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Tracing My Ancestors Who Lived In The Time Of The Plantagenets November 30, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,English History,Plantagenets — Janet @ 5:59 pm

9781101606285_p0_v2_s600x595  quite a fascinating book, albeit the times were harsh and cruel        1154-1399

The Plantagenet Kings:  Henry II   1154-1189

Richard I  1189-1199

John           1199-1216

Henry III    1216-1272

Edward I     1272-1307

Edward II     1307-1327

Edward III    1327-1377

Richard II     1377-1399

The ancestors I’ve been able to trace for the 12th, 13th, and 14th centuries were my 14th-16th Great Grandparents.  The number of a person’s 14th-16th Great Grandparents is absolutely astrnomical – over 250,000.  I cannot put names to all of mine!!    But I can identify a few so here goes.

 

 

Finished But Not Blocked November 28, 2017

Filed under: Haps,knitted scarves,Knitting — Janet @ 10:28 pm

Shawl in the making  IMG_4777

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(futile attempt at an over-the-shoulder selfie)

 

 

Where Was Katerina Going?

Filed under: Cats,Katerina — Janet @ 4:49 pm

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Ancestor Count Keeps Climbing

Over Thanksgiving weekend the number of ancestors I have identified passed the 7000 mark.  Read the Plantagenets book – finished at last – I found that some of the players mentioned are also to be found in my genealogy.  e.g. George Latimer Neville

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Choosing Colors November 25, 2017

Filed under: Color Combinations,Colours,Haps,knitted scarves,Knitting,Shawls — Janet @ 5:23 pm

This is one of my favorite things about knitting.  I am currently knitting a “shawl” – what color do I choose next?

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Thanksgiving Dinner November 24, 2017

Filed under: Cats,Family,Fizz,Food,Thanksgiving — Janet @ 7:49 pm

IMG_4766   It was lovely!

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IMG_4768  Fizz the cat was banished – she waited patiently

 

 

Waiting For Inspiration – Recent Yarn Purchases

Filed under: Knitting,Yarns — Janet @ 7:39 pm

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Current Reading November 23, 2017

Filed under: Ancestors,England,Genealogy,Plantagenets,Reading — Janet @ 10:25 pm

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My current reading is pretty heavy going …….but readable enough to keep me going.  Now to identify which of my ancestors lived during the turbulent reigns of the Plantagenets in the 13th and 14th centuries.

 

Random Photos For Thanksgiving

Filed under: Autumn,Cats,Jigsaw Puzzles,Mice,Photography,Photos — Janet @ 7:05 pm

IMG_4754  Still some bright colors near our garden

IMG_4749  delicate “petals” seen on my walk

IMG_4748  it doesn’t get much brighter than this

IMG_4750  random reds

IMG_4760  I finished the jigsaw (3 pieces missing, found 1 this morning, so 2 still missing)

IMG_4761   Katerina had her Thanksgiving treat last night – mousie no. 14

 

A Guide to Fauvism

Filed under: Uncategorized — Janet @ 5:26 pm

A Scholarly Skater

Le Marche de Pont Audemer by Robert Antoine Pinchon Robert Antoine Pinchon, Le Marche de Pont Audemer Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The Style Is Best Known For
  • Frolicking nudes by Henri Matisse
  • Landscapes, still lives, and human figures in surprising colors
What, Where, and When?

Paintings and drawings, France, 1905-1908. (Yes, it’s really that simple.)

How to Recognize It
  • Lots of bright colors – mainly primaries and secondaries.
  • The colors used aren’t what you would expect – an apple might be blue or the sky might be orange.
  • The paint is thick and textured.
  • Some paintings may have some sense of depth; others don’t.
  • Three dimensionality (when it appears) is shown through patches of different colors placed next to each other.
Background

Fauvism grew out of Post Impressionism, particularly the work of Vincent van Gogh. Artists were inspired by van Gogh’s brilliant and surprising colors, thick paint, and unique point of view. They set out to do something similar, playing around with color for color’s…

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