Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Winner and Wins

When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.  
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

What a whirlwind weekend we had.  Friday was a visit to the Kern County Fair and errand day.  Not much of a day off for my poor DH.  Saturday morning involved a quick run to the local Farmer's Market with a stop at the library to pick up a book on CD's.  Then a quick throw together of clothes for a trip down to Oceanside to help a niece celebrate her 40th birthday with 40 other family members and friends.  Going south close to the beach you automatically think of cool weather and soft breezes.  Not this last weekend!  I had on shorts and was still sweating (not just ladylike perspiring - lol) at 8:00 at night.  The same hot temps were around for Sunday and it felt like a sauna when we left just before noon.  After a four hour drive home we were greeted by 102 degrees and a broken tree limb on the front walk.  I'm glad the weekend is over!  Hopefully I will get a bit more sewing in this week than I did last week.  What are your plans for the week?




Yes, I know.  Gross!!!  Flies are everywhere.  It seems like every time the door opens we end up with a fly in the house.  Poor Weasley hates flies and will track their movement for long periods of time.  We sometimes get flies that never seem to land.  Other times the fly seems to be moving in slow motion.  And then there are those that circle constantly.  Here are some interesting facts of these pesky little insects:
There are over 300,000 species of different flies.
The average house fly has a lifespan of about 30 days (not if they end up in my house - haha!)
Within those 30 days, a fly can lay up to 3,000 eggs. Each one of these eggs will turn into a maggot, which will then turn into an adult fly.
During flight, a fly’s wings will beat up to 200 times per second. As soon as the fly’s feet hit solid ground, its wings will stop immediately
Flies only have two eyes, but each eye has over 4,000 lenses.
* Despite how highly equipped the fly’s eyes are, they still can barely see. However, they are especially adept at detecting movement. Because of this, you’ll be most effective at killing a fly if you swat at it, starting slowly, and then building up to forcefully smacking it.
* When a fly is ready to take off for flight it first jumps up, then backwards, then forward.
Fly DNA is 75% similar to human DNA
* Some male flies sing to female flies



First I would like to thank Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring my giveaway!  And, secondly, I would like to thank everyone who stopped by and entered the giveaway.  Did you all find some fabrics that you've added to your wish list?  I know I did.  Okay, okay, okay!  I will now announce the lucky winner.....

Kasey is the lucky winner!  
Kasey said:
"First of all, I love foxes! And then, how perfect that one of the Coming Soon bundles is Air Force- A Military Salute! I've been making a quilt commemorating all my runs this year, and just finished my first full marathon, which just happened to be the Air Force Marathon! I NEED that B2 Bomber that I can see in the fabric picture (it was this year's featured plane, and so is on our shirts and medals). 
Thanks for the chance to win! And, thanks for keeping your blog so fun and informative- I don't always comment, but know that I often laugh or have a who knew moment reading it!"

Congratulations, Kasey!  I have contacted her by email and she will be receiving her $25 gift certificate to Fat Quarter Shop shortly.



And speaking of winning, I was a winner three times over during the Blog Hop hosted by Michele over at the  Quilting Gallery.  I previously shared one of those winnings, I also won...

These amazing batiks from Barbara over at Barbara Bieraugel Designs.  These are a wonderful addition to my growing batik collection.  Thank you, Barbara!


These two great blue and white fat quarters from Beth over at Words & Stitches.  You can never have enough blue fabrics as far as I'm concerned.  Thank you, Beth!




Kasey said...

Thanks, Linda! I'm so excited to have won. My running memory quilt is going to be perfect now.
That optimism cartoon is the best today!
Thanks again.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Congratulations to Kasey as well as yourself! Love the cartoon, too cute!

marth225 said...

Congratulations Kasey and to you. Hope you can get more sewing in this week. As soon as I get caught up on alterations I might be able to do some fun stuff too.

Linda said...

What a great win for both of you! Congratulations!

Needled Mom said...

LOVE the optimism cartoon!!!

I was hoping to find the reason why if you hang a ziplock bag with a couple of pennies in a little water in your door it will keep the flies out of the house. I do know more about the little pests now. I am glad my DNA is just different enough.

Congratulations to your luck winner and congratulations on your wins too.

We have heavy fog this morning so if it heats up later today it will be muggy here too.

I hope you get lots of sewing time this week.

WoolenSails said...

Congratulations to Kasey and on your wins too!


Char said...

Congratulations to Kasey and to you on the wins. I love the final thought today!
It was in the 40's here this morning. I'm loving every minute of it. It's 63 degrees in my house. I hope it cools off for you soon.

Raewyn said...

Oh what a fun cartoon - love it! Lucky you with the wins :-) I set up all our fly and bug repellers the other day - flies are one aspect of summer that I do not enjoy!

Gene Black said...

Wow....congrats on your wins.

I really didn't need to hear how fast those flies can breed....

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