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

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

 

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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 

 

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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

 

Music Attribution

Reverie (small theme)

by _ghost

featuring Pitx

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CC Attribution (3.0)

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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Episode 26 - Boobs in Space

Pancake Days in Meadows of Dan

Reynolds Homestead Activities

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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.

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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

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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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
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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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!

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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About confusion and clarity


A little sweet...

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

A Little Tart... 

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

A Little Unexpected... 

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! 

A Little tart... 

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

A Little Sweet...

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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

A Little Sweet...
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.
Music Attribution
Reverie (small theme)
by _ghost
featuring Pitx
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