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Is It Katerina? Fizz? No It’s Perdita December 15, 2016

Filed under: Cats,Edinburgh scotland,Fizz,Katerina,Knitters,Knitting — Janet @ 5:15 pm

perdita  And she is asleep on her mistress’s knitting – no more knitting that evening

(Thanks to my knitting-internet friend Jean in Edinburgh Scotland.  She is the very understanding owner of Perdita.  For more news of Perdita and knitting and many other matters visit Jean’s blog, Jean’s Knitting)

 

Old Town Edinburgh January 4, 2016

Filed under: Architecture,Edinburgh scotland — Janet @ 6:02 pm

old town edinburgh

Study for a drawing?

the mercat cross edinburgh the mercat cross old edinburgh

 

 

Enough Lords And Ladies October 11, 2015

I keep finding more Lords and Ladies in my Scottish ancestry.  But I want to find ancestors of more humble origins.  I have referred before to the Blue Books compiled by my grandmother, Grandma Miller.  In one of these books she records a Sen Miller who left Edinburgh for America in 1660.   He in turn had come from the Isle of Skye. He landed in Boston.   I read this entry many times – I would like to learn more about this man – and his descendents.