Category Archives: child

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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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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Hands2Help: a Because You Matter bonanza!

I asked friends to collect our mail for us when we left to spend two months in the Yukon because I was going to be gone right in the middle of the time that quilts might be arriving from the … Continue reading

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2015 Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge

Happy 5th anniversary to the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge! It’s being organized by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. High Five, Sarah! It’s a lot of work to organize a challenge like this! Quilters are invited to make a … Continue reading

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A sweet little bookmark

A tiny little embroidery project to finish the day 🙂 From the Little Stitches book of embroidery designs by Aneela Hoey So sweet! ….and now you also know what I am reading! What are you reading this week and what … Continue reading

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Ring Toss: a quilt for Beckham

Last month a young family that I know lost their home to fire. Beckham and his big sister lost everything they own. So I got busy making quilts. This one is for Beckham, who is an energetic toddler. I used … Continue reading

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In the Frame and a Finish

I finally finished the top (flimsy) of the garden quilt! It’s the bow-tie pattern with hand-appliqued hexie rosettes. It is now sandwiched, basted and in the frame – ready to be quilted. And here is another Because You Matter quilt. … Continue reading

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Windmill Baby Quilt for Zachary

I made this little crib quilt for my first ever great-nephew, baby Zachary. My brother is a grandfather! I’m a little jealous. I followed the Pinwheel Baby Quilt pattern from the Moda Bakeshop site. I’ve never made prairie points before. … Continue reading

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Happy Hallowe’en!

Getting ready for hallowe’en with Jade and Halia this morning.

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Off the Needles

This little set will be winging its way South tomorrow. It is a cute little car-seat size blanket and newborn hat & booties in pretty grass green that I started knitting awhile ago, before I knew Zachary was on the … Continue reading

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Dancing, Knitting, Quilting, Gardening: a perfect Sunday!

I had such a lovely morning giving Jade her first bellydance lesson today! We did knee shimmies, twist shimmies, played with some veils and learned to walk like a princess/dancer (pointing the toes before each step and walking lightly on … Continue reading

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Play!

Melissa at 100 Billion Stars writes wonderful, inspiring blog posts. Her last one was about giving ourselves permission to play. This is something near and dear to my heart. There are so many ways to be creative and let your … Continue reading

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