Puppy Day celebrates the joy that puppies can bring to our homes and lives, but is a great chance to adopt an orphan or needy dog and to give them home, a loving parent, and a chance at a happy life.
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(noun) A place where bees and beehives are kept, especially a place where bees are raised for their honey.|
|Usage:||She had started her apiary with a small capital, a book of practical hints, and a second-hand queen.|
Idiom of the Day
— Something or someone who, due to sensitivity to his, her, or its surroundings, acts as an indicator and early warning of possible adverse conditions or danger. Refers to the former practice of taking caged canaries into coal mines. The birds would die if methane gas became present and thereby alert miners to the danger.
|Henry was an American Revolutionary leader who gained a reputation as a skillful orator. A member of the Virginia House of Burgesses, he delivered his famous speech in defense of liberty to the Virginia Convention in 1775, concluding with the words "Give me liberty or give me death!" The speech is credited with having swung the balance in convincing the assembly to pass a resolution to send Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War.|
|Regarded as one of the world's greatest directors for his ability to combine Japanese aesthetic and cultural elements with a Western sense of action and drama, Kurosawa became an assistant director and scenarist at PCL movie studio in 1936. He wrote and directed his first feature film in 1943 and earned international acclaim for Rashomon in 1950. His later classic films include Seven Samurai andYojimbo.|
|A new species of butterfly could provide clues about Alaska's geological history and its changing climate, according to a University of Florida researcher.|
1066 - The 18th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet took place.
1806 - Explorers Lewis and Clark, reached the Pacific coast, and began their return journey to the east.
1836 - The coin press was invented by Franklin Beale.
1839 - The first recorded printed use of "OK" [all correct] occurred in Boston's Morning Post.
1840 - The first successful photo of the Moon was taken.
1857 - Elisha Otis installed the first modern passenger elevator in a public building. It was at the corner of Broome Street and Broadway in New York City.
1858 - Eleazer A. Gardner patented the cable streetcar.
1868 - The University of California was founded in Oakland, CA.
1901 - Dame Nellie Melba, revealed the secret of her now famous toast.
1909 - British Lt. Shackleton found the magnetic South Pole.
1912 - The Dixie Cup was invented
1950 - "Beat the Clock" premiered on CBS-TV.
1957 - The U.S. Army sold the last of its homing pigeons.
1972 - Evel Knievel broke 93 bones after successfully jumping 35 cars.
1973 - The last airing of "Concentration" took place. The show had been on NBC for 15 years.
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1998 - The movie "Titanic" won 11 Oscars at the Academy Awards.
If You Were Born Today, March 23
Highly intelligent and perceptive, your mind doesn't seem to stop processing and analyzing. Others especially respect your opinions and ideas, which are progressive and unique. You are an effective communicator, although at times a little bossy! You are perhaps better at beginning projects than finishing them, and learning to finish one activity before starting a new one can be quite a challenge. You have little patience for dishonesty and vagueness.Famous people born today: Erich Fromm, Joan Crawford, Ric Ocasek.
Holy Trinity is an Anglicanparish church in London, built in 1888–90 on the south-eastern side of Sloane Street to an Arts and Craftsdesign by the architect J. D. Sedding. Funded by the 5th Earl Cadogan, in whose estate it lay, the church replaced an earlier building only half its size which, at the time of its demolition, was less than sixty years old. Holy Trinity was heavily damaged during World War II but restored by the 1960s.
Photograph by Malgorzata Walkowska, National Geographic
“[It’s] early morning in the field,” writes photographer Malgorzata Walkowska, and apparently the farmer in the background isn’t the only one who rose early to tend to his work: A hardworking spider has been busy spinning an intricate web on plants nearby.
Crocodile Stitch Shawl
I love the funky texture of crocodile stitch. This triangle shawl is easy enough that I think a dedicated beginner could learn the stitch. A basic understanding of how to crochet around the posts would be helpful. The stitch works up quickly.
I used a light worsted weight yarn. It was stash yarn, so I have no idea how many yards it was. I do know that it is acrylic, and I had about 6 ounces. The size of the skein was about a pound of baby yarn. I'm estimating this project will take about a thousand yards. I would recommend using yarn you can easily get more of, since I don't know the yardage.
Slip stitch into the 3rd chain, to form the loop we will begin to crochet in.
Dc 4 into the loop.
Dc 5 into the same loop, making 10 dc. Chain 3.
Dc into the top and side of the last dc of the first petal.
Ch 1, dc into the middle of the 10 dc from the previous row, ch 1, dc 2 into the last chain of the chain 3 from the previous row.
Dc 5 around the first dc, ch 1, dc 5 around second dc. You will have to angle the work and move it around to do this.
Slip stitch into the dc from the previous row.
Dc 5 around first post, ch 1.
Then dc 5 around the second post. It will be the ch 3 from the previous row.
Dc into the top and side of the last dc.
Ch 1, dc into the loop from the petal below.
Ch 1, 2 dc into the dc.
Ch 1, dc into the loop from the petal below.
Ch 1, dc 2 into the side of the last stitch from the petal below.
Dc 5 around the first dc. Ch 1.
Dc 5 around the next dc.
Slip stitch into the single dc, dc 5 around first post, ch 1, dc 5 around second post. Slip stitch into dc. Dc 5 around first post, ch 1, dc around second post.
Continue following these two rows.
Remember the make a slip stitch between each petal, otherwise it doesn't sit quite right.
The back of the wok will have an almost woven look.
Remember to make 2 dc in the stitch that was a single previously. Make only 1 dc in the loop from the petal below that was 2 dcs.
1 C eggs
1 C sugar
3/4 C oil
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
5 – 7 C flour
1 egg + 1 drop of water, beaten well
(alternative to sesame seeds: cinnamon and sugar or “sprinkles”)
With electric mixer, beat eggs and oil in a mixing bowl. Add sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until well blended. Add flour and baking powder gradually, knead into a medium dough until no longer sticky.
Place onto floured work area and finish kneading dough with additional flour as needed. Dough should not be sticky as long as you can handle it without it sticking to your hands.
Take walnut-sized pieces and roll down on table with palms of hands into a rope 5 inches long and only 1/2 inch thick.
Press down with fingers to create channel;
Fold rope over and cut slits into the edge.
Join into a bracelet shape. Brush egg on top side.
Dip top side into chosen topping ( sesame, cinnamon sugar or sprinkles):
Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes or until lightly brown. Remove from pan. Allow to cool.
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