Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
How is your week going so far? Did you have a nice weekend? For me, so far so good. Our weekend was fairly quiet and gave us time to recharge our batteries. Recently we've had a couple of tree branches break off. One was a rather large pine branch and the other a middle sized branch of a bush that turned into a tree. I told my DH that the birds in the neighborhood must be getting too fat. In all reality, it's probably because of the heat. The smaller branch is the one that startled me as it went down right outside my sewing room window. The forecasters had predicted cooler weather, which we had for two days, but we are supposed to back up the old century mark again tomorrow. Even the plants and trees are tired of the heat. Oh well. I'll stay cool inside while I stitch and quilt.
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
The octopus - a creature of nightmares and underwater spooky movies. All those legs seem like they would get tied in knots. However, there are time when I wish I had 8 hands, especially when the girls were little. Here are a few facts on the demon of the sea:
* An octopus species known as the mimic octopus can actually impersonate other creatures
* All octopuses have three hearts
* They have no bones and will not be able to maintain their shape out of water
* The octopus has blue blood
* They have a very good eyesight but can not hear
* All octopuses can change their color
* When threatened or provoked, the blue-ringed octopus will quickly change its color to bright yellow with blue rings on it
* Sometimes octopuses may shed an arm to escape a predator
* An adult Octopus can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime
* The octopus is considered to be the smartest of all invertebrates. In captive environments, octopuses are able to complete puzzles, mazes, and be trained. In some cases, octopus can be seen playing with their toys or keepers
A FEW MORE BLOCKS
I have continued to work on my Dancing With The Stars blocks.....
This block is called Tango. The center square is really a warmer purple than the photo depicts. The Tango dance dates back to the 1890's and originated in the lower class districts of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.
And this one is called Mambo. I hadn't heard of this dance but looked it up and found out it is a Latin dance of Cuba. The Mambo dance was invented in the 1930's in Havana. It's been fun relating the blocks to their names with a little bit of history.
I'm still loving foundation paper piecing and look forward to creating each new block.