Category Archives: 2016

Hyggeing the House – The Bedside Table

Before: The table beside my bed is one of my favorites.  I love the color, the weathered patina, the size……but it was hidden under all of the things that I felt like I needed to help me relax and sleep … Continue reading

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December 30th – Bringing in the Boar

Day 11 of the Yuletide celebration is for “Bringing in the Boar.” There is a tradition dating back to the 15th Century of bringing in the head of a boar after the hunt; oaths were sworn on it, and they … Continue reading

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December 29 – Honoring Spirits of Hearth and Home

Yuletide continues and on this tenth day we honor the Spirits of the Home and Hearth – asking them to watch over our home and tools and to light our way through the year to come. Work is customarily set … Continue reading

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December 24 – Honoring Alfar

On the fifth day of Yuetide is dedicated to the Alfar, the male ancestors home and hearth. We will remember and try to keep the bargains made to the spirits throughout the year and take a moment to honor our … Continue reading

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Brigittine Chocolate Fudge

There is a long tradition of Brigittine Monastery Gourmet Fudge in Oregon.  At Our Lady of Consolation Priory, the monks quietly go about producing some of the most delicious, rich and creamy fudge in the world.  We didn’t have time to make the … Continue reading

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December 20 – Mother’s Night

Tonight begins the Celtic and Norse celebrations of the 12 days of Yule.  Sunset on December 20th this years marks the beginning of the shortest (and this years darkest, due to a total lunar eclipse.  December 21st marks the Winter … Continue reading

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Yuletide Cookies – Sugar Shapes

On the fourth day of vacation…….  (I missed a few days when the water heater went out in the middle of the snow storm) the sugar cookies were baked and decorated.  More trees for the tree, snowflakes and reindeer for the cookie tray.

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Yuletide Cookies – Gingerbread

On the first day of vacation…….the gingerbread cookies were baked and decorated.  Trees for the tree, snowflakes, gingerbread men, and stars for the cookie tray.

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Yuletide Tree

We drove out into the just-above-freezing-rain today to find our Yuletide tree.  We found a lovely Norman Fir at the farm where we have kenneled Kenton – really nice people.  Hubby   trimmed off the bottom branches to bring it … Continue reading

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Dish Cloth Week – Day 2

DAY 2 Row 20:  Bind off 4 stitches, K to end Row 21:  knit across Row 22:  k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k11; turn (1 st left on needle) Row 23:  knit across Row 24:  k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, … Continue reading

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