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Christmas Eve Snowfall December 25, 2017


IMG_4988             Katerina’s paw prints

The snow came as I watched the Seahawks win over the Dallas Cowboys.  An exciting game and crucial for the Seahawks to have any chance of reaching the playoffs this year.  Go Seahawks.

25586970_1517724305009952_5569581375528086428_o  Winter Scene by Peter Breugel


Christmas Selfie December 21, 2017

Filed under: Christmas,Family Photos — Janet @ 12:07 am


IMG_4963  maybe it would be better to keep the photographer’s face a mystery as above

Red is the color for the season.  My new hoodie is in aid of the Ballard Beavers teams.  One granddaughter is a sophomore at Ballard High and a second granddaughter will be there soon.  And Ballard High School BHS =BHS Belmont High School.  Still singing the same old songs!



More Shopping At The Yarn Store December 24, 2016

Filed under: Christmas,Design,Hand Knitting,Knitting — Janet @ 12:26 am

img_2027  back

I’m working on a cap-sleeve sweater sort of choosing colors and making up the pattern as I go along.  Pictured is the back just beyond the decrease for the armholes.  I’m a few inches further along on the front.  I was about to run out of the green so I chose more of the green – and a different shade of brown.

img_2028  sideways view of the front

p.s. I should be writing Christmas cards instead of knitting or exploring my genealogy.


Julefest At Ballard First Lutheran Church December 6, 2016


Singing carols and dancing around the tree.  (I’m on the  right wearing the red Norwegian sweater}  This is one of my favorite traditions of Christmas.  Organized every year for the past 38 years by our Norwegian language teacher, Ed Egerdahl.   A service of music and readings followed by traditional Norwegian food and dancing round the tree.


My Favorite Christmas Card December 27, 2015

Filed under: Birds,Christmas — Janet @ 3:42 am

merry christmas wren

It’s hard to pick a favorite but this picture of a wren in North Yorkshire ranks pretty high.


Holiday Photos From Around The World December 26, 2015

Filed under: Christmas,Photos — Janet @ 8:06 pm

Happy Holidays from Jennifer in the snowy Sierra Nevada of Californiasleepy greetings from worcester uk

Happy holidays from the snowy Sierra Nevada in California and Sleepy greetings from Worcester in the U.K.


Peace and happiness from Lisa Jean in Bass river Cape Cod

Peace and happiness from Lisa Jean in Bass River Cape Cod

Happy Christmas from Mary Johnston in Ireland

Happy Christmas from Mary Johnston in Ireland


Scottish Relative Of Katerina?

Filed under: Cats,Christmas,Katerina,Scotland — Janet @ 6:26 pm

scottish relative of katerina  Christmas cat in East Lothian Scotland (from the internet)

more cat v birds 004  Katerina in Seattle Washington


The Beauty Of Christmas

Filed under: Ballard First Lutheran,Christmas — Janet @ 5:10 pm

robins 001 waiting for the beginning of the worship service – in Norwegian – at Ballard First Lutheran – Christmas morning

This bilingual service was a highlight of Christmas for me.


Outer Hebrides December 23, 2015

The Hebridean Isle of Harris – the home of Harris Tweed – a favorite of my father whose memory we treasure.  He passed away suddenly many years ago in 1949 at the age of 57.  I was only 12.

  my dad with his mother, 1943

harris scotland Harris Scotland


harris tweedPhoto from the Harris Tweed website


Friends Of Our Cat December 22, 2015

Filed under: Cats,Christmas,Friendship — Janet @ 5:41 pm

solstice 016

Katerina sends Christmas Greetings to all.  MEOW