A Little Sweet….A Little Tart…A Little Unexpected

A Little Sweet...

 

Crochet Stitch Markers

 

Teamoy Organizer Case for Circular Needles

 

Crochet Hook Set

 

Knitters Pride Interchangeable Cord Variety Pack

 

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Summerleaf Shawl by Nim Teasdale

 

A Little Tart...

 

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Mark Twain and his bed

Authors found on antique postcards.

 

"For Auld lang syne" - Robert Burns

 

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will. - Charlotte Bronte

 

"Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs." - Charlotte Bronte

 

"When the Frost is on the Punkin" by James Whitcomb Riley

 

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Louisa May Alcott

"I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in." - Robert Louis Stevenson

 

"Wine is bottled poetry." Robert Louis Stevenson

 

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

"I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

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Postcards given to Beth by authors

"Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

"No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

"Easy reading is damn hard writing." - Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

Bodice Ripper novels

 

A Little Unexpected...

 

La's Orchestra Saves the World

 

As Meat Loves Salt

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Greater Roanoke Postcard Show

 

Olde Liberty Fibre Faire

 

Courthouse Tragedy Play

 

Easter weekend in Meadows of Dan

 

High school students get a visit to Virginia Tech

 

A Little Sweet...

 

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Leslie's OLFF Loot

Steampunk spinning wheels by Terry Clark

 

Beautiful bags by Twisted Yarn and Fiber

 

Uluru Queensland yarn

 

Beautiful yarn by Knitting Notions

 

Greenberry House opening soon!

 

Welcoming Samuel Ellis Shelor, son of Sammy Shelor and his lovely wife, Jordyn.

 

A Little Tart...

 

Words that annoy us (and others)

 

Suggestions by our Facebook friends

 

A Little Unexpected...

 

Netflix series to knit spin, and work on postcards by

 

Murdoch Mysteries

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Virginia Association of Museums Conference

Chasing the Powhatan Arrow by Michael Abraham

Martinsville, Virginia

 

A Little Sweet...

 

Leslie made a baby blanket, modifying the pattern Cluster and Shell Baby Blanket by Sharon Frazier

 

A Little Tart...

 

Russia (The Old Regime) 1903 - 1919 "Personal Recollections" by Madame Olga de Smolianinoff

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery, 1908 - L. C. Page & Company

 

 
Photo of Beth's mother in a very special frame

 

Beth's special and personal valuables

 

How to easily clean silver plate and sterling silver

 

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Jalna series of books by Mazo de La Roche

 

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Don't Be Scared ft. Christine Autumn by Calling Sister Midnight (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/romancito/50155 Ft: Klaus Neumaier, Christine Autumn.

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Strange February weather

Subject is Volunteers

Great Volunteers in Meadows of Dan

Reynolds Homestead's incredible Volunteers

 

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Volunteer knitting and crocheting

 

A Little Tart...

 

Lots of quotes on volunteering

 

A Little Unexpected...

 

Granny D: Walking Across America in My Ninetieth Year

 

In Pursuit of the Common Good

 

The Voluntourist: A Six-Country Tale of Love, Loss, Fatherhood, Fate and Singing Bon Jovi in Bethlehem

 

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Drops of H2O ( The Filtered Water Treatment ) by J.Lang (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/djlang59/37792 Ft: Airtone

Don't Be Scared ft. Christine Autumn by Calling Sister Midnight (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/romancito/50155 Ft: Klaus Neumaier, Christine Autumn. 

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Ferrum College

 

Honoring Reynolds Homestead volunteers

 

Great Books and Great Conversations

 

Pearl Buck

 

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PussyHat Project by Kat Coyle

 

 
 

 

6-Day Kid Blanket by Betty McKnit

 

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Living as caregivers to aging parents

 

"I believe that most caregivers find that they inherit a situation where they just kind of move into caregiving. it's not a conscious decision for most caregivers, and they are ultimately left with the responsibility of working while still trying to be the caregiver, the provider and the nurturer." - Sharon Law Tucker

 

"The best people are the good old wrinkled people with a sparkle in their eye, a wink when you walk by or a toothless smile saying you are doing just fine." - Robert Wesley Miller

 

"Never tease an old dog; he might have one bite left." - Robert A. Heinlein

 

"I've never stopped wanting to cross

the equator, or touch an elk's 

horns, or sing Tosca or screw

James Dean in a field of wheat.

To hell with wisdom. They're all wrong:

I'll never be through with my life." - Rita Dove

 

"Even eighty-odd is sometimes vulnerable to vanity." - L. M. Montgomery

 

A Little Unexpected...

 

Books: 

 

The Mindful Caregiver: Finding Ease in the Caregiving Journey by Nancy L Kriseman

The Inspired Caregiver: Finding Joy While Caring for Those You Love by Peggi Speers and Tia Walker

 

"My caregiver mantra is to remember: the only control you have is over the changes you choose to make." - Nancy L. Kriseman

 

"Embracing a healing presence requires you to just be in the moment together." - Nancy L. Kriseman

 

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Reverie (small theme)

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Drops of H2O ( The Filtered Water Treatment ) by J.Lang (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/djlang59/37792 Ft: Airtone

Don't Be Scared ft. Christine Autumn by Calling Sister Midnight (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/romancito/50155 Ft: Klaus Neumaier, Christine Autumn

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Holiday happenings: friends, games, and Beth's loot!

 

A Little Sweet...

 

 
Grazzka's Andrea's Shawl

Most favorited pattern on ravelry for the year. Andrea's Shawl by Kirsten Kapur.

 

 
Babaruda's Mandala Madness

Mandala Madness by Helen Shrimpton

 

Leslie talks about knitting needles; varieties available and materials for aching and aging hands.

