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!

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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Fire!

Dear Vi, It’s foggy this morning. Outside my window, wisps of fog stream past like smoke from a chimney. Wait… maybe it really is smoke.  I get up to check. Nope, it’s fog. Relieved, I take another sip of coffee. … Continue reading

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Slow Sunday Stitching (Vogue 9057 and small handwork)

Dear Vi, Today it’s snowing again, one of those dreary low-light days where you just want to hibernate and read a good book. You know the kind. I don’t have anything new or earth-shattering to share, so I’ll just catch … Continue reading

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Up at Dawn

Dear Vi, I woke up early this morning. I tried to go back to sleep, I really did. I arranged my pillow, rearranged my pillow, stuck my foot out, turned over, turned back. You know the routine. Finally, I got … Continue reading

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Pinwheels for a Baby

Dear Vi, We’ve all been very excited over the news that Mr. C’s cousin Frank is going to be a grandpa! Well, the baby was due on Valentine’s Day, but she decided to put in her appearance a few days … Continue reading

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Two Ingredient Pancakes?

Dear Vi, Have you seen that recipe making its way around the web…2 Ingredient Egg & Banana “Pancakes”? Yeah? Well, I decided to give it a try. I like eggs, I like bananas, why not? All you do is mash … Continue reading

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