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

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

A Little Sweet...

Beth's struggles with sciatica. 

Carter House in Hillsville, Virginia


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!

A Little Tart...

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

A Little Unexpected...
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.

Music Attribution

Reverie (small theme)

by _ghost

featuring Pitx

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

A Little Sweet...

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.


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


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. 

A Little Tart...

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

A Little Unexpected....

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.

Music Attribution

Reverie (small theme)

by _ghost

featuring Pitx

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