Thursday, August 07, 2008

Quilt retreat

I just tried to do a Wikipedia search for the 7th August, in the hope that something exciting happened on it (other than me being born!)...but it seems everything notable happened either side, including Hiroshima, John McCarthy being freed, etc, etc. so I have to stick to the big news that starts with the fact that August 7 is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 146 days remaining until the end of the year.
But the clincher, for those of us who are freezing down here... is that the 7th August in
The Northern Hemisphere is considered to be halfway through its summer and the Southern Hemisphere half way through its winter on this day.
Oh also, these are about the only people I know who share my birthday.....is there a chance Charlize and I are identical twins I wonder (Ha Ha!)-just a small matter of 6 years difference-and some small facial feature discrepancies that may make it easy for our mother to tell us apart!!
1960 - David Duchovny, American actor
1975 - Charlize Theron, South African actress

It is 11:37 pm and I think I have successfully filled the kitchen floor with enough projects to take on my retreat so I am off to bed. Thanks for all the different quilt weight info. I think I will still give a varied one a try on the weekend but i will keep the other ideas in mind. Sounds like i am not alone!
I drank far too many coffees with friends on my birthday, and ate far too much cake-so a great day! Hi to Suse, sorry I missed your call!!
See you by Monday with lots of show and tell, have a good weekend, Tracey

9 comments:

Linda said...

Happy Birthday Tracey, hope you have a fabulous time on your retreat.

Mama Koch said...

Happy, Happy B'day!

Chookyblue...... said...

have fun at the retreat birthday girl..........

tami said...

I'll tell you something else cool that happened on August 7th. I was born too. :cD

Happy Birthday!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy Birthday! hope you had a fab day! Have a great time on your quilt retreat.

Julz said...

Hae a fantastic time at retreat, look forwarding to seeing what goodies you have started, finished, or made progress on. Hugs Jx
PS: hope you had a wonderful birthday, and that the birthday fairies spoilt you :)

Kim said...

Happy birthday to you! A quilter's retreat is the perfect way to celebrate.

Robyn said...

Happy birthday Aussie chick!
hope it was great :o)
I'm an august girl too :p
Didya get lots of good loot?

Carol said...

Oh Happy Birthday to you! It sounds like a fun day. Well coffee + cake = fun in my books!