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

About commemoration: 9/11 and more

Chautauqua 

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Beth's Chautauqua postcards
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Beth at Chautauqua
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Chautauqua

Leslie's Chautauqua Press books

Reynolds Homestead Bus Trips

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Types of spindles and how handspinning came to be


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Pandamonium Hat

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Foyles, Charing Cross Road, London

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E. S. German Sunday School Book Store, Harrisburg, PA

Collecting bookseller's labels

http://www.sevenroads.org/Bookish.html

http://www.booksellerlabels.com/


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The Hornet's Nest by Jimmy Carter
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Beth's Hillsborough, North Carolina poscards

VOTE!

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Reverie (small theme)
by _ghost
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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About confusion and clarity


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Leslie is still working on zick-zack

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Popular on Ravelry this week: Caramel by Isabell Kraemer  1861 projects

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Also on Ravelry in crochet: Jordan - sleeveless pineapple top by Vicky Chan 253 project

A clever knitting tool: Increase Decrease Knitting Stitch Marker - Size US 5 - Item No. 64 by HIDEandSHEEP on etsy.


Montpelier, Orange, Virginia

Marion duPont Scott

Montpelier Fiber Festival

Staunton, Virginia


Meadows of Dan Folk Fair, August 20

Peach Festival in Stuart, Virginia

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Concerning working with Alzheimer's patients

Awakenings by Oliver Sacks

Beth's postcards for sale illustrating confusion

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Leave a comment if you are interested in one of the postcards or the unique set!

Metamorphic postcards

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Review of Murder and Moonshine by Carol Miller

Sharyn McCrumb and her mystery series

Martin Clark

"I have nothing to offer to anybody except my own confusion." - Jack Karouac

“Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That's why it's so hard." - David McCullough

Music Attribution
Reverie (small theme)
by _ghost
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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Elizabeth's Pizza in Patrick Springs, Virginia

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Beautiful little dishes with vintage style insect prints from Mattie B's.

Mattie B's Shop in Stuart, Virginia

Home Comforts, also in Stuart

Reynolds Homestead activities

Floydfest

A Little Sweet...

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Completed Reyna Shawl, made with Unplanned Peacock Peacock Sock yarn in colorway Gummi Shark


Reyna shawl (picture) made with Unplanned Peacock Gummi Shark

Binding off

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Zick Zack Scarf by Christy Kamm made with Queensland Collection Uluru cotton blend yarn
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Chinese Tile Fail

Three loop knitting ring by ItsVera on etsy. 

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Silverleaf by Lisa Hannes  Most popular pattern on Ravelry this week and it is beautiful! 

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Discontinued post offices in the Meadows of Dan area and Hemlock, West Virginia.

Discontiued post offices Virginia at Scraps of American history


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"Why I live at the P. O." by Eudora Welty. Inspired by a photo she took of a woman ironing in back of the post office.  Photos by Welty.

Quotes by Eudora Welty:

"A great snapshot keeps a moment from running away."

"We are the breakers of our own hearts."

"It doesn't matter if it takes a long time getting there; the point is to have a destination."

"The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow and when you go looking for your joy."

"Never think you've seen the last of anything."

Genetics may influence why we are liberal or conservative in politics.

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Old Shale Variations by Mary Spanos A lovely collection of the Old Shale lace stitch pattern and one of the stitches used in the hap shawl.

The Delmar Sweater, a 1920s crochet pattern. Gauge 19 stitches = 2 inches, 4 rows = 1 inch. probably a light fingering weight yarn. Pattern originally published in Fleisher's Knitting and Crocheting Manual, 1922.

Leslie's Leaves sweater, made with vintage yarn.

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Review of Spin-Off, Summer, 2016

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Bucket presented to Henry Ford by Calvin Coolidge, with Thomas Edison and others Postcard

 

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President Coolidge at Plymouth, Vermont Postcard

 

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Plymouth, Vermont, birthplace of President Coolidge postcard

 

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President Coolidge Leaving Rutland, Aug. 3, '23 Postcard

 

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President and Mrs. Coolidge at Plymouth postcard
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Word of the Day - Fortitude

Synonyms for fortitude

West Virginia floods of 2016

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Quill Shawl, finally completed by Leslie!

