corner of the world. And it's doing it a little bit too fast for my taste. After all, we had highs in the low 50's at the end of last week and now they are forecasting 90 degrees for Saturday. I think if will feel more like 110 degrees after such a rapid climb. There has been nothing normal about our spring so far so I don't know why I expect the temperatures to be normal - lol! I'll just stay inside and, if necessary, turn on the fans while I sew the hours away. I'm not looking forward to the summer heat making its appearance and then refusing to leave. Oh well, thank goodness for the good ol' AC!
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
Does the sight of worms send your skin to crawling? I remember as a child enjoying having a worm crawl around on my hand. They are wonderful for the garden and make great fishing bait (and, yes, I put worms on my hook myself). Here are a few facts about worms:
* A worm has no eyes, legs or arms
* There are 2700 different types of earthworms in the world
* There can be up to 1 million earthworms in just 1 acre of land.
* The sticky slime a worm makes helps keep it from drying out. If the worm dries out, it will die, because it ‘breathes’ through it’s skin.
* A single worm has both male and female parts. This is called a ‘hermaphrodite.’ But they still need a mate to reproduce.
* Some of the largest worms can live to be 50 years old. Regular earthworms can live 15 years.
* A worm chopped in half will not become 2 worms. Just the head end will regenerate into a new worm.
* The largest earthworm ever found was in South Africa and measured 22 feet from its nose to the tip of its tail.
* Baby worms are not born. They hatch from cocoons smaller than a grain of rice.
ONE FLOWER WEDNESDAY
During my week off, I didn't find time to make any hexie flowers for myself for One Flower Wednesday, but I did make two for my swap partner.
Karyli, my April swap partner for The Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap, requested yellow petals with black centers. I checked with her before using a print on the petals and she said that would be fine. I went with bananas and bumblebees. I tried to make sure the traveling lines on the bee petals matched going from one petal to the next. These were fun flowers to make and I hope that Karyli likes them.
To see more hexie flowers out there in blogland, Karen, of Journey of a Quilter, has provided a linky for us. It sure makes hunting for hexies easy! Thanks, Karen.
LOVING HANDS QUILT
This little quilt for Loving Hands has been completed for a couple of weeks.
I will be turning this in Thursday evening when I attend my guild meeting. I used the same block pattern, Squares Upon Squares, that I used to make the pink one. I really like how this pattern worked up and will definitely be using it for future Loving Hands quilts. Sorry for the darkness of the photo but it didn't show up well in bright sun light so I went with the photo in the shade.
Today I just might start something new.
The Barn Hollow is having a giveaway. You could win an adorable stuffed doll made from a Craftaholic Creations design. This giveaway ends Monday, April 30.
SewCalGal is having a giveaway. You could win two spools of Aurifil Invisible thread with 1094 yards each, or two spools of Aurifil Invisible thread with 16400 yards each, or Pat Sloan's Simple Stitches and a collection of cotton threads contain 10 spools of 40 wt. Mako thread, 150 yards each. This giveaway ends Friday, April 20.
Quilting Gallery is having a giveaway. You could win a pair of Olfa 5" Precision Applique Scissors. This giveaway ends Sunday, April 22.
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Gene Black is having a giveaway. You could win a great package of goodies from Colonial Needle, or a small machine embroidered lace bookmark made by Gene and a pack of "betweens" needles. This giveaway ends Friday, April 20.
Sarah Beth's Cross Stitch Blog is having a giveaway. You could win a copy of Donna Killer's book of Christmas Stockings. Not sure when this giveaway ends.
Annie's Ruby Slipperz is having her weekly Monday Mystery giveaway. You could win 5 fat quarters in your choice of colors. This giveaway ends Saturday, April 21, at midnight MT.
Cat Patches is having her Fun Fact Friday Freebie. You could win a fat quarter. The winner will be announced Friday, April 20.