John Brooker, originated topiary (part 3)
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A period of 10 years.|
|Usage:||The first decennary of the century was marked by revolutionary movements and general social unrest.|
Idiom of the Day
To be in a state of severe deterioration such that one is approaching inevitable ruin, failure, or death. Usually used in the continuous form.
Santiago, Chile, Founded (1541)
Santiago is the capital and the largest city of Chile. Just months after it was founded on the banks of the Mapocho River by Spanish conquistadors, the settlement was nearly wiped out by the indigenous Mapuche peoples. Today, it is one of the largest cities in South America, having survived the 1647 earthquake that leveled the city, frequent flooding from the Mapocho, and a number of other calamities.
William Roscoe Estep (1920)
|Estep was an American Baptist historian, author, and professor of church history. He was considered one of the world's leading authorities on the Anabaptist movement, a Christian sect that rejects infant baptism and practices the ritual of believer's baptism only after a person has made a declaration of faith. Estep wrote numerous works, including books on subjects such as Baptist and Anabaptist history, religious liberty, and world missions.|
A Martian Volcano May Have Continuously Erupted for Billions of YearsWhile humanity may have to a wait few more decades to set foot on Mars, researchers are already getting a glimpse of the Red Planet's geology.
A Martian Volcano May Have Continuously Erupted for Billions of Years
1733 - Savannah, GA, was founded by English colonist James Oglethorpe.
1878 - Frederick W. Thayer patented the baseball catcher’s mask.
1879 - The first artificial ice rink opened in North America. It was at Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY.
1892 - In the U.S., President Lincoln's birthday was declared to be a national holiday.
1909 - The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded.
1924 - "The Eveready Hour" became radio’s first sponsored network program. The National Carbon Company was the first sponsor of a network show.
1956 - Screamin' Jay Hawkins recorded "I Put a Spell On You."
1985 - Johnny Carson surprised his audience by shaving the beard he had been wearing on "The Tonight Show."
1989 - Tiny Tim declared himself a New York City mayoral candidate. He did not win in the election.
2001 - The space probe NEAR landed on the asteroid Eros. It was the first time that any craft had landed on a small space rock.
READERS INFO1. Thanks for volunteering to take care of feral cats in your community, Sheri.
2. Zinfandel Experience
Feb 23-25, 2017
San Francisco, CA
Experience Zinfandel at Zinfandel Experience, an annual event celebrating the diversity of the popular varietal. Taking place over three days in February, the event brings renowned wine producers and emerging wineries to San Francisco, providing wine enthusiasts with an opportunity to sample various Zins and learn about the grape’s evolution. In addition to the tastings, the festival offers creative food pairings and seminars with professionals, and a special dinner features a carefully curated menu showcasing farm-to-table cuisine. Rare wines, one-offs and winery experiences are auctioned at the event, and sommeliers lead workshops focused on California’s various Zinfandel regions.
Events Schedule: Zinfandel Experience
Tickets: Zinfandel Experience
Shrovetide by the Russian artist Boris Kustodiev (1878–1927). This 1916 painting depicts Maslenitsa, or the last week of Shrovetide, as remembered by the artist.
The heroic couple took turns chopping a pathway
to shallower water until the moose was finally able
to pull itself back on land
Lace Heart Cushion
Crochet Snuggle Up Throw with Sleevest
crochet - VALENTINE'S DAY
BE MY VALENTINE
MaterialsI used Sugar 'n Cream cotton yarn and an H hook. (I find it rather amusing that all but one of these colors has "hot" in the name.)
Pattern NotesThis is not a tested pattern. It also presupposes a basic knowledge of crochet. I'd rate this as an advanced beginner pattern.
Free Crochet Heart Pattern
Round 1 (Hot Pink)
Chain 4. Join. Start like a basic granny square: chain 2, 2 dc, chain two, three dc. chain two, three dc.chain two, three dc. chain two, three dc. Chain two, join.
Round 2 (Beach Glass)
3 dc, ch 2, 3dc in each corner, chain one between each corner.
Round 3 (Hot Purple)
Slip stitch to join in a corner. 10 triple crochet stitches into the chain one space. Slip stitch in corner. 10 triple crochet stitches into the chain one space.
Round 4 (Hot Blue)
Single stitch around.
Note: Chain 2 at heart point.
Note: On purple, single crochet in each stitch but chain one between each stitch.
Round 5 (Hot Orange)
Slip stitch in back loop of the blue.
Note: Chain two at the point.
Weave in your ends and enjoy!
FRIENDSHIP BRACELET CHEVRON RUG
Pebble Heart Jigsaw Puzzle
Poke a hole in your coffee cup lid for unrestricted caffeine intake.
The Most Jaw Dropping Photos From History (Part 1)