As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Gosh! I just can't seem to get to my sewing machine lately. This week I've sewed once so far this week. Between doctor's appointments, learning a new cell phone (I'm not very tech savvy), and computer work, the week has just flown by. I want/need/must get to sew today! I am feeling behind and frustrated. Hopefully a day of sewing will put everything right with the world. Has your week gone as you hoped?
LITTLE FACT OF THE DAY
This being the month of November, I thought it would be fun to learn about this amazing bird. Here are a few facts about turkeys:
* Turkeys are more than just big chickens–more than 45 million years of evolution separates the two species.
* The wild turkey was hunted nearly to extinction by the early 1900s, when the population reached a low of around 30,000 birds. But restoration programs across North America have brought the numbers up to seven million today.
* Male turkeys are called “gobblers,” after the “gobble” call they make to announce themselves to females (which are called “hens”) and compete with other males. Other turkey sounds include “purrs,” “yelps” and “kee-kees.”
* A turkey’s gender can be determined from its droppings–males produce spiral-shaped poop and females’ poop is shaped like the letter J.
* Turkeys can run at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour and fly as fast as 55 miles per hour.
* Turkeys’ heads change colors when they become excited.
* A group of related male turkeys will band together to court females, though only one member of the group gets to mate.
* Baby turkeys, called poults, eat berries, seeds and insects, while adults have a more varied diet that can include acorns and even small reptiles.
CLOSER TO A FINISH
I have been working on Dancing With The Stars and here are a few more of those blocks...
This block is called Argentine Tango. Argentine Tango is a musical genre of simple quadruple metre and binary musical form, and the social dance that accompanies it. Its lyrics and music are marked by nostalgia, expressed through melodic instruments including the bandoneón. Originated at the ending of the 19th century in the suburbs of Buenos Aires, it quickly grew in popularity and spread internationally.
This block is called Fox Trot. The foxtrot or fox trot is a smooth progressive dance characterized by long, continuous flowing movements across the dance floor. It is danced to big band (usually vocal) music, and the feeling is one of elegance and sophistication. The dance is similar in its look to waltz, although the rhythm is 4/4 instead of ¾ time. Developed in the 1920's, the foxtrot reached its height of popularity in the 1930's, and remains practiced today.
I have a few more blocks to share but only have one more block to make. I can't wait to complete the final block and start putting the quilt top together.
I haven't been as active with WOCS lately but I did manage to finish a bookmark while on our travels to and from Las Vegas.
I bought the fabric already made up into a bookmark and then found a chart that would fit it. This was a fun little bookmark to make. I've started working on a different bookmark that I do while running errands but haven't gotten very far on it. Hopefully it will be completed by the end of the year.
Don't forget to enter the giveaway for the Beam N Read. You can enter HERE! You have until Tuesday, November 13 to enter.