Wednesday, January 31, 2018

This Was the Moon This Morning . . .

at about 5:35 a.m. from the beach at Bandon, Oregon.  It's not great but I took it with my i-Pad and then enlarged it so you could sorta see it.

Take from my i-Pad January 31, 2018

A quick refresher on all these names: Last night much of the world saw a lunar eclipse, when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon and our planet's shadow falls on Luna. The nickname "blood moon" comes from the fact that light passing through Earth's atmosphere bathes the moon in a rosy glow.

A blue moon is the second full moon within a calendar month. A supermoon, meanwhile, means a full moon when our natural satellite is at perigee—its closest point to the Earth, when it appears slightly larger in the sky. All three of these phenomena lined up for the "super blue blood moon" this morning. The next super blue blood moon will happen exactly 19 years from now, on Jan. 31, 2037.

That's a long time to wait. Consider, though, that the last one before today's was in December of 1982, more than 35 years ago. You won't have to wait nearly as long to see the individual circumstances that make up the super blue blood moon. While we say "once in a blue moon" to indicate something relatively rare, the next blue moon is coming right up on March 31, 2018. The repeat blue moon is because of a quirk in the calendar: There is no completely full moon in February (a non-event event that's given the name "black moon"), which means there's a full moon in early March and another one before the month's end (a thank you from for this explanation)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Cross Blocks

Seems like I am busy all day knocking down walls or trying to get all my sewing projects and fabrics in some kind of working order but at night I have been playing with the POTC blocks for the new swap I am in.  This is January's block and is going in the mail tomorrow morning to Janet G.

I wasn't sure about the leaves on the outside corners but as I put them on, it really calmed down the whole block.

Here is the block I received this week for my December block from Debbie in Florida.  It took three tries for Debbie's beautiful December POTC to get to me!! The first one was just lost to the snail mail stratosphere, the second one she made (to replace the lost one) was returned to her saying no one lived in my house (small town shenanigans) and then finally on the third try it arrived this week!! Thank you, Debbie, I love, love, love it!! And my brother said it is fabulous!! Ya know, gotta get that brotherly approval!!

I asked for Kim Diehl fabrics and that is what I got!!  Happy girl here!!  I think this may be my new obsession!!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Monday, January 1, 2018