Friday, March 25, 2011

Little Known Fact of the Day

Today is Tolkien Reading Day.  This annual event, launched by The Tolkien Society in 2003,  takes place on 25 March. It has the aim of encouraging the reading of the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, and the use of Tolkien's works in education and library groups.

The date of March 25 was chosen in honour of the fall of Sauron, in Tolkien's The Lord of the RingsThe day was originally suggested by columnist Sean Kirst, of the Syracuse, NY Post-Standard newspaper. He has since organized Tolkien Reading Days every year since 2008.  Here is an artist's rendering of Bilbo Baggin's home in Hobbiton:

And now for "what's on the drawing board":  This quilt will go to the Japan Comfort Quilt effort sponsored by Quilter's Newsletter Magazine and their Japanese magazine counterpart.  My 15 yr old rotary cutter broke today (it had a lovely long and useful life) so I will get another and finish cutting and sewing blocks this weekend.

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