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!

When the Story is Over

Dear Vi, I just finished reading the Best Book. Really good. You should read it, too. Except…I was nearing the end when I read the last two words on the left hand side: “It’s okay.” And then I shifted the … Continue reading

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Languishing Along the River in Dawson City, Yukon

Dear Vi, Last Friday Sam and walked a well-worn trail along the side of the Yukon River in Dawson City.The city was preparing for the annual Dawson City Music Festival. Facing the river, we could hear the echo of a … Continue reading

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Catching Up

Dear Vi, I’ve turned my chair to look North, where a thunderstorm is slowly working its way down the lake. I sat knitting for an hour or so while Kelly napped in the cabin and listened to thunder rumbling in … Continue reading

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Bye, Sam! Leaving the dog at home

Dear Vi, Every time we leave the house, we have a conversation with Sam first. Sam sees us getting ready and starts his little happy dance. Sam: oh boy oh boy oh boy, we’re going somewhere! Us: Oh, Sam. Mommy … Continue reading

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The Best Banana Bread in the World

Dear Vi, Outside the snow is coming down fast and furious, and it’s just the perfect kind of snow, too. Light and fluffy. The kind that squeaks when you walk on it. Not, thank goodness, the heavy wet coastal snow … Continue reading

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Two Quilts for Two Sisters: warming the heart with hearts and chains

Dear Vi, Last spring I made two quilts that I haven’t shown you yet, and since it’s getting close to the end of the year, and considering these are the only quilts I finished in 2017, I thought maybe I … Continue reading

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