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Coat of Arms January 15, 2017

preston-coat-of-arms  Here is the Preston Coat of Arms.  An interesting art form.

The Prestons appear in my genealogy back in the 14th century.

thornburgh-cofa   Coat of Arms of the Thornburgh family – they appear in my genealogy in the 15th century

tuck-coa    Tuck Coat of Arms      The Tuck name has Scandinavian origins – at last I’ve found a Viking connection in my family tree!

meverell-coa Meverell Coat of Arms

 

combe-coa   Combe Coat of Arms

montgomery-shield     Montgomery shield

leech-crest   Leech Crest

 

guy-coa  Guy Coat of Arms

kingsley-coa  Kingsley Coat of Arms

carew-coa  Carew Coat of Arms

 

 

Julefest At Ballard First Lutheran Church December 6, 2016

christmas-norwegian-style

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.

 

A Hap Necklace June 15, 2016

Filed under: Hand Knitting,Haps,knitted scarves,Norsk,Scarves,Scotland — Janet @ 1:50 am

IMG_0391A necklace – a shawl – a hap

Hand knit by a Norwegian woman on Vashon Island Seattle

Beautiful and very well modeled by a sister student in my Norwegian language class

 

The Scottish Thistle September 7, 2015

Filed under: Flowers,Norsk,Scotland,Scottish Thistle — Janet @ 6:23 pm

Scottish Thistle     The Scottish Thistle was instrumental in alerting the Scots that the barefoot Vikings were preparing to attack.  What is the ancient Norsk word for ouch?  AU?