 

http://www.swallowknit.com/

 

http://www.glasspens.com/

 

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Mountain Christmas past and present. 

 

“You can always tell what kind of a person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you.” - Audrey Hepburn

A Little Unexpected...

 

"The Birth (Near Port William) by Wendell Berry

 

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Breaking Up Christmas by Jump Steady Boys

 

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Don't Be Scared ft. Christine Autumn by Calling Sister Midnight (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/romancito/50155 Ft: Klaus Neumaier, Christine Autumn

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Adopting pound dogs.

Spay and neuter

 

Farm Dogs: A Comprehensive Breed Guide to 93 Guardians, Herders, Terriers and Other Canine Working Partners by Janet Vorwald Dohner

 

Reynolds Homestead Victorian Christmas

 

Mayberry Church Live Nativity, December 16 & 17, 2016

 

Singles Dinner and Bingo

 

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Cheerful Gift Guide for Knitters from Mason Dixon Knitting

 

 

 

Stacey's Bun Hat by Stacey Thorngren

 

 

 

A Little Unexpected by Elena Nodel

 

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Different types of photographs: 

 

Daguerreotype 

Ambrotype         

Tintype 

Stereoviews

Carte de Visite  

Cabinet Cards   

 

Backmarks

 

Leslie's photographs for sale at Scraps of American History

 

 

 

Real photo postcards

 

Beth's eBay ID: hemlockwv

 

Modern photography

 

Prom pictures

 

Christmas photos

 

A Little Unexpected...

 

 

Author Ibby Greer

 

Images of America Series

 

Flickr.com

 

Quotes:

 

"There are no bad pictures; that's just how your face looks sometimes." - Abraham Lincoln

 

"Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst." - Henri Cartier-Bresson

 

Simon Ships Out: A Heroic Cat at Sea by Jacky Donovan

 

"Today everything exists to end in a photograph." - Susan Sontag

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Reynolds Homestead activities.

 

Fort Caswell CoastalRetreat and Conference Center

 

 
Print by Cindy Howe, RagtopDesigns

Rustic Cabin Life onFacebook

 

Herrera Vineyards, Dobson, North Carolina 

 

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Chicken Hot Pad

 

Slow TV from Norway for knitting along. 

 

 
Frieze Shawl by Lisa Hannes 

 

 
Yarn Sheep Brooch byDanielleVGreene 

 

A Little Tart...

 

 

Great books that have been a huge influence on the hosts

Taylor Caldwell

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

Science Fiction

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The Merlin Series by Mary Stewart

The Madness of a Seduced Woman by Susan Fromberg Schaeffer

King James Bible and other versions

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Irving Stone

Jayne Anne Phillips

Roots by Alex Haley

Jane Austen

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Aphrodite by Isabel Allende

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Charms for the Easy Life by Kaye Gibbons

A Woman of Independent Means by Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey

 

A Little Unexpected...

 

The Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole

 

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Reverie (small theme)

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featuring Pitx

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Episode 26 - Boobs in Space

Pancake Days in Meadows of Dan

Reynolds Homestead Activities

A Little Sweet...

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Alpaca Spinners WPI Gauge

Great little handspinner's tool by GirlOntheRocks.

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Mermaid Tail Blanket

Popular on Ravelry: Mermaid tail blankets for children and adults.

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Angora single plied with merino single handspun yarn

Not much knitting for Leslie, but she has been spinning angora and plying it with merino.

A Little Tart...

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Black Book Detective Magazine

A discussion of pulp magazines from the early 1900s, including the writers and the wide range of subjects covered by the cheap and popular issues. About John C. Campbell and his influence on the development of science fiction and on young authors that became the giants of the genre.

A disturbing and critically acclaimed short story that was published in Astonishing in 1954 and later found by Leslie as a teenager, "The Cold Equations" by Tom Godwin.

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Fate Magazine, 1952
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Fate magazine table of contents

Changes in the magazine industry leading to a different format and rising costs of production of the pulp magazines. 

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Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, September, 1958

A great website about pulp magazines, The Pulp Magazine Project.


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Leslie's favorite pulp magazine author, Arthur C. Clarke.
Quotes:
"Any path to knowledge is a path to God—or Reality, whichever word one prefers to use." - Arthur C. Clarke
"One of the great tragedies of mankind is that morality has been hijacked by religion." - Arthur C. Clarke
 "I sometimes think that the universe is a machine designed for the perpetual astonishment of astronomers," - Arthur C. Clarke

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Reverie (small theme)

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featuring Pitx

Drops of H2O ( The Filtered Water Treatment ) by J.Lang (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license.http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/djlang59/37792 Ft: Airtone

Don't Be Scared ft. Christine Autumn by Calling Sister Midnight (c) copyright 2015 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/romancito/50155 Ft: Klaus Neumaier, Christine Autumn

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Crooked Road Cafe

41st Annual Meadows of Dan Women's Club Craft Show
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Enchanting little bag by our friend Ruby Boyd Asbury, found at the craft show
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Millennium Falcon Knitting Needle Gauge by MythWorksUK 


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Dragon Scale Gauntlets by Stephanie Soikkeli



It's all about dragons on Ravelry this week with the hot Dragon scale mitts patterns

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dragon-tears-fingerless-gloves

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dragonscale-gloves

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dragon-scale-gauntlets-2

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/dragon-scale-gloves-2


A Little Tart...


Achieving your bucket list


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Blue Highways Revisited

 

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1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die by Peter Boxall

Quotes:

“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” - Michaelanglo

“The question isn't who is going to let me; it's  who is going to stop me.” - Ayn Rand

“If we are growing we are always going to be outside our comfort zone.” - John C. Maxwell

"There are two ways to face the future. One way is with apprehension; the other is with anticipation - Jim Rohn
A Little Unexpected...

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The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood
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