Thursday, April 9, 2015

Cherish an Antique Day AP 9, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Cherish an Antique Day

A day is set aside in April of every year on which to appreciate unique objects that date back to a time when quality and craftsmanship were most valued by a discerning clients. It is a day on which everyone is encouraged to revisit an era of artistic talent that, for them, holds a special and timeless appeal.
Cherish An Antique Day can be celebrated by a visit to an art museum, or simply by retrieving a valued heirloom from its place of safety and exhibiting it for the day. The idea is to salute past artistry and to create a greater awareness of the type of aesthetic appeal that withstands the test of time. It is hoped that exposure to the past masters will encourage a commitment to quality rather than quantity in today’s production-line type of manufacturing. Cherishing an antique can make the past far more present.

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A rounded projection, especially an anatomical part.
Usage:She fastened her earrings, three brilliant pendants that glistened most beautifully, through the pierced lobes of her ears.


Henry V Becomes King of England (1413)

Henry was knighted by Richard II in 1399 and created prince of Wales when his father, Henry IV, usurped the throne the same year. Although his early recklessness was celebrated—and probably exaggerated—by Shakespeare, Henry became a great popular hero. He lifted England from the near anarchy of his father's reign to civil order and a high spirit of nationalism. His main interest, however, was in gaining control of lands in France—lands that he sincerely believed to be his right. 

Paul Robeson (1898)

Paul Robeson was an American stage actor, singer, and political activist. The son of a runaway slave who became a minister, Robeson graduated from Rutgers, where he was an All-American football player, and then from Columbia University law school, before turning to theater. Known for his superb bass-baritone, he gained fame for his stage role in Othello. He later became an outspoken activist on issues such as racial justice and international peace

Is Your Commute Bad for You?

The average American commute to work lasts 25 minutes, according to U.S. Census data, but many workers travel far above and beyond that number. In Los Angeles, drivers spend an average of 90 hours a year stuck in traffic alone, and employees in New York City spend an average of 48 minutes a day getting to their jobs, often switching trains or buses along the way.

1667 - In Paris, The first public art exhibition was held at the Palais-Royale.

1770 - Captain James Cook discovered Botany Bay on the Australian continent. 

1833 - Peterborough, NH, opened the first municipally supported public library in the United States.

1872 - S.R. Percy received a patent for dried milk. 

1928 - Mae West made her debut on Broadway in the production of "Diamond Lil."

1945 - National Football League officials decreed that it was mandatory for football players to wear socks in all league games.

1963 - Winston Churchill became the first honorary U.S. citizen.

Single Released on this Day, 1973

"My Love" is a love song written by Paul McCartney to his first wife Linda. The ballad was a number one single and the most successful track from the Paul
McCartney and Wings
 1973 album Red Rose Speedway.

Michael Learned, 76
Michael Learned was born in Washington, D.C.
Learned played Olivia on the CBS television series The Waltons
(1972-1979). She has won a record four Primetime Emmy Award for
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
; three for The Waltons
(1973, 74, 76), and one for Nurse (1982).

Darlene Gillespie, 74
Darlene Faye Gillespie is a former child actress, most
remembered as a singer and dancer on the original
The Mickey Mouse Club 
television series on ABC from
1955 to 1958.

John Schneider, 55
John Richard Schneider was born in Mount Kisco, New York.
Country musician and actor John Schneider appeared as Bo Duke on the
CBS television show, The Dukes of Hazzard (1979 – 1985). He began
acting at age 8, starring in various plays in New York and entertaining
peers by putting on magic shows.

If You Were Born Today, April 9

Not easily understood, your emotions fluctuate a lot, although you tend to wear a manner of strength and will. You have very refined and particular tastes, and others might find it difficult to know how to please you as a result! The truth is that you are very sensitive to subtle issues that others might overlook. At times you can be very frank, which can be refreshing to some, and offputting to others. You are highly competent and success-oriented. Famous people born today: Dennis Quaid, Hugh Hefner, Jenna Jamieson, Paul Rudd.

Picture of an Adelie penguin in Antarctica

When Penguins Attack

Photograph by Gordon Tait, National Geographic
“This is what happens when you leave a GoPro out on the sea ice,” writes Gordon Tait, who captured a series of time-lapses with the HD camera system while running an ocean acidification experiment near Casey Station, Antarctica. “We often get groups of Adélie penguins coming to see what we’re doing, and this one was trying to peck the camera.”

