Just remember, there's a right way and a wrong way to do everything and the wrong way is to keep trying to make everybody else do it the right way.
~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter
I haves so many projects that I want to work on! I have the fabrics and the patterns. And what do I end up doing? Procrastinating! I don't know if it's because I have several I want to start or becomes of other commitments that keep coming up. I really need to get started on a couple of them as I have hopes on entering them in our guild's 2014 quilt show and at least two of the quilts are very detailed. I have two Loving Hands quilts to make, a doll swap quilt to make, and Thursday will be a computer day preparing June swap partners for Block Swap Adventure. See there! I've already puttered away several days and still haven't started on any of my major projects. Does this ever happen to you?
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
Did any of you notice the solar eclipse we had on Sunday? That got me to thinking about the solar system - something I haven't studied since grade school. Here are a few facts about our wonderful solar system...
* The solar system includes the Sun and all the objects that orbit around it due to its gravity. This includes things such as planets, comets, asteroids, meteoroids and moons.
* The Solar System formed around 4.6 billion years ago.
* There are eight planets in the Solar System. The four inner planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars while the four outer planets are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
* The inner planets (also known as terrestrial planets) are smaller and made mostly of rock and metal.
* The outer planets (also known as gas giants) are much larger and made mostly of hydrogen, helium and other gases.
* As of 2008, there are also five dwarf planets: Pluto, Ceres, Eris, Makemake and Haumea. (When I was growing up, Pluto was considered a planet).
* For thousands of years humans were unaware of the Solar System and believed that Earth was at the center of the Universe.
* Mercury takes 59 days to make a rotation but only 88 days to circle the Sun. That means that there are fewer than 2 days in a year! Many astronomers believe that Mercury might be the core of what was once a much larger planet -- it appears to be a huge ball of iron covered by a thin layer of rock.
* Mars is the home of "Olympus Mons", the largest volcano found in the solar system.
* Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system, but it spins very quickly on its axis. A day on Jupiter lasts only 9 hours and 55 minutes.
* The ring that surrounds Saturn could be the remnants of a moon that was shattered by Saturn's gravity.
* Neptune was discovered in 1846 (over 150 years ago). Since that time it has only orbited around the sun once, because one Neptune year lasts 165 Earth years
ONE FLOWER WEDNESDAY
I didn't get any flowers made for myself but I did get two flowers made for my Inchy Hexagon Flower Swap partner, Linda Mc. I originally had made two other flowers until I double checked the roster and found out I had made flowers for someone else.
Linda requested red, taupe, or brown civil war fabrics with a cream center. I'm never sure what 'civil war' fabrics exactly means so I'm hoping these fit that description. I know the colors are right - lol! These should be reaching Linda shortly, if she hasn't received them already.
To see more hexagon flowers, Karen has provided a linky for One Flower Wednesday that you may access HERE.
BEAUTIFUL DOLL QUILT
Isn't is gorgeous! Diane couldn't have selected better colors for my living room if she tried. And she included a special little card that she created. This wonderful quilt now resides on my living room table. Diane also added a hanging sleeve so that I could use it that way, too. Thank you so very much, Diane, for making Monday's mail so enjoyable.
Today I will work on next month's 2 Loving Hands quilts.