Category Archives: Friendship

On joining a book club and being surrounded by life experience

Dear Vi, Last October I was invited into a book club by my friend Jean. Call me a nerd, but I have always wanted to be in a book club! It was a little intimidating at first, to tell the … Continue reading

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Socks and Rings and other Traded Things

Dear Vi, I was knitting away in the shade of the back deck yesterday when I noticed that my sock yarn exactly matches my sun dress. Ha!  Too bad the socks aren’t for me! (though I can’t imagine wanting to … Continue reading

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My talented friend Fawn Fritzen & a new CD

Do you remember two years ago, when I introduced you to my singer/songwriter friend Fawn Fritzen?  Go to this post if you missed it. At that time, she was just getting ready to release her first album, Bedroom Voice. She’s … Continue reading

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Lace-edged dish cloth: Sunday on the Needles

I’ve been knitting a bit lately. Like most knitters, the urge seems to strike with the first snowfall. Most of the time I gravitate toward the quick and easy finishes…I’m a bit of a knitting junkie, I guess. When I … Continue reading

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Best Friends Forever (got a lotta lotta hip hip hip)

It was right around This Exact Day in 1979 when I pushed open the door to my dorm room and said hello to my new roomie on moving-in day at Western Washington University.  We have been bosom buddies ever since. … Continue reading

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Trifle Dish Quilt

You must have guessed that I did some quilting during my recent 2 months visit in the Yukon, right? Well, of course I did…and I took some pictures, too. Enjoy! I know what food will taste like when I get … Continue reading

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a Moneta Pas de Deux (a bit of Moneta Madness under the Midnight Sun)

So you thought I was just sitting around smelling the fresh air for the last two months in the Yukon, eh? Actually, my friend Dee and I had a sewing date and we made matching Moneta dresses: a Moneta Pas … Continue reading

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The Joyful letter J

   Wishing you a joyful Saturday. I hope you spend today doing something that makes you happy.  This morning Mr C and I are enjoying a good visit with old friends…good coffee and good conversation, lots of laughter. Later we’ll … Continue reading

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I Got Rhythm

This is my friend Colleen McCarthy on the trombone in I Got