Saturday, January 21, 2017

Hugging Day January 21, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Hugging Day

There’s nothing more reassuring than a comforting cuddle; Hugging Day encourages you to embrace (see what we did there?) hugging, and to give those you care about a comforting squeeze. Lovely!

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Word of the Day

journeyman 


Definition:(noun) A skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft.
Synonyms:artisanartificercraftsman
Usage:He was a good ten years younger than I was; and, being only a journeyman, his worldly station was below mine.

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Idiom of the Day


honest to Pete

 — Honestly; truly; genuinely. An expression used to emphasize the veracity of one's statement, "Pete" here is a substitution of the word "God," so as to avoid potential blasphemy.

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History

Feast of Our Lady of Altagracia (Dominican Republic)

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A cloth painting of the Virgin Mary is the focus of a yearly celebration in the Dominican Republic. It was painted by a Spanish artist and brought to the island nation in the early 1500s. The portrait, crowned by a gold and silver tiara by Pope John Paul II in 1978, is located in a basilica in the city of Higuey, in the Altagracia province. Every year on January 21, thousands of pilgrims visit the Higuey cathedral to worship. The feast day is a national holiday; it is marked by all-night church services, singing, dancing, and festivals in many Dominican towns.

Fishing for Clues to Solve Namibia's Fairy Circle Mystery

With its bone-dry grasslands and oppressive heat, the middle of the Namib Desert may seem like a strange place to go fishing. 
READ MORE:

Fishing for Clues to Solve Namibia’s Fairy Circle Mystery - NYTimes.com

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1789 - W.H. Brown's "Power of Sympathy" was published. It was the first American novel to be published. The novel is also known as the "Triumph of Nature Founded in Truth". 

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1846 - The first issue of the "Daily News," edited by Charles Dickens, was published. 

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1853 - Dr. Russell L. Hawes patented the envelope folding machine. 

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1911 - The first Monte Carlo car rally was held. Seven days later it was won by Henri Rougier. 

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1927 - The first opera broadcast over a national radio network was presented in Chicago, IL. The opera was "Faust". 

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1954 - The Nautilus was launched in Groton, CT. It was the first atomic-powered submarine. U.S. First Lady Mamie Eisenhower broke the traditional bottle of champagne across the bow. 

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1957 - Singer Patsy Cline appeared on Arthur Godfrey's nighttime TV show. She performed "Walking After Midnight." 

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1982 - B.B. King donated his entire record collection to the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture. The collection included about 20,000 rare blues records. 

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1987 - Aretha Franklin was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. She was the first woman to be inducted. 

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2002 - In London, a 17th century book by Capt. John Smith, founder of the English settlement at Jamestown, was sold at auction for $48,800. "The General History of Virginia, New England and the Summer Isles" was published in 1632. 



DAILY SQU-EEK



If You Were Born Today, January 21
You are an exceptionally fair person, and others appreciate you for this trait. They know they can count on you to be objective and reasonable. You are charming, talented, and a little moody. Money and security are important to you, and you do appreciate all that is associated with the "good life", but you are never one to ruthlessly pursue these things if it hurts other people. Inventive and original, you are frequently dreaming up new and creative ideas, most of which can be quite profitable. Famous people born today: Geena Davis, Christian Dior, Benny Hill, Paul Scofield, Telly Savalas, Ethan Allen, Stonewall Jackson, Placido Domingo.
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READERS INFO
1. 

Meg Swansen's Knitting Camp Retreats 2017

The online application for Camp 2017 will be placed (thru link) on February 1 through February 8, 2017.

2017 will mark 44 years of Knitting Camp

Knitting Camp came into being when Elizabeth Zimmermann began teaching a weekend knitting course at an extension of the University of Wisconsin. Elizabeth passed the torch to her daughter, designer and internationally renowned knitting teacher Meg Swansen.

Week 1/Camp Retreat 1 ... July 6-July 10 

Week 2/Camp Retreat 2.75 ... July 13th-17th

Week 3/Camp Retreat 2 ... July 20th-24th 

Week 4/Camp Retreat 3 ... July 27th-31st 

2016 Camp Fee as an estimate--includes tuition, lodging, and some meals

Schoolhouse Press - 2017 Camps/Retreats


2.
The Knitting Boutique

Weekend Getaway 2017

Weekend Getaway 2017
We've Rented a Mansion and We're Inviting You to Join Us.
Experience your perfect knitting weekend getaway at the Historic Kent Manor Inn, minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The Knitting Boutique Retreat will offer a trunk show as well as classes held in space with natural light and beautiful views. Great food, rooms with fireplaces, waterviews, and knitting - spend your weekend with us!

2017 Weekend Getaway - Single

Quiet elegance on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, the Historic Kent Manor Inn sits in a pristine, waterfront location and is perfect for a knitting retreat. The 1820 Historic Kent Manor Inn and Hotel, restored to its original beauty, combines history with contemporary comforts.  We'll have a Double Knitting weekend with Bonita.
Dates
Fri - Sun, February 3-5, 2017



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The Big Tea Cosy – knit a tea cosy for Breast Cancer Haven

Hold a knitting tea party in aid of Breast Cancer Haven and raise money for a great cause while having fun with family and friends
for more information: 
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Pictures of the day

Bassac Abbey

Bassac Abbey is an 11th-century Catholic abbey in Bassac, Charente, in the Ancient Diocese of Saintes style. It was largely reconstructed under Guillaume de Vibrac, Abbot from 1247 to 1286.

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Drop Stitch Cowl pattern by Abi Gregorio

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Dotty Tweed Scarf pattern by Frankie Brown
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Dotty Tweed Scarf pattern by Frankie Brown
This scarf is knitted in fabric stitch using three colours, giving a firm material that looks almost woven rather than knitted. Both sides of the stitch pattern l...
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knit - VALENTINE'S DAY
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Pin Point Crochet Blanket

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crochet - VALENTINE'S DAY


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RECIPE
thanks, Ida
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CROCKPOT RECIPE

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SWEETS - gluten free
thanks, Anita

Peanut Butter Crispy Treats
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ADULT COLORING



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CRAFTS
thanks, Jeri
GLITTER KEYS
23 Cute and Simple DIY Home Crafts Tutorials

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CHILDREN'S CORNER ...  color the shape 
thanks, Jill
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PUZZLE
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Plant with Snail Jigsaw Puzzle

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QUOTE
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There are at least 26 Volvo cars resting on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean's Bedford Basin near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. They sank in 1969 after the ship transporting them sustained severe water damage at sea.-------------------- When Richard II died in 1400, a hole was left in the side of his tomb so mourners could touch his royal head.-------------------- The Hundred Years' War lasted 116 years.

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CLEVER
COOL PRODUCTS


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EYE OPENER
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2 comments:

  1. Definitely in need of hugs the morning after!

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  2. feeling the hugs -- ghost hugs that is =D

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