Good news - I got the envelope yesterday telling me that "Eyes of the Sun
" has been accepted for exhibit in the Pacific International Quilt Festival
in California next month. Yay!
Not-quite-so-good-news - I didn't win the Blogging For Books
contest. I'm competitive enough to be disappointed that my entry
didn't win, but happy for those who did win. Yay for Vicki
, and Holley
! Congrats to you all. I see that at least one person-who-is-not-a-personal-friend-or-family-member commented
that they liked my entry best, so that's really nice! :::Beam:::
I just realized a day or two ago, that I haven't done a FotoFriday in a long time, so today we see the return of the FotoFridayFeature.
The theme of today's photographs is Pretty Poison.
Poke Plant - You can eat the young leaves and stalks (before they turn that fabulous magenta color), although I wouldn't recommend doing it too often. But you don't want to eat the berries or the mature stalks!
Poison Ivy - Wish this was useful somehow so it could be a cash crop. I'd be a millionaire. So far, I've never had a poison ivy rash, but I know that's no guarantee that I won't have a reaction in the future, so I treat it with respect and try to stay away from it.
Jimson Weed - Isn't it pretty and innocent looking? When it's open, the flower resembles a morning glory. If you eat any of the plant, you will, if you're very lucky, have hallucinations like a freaky acid trip. If you're not-so-lucky, you can end up having a psychotic break with reality, or end up comatose or dead. Yikes.
And finally, after seeing QuizQueen Gabrielle's results, I had to take this quiz too:
Hhhmmmm....I've never been to London, but I've heard good things about it. Perhaps I should check it out!
You Belong in London
A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique woman like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.
What City Do You Belong in?