Sunday, October 19, 2008


Originated by MaryT, check hers for today
Happy Halloween, with red points.
The teach is right; Halloween is a strange cult in Norway.
The closest we get is "All Souls' Day", which is an ancient celebration of the dead, held November 2nd.
That day we cherish and honor our dead, preferably in church. No monster pumpkin, no threatening "trick or treat",no scary masks.
Last Sunday hubby Gunnar and I were at an exhibition at the old Vicarage. These knitted vegetables in a knitted kitchen shall be my treat for Ruby Halloween.
We don't celebrate thanksgiving either, except for children placing neatly washed crops from the fields on the altar of the church, one Sunday in September.
If I've got you right, the second most important about thanksgiving, is families being gathered. Our single child, Serina, here pictured in a restaurant up north near by her college; well, she's coming home THIS VERY WEEK-END!!
Thanks, Lord.


maryt/theteach said...

Felisol, I love your post telling us all about All Souls' Day. I think the knitted vegetables and kitchen is amazing. She's a pretty girl! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

maryt/theteach said...

Felisol, why do I scare the "living daylights" out of you? It's not a foul expression... :) Do you mean I use too many exclamation points? Ha!

EG CameraGirl said...

Your daughter is a nice looking girl. I hope you enjoy your time together.

Knitted vegetables? Is that common or unusual on the far side of the sea?

Felisol said...

Dear teach M,
I think your gravestone and skeletons and not to speak of the green headed man,- they are not decorative, they are witchy!

Dear yetg,
Yepp, when we are short of plastic and the real thing, we knit what we need. At least that keeps us warm and our minds soundly occupied, helps forgetting famine.

From Felisol

Anonymous said...

It's the same over here in Flanders. Great that your daughter is coming home, enjoy !!

Felisol said...

We will, Hildegard, we certainly will.
From Felisol

Anonymous said...

So happy for you that your daughter is going to be home this weekend. Enjoy!!

Pia K said...

We have the same "All Saint's Day" "celebration" here in Sweden, many people celebrates Halloween nowadays too. I like the pumpkin bit, I'm not too fond of the over- comercialized part though...

That's a yummy looking chocoltae cake your daughter's about to have in the pic:) Have a good weekend!

Felisol said...

ellen b,
we are so counting hours!
From Felisol

Dear Pia,
The pumpkins are goodlooking, I agree on that. Here they are sold at florists for decoration, not for food.

The chocolate cake was freshly made by the woman turning her back to us at the picture. She came from Germany and worked at the Jugend museum of Aalesund for the summer. So friendly and hospital. Not at all Norwegian!
From Felisol

Ralph said...

The nicest red is in the second photo, the nice red hair on your lovely daughter Serina. Very, very nice. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

♥peachkins♥ said...

That is so cool!

Here's mine!


Pretty Scary huh? up!

Happy RT!

marcia@joyismygoal said...

hmm I think I prefer edibles but cool

Terry said...

Dear Felisol
Oh what a happy Ruby Tuesday you will be having!! Your own little princess coming home for a bit!

I think that Thanksgiving day should be every day my Felisol just as Mothers Day and Fathers Day and Christmas!!
Who needs a special day to be thankful?
But you are right.
Thanksgiving is a family gathering where we must all take a break from our busy life and make sure that we are together.
Why should it ever be that the only place we see everybody is at a funeral, eh?

Felisol, my favourite part of your stove picture is the red brick floor. So homey, and the table, how simple, yet inviting!

Felisol, I like Halloween because having no children as you know, Bernie and I just love to have all the kids knocking at the door and we love to fill their bags with treats. We usually give out cans of pop and they really get a thrill out of it. When we lived in my beloved Manitoba, apples in those days were very scarce but every October, I guess the province must have ordered a whole lot in because that is the day of the year that we got apples when we trick or treated!
Nowadays in Canada nobody gives them out because the children have to throw them away because of some wicked people that put pins into them.
Have a good weekend with Serina my friend Terry

Amrita said...

In India the cahtolics celebrate All Soul 's day.

Instead of Thangsgiving we have HarvestSunday or just a Thanksgiving service.

