On Monday night, I stayed up to see the lunar eclipse. Please forgive the very poor quality of the photos. It was amazing! The weather here was clear and cold. I went outside at 1:45 a.m. (That would be Tuesday actually.) The eclipse was already well in process and by two o'clock it was totally dark. The bottom right photo I took at three a.m. As you can see it was still mostly in eclipse and quite red. It is called a Blood Moon. There will be another one this fall with a total solar eclipse a bit later and then in 2015, two more of the Blood Moons. That series of four lunar eclipses in the space of two years with a complete solar eclipse in the middle is quite unusual. There have been some significant things that have happened when these occurred in the past.
The roses are showing off quite a bit here in Muddle Land, and the jasmine in the upper left is just full of buds. Soon we will be perfumed quite nicely from that.
I've been playing with purple 2" strips. I've wanted to make a Scrappy Trips quilt for some time now, and I finally went for it. I decided to use 2 inch strips instead of the 2 1/2 inch strips in Bonnie Hunter's instructions. I just wanted to do something a little different.
I have one more border to add. I thought I might do it today, but that is not going to happen. I had a very uncomfortable night last night with very little sleep. Suffice it to say my stomach was not happy and kept telling me about it all night! I'm almost back to normal, thank God, but not really wanting to do anything I don't absolutely have to do.
There is so much that needs to be done out in the yard and we won't even talk about the dismal state of my housekeeping.....
But, after all, as Scarlett O'Hara taught us, tomorrow IS another day!
Hope you're having a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and kisses,