Flow pattern by Norah Gaughan
An easy tank with fitted top and gracious fullness at the hem.
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Puerperium Cardigan
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Granny's Waves pattern by Lorla Luden
Updated Pattern if you downloaded the pattern before June 26, 2013 please download again.
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A Quartet of Headbands

kids, sleep

Ididachain's Dolly Doily pattern by Dolly
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20g crocheted fish pattern by Aurélie MarieMad
This is the english version of the french “Poisson 20g”.
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Pansy Flower Granny pattern by Annoo Crochet
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Feta and Lemon Dip
By Paul Lowe, author of Sweet Paul Eat & Make
Serves 4

This is one of the simplest recipes ever. Just a few ingredients, two minutes in the food processor, and voila, you have the most amazing dip. I’ve even used it as a topping for baked chicken or white fish.

You'll need:
7 oz. feta cheese (about 1 cup crumbled)
1 tbsp. grated lemon zest, plus more for garnish
1–2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
6 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for serving
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Crudités, chips, toasts or pita crisps, for serving

What to do:

Place the feta, lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, garlic and olive oil in a blender and whir until combined but still slightly chunky. It’s dense, so you may need to stir it with a fork once or twice. Taste, and if it’s too salty add more lemon juice.

Spoon into a serving bowl, drizzle with a little oil and sprinkle with a pinch of pepper flakes and some lemon zest. 

Serve with crudités, chips, toasts or pita crisps.

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CrockPot Chicken Teriyaki Recipe

Last night my husband took my eldest daughter to the Daddy Daughter Dance held in the school cafeteria. 

When my daughter burst through the front door pink-cheeked and out of breath, she yelled, "Mom! They had the best food ever!" I was instantly intrigued---what magical feast was served at this $30/pair event? Teriyaki chicken and white rice.

The Ingredients.
--chicken pieces. I used frozen wings and drumettes, but you can use whatever body parts you have on hand.
--if you have bottled teriyaki sauce, you are done. Just make it the lazy way--and use about 3/4 of a cup.

I wasn't lucky enough to be lazy, because we were out of bottled teriyaki, and I wasn't about to put off cooking "the best food ever."

I used this:

--1/2 cup soy sauce (La Choy is gluten free, and so is Tamari Wheat Free)
--3 T brown sugar
--1 T sherry (I think tequila would work, too)
--3 cloves smashed and chopped garlic

The Directions.

--plop your chicken in the crockpot
--cover it up with the sauce

cook on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-5. If you are using frozen pieces, it will take longer than if you are using thawed or fresh chicken. Different pieces of chicken also have different density, and that will also effect cooking time. If you are going to be out of the house, cook on low. You can always switch it to high later.

The Verdict.

The kids gobbled every last drumette and wing I made. They were like savage beasts.


kids, coloring dog via kathleen


thanks, patty


 Made shoes with antique buttons

15 Interesting DIY Button Projects

kids, Kid-joining-the-art-formation-resizecrop--

Courage is grace under pressure. - Ernest Hemingway

kids, via kath


In Zhengzhou, China: This bird’s feathers don’t stop growing like other birds, leaving him covered in layers of fluffy feathers!

kids, penquin

'where's the bathroom?' in Macedonian - Kade e toaletot?

kids, hedgehog


Diem Chau is an artist who is best known for her intricate and detailed crayon carvings. Inspired by folk art and wood carvings from the Depression Era, Diem chose crayons as her medium for their fragility and reminder of childhood. Here she has carved the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

to see more of her work: Past Work 1

Wax Nostalgic

Just when we thought Diem Chau was mad enough to sculpt intricate carvings into Crayola crayons, another crayon artist has surfaced. Hoang Tran carves pop culture’s favorite characters into the tops of crayons.

to see more: Wax Nostalgic



thanks, joan
How does Moses make his tea? Hebrews it.

Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!
A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.

Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .

I tried to catch some fog, but I mist.They told me I had type-A blood, but it was a Type-O.
I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now.

Jokes about German sausages are the wurst.
I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid, but he says he can stop any time.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went, and then it dawned on me.

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I'd never met herbivore.
When chemists die, apparently they barium.

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just can't put it down.
I did a theatrical performance about puns. It was a play on words.

I didn't like my beard at first. Then it grew on me.Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn't control her pupils?
When you get a bladder infection you know urine trouble.

Broken pencils are pretty much pointless.
What do you call a dinosaur with an extensive vocabulary? A thesaurus.
I dropped out of the Communism class because of lousy Marx.

All the toilets in New York 's police stations have been stolen. As of now, it appears the police have nothing to go on.
I got a job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

Velcro - what a rip off !

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