Toss your dashed hopes not into a trash bin but into a drawer where you are likely to rummage some bright morning.
Okay! I've had enough of Mother Nature playing with the thermometer!! Last week we had highs in the 60's. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow we are to be in the 80's. Thursday? Our high it supposed to on 58 degrees!! Talk about your weather roller coaster! I don't know how to dress from one day to the next. Too soon to put the shorts away....too warm for long sleeves during the day......leave the windows open or closed......decisions, decisions, decision. Well, at least you can't say it's boring!
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
With everything that went on last week with the hurricane know as Sandy, I thought it might be interesting to learn a bit about those massive storms. Having lived on the west coast all of my life, I have never experienced anything with so much force. Here are some things I learned:
* The word hurricane comes from the Taino Native American word, hurucane, meaning evil spirit of the wind.
* A tropical storm is classified as a hurricane once winds goes up to 74 miles per hour or higher.
* All hurricanes begin life in a warm moist atmosphere over tropical ocean waters.
* The most violent winds and heaviest rains take place in the eye wall, the ring of clouds and thunderstorms closely surrounding the eye.
* Slow moving hurricanes produce more rainfall and can cause more damage from flooding than faster-moving, more powerful hurricanes.
* Hurricanes produce enough energy in one day to run the lights of Las Vegas for many years
* Hurricanes in the Southern Hemisphere spin in a clockwise direction. Hurricanes in the Northern Hemisphere turn counterclockwise
* The planet Jupiter has a hurricane which has been going on for over 300 years. It can be seen as a red spot on the planet. This hurricane on Jupiter is bigger than the Earth itself
* A hurricane can reach 40,000 to 50,000 feet up into the sky
* Hurricanes never form at the equator because they need the Coriolis Force, which is very weak at the equator, to spin
BEAM N READ GIVEAWAY
The day has finally arrived to hold the Beam N Read giveaway sponsored by ASF Lightware Solutions! If you missed my review of this fantastic little light you can go HERE to read it. I'm finding this light more useful than I ever thought I would. It was great to use while traveling - especially in the hotel room where the light wasn't the greatest for these ol' eyes.
How can you enter?
Leave me a comment telling me who you would gift the Beam N Read to and how it would be of help to them. You don't have to name names, just say Aunt, Uncle, friend, etc (you get the idea).
This giveaway will remain open until Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 11:59 pm. I will announce the winner in my post on Friday, November 16.
Only those who live in the USA or Canada may enter this giveaway (sorry!)
Only one entry per person.
You must leave a way for me to contact you - if I can't reach you, you can't win!
I will use random.org to select the winner.
ASF Lightware Solutions will ship the Beam N Read directly to the winner within a week of my posting the winner.
There will be other Beam N Read giveaways during the month of November:
SewCalGal - Nov 2 to 9
A Light Full Of Laughter - Nov 3 to 17
Caregiver Partnership - Nov 7 to 21
Pacific Rim Quilt Company - Nov 8 to 23
Bejeweled Quilts By Barb - Nov 11 to 16
Cotton and Chocolate - Nov 12 to 16
I Have A Notion - Nov 12 to 18
During Quiet Time - Nov 12 to 19
Quilting Gallery - Nov 17 to 24
2nd SEW ALONG BLOCK
I am a bit behind with my BlockBase SAL. This is block number 2
This is block #2741. The instructions said to use the templates. I HATE templates. I wanted to do it in foundation paper piecing. It took some figuring but I managed to make the foundation pieces necessary to make this block. I'm not really pleased with my color selection but I do like the block design. Now on to the third SAL block before I get too far behind.