New project for Leslie:

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Reyna Shawl

Reyna Shawl, pattern by Noora Laivola. Yarn is Unplanned Peacock Studio's Peacock Sock in the colorway Gummi Shark, from the Tailfeathers Club. Leslie also has a lovely skein of yarn from Unplanned Peacock's Rainbow Unicorn of Love Yarn Fundraiser. Buy a skein of yarn and Natasha will donate 10 pairs of socks to a homeless shelter for teens. 

Beth has been working with some interesting postcards, including a miniature postcard with a fascinating tiny British postage stamp. She also worked with Patrick County middle school aged kids with the Reynolds Homestead and the STEM camp. 

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Fortitude by Hugh Walpole

“A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.” - Jacqueline Bisset

“Strong people alone know how to organize their suffering so as to bear only the most necessary pain.” - Emile Dorian

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Building a bunny house requires some fortitude

Baby goats are fun.

Beth enjoyed a visit with her cousin and visited the beautiful Rocky Knob picnic area.

Holiday weekend, yard sales, working the shop and candy store.

Your hosts wrap things up and will return in a couple of weeks with a new word. 

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Episode 19 - Reading

Word of the Day - Reading

Definitions of reading.
Lots and lots of talk about books, books and more books, fortune telling readings, inspirations for our reading lives, reading or not reading, literacy in America statistics.

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.”― Lemony Snicket

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Reynolds Homestead Book Sale
Nancy's wedding
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Hand dyed angora wool for spinning

Leslie is still working on the Quill shawl, nearing the end of the fourth side of the last border, and spinning hand dyed angora from her rabbits.
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Many more books that have influenced us.

“What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.” - J. D. Salinger

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Great book clubs in the community
Lots of music festivals in the area
Summertime fun
Great family reunion at the Pondview Guest House
Your hosts wrap things up and will be back with a new word in a couple of weeks.
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Reverie (small theme)
by _ghost
featuring Pitx
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Episode 17 - Color

Word of the Day - Color

Our word of the day was suggested by Beth's sister, Ruthie, also our very special guest for this podcast episode.
A bit about color and dye workshops, dyeing techniques.

“On and on they flew, over the countryside parceled out in patches of green and brown, over roads and rivers winding through the landscapes like strips of matte and glossy ribbon.” - J. K. Rowling

Great movies about color
Avatar 
The changing attitudes about color and race and the words used for description.
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Martha and her baby
Colorful new baby goat!

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don't notice it." - Alice Walker

“Isn't it strange that I know you'd risk your life to save mine, but I don't even know what your favorite color is?” - Suzanne Collins

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Adult coloring books. Spoon Mountain Farm coloring book by talented artist Sarah Reyburnh

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Leslie is spinning hand dyed angora wool from her German Angora rabbits and planning a rabbit house. Also a yard sale for Memorial Day weekend. She is on the third side of the final border of the Quill Shawl.
Beth has been dealing with eye surgery and lots of projects at the Reynolds Homestead. She will be presenting the siblings book on June 5 to kickoff the annual book sale.
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Hand dyed, hand spun yarn, one of several new yarns at Greenberry House

Ruthie is winding down her teaching year but has been doing a series of studies of famous paintings and the Bible verses that inspired them. 

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Much talk about numerous books with color in the titles and terrific songs with colors in the titles and lyrics.
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Escaping dogs and the Music Jam in Meadows of Dan at the Toy Museum; 2 - 5 on Saturdays throughout the summer is planned. Visitors from Australia and other places. 

“The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.” - John Ruskin

“Music gives color to the air of the moment.” - Karl Lagerfeld

“You know those days when you get the means reds?’ 
‘Same as the blues?’
‘No,’ she said slowly. ‘No, the blues are because you’re getting fat or maybe it’s been raining too long. You’re sad that’s all. The mean reds are horrible. You’re afraid, and you sweat like hell, but you don’t know what you’re afraid of." - Truman Capote

Your hosts wrap things up and will be back with a new word in a couple of weeks.

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Reverie (small theme)

by _ghost

featuring Pitx

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Episode 16 - Faith

Word of the Day - Faith

Definitions of faith, aspects of faith, faith in the future because of young people, faith in religion, faith beyond religion, personal ideas about faith, leaps of faith, Biblical quotes on faith. 

