Friday, December 26, 2014

Julebukking 2014

Here are some pictures of Julebukking in Petersburg on Christmas Eve, 2014.  If you are interested in learning a little bit about the Julebukking tradition, CLICK HERE.  This year,  I wandered through town on December 24th and took pictures of people enjoying good food and great company.  Different businesses and non-profits welcome people for several days before Christmas.  The Julebukking schedule is published in the Petersburg Pilot and on  Good information for next year.  

First Bank

Skate of Gear

Sing Lee Alley Books

Hammer and Wikan
Recipe for Moose Milk-place ice cream and White Christmas in a 5 gallon jug.  Smash up the big hunks with a potato masher.  Place tub in the paint mixer. Serve;-)

Petersburg Rexall Drug Store
Rexall has been serving hot pastrami sandwiches every Christmas Eve for more than 40 years.

(for Sally and Paige)

 Homeport Electronics
Martha Smith's Baked Goods
Costal Cold Storage

The Trading Union

Have a Very Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Four Seasons Quilt Project

My mom belongs to a fiber art group in Anacortes, Washington.  She enjoys participating in the fiber art challenges the group puts together each year.  Last year, the challenge participants were to create something representing the 4 seasons.  Each piece had to have certain dimensions.

My mom, being the wife, mother and grandmother of fishermen decided that her art would depict Petersburg's seasons.  If you live here, you know that the seasons are vaguely defined by the change in weather.  In Petersburg, the fishery identifies the season.  In the spring, or halibut season, the halibut fishermen are chopping bait and baiting hooks.  Summer, or salmon season, is when the nets bring in the silver dollar salmon.  Fall, or black cod season, is the time to longline for sablefish.  Frosty winter, or crab season, is the time to gather pots filled with the tasty crustaceans.  

These pieces are made using hand dyed fabric.  My mom dyed her own fabric using different colors and techniques to fit the piece she was making.  Her needlework and embellishments add character to each piece.  

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