Author Archives: Nita

About Nita

I retired early and moved to a new community. I blog about my adventures as I explore a new lifestyle. I write about quilting, knitting and needlework, about learning to sew my own garments, adventures in the kitchen and in the garden, dancing, hiking, yoga...life is my playground!

Yukon HO!

Dear Vi, I forgot to tell you that Mr C and I heading out for our annual spring sojourn to the Yukon. We arrived a week ago today. Two months off the grid are in our future. No phone, internet or … Continue reading

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The Tunic Bible and an Orange Shift Dress

Hey, Vi… look what I got! Here’s the back-of-the-book blurb: The only tunic pattern you’ll ever need. Create chic, ready-to-wear tunics with a multi-length, graded pattern and expert construction tips. Choose your style–casual, preppy, boho, or glamorous – with interchangeable … Continue reading

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Goodreads and a Book Review: Pines by Blake Crouch

Dear Vi, I joined Goodreads. I mean to use it as a way of keeping track of the books I’ve read. I’m so terrible at remembering titles and authors … maybe this will help. Or maybe it will just be … Continue reading

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Query Blurb for Holding Space

Dear Vi, I’ve been climbing steadily and have finally reached the top of Procrastination Mountain.  I’m clinging onto it like a barnacle. I’ve spent countless hours on the internet and read countless articles and blog posts on the Dos and … Continue reading

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Hands2Help, Vogue 9057, row quilts, novels and knitting

Dear Vi, Put your hands together and wish a happy 7th anniversary to the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge! Sarah has graciously reminded us that this weekend is the first linky party to show our progress on our quilts. I’ve gone through … Continue reading

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Polishing Edits

Dear Vi, It’s been awhile since I’ve mentioned the manuscript. Were you wondering what’s up with it? Well, at the end of February I sent it out to a few friends who volunteered to be beta readers. These are people … Continue reading

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