Have a good weekend with Serina.

I featured Mangela on my blog

Carletta said...

Knitted? Those are pretty cool.
Your info was wonderful to read. Sometimes we forget we don't all celebrate the same things.
Lovely daughter!

Anonymous said...

Knitted vegetables? Hmmm, very interesting...

And I guess all of us mothers are the same -- SO HAPPY when it's time for the daughter to come home to visit. ;-}

me ann my camera said...

I love learning of various holidays and festivals and how they are celebrated/ or not celebrated in different places around the world.

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

Knitted veggies? how cool. Full of fibre I'd imagine. Just kidding. Great shot!!

Grandma Faith said...

Your post was very interesting and entertaining. Have a good time with your daughter home. Love, Faith

Dianne said...

Serina is a beautiful girl and I love that fun fork photo of her!!

Mrs. Mac said...

Well ... you have more 'spirit' than me with your All Ruby Souls' Day post. My MIL used to knit EVERYthing, including toy rabbits, chickens, elephants, etc., etc. I'll have to insist she make some veggies for my garden blog, eh??? How nice to have number 1 and only daughter home for your very own family thanksgiving celebration. Any time you are with family should be Thanksgiving Day ...

Hugs from the North Woods

Felisol said...

Dear Ralph,
funny that you should see that my daughter's hair really is reddish. She has for a time been Passing for a blond, but that's artificial.

Dear peachkins,
nice seeing you, also nice blogs you've got.

Dear Marcia,
I too like the real thing best.

Dear Terry,
you're so very welcome.
I am thankful for you opening my eyes to the real Halloween.
Hereafter I will think of this American tradition, (Canada also being a part of the North American continent), from a different point of view.
Fun for children, gathering family. Superb.

Dear Amrita,
I went to Wikipedia, and found that Halloween means All Hollows Eve.
I pick up information from the blogger fellows and learn. Love that.

Dear Carletta,
the above goes for you too. I am glad I'm getting new inputs and broaden my old world narrow horizon.

Dear Bobbie,
You certainly do not did knitting in flowering wonderful Hawaii.

Dear M& MC,
just what I said, like learning and appreciate the differences.

Dear just me (you),
gotta consume a lot of fibers according to the nutritionists.

Dear Grandma Faith,
I like your posts too.

Dear Dianne,
your Halloween Blog was both fun and educational.
Thank you ever so much for sharing.
From Felisol

Heidi Jo the Artist said...

Knitted vegetables sound like so much fun! Happy Ruby Tuesday! :)

Heidi Jo the Artist

Felisol said...

Dear Mrs. Mac,
I sure think your MiL could get some knitting-inspiration. If you take a closer look, not only is the vegetables knitted, but the stove, the sink, the lots are knit work.
(Hope you didn't think my pic was that blur)
Everyone should have some knitting family member. Hubby Gunnar is soon run of woolen socks. My Mom has had this stroke, and not yet taken up knitting, but crouching though. Aunt Lilly is not well either, and the winter is knocking at the door. The socks in store aren't that warm or well fitted.
...Perhaps your MiL???LOL

Serina is not due home until Friday, but then the fireworks will start.

Dear Heidi, artist,
nice meeting you. Also nice blogs you've got.
Fro Felisol

Renae said...

Oh, I'm so happy your Serina is coming home! Have a wonderful, blessed time with your girl!

Jim said...

Hi Felisol -- Thank you for the nice run down on your holiday celebrations. Your pictures are nice, especially the one of Serina. I'm glad she will soon be home again. Happy RR!
Thank you for your visit to my GUM Dept Store and for your nice comment. I am so sorry I just came here, I am running very late and may never catch up.

Deb said...

Hello! I'm one of "the sisterhood of the traveling scarf". So nice to "meet" you! I've enjoyed reading some of your blog and look forward to reading more.

Those knitted veggies in a knitted kitchen are neat! (the artist in me speaking)

The word verification on your blog which I must type to leave this commentis "flylo" ....mmmm...
perhaps the Lord telling me to lose a little of my pride today. interesting thought...

here's my art site if you care to sneak a peek: