tumbler One of our customers dropped off two boxes (shoe box size) of vintage yarn. The majority of yarn was manufactured by Newlands & Co., Limited at Galt, Ontario (in 1973 Galt amalgamated with the towns of Preston and Hespeler, and the hamlet of Blair to form Cambridge, Ontario). Newlands & Company, was established in 1884 to produce knitted cloth and imitation buffalo robes, cold weather garments, coats, caps, mitts and rugs. The original plant still stands today. Newlands & Co., Limited no longer exists under that name. Another yarn that was in the boxes was a fingering weight yarn in very good condition manufactured by the Maitland Spinning Mills Ltd. at Listowel, Ontario.
An Essay by Einstein "How strange is the lot of us mortals! Each of us is here for a brief sojourn; for what purpose he knows not, though he sometimes thinks he senses it. But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people -- first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy. Africa Blog In just three months, Benin has made rapid progress in delivering its “Cotonou Consensus” action plan on agriculture. At ONE, we say “well done!”, this is the profile of a champion! Secretive Storms I can't tell you how relieved I am to finally get this secret out. Literally. After seeing the number of views to my blog skyrocket from posting Stalwart Staghorn, I've been stitching my little heart out at a fevered pitch just trying to finish up this pattern in time for Friday's post. Kelli, Kevin's sister (yes, it's the same Kevin from this post), celebrated her annual 29th birthday this week. Now, I had wanted to send her one of these hats, but (selfishly) I've been too busy trying to hammer out this pattern.
Imagine a World of Truth & Knowledge OWNED & OPERATED is a mosaic of the world through the lens of the internet. Showing our lives as consumers, under the thumbs of privileged individuals and their methods of control. But the world is awakening, and the experience is something outside the normal rules of social interaction, causing excitement in those who are not served by the current system… and fear in those who are pampered by it. “Imagine a world full of truth and knowledge, ignored in favor of superficial pleasures…” This documentary by Crackin Films attempts to present these events using the video, audio and written content uploaded to the internet by the collective human consciousness comprised of every individual participant. Oh yes, change is coming… and it will be more dramatic than anybody can imagine.
Alice's Blog Street Art Project Spreads 4,000 Blue Butterflies Throughout the World Artist Tasha Lewis has started a global street art project where she will create 4,000 magnetic butterflies and then send them in packs of 400 to 10 groups around the world. In total, the swarms of butterflies will travel to 100 different homes, hopefully landing in all seven continents.
Barack Obama The fight for comprehensive immigration reform isn't confined to Washington. Local communities are footing the bill for Congress's inaction, and community members are speaking out. In these letters to the editor, writers talk about the benefits of immigration reform and how Congress's inaction is costing their constituents. The Strangest, Most Haunting Images of Saturn You'll Ever See - Rebecca J. Rosen Our mighty spacecraft has traveled to Saturn's dark side, and captured the majestic planet backlit by our star the sun. Just when you thought everything was wrong with the world, NASA has gone and released something truly stunning to set your mind at ease: Saturn, as viewed from its dark side with the sun's light filtering through the planet's rings. The picture, taken on October 17th, is composed of 60 images taken by the Cassini spacecraft in lightwaves ranging from violet to near infrared. "Of all the many glorious images we have received from Saturn, none are more strikingly unusual than those taken from Saturn's shadow," aid Carolyn Porco, Cassini's imaging team lead.
Computer Graphics Group Selects NASA Earth Visuals for Showcase Computer Graphics Group Selects NASA Earth Visuals for Showcase An annual conference that presents and publishes the best in computer graphics and technical research chose a NASA excerpt from the presentation, "Dynamic Earth: Exploring Earth's Climate Engine," as one of its select entries of 2012. The computer visualization is titled "Coronal Mass Ejection and Ocean/Wind Circulation." It is also published today (June 19) as the 100th story for the award-winning NASA Viz iPad application. The Association for Computer Machinery's Special Interest Group on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques is known as SIGGRAPH and is widely considered the most prestigious forum of its kind. "Major Hollywood studios submit pieces, so there is a high standard," says Joshua Grow, SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival Chair, Los Angeles.
Project 562 - Project 562- A Photo Project by Matika Wilbur documenting Native America On January 18th 2014, Project 562 joined Quechan leaders and elders in prayerful opposition to the Ocotillo Wind Express Facility, responsible for the desecration of Ocotillo's Sacred Desert. We made a video about it, have a look: Vernon Smith, Quechan Tribal Member Ila May Dunsweiler, Quechan Language Instructor Preston Arroweed, Quechan/Kumni Tribal Member MATIKA will be a TED TALKER in New York CityI will be offering an TEDx talk in NYC dedicated to the topic, "Agents of Change" on Friday, March 28, 2014 sometime between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EDT), New York, NY.
Project 562: Changing The Way We See Native America (Phase2) by Matika Wilbur Last December, I sold everything in my Seattle apartment, packed a few essentials into my war pony, and hit the open road. Since then, I’ve been embarking on an epic adventure: Project 562. For the past year I have been fulfilling the project’s goal of photographing citizens of each federally recognized tribe in the United States (there are now 566). Most of the time, I’ve been invited to geographically remote reservations to take portraits and hear stories from a myriad of tribes, while at other times I've photographed members of the 70 percent of Native Americans living in urban settings.