Life's problems wouldn't be called "hurdles" if there wasn't a way to get over them.
It has finally cooled down a bit here. It has been cool enough the last couple of days to leave the windows open all day long! Now keep in mind that I'm still wearing shorts but I have been wearing my zip hoodie the last few mornings. It's so nice to be chilled for a change! The powers that be are predicting high 80's for the end of next week so I better enjoy these days. Fall is here but only for a little while. We don't have any big plans this weekend - only a few errands and an ALS support group meeting. What are your plans for the weekend?
FUN FACT OF THE DAY
Firefly / Lightning Bug
I have never seen a firefly. They do live in the same part of the world that I do. I would love the see their display some time. Here are some fun facts about those little buggers:
* Fireflies are not flies. Fireflies are not in the same group as houseflies. Rather, they are a type of beetle. They are in the insecta class, and in the order Coleoptera, which includes beetles. They are related to ladybugs.
* Fireflies live for approximately two months, sometimes more, sometimes less. Their lifespan depends usually on how well they can hide from prey and the weather.
* Fireflies are small insects that are never bigger than one inch. They are usually about 1/4 of an inch to 3/4 of an inch long.
* Male fireflies use their blinking light to help them find a mate. They will fly around blinking their light in a certain pattern for signaling mating. If a female notices him, she will flash her light back until they reach each other.
* Some types of fireflies will lay hundreds of eggs. Others will only lay about 40. The eggs take approximately one month to hatch and become larvae. Firefly eggs may give off a steady light.
* You are most likely to find fireflies in damp areas. They live in fields, woods and of course, backyards. They are found over all of the US, however are not in some areas where it is very dry (and, thus the reason they do not live where I live)
* Fireflies are the world's most efficient light producers.
I'm still Dancing (working with the blocks) but hope to have them completed next week. Here are a couple more.....
This is Rumba. The center blues are actually more purple than they appear. "Rumba" is used as shorthand for Afro-Cuban rumba, a group of dances related to the rumba genre of Afro-Cuban music. The most common Afro-Cuban rumba is the guaguancó. The other Afro-Cuban rumbas are Yambu and Columbia.
This block is called Two Step. The Two Step dance seems to refer to more than one kind of dance. It is commonly just a dance move, and then there's the country two-step known as the Texas Two Step. There is also a 'Nightclub Two Step' that is commonly known as the California Two Step. There also appears to be a acrobatic maneuver used in break-dancing that is called the 2-Step. At least this block was easy to maneuver with the foundation paper piecing pattern from Carol Doak.
QUILTING GALLERY ENTRY
Once again I have decided to enter Michele's Quilting Gallery Weekly Quilt Contest. This time the theme is "Paper/Foundation Piecing" and I am entering...
Bubbles. There are 28 wonderful quilts entered and you can go HERE to view them all. I would certainly appreciate your vote if you should care to cast it my way. You can vote until Monday at 8:00 am. Thanks!
Last weekend was our annual Walk To Defeat ALS. Here is a two minute report on of our local news channels did (neither me nor my team made the cut) .....