Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sunshine Brings Flowers

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!
~Irish Blessing

Really?  It's Wednesday already?  Are you sure?  That's what the calender says but it's hard to believe we are already in the middle of another week.  Why do I feel like every time I take two steps forward, I end up taking at least one step back?  Some days are like treading water with very little accomplished - or so it seems.  Okay, I've had my rant for the day.  Onward and step at a time......minute by minute.....hour by hour.  I'm heading off to the sewing room.  What are your plans for the day?




Stars - those little glowing objects in the sky.  When we lived out away from the city, I loved going out at night to see the stars.  Living in the city, we don't see as many and you forget the beauty until you are out of the city glare.  Here are some facts about stars:
The star that is nearest to earth is the Sun.
The formation of a star begins with a gravitational instability inside a molecular cloud, which is often triggered by shockwaves from supernovae (massive stellar explosions) or the collision of two galaxies (as in a starburst galaxy).
The formation of a star begins with a gravitational instability inside a molecular cloud, which is often triggered by shockwaves from supernovae (massive stellar explosions) or the collision of two galaxies (as in a starburst galaxy).
Stars are first formed as clouds of gas and dust. In fact, they basically comprise of hydrogen gas.
Stars are very hot and give off huge amounts of energy, in the form of heat and light.
Most stars are between 1 billion and 10 billion years old.  The oldest star yet discovered is HE 1523-0901, which is an estimated 13.2 billion years old.
Stars that have really strong gravity become smaller and smaller with time and eventually, turn into black holes.
Stars come in different colors. While hot stars give off blue light, cooler stars give off red light.
All the stars that make up Milky Way Galaxy revolve around the center of the galaxy once every 200 million years or so.



I spent my travel time in the car doing cross stitch this past weekend so there is only one flower again this week......

Where does the yarn come from?  That's what the lambs seem to be saying - lol!  These little lambs were in the same fabric line as the pigs I used a few weeks ago.  
To see more hexies out there in blogland, Karen has provided us a one stop look-see for One Flower Wednesday.



DH purchased two mini quilt patterns for me while we were at the quilt show on Saturday.

Both patterns work up to around 13" square.  The sail boat mini is going to be made for the family home on the coast.  The little fishes are for me.  These are both paper piece patterns and should be fairly easy to do.  The patterns are by ABC Patterns.



Today I will continue with the table runner - maybe even get it ready to quilt.



Now that little ditty is stuck in your head, isn't it - LOL!


The undomesticated scientist said...

i was having a lovely read and then came along barney! i really really dislike the purple (insert appropriate expletive here). How could you, with no warning at all!!!! i need a nice cup of tea and a sit down now (any excuse!) prehaps i'll re-read the stars info to get over it! :)

marth225 said...

You come up with the cutiest hexies. I love them

Hilachas said...

That's a cute hexie flower. I can hardly wait to see your "I-Spy" hexie quilt. Have a wonderful day with your sewing and sunshine.

Maria said...

I agree with the ladies . You do stitch the cutest I Spy flowers. I would love to go fabric shopping with you..
Yes the ditty is in my head.LOL

Pokey said...

Good morning dear Linda, even when we feel that one step back, God is good to us. I'm feeling the same- May!?! Already?!? Have a good one ~

Marydon said...

Darling stitchery, love the humor in the sheep.
Have a great week ~

~GIVEAWAY end 5/13~

Gene Black said...

yeah, I sang it...and I finished it as "..we're a quilting family...."

The lamb hexie is so cute.
I love going where there is no light noise and looking at the stars.

WoolenSails said...

You make the best fussy cuts for your hexagons, such fun. I like the sailboat pattern, I did find a free one online and something I would like to make.


Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, the sheep are just so 'colorful' - just wonderful! Enjoy your day - no I'm not a Barney fan.

Staci said...

Those sheep just crack me up! What a darling little flower.

Impera_Magna said...

You always come up with the coolest hexies! Those sheep are a hoot!!!

doodlebugmom said...

I am starting an afghan today,its going to be a Christmas present.

Those sheep are hilarious! And thanks a lot for the Barney song, yes it will be in my head the rest of the day :o)

Needled Mom said...

I LOVE the sheep hexie this week. So cute.

The mini quilts are darling. They will make up so well.

I don't know how you do that small cross stitch in the car!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Yes there is definitely a "puzzled" look on the lambs faces.....kind of like....."should we run NOW....or later????"
Enjoyed the information about the stars..........

shez said...

hi Linda you sheep hexies are just the cutest i have ever seen,love them.xx

Janet said...

Oh that hexie is priceless!

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Yes, I sang it.
Your sheep hexie is adorable!!! I love it!

rubyslipperz said...

I SHORE DO LOVE YOU...Linda!!! You are the BESTest!

I'm WHEEELLY jeee-LUS of the sheepee hexie! What with my spinnin' and knittin' =)

Stars...seeing them in the night's sky is one of my MOST favorite things to enjoy. I always feel so blessed/lucky to be in "their" presence and enjoy their glitter.


Karen said...

Before I even click on to your blog I am smiling, fabulous flower! Love both patterns too.

Melissa said...

oh man, I am not going to sleep tonight because I read that just before going to bed and it is now in my head!!! LOL! I love your flowers, they always make me smile :)

Barb said...

What a sweet your hexies as always....

Connie said...

Those little lambs are just too cute! Looks like you have some fun patterns to work with too!

Anthea said...

oh, that's one of the best flowers ever! The sheep look adorable...

Quilter Raised in the South said...

great flock you've got there!

Joanne Lendaro said...

the hexie's are way too cute!

Vesuviusmama said...

Oh, those sheep are darling, and putting the yarn in the middle is just perfect!

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