Category Archives: A-Z Blog Challenge 2016

the mother who saved the mothers from the black bear – a story by Nita, age 9

The Mother who Saved the Mothers from the Black Bear By Nita Luton (Collins), age 9 or 10 A story I wrote for my mother on Mother’s Day, 1970-71 (or thereabouts.) One day Jane was in school sitting in her … Continue reading

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catching up and coming in last

I’ve spent this week sick, on the couch. It’s okay. Really, it is. It’s actually kind of nice to just rest and do what my body tells me to – quite a change from the working years when we just … Continue reading

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A busy day and the letter W

Thank you to Cindy for identifying the mystery tree! Do you want to know what it is? Watch this short 20 second clip to find out! Now there is a little family-of-origin joke in the clip you just watched. Oh … Continue reading

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A walk in the park and the letter V

Sam and I have been going for morning walks to Harold Provincial Park with my friend Shelley, who lives next door. The park is only a 5 minute drive away. It’s such a beautiful time of the year…I thought I … Continue reading

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A Collette Crepe wearable muslin…and the letters T & U

Presenting….the Crepe dress by Collette! A summery wrap dress that wraps at the back! And no worries at all…there’s a lot of wrapping back there. I’m not worried about any stray gusts of wind at all, thank goodness! I’d read … Continue reading

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S is for the Splendid Sampler and Side Plank

Every once in awhile I enjoy participating in a block-of-the-month quilt-along. That’s when a block is posted on a regular basis, and at the end of the year, you have enough blocks to make a quilt. Pam’s wedding quilt was … Continue reading

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Catching up with the letters Q and R

I got a little behind there for a couple of days. Sorry about that! Today I’m going to catch up with the April A-Z blogging challenge with the letters Q and R. 🙂 Quotes Honestly…I could not find a single … Continue reading

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Perfection! …and some poses that start with the letter P

This morning I decided to finally sew the borders onto a quilt top that I made a few years ago. (Yes, yes, I’m a very s.l.o.w. sewer. You knew that, right?) Anyway, as I was ironing the top, I got … Continue reading

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A few thoughts on blogging… and OM for the letter O

As I said to a friend in an email conversation today, reading blogs is like eating vegetables. You either love ’em or you hate ’em. We were talking about blogging as a means of communication. For the people who love … Continue reading

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Accounting for my time…and Navasana (boat pose)

Today is a bit of a bust, I’m afraid. I can’t think of anything witty to say, and nothing exciting happened in the neighbourhood to tell you about. It was a pretty ordinary day, to tell the truth. So if … Continue reading

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Mount Lorne, a Hockey Hero…and Marichi’s Posse for the Letter M

For several years we lived in the Yukon bush, in an area between Carcross and Whitehorse, near what is now the Hamlet of Mount Lorne. That’s where M played hockey on the outdoor rink. Yes, outdoor hockey in the Yukon. … Continue reading

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Knitting and Novel Writing… and Lord of the Dance for the letter L

Hi! So, you remember a couple of days ago when I told you about the green sweater I wanted to knit? I’m so glad I decided to switch patterns. Somehow the way this sweater pattern is written reminds me of … Continue reading

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