Sunday, June 28, 2015

Log Cabin Day JUNE 28, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Log Cabin Day

Log Cabin Day encourages us to step away from a world of computers, electric lighting, and even indoor plumbing to embrace and experience a simpler existence.

Beautiful Body Painting

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A medieval hood of mail suspended from a basinet to protect the head and neck.
Usage:The sword caught him just below the jaw, but the ventail protected his neck



Peter Paul Rubens (1577)

Rubens was a prolific 17th-century Flemish Baroque painter whose exuberant style emphasized movement, color, and sensuality. Known for his altarpieces, portraits, and landscapes, Rubens ran a large studio in Antwerp where he produced more than 2,000 paintings by supervising an enormous workshop of skilled apprentices. Also a diplomat, Rubens was knighted by both Philip IV of Spain and Charles I of England. 

Svenskarnas Dag

Svenskarnas Dag honors the Swedish heritage of the people of Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the longest day of the year. When the festival first started in 1934, it was observed in August, but in 1941 the day was changed to the fourth Sunday in June so that it would coincide with midsummer observances in Sweden. The festival includes a band concert, Swedish folk dancing, choral group performances, and the crowning of a Midsummer Queen. A national celebrity of Swedish descent is often asked to officiate at this one-day event, which attracts more than 100,000 visitors each year.

New Species: Hairy-Chested Yeti Crab Found in Antarctica

It's white. It's hairy. It's elusive. It's a yeti . crab. Meet Kiwa tyleri, the newest member of the yeti crab family and the first to be found in the cold waters off Antarctica.

1778 - Mary "Molly Pitcher" Hays McCauley, wife of an American artilleryman, carried water to the soldiers during the Battle of Monmouth and, supposedly, took her husband's place at his gun after he was overcome with heat. 

1894 - The U.S. Congress made Labor Day a U.S. national holiday.

1911 - Samuel J. Battle became the first African-American policeman in New York City. 

1939 - Pan American Airways began the first transatlantic passenger service.

1976 - The first women entered the U.S. Air Force Academy. 

1996 - Charles M. Schulz got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2007 - The American bald eagle was removed from the endangered species list

(my favorite funny person) 89, Today

Melvin James "Mel" Brooks
 (Kaminsky) is 89 today.

67 Today

Kathleen Doyle
 "KathyBates was born in 
Memphis, Tennessee.
After appearing in several minor roles in film and television during the 1970s
and the 1980s, Bates rose to prominence with her performance in Misery (1990), for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress; she also
received a Golden Globe. She followed this with major roles in Fried Green
 (1991) and Dolores Claiborne (1995), before playing a featured
role as Molly Brown in Titanic (1997).

So, So, So Sad

John Uhler "Jack" Lemmon III (February 8, 1925 – June 27, 2001)

Born in 1927

Robert James "Bob" Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004) 
Producer/actor Keeshan is most notable as the title character of the CBS
television children’s program Captain Kangaroo, which became an icon for
millions of people during its 30-year run from 1955 to 1984. He also played
the original "Clarabell the Clown", one of three, on the NBC Howdy Doody television program (1947- 1960).

Buffalo Bob, Howdy Doody and Clarabell


If You Were Born Today, June 28

While you enjoy a good debate and tend to bounce ideas off other people frequently, ultimately you make your own choices and do your own thing. You come alive in partnership, and perhaps ironically, "find yourself" as an individual more readily if you are partnered, but you do need personal space. You are very perceptive and a natural leader. While you can be dominant and wilful, you are also expert at seeing both sides to any given situation. Famous people born today: Mel Brooks, Gilda Radner, John Cusack, Kathy Bates, Patty 

Picture of the day
The Church at Auvers
The Church at Auvers is an oil painting on canvas created by Dutch post-impressionist artist Vincent van Gogh in June 1890. Depicting the Place de l'Église, Auvers-sur-Oise, France, the painting, which now hangs in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, is considered nostalgic of van Gogh's youth.

Picture of a field of poppies in front of Mount Tsukuba, Japan

Peak of Dawn

Photograph by Katsuyoshi Nakahara, National Geographic
Shirley poppies bloom in a field near Japan’s Mount Tsukuba, here silhouetted against an early morning sky. The mountain—which can be ascended via a hiking trail or cable car—has two peaks, each rising more than 2,800 feet.

Life before Google.



Fishy Wishy Afghan (must log in)
Fishy Wishy Afghan



Three Little Pigs Pillow


me, my purse and the boys
Tara’s Hat

2 colors size 5 (3 works too) cotton crochet thread.
size G hook
Start with a sliding loop

Rnd 1 - Ch 1. * sc in ring, Ch 10: repeat from * five more times, join with slip st. to first sc. (6 loops made
Rnd 2 - Join second yarn in any ch-10 space, ch1, (sc, ch 3, sc)  in same space, ch 5, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch- 10 space, ch 5; repeat from * around, join with slip first sc

Rnd 3  Ch 1, * 5 sc in next ch-3 space, ch 5, skip next ch-5 space; repeat from * around, join with slip st to first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 4 join first color in center of sc of any 5-sc group, ch 1, (sc, Picot-3, sc) in same sc, * ch 5 sc under both ch-5 chains from previous two rounds, ch 5 **, (sc, Picot-3, sc) in center sc of next 5- sc group; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join to first sc

Finished with center motif.  

Rnd 5  ss to center stitch of ch 3 picot.  ch 1, sc, * ch 5, Dc in next sc, ch 5, sc in next ch 3 picot.  Repeat from * around ending with ch 5 and join to first sc.

Rnd 6  Ch 1, sc in first sc.  * ch 6, sc in next ch 5 sp (mark 1st ch 6 space so you won’t get lost), ch 6 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 6, sc in next sc.  Repeat from *   End the round with ch 3 and then dc into the first (marked ) ch 6 space.

Rnd 7 - 9  * ch 7, sc in next ch 6 sp (mark 1st ch 7 space so you won’t get lost), ch 7 sc in next ch 6 sp, ch 7, sc in next sc.  Repeat from *   End the round with ch 3 and then dc into the first (marked ) ch 6 space.

Rnd 10 Ch 1, sc in dc.  * ch 4 sc in next 5 ch space, repeat from * across.  ending with ss in first sc.

Rnd 11  Ch 2 (counts as first hdc) hdc  in first sc, *4 hdc in next ch 4 space, repeat from * around.  Join with ss to starting ch 2.

Rnd 12  Ch 2 (counts as first hdc) hdc around, join with ss to starting ch 2.

Rnd 13  join second color ch 1, sc in first hdc, *ch 5, skip 4 stitches, sc.  Repeat from * around join with ss to first sc.

Rnd 14  ss to center of 1st ch 5 space.  Ch 1 sc in center sc in center of ch 5 space.  * ch 5, sc in next chain 5 space.  Repeat from * around. join with ss to first sc.

Rnd 15  join color 1 in 3rd of any ch 5 space.  Ch 1, sc in same stitch.  ch 4, * sc in 3rd of next ch 5 space, ch 4.  Join with ss to first sc.

Rnd 16  Ch 2 (counts as first hdc) hdc  in first sc, *4 hdc in next ch 4 space, repeat from * around.  Join with ss to starting ch 2.

Rnd 17  Ch 2 (counts as first hdc) hdc around, join with ss to starting ch 2.

Rnd 18  join second color.  Ch 1 Sc in same, sc across. join with ss to first sc.





stephanie o'dea

Creamy CrockPot Apple Oatmeal

Oatmeal! It's good for you, tastes yummy, and is super duper easy to make in the slow cooker. While you are sleeping!
The Ingredients:

1 cup of rolled oats 
2 cups of milk 
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla (I have no idea where my vanilla went in that picture)
pinch of salt
1 chopped apple (there are 2 pictured, but after chopping up the green one I thought it was plenty of apple. I was right.)

The Directions:

--add oats, chopped apple and milk to stoneware
--put in brown sugar, vanilla and pinch of salt
--mix with finger. or a spoon. whatever.

--cover and cook on high for 1-2 hours or low for 2-3.
--check consistency of oats--some people like to chew, some people don't.
--garnish with some cinnamon

I cooked this batch on high for 1:15 hrs. It was creamy and milky; the kids and I really enjoyed it and ate it all up ourselves. I would probably double or at least increase the ingredients by 50% next time--especially if Adam was home.

I make everything the night before, and put it in a tupperware. In the morning I get up at about 5, so then I dump it into my little crock while I get my work done in the morning, work out, shower, etc. By the time I'm ready to eat and the kids are awake for the day, the oatmeal is already ready already. I don't recommend using a Lamp Timer -- I know a lot of people do use those, but the crockpot manufacturers and the FDA all stick by the assertion that food needs to actively be cooking or cooling, not just sitting around at room-temp.

I'm sorry. I don't make the rules, I just pass them along! 




Expanding On An Image
ArtMommie: Young Explorers Class
We began today by using our imaginations to expand on an image.
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Just husky.

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. - Plato

This explains my life in the car.
(that explains my life in the car!)

"Good Morning" in Icelandic (Iceland) -  Góðan daginn

Paul Newman


Dust off your fan blades with a pillowcase.

5. Dust off your fan blades with a pillowcase.
That way, you’re not just wiping the dust off into the air

Rubbermaid Container Garden
20 Insanely Clever Gardening Tips And Ideas

1 comment:

  1. Kathy, Gilda, and I were wondering how you could possibly have forgotten Henry the VIII! I'm sure if Oreo can do it so can Hydrox:)