If you are interested in learning more about ZumBellybolli, this is a great opportunity!  Karen Hatch is offering a 2 part workshop that will go in depth about what is ZumBellybolli and how to refine techniques to get the best workout while protecting your body.
 
 
This is going to be a good year for Sleepy Little Dragon...why??  This is the Year of the Dragon!!  The year of the Water Dragon to be precise, two of my favorite things!

The Chinese New Year Day is on January 23rd and the year of the Black Water Dragon begins on February 4th, 2012.  Check out this page to learn more about the Chinese horoscope for this upcoming year.  Find out more about how to celebrate the Chinese New Year here.

Also, be sure to check out Appreciate a Dragon Day on January 16th!!  Check out some dragon books from your favorite library and read all about them.  Then you can do dragon-themed craft (see ideas below).

In honor of our namesake, here is a compilation of all things dragon.

Quotes: 
Draco Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus 
'Never tickle a sleeping dragon'.
~ Hogwarts' school motto, of the Harry Potter series  

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup. 
~ Dilbert by Scott Adams 

If you don't believe in dragons,
It is curiously true
That the dragons you disparage
Choose to not believe in you.
~ Jack Prelutsky 

No doubt but there is none other beeste comparable to the mightie dragon in awesome power and majestie, and few so worthie of the diligent studies of wise men.
~ Gildas Magus, Ars Draconis, 1465 


If you ignore the dragon, it will eat you. If you try to confront the dragon it will overpower you. If you ride the dragon, you will take advantage of its might and power.
~ A Chinese Proverb 

Picture
How to Train Your Dragon - Toothless & Hiccup
Movies
How to Train your Dragon - Toothless
Pete's Dragon - Elliot
Mulan - Mushu
Dragonheart - Draco
Harry Potter series
The Neverending Story - Falcor
Shrek - Dragon
Sleeping Beauty - Maleficent 
Voyage of the Dawn Treader - Eustace 
Books
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville
The Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind
A Song of Fire & Ice by George R.R. Martin
The Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkein
Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Puff, the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow & Lenny Lipton
DragonSpell by Donita K. Paul
Dragon's Milk by Susan Fletcher
Who wants a Dragon? by James Mayhew  
Saint George & and the Dragon by Margaret Hodges
Jane and the Dragon by Martin Baynton
Picture
Flying Dragon
Nature shows on Dragons
The Dragon Chronicles on PBS
Dragons: A Fantasy Made Real on Animal Planet
Picture
Trogdor!
 
 
I was very excited to receive a yarn swift and TWO yarn ball winders for Christmas (one will be exchanged) from my family this year.

A yarn swift is a fantastic creation that holds your skein of yarn, allowing it to easily spin and unwind as the yarn ball winder creates a center-pull ball of yarn.  This prevents significant others from holding the yarn between their hands while the knitter winds their own ball of yarn.  Henry isn't often excited about my knitting projects, but he was impressed by these knitting accessories!
 
 
Mothering Magazine is offering a free Beco Mini Carrier ($30 value) with the purchase of ANY book, coupon code BECO.  Go check it out!!
 
 
Oh my goodness, that was a busy holiday season!!  Hosting Thanksgiving, my birthday, hosting a Christmas party for my knitting group, teaching a knitting class, making holiday crafts & foods, knitting up a flurry of Christmas gifts, and flying off to Florida....Whew!!!  I'm tired again just thinking about it all!  I am terribly behind on posting a few of our holiday projects but here is a photo collage to enjoy in the meantime!
Happy Holidays!!