Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass on a summer day listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is hardly a waste of time.
Boy this was a short week! I still don't have my mind wrapped around the fact that it is already Friday. Yesterday was my sweet DH's birthday. We started the morning off with gifts and then he had to spend it like he does every other Thursday by going to work. I did make a lemon cake with lemon frosting that tasted oh so good - lol! Maybe by the end of the weekend my brain will be back in sync with the days of the week. We have no big plans for the weekend - just some R and R. What are your plans for the weekend?
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
The only time I've come across a centipede was in New Mexico at DD#1's home. Thinking about all those feet crawling on me gives me the willies - lol! Here are some facts:
* The amount of legs a centipede has varies on the species. But, centipedes usually have between 30 and 350 tiny legs.
* Some people mistakenly believe that centipedes are insects. However, they are not classified as insects because they have more than six legs. They are part of the arthropod family (that includes insects) and are in the myriapod class.
* The length of the centipede's legs increase as you go down the centipede's body. This prevents the centipede from stepping on his or her legs. It also helps them to move quickly in a special rhythm
* Centipedes hunt for their food. They search for spiders, worms, flies and other insects to turn into a meal. Some of the larger centipedes will even eat slugs, snails and small lizards. Some centipedes will even eat prey that are as big as themselves.
* The majority of centipedes are brown, reddish-brown or yellow. However, in some places in the world, you can find centipedes that are blue, bright orange and red.
* The most common place for centipedes to live are forests around the world. However,they also reside in caves, deserts, gardens and grasslands
* Some centipedes are only an inch or two in length. However, some centipedes are much longer. In fact, the Peruvian giant centipede can be up to a full foot long
* Some centipedes can live up to six years
* Some enemies of centipedes are birds, toads, shrews and frogs. Centipedes can try to defend and protect themselves by producing a sticky and smelly substance. They can also pinch their prey using their hind legs.
A LITTLE FINISH
Last week I was able to finish a small quilt I was working on....
Summer Sailing measures 22" square. Each sailboat square is paper pieced and measures 4.5" square. I should have paid a bit more attention to how the sky fabric was going to lay but I'm still happy with how this turned out. This will be going up to the family vacation home in Santa Cruz - a home located across the street from the yacht harbor so the sailboats are very fitting.
I wasn't able to get much stitching in this week so there wasn't much to show. Maybe next time - hopefully.
Last week I also made a Bee block for the May hostess of Let's Bee Together, Ann......
I love the fabrics she sent for us to work with. The block she selected was a breeze to make. Ann should have a wonderful quilt when she receives all of the blocks being made for her.
I will be taking a small break from blogging. DH has taken a few days off from work and we will be relaxing and enjoying each other's company. I will return on Friday, June 15.