Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

Tonight we managed to have clear skies so we were able to see the eclipse. Here are a couple of pictues I managed to get. This was just using the camera no special lens. Hope you can see these okay. Did anyone else get some pictures? I don't remember ever seeing a lunar eclipse before. Enjoy these and if you have any pictures to share let me know.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Happy President's Day

Here is a little quiz for you. I found this on the Farmer's Almanac website. Let me know how many you get right before you look at the answers. LOL

1. Who was the only president never to marry?
2. Who was the first president to wear a beard?
3. Who was president for the shortest amount of time?
4. What King became president?
5. From what law school did Abraham Lincoln graduate?
6. Who was the first president born in a log cabin?
7. What three presidents won the Nobel Peace Prize?Give up?

1. James Buchanan is the only president who wasn’t married. During his term, his niece, Harriet Lane, played the role of First Lady.
2. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to wear a beard.
3. William Henry Harrison died on his 31st day in office.
4. Born Leslie Lynch King, Jr., Gerald Ford, Jr. became our 28th president and was our first “King” to be elected.
5. Lincoln never attended law school.
6. Andrew Jackson.
7. Theodore Roosevelt in 1960 earned a Noble Peace Prize for his part in helping to end the Russo-Japanese war, and Woodrow Wilson, in 1919 for his efforts in helping create the League of Nations. And former president Jimmy Carter won it in 2002 for his "untiring efforts" over decades to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts and to advance democracy and human rights.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Bargellow Bowl Quilt

On Superbowl Sunday I managed to get my strip sets done for the sew-in. I was coming down with a nasty cold so I have only managed to get two of them cut and resewn so far. I'm finally starting to feel like I might live so I am going to try getting the other two done tomorrow.

I'm really liking it so far. I have another set of strips sewn together made from flannel fat quarters that I purchased from Joann's online a couple of years ago. It should fit a queen sized bed once it is done. Doing this one has made me want to dig them out and get them finished. Once I do I'll post those pictures also.


Saturday, February 2, 2008

New Link

Well, here it is February 2 already. I've added a webring link for the Carolina Crossroads Mystery Quilt to the blog. Now I am waiting to be approved. I haven't started my mystery quilt yet, because the bulk ( and I do mean Bulk) of my fabric is packed preparing for our move sometime this year. I have printed out the directions and can hardly wait to make the quilt. I did manage to uncover some 2.5" strips I had cut before everything was packed so they are ready for tomorrrows Super Bowl sewin. I may start tonight after I get the quilt for my customer done. Speaking of which I guess I'd better go out and do it. Get those machines cleaned, oiled and threaded and lets sew.