Wednesday, September 21, 2011
September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 100 days remaining until the end of the year. It is frequently the day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere, and the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
The word autumn comes from the Old French word 'autompne' and later to the original Latin word 'autumnus'. Harvest was the term usually used to refer to the season, as it is common in other West Germanic languages
(Dutch 'herfst' and German 'Herbst'). The alternative word fall is from the Old English 'fiæll' or 'feallan' and the Old Norse 'fall' meaning "fall of the leaf".
Me - I'll just enjoy the cooler days/nights and the lovely changing mosaic of colours each day brings.
One of this weeks blocks was maverick/free form stars. Since I am using black as my 'base' color, I felt I needed to add some color with these - black print centers.
The other block was free form hearts. I don't think I do very well with these. I, also, found some tiny trees and HST's in this scrap pile, so saving them for use in this project at some point.
I am still playing with these fun prints. The bats and spiders are a Moda I came across and should play nice with the Ghastlies. I hope to finish up my projects (yes, plural) by this weekend.
And I have a pile of 'boxed' 9-patch for my 'squared-up' quilt final border. I did these as leader/enders while working other projects and they need pressing, squaring up, and layout to see if I have enough.
100 Quilts for Kids - see Kate
Traveling Stash Box # 1 - see Barb
Traveling Stash Box # 2 - we have lost track of this box because it was not blogged for give away (which it should be)and has been passed thru 3 people without documentation. If anyone knows where it now resides, please inform that person to post the box for the next give away passing as it is suppose to. Also, let some of us know so we can get the word out. THANK YOU
Stars For A Soldier - I will refer you to John'aLee in her own words for request.
"Winter is an etching, Spring a watercolor, Summer an oil painting and Autumn a mosaic of them all."
- Stanley Horowitz