Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Button Day November 16, 2016

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Button Day

The appeal of buttons is clear. They come in every shape, color and style, from pearly white shirt buttons, to ornate Victorian affairs, to cute fastenings shaped like insects and animals. Any outfit can be updated by adding the right buttons, and sewing them on is one of the easiest types of needlework to learn. And they don’t just belong near buttonholes, either. Clusters of buttons can be used to decorate almost everything, and even on their own in jars they are delightful to handle, play with and admire. Some collect them, but most just lose them. Regardless, nearly everyone seems to love them, or at least regard them with fascination.

In case you may be thinking that buttons do not deserve their own holiday, try to imagine what life would be like without them. Sure, we have zippers and velcro, but could you imagine velcro down the front of your elegant blouse? Of course not!

The National Button Society, founded in 1938, established Button Day as a celebration for all who enjoyed collecting and crafting with buttons. Ever since then, Button Day has been celebrated every year on November 16th.

Word of the Day


Definition: (noun) Immoderate desire for wealth.
Synonyms:cupidity, covetousness, avariciousness
Usage:Dazzled by the greed of avarice, I thought that if one eye could show me riches, the other might teach me how to get possession of them.

Idiom of the Day

get this show on the road

To promptly begin or get something started.



Hoxne Hoard Found in Britain (1992)


In 1992, a tenant farmer in the village of Hoxne, England, lost a hammer and asked a friend for help finding it with a metal detector. While searching the field, the friend discovered silver utensils, gold jewelry, and numerous gold and silver coins. Archaeologists notified of the find excavated the site the next day and found what has become known as the Hoxne Hoard—the largest hoard of late Roman silver and gold discovered in Britain.

Tiberius Julius Caesar Augustus (42 BCE)

Tiberius was the second Roman emperor. The stepson of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, he undertook his first military command at age 22 and earned great acclaim. Forced to give up his beloved wife to marry Augustus's daughter, he went into a self-imposed exile until he was recalled by Augustus and named his heir. As emperor, he initially ran the state efficiently and instituted reforms, but he became increasingly brutal

Plebeian Games

The Roman leader Flaminius is thought to have instituted the Plebeian Games in 220 BCE. They originally may have been held in the Circus Flaminius, which he built. Later, they may have moved to the Circus Maximus, a huge open arena between the Palatine and Aventine hills. The Games were dedicated to Jupiter, whose feast day was November 13, and included horse and chariot races and contests that involved running, boxing, and wrestling. The first nine days of the festival (November 4-12) were devoted to theatrical performances. 

Trauma Affects Brains of Boys and Girls in Opposite Ways

Brain scans of children and teenagers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) show structural differences between the sexes in one part of the insula, a brain region that detects cues from the body and processes emotions and empathy and helps to integrate feelings, actions, and several other brain functions.
Trauma affects brains of boys and girls in opposite ways - Futurity

1883 The United States and Canada adopted a system of standard time zones

1952 - In the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy first held a football for Charlie Brown


1959 - The musical "The Sound of Music" opened on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre.

1981 - A vaccine for hepatitis B was approved. The vaccine had been developed at Merck Institute for Therapeutic Research.

1999 - Johnny Depp received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.



If You Were Born Today, November 16
You are a bit of a paradox. Strong-minded and somewhat wilful, you also reveal a soft, sensitive, and spiritual side when at ease with the people around you and your surroundings. Others find you extremely intriguing and fascinating, and a little difficult to know. You have unusual tastes and interests, you are extremely sensual, and you are not at all afraid to reveal the individualistic side of your nature. You are both organized and progressive, and highly perceptive. Famous people born today: Lisa Bonet, Burgess Meredith, Mary Margaret, Oksana Baiul, W.C. Handy.

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Pictures of the day


Bangles on display in Bangalore, India.Bangles on display in Bangalore, India. These rigid bracelets are usually made from metal, wood, or plastic and are traditionally worn by women in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. In India, it is a common tradition to see a new bride wearing glass bangles at her wedding and the honeymoon will end when the last bangle breaks. These rigid bracelets are usually made from metal, wood, or plastic and are traditionally worn by women in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. In India, it is a common tradition to see a new bride wearing glass bangles at her wedding and the honeymoon will end when the last bangle breaks.

Backyard Dreams

Picture of the Day: Backyard Dreams Back(yard) to nature

thanks, shelley
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knit and crochet patterns below ... (i cant seem to erase this area ... sorry)

knit - christmas
Nola's slipper pattern by Nola Miller
thanks, brenda


thanks, june
Wellengang Short Row Scarf
Knitting and so on: Wellengang Short Row Scarf
knit - christmas
Christmas Cork Elves & Pals pattern by Irishmagda

crochet - christmas
Christmas bell pattern by Michelle Starkie
Apple Wreath pattern by Lily / Sugar'n Cream

thanks, clara
CROCHET DIY | Granny Square Sweater
crochet - christmas


Christmas in July Crochet Elf
Start your Christmas and Holiday projects early! This crochet elf makes a cozy addition to your holiday decor and a fun gift for friends and family

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CROCKPOT RECIPE - thanksgiving

Easy Savory Crockpot Stuffing  - FamilyFreshMeals.com


SWEETS - thanksgiving
thanks, susan

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Wreath of buttons for the shabby chic
15 Interesting DIY Button Projects


CHILDREN'S CORNER ... thanksgiving table button decoration
DIY Button Napkin Rings
15 Interesting DIY Button Projects



Seeing through is rarely seeing into. - Elizabeth Bibesco



Clean your keyboard by sliding a piece of tape between the rows to remove dust and debris.




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