Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sun, New Moon & Quilting

Today is the Vernal Equinox. From Wikipedia, An equinox occurs twice a year, when the tilt of the Earth's axis is inclined neither away from nor towards the sun, the sun being vertically above a point on the Equator. What that really means is that the long nights and short days are over -- it is officially spring! Hooray! And spring is beautiful in my neck of the woods. I hope to find a bit of time to putter around in the gardens today.

Today is just full of special things. Today, New Moon is available on DVD. Were you one of the enthusiastic, vampire-clad fans celebrating at the pre-launch parties? I don't have quite enough nerve to do that, although I do have a pair of golden contacts (thanks, Iris) that are fun to wear. Or did you just brave the crowds, head ducked, to get your copy at midnight last night? I'm not quite that brave either. I'm going today, hoping that the crowds have thinned and there's still a copy left for me. Different stores are offering different features. When Twilight came out, I HAD to have two different copies of the DVD because of the special features. This time I'm only getting one copy. The special features on the Wal-Mart DVD interest me most this time -- exclusive scenes from Eclipse. Need I say more?

Today is also National Quilting Day. The National Quilting Association has put together a quilt pattern (download here) for groups, guilds or individuals to work on in honor of our troops. They suggest you gather up your scraps, put this quilt together and donate it to a VA hospital, a military base if one is near you or the family of a neighbor or community church member serving in the military. This is a very worthy cause, indeed, but only one suggestion of how to spend National Quilting Day. I'm off to get my copy of New Moon DVD, perhaps drop in at my favorite LQS, Corn Wagon Quilt Co. and see what is happening there, and then settle in with some sewing and my newly acquired DVD and all its special features. Then if there's any time left in the day, I'm going to dig a little in the dirt.

Happy Spring! Happy New Moon Day! Happy Quilt Day!

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