“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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New Yarns are selling well at Greenberry House and on the web site.
Leslie is still working on the border of her hap shawl, Quill by Jared Flood from Brooklyn Tweed's Spring Thaw Collection, but life keeps getting in the way.
Beth talks about book shows she has attended and a special early Florida postcard she has for sale.
Leslie is well stocked at the shop on vintage books about religion.

“Faith is not the belief that God will do what you want. It is the belief that God will do what is right.” - Max Lucado

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

“All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Book and Art Sale at the Reynolds Homestead, featuring Beth and her siblings book, beginning Sunday, June 5, and continuing through the following week.
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Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
"Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe." - Mitch Albom
Speaking of Faith by Krista Tippett
Songs:
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Mabry Mill is open in Meadows of Dan
Raps Orchard Gap is open and looking for help.
Leslie is doing a dye workshop with the Reynolds Homestead Rug Hooking group.
Leslie is also heading for Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival!

Your hosts wrap things up and will be back with a new word in a couple of weeks.

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Reverie (small theme)

by _ghost

featuring Pitx

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Episode 15 - Illusions

Word of the Day - Illusions

Definitions, revealing family secrets, optical illusions, small worlds, Sammy Shelor and fame, 

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

"Both Sides Now" by Joni Mitchell

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Beth's struggles with sciatica. 

Carter House in Hillsville, Virginia

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Hand dyed yarns

Leslie is dyeing much yarn for Olde Liberty Fibre Faire, held in Goode, Virginia, on April 23.

Greenberry House is Meadows of Dan is open!

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Illusions, The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah by Richard Bach

Leap of Faith with Steve Martin

M. C. Esher

“The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change.” - Richard Bach

50 Optical Illusions by Sam Taplin

“Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.” - Mark Twain

“Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” - Virginia Woolf

“Why do we call all our generous ideas illusions, and the mean ones truths?” - Edith Wharton

“I have realized that the past and future are real illusions, that they exist in the present, which is what there is and all there is.” - Alan W. Watts.

“It is far harder to kill a phantom than a reality.” - Virginia Woolf

“One sometimes weeps over one's illusions with as much bitterness as over a death.” - Guy de Maupassant

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Things are happening in Meadows of Dan!
and much more!

Your hosts wrap things up and will be back with a new word in a couple of weeks.

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Reverie (small theme)

by _ghost

featuring Pitx

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Episode 14 - Walls

Word of the Day - Walls

A little politics, definitions, and a lot about relationships


Leading Roll, recorded by Sammy Shelor

Ally McBeal

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” 

― Rumi

“Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high.” 

― William GoldmanThe Princess Bride


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Beth took a Reynolds Homestead group to the Moss Arts Center to see the Celtic Group, Danu.

Leslie has been shearing her angora rabbits, with some difficulty.If you work with animals, get a tetanus shot!

Video by Dave Miller

Leslie has finished the feather and fan section of her hap shawl, Quill by Jared Flood from Brooklyn Tweed's Spring Thaw Collection and is starting the final knitted on border.

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She has also finished the Kathleen sweater again, using a slightly modified version of the Tender Hoodie by Kristen TenDyke. Kathleen seems pleased.


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Beth and her sister presented their siblings book, Stories of a West Virginia Familyproxy?url=http%3A%2F%2Fir-na.amazon-adsy, to one of our local book clubs. 

The Reynolds Homestead is ready to open, thanks to the hard work of Beth and her associates and volunteers. Leslie plans to open Greenberry House on April 8, depending on how the weather behaves. 

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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls

“Sometimes our walls exist just to see who has the strength to knock them down.” 
― Darnell Lamont WalkerCreep


“There are four kinds of people in the world, Ms. Harper. Those who build walls. Those who protect walls. Those who breach walls. And those who tear down walls. Much of life is discovering who you are. When you find out, you also realize there are places you can no longer go, things you can no longer do, words you can no longer say.” 
― P.S. BaberCassie Draws the Universe


"To Althea, From Prison" by Richard Lovelace, written in 1642

"Stone Walls" by Jim Croce

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Woodberry Inn

Toy Time Folk Toy and Science Museum

Nascar in Martinville

Mabry Mill

History Around Us, Reynolds Homestead

"Sidna Allen's Dream"

Your hosts wrap things up and will be back with a new word in a couple of weeks.

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Reverie (small theme)

by _ghost

featuring Pitx

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