Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Sesame Street Day NOVEMBER 10, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Sesame Street Day

There are very few of us who have not been impacted by Sesame Street in our childhood years. So, it only makes sense that Sesame Street Day was created to celebrate the tremendous influence that this maverick television program has had upon our lives.
Sesame Street Day was first established in 2009 to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of its original broadcast. While initiated in New York, it should come as no great surprise that this occasion is now recognized by tens of thousands of individuals from around the world. In fact, the number of followers continues to grow each year.
Commemorating Sesame Street Day has no real conventions; you can choose to celebrate it as you see personally fit. You might wish to relive your youth by watching old episodes or instead head to the local toy store and pick out your favorite Muppet. Either way, Sesame Street Day is a true celebration of our childhoods!

Word of the Day


Definition:(noun) A platform raised above the surrounding level to give prominence to the person on it.
Usage:The author ascended the soapbox and began to read from his latest novel.

thanks, shelley


William Hogarth (1697)

Hogarth was a British painter and engraver who began his career as an apprentice to a silversmith at the age of 15. At 22, he opened his own engraving and printing shop. His first successes were satirical engravings that attacked contemporary taste and questioned the art establishment. His efforts to protect artists against art piracy were instrumental in the passage of Britain's first copyright act in 1735. 


Martin's Festival in Germany honors both St. Martin of Tours and Martin Luther(1483-1546), the German theologian and leader of the Protestant Reformation. In Düsseldorf, a man dressed as St. Martin rides through the streets followed by hundreds of children. Many carry lanterns made from hollowed-out pumpkins. In Erfurt, where Martin Luther attended the university, there is a procession of children carrying lanterns. With their lanterns, the children form the "Luther rose," or the escutcheon of Martin Luther.

This Rare Illness Makes People Think They're Dead

Esmé Weijun Wang came to the remarkable conclusion that she was dead. In the weeks prior to this, she had begun to feel increasingly fractured — like being scatterbrained, but to such an extreme that she felt her sense of reality was fraying at eh edges.

Related image

1775 - The U.S. Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress. The Marines went out of existence after the end of the Revolutionary War in April of 1783. The Marine Corps were formally re-established on July 11, 1798. This day is observed as the birth date of the United States Marine Corps. 

Related image

1871 - Henry M. Stanley, journalist and explorer, found David Livingstone. Livingston was a missing Scottish missionary in central Africa. Stanley delivered his famous greeting: "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"

Related image

1885 - Gottlieb Daimler unveils the world's first motorcycle

Related image

1908 - 1st Gideon Bible put in a hotel room

Related image

1938 - Nobel for literature awarded to Pearl Buck (Good Earth)

Related image

1950 - Nobel for literature awarded to William Faulkner

Related image

1954 - Iwo Jima Memorial (servicemen raising US flag) dedicated in Arlington

Related image

1970 - The Great Wall of China opened for tourism. 

Related image

1982 - In Washington, DC, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was opened to visitors. 

Related image

1999 - Ted Danson received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 


If You Were Born Today, November 10

You are strong-minded and intelligent. You are actively creative and dynamic. Your quick wit is apparent from the get-go. Your intelligence doesn't come from pure academics—you work from your gut instincts, which more often than not steer you on the right course. Your enthusiasm is strong, but you can also be quick to tire of one particular thing, place, or path. Although you are independent and rather willful, you won't disregard others' wisdom. Because you have many talents and interests, you can easily stray from your path. Your biggest challenge in life is to stay focused. Famous people born today: Richard Burton, Martin Luther, Mackenzie Phillips, Miranda Lambert, Roy Scheider.

Picture of the day
Hidatsa warrior
Hidatsa warrior in the costume of the dog dance. This drawing is one of several completed by Karl Bodmer while during his Missouri River expedition between 1832 to 1834.

Picture of Colombo train station in Sri Lanka

Coastal Commute

Photograph by Marcel Koláček
Shot in black and white, Marcel Koláček’s recent photo of a scene at the Colombo Fort Railway Station in Colombo, Sri Lanka, looks like it could have been taken decades ago. Indeed, the station has been around for some time—in operation since 1908, it is a Sri Lanka Railways hub.





Ocean Waves Quilts: Potato Chip Scarf..........
I think this is called "The potato Chip scarf" because you can't make just one! I haven't had any time for sewing, but some mindless knitting was done while ri...
Preview by Yahoo

210-53 Oval Mat pattern by Pierrot (Gosyo Co., Ltd)
Japanese version available here. Both English and Japanese versions are fully charted using standard knitting and/or crochet symbols.
Preview by Yahoo



Dog Toilet Tissue Cover
Supplies: Worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart "Soft") - 3 oz light blue, small amount dark blue. Size G crochet hook. Small amount white & black felt. Note ...
Preview by Yahoo
Chequered Potholders
Howling at the moon: Tutorials
Chequered Potholders * Chain 32 in color A * Chain 3 (this is your first trc), trc in every next chain. Don't cut of yarn at the end of the row.
Preview by Yahoo

Related image

Baked Eggs

It's just an egg or two in a ramekin with a splash of milk, some chopped kale (or spinach or whatever is in the fridge), topped with cheese, and baked in the oven just until it sets. If the eggs are still a tad runny, toast makes a great companion. 

stephanie o'dea

Little Dipper CrockPot Peanut Butter Fondue

This is good fondue! Happy Fondue , everyone.

The Ingredients.
--3/4 cup peanut butter
--1/4 cup brown sugar
--1/4 cup cream or half and half
--1 tsp vanilla
--4 large marshmallows

The Directions.

Scoop your peanut butter into the Little Dipper. If you don't have a Little Dipper, you can put an oven-safe dish inside your crockpot to create a smaller cooking vessel.

Add the peanut butter, brown sugar, and cream. Push 4 large marshmallows into the mixture. Don't bother to stir now; the peanut butter will just stick to the spoon.

Cover and cook for about an hour. Stir well. Heat some more if it isn't all melty.

Serve with apple slices and celery sticks.

The Verdict.

I ate this in bed with a heating pad while watching Oprah. It was delightful.




Image result for knitting is like sex

The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love. - Jean de la Bruyere


"Welcome" in Hakka (Guangdong, Fujian China) - Fon ngiang


Yarn Fishtail Braid

Use yarn scraps to put some beautiful color in your braid with this tutorial by A Beautiful Mess. 
Crocheting is fun! But sometimes it’s fun to make something different with yarn. Check out 16 Clever Yarn Ideas.

thanks, patty

thanks, sally

The History of Knitting Pt 1: Mysterious Origins - Sheep...
Who invented knitting? Was it a sage or a shaman who one day picked up two sticks, some string, and began the incredible act of knitting? Was this ancient g...
Preview by Yahoo

The History of Knitting Pt 2: Madonnas, Stockings and G...
In Part 1 of “The History of Knitting,” you learned that knitting most likely began in Egypt at around 1000 AD. From Egypt, knitting spread into Spain – car...
Preview by Yahoo

Image result for see you soon

1 comment:

  1. So many ways to celebrate: http://8list.ph/celebrate-sesame-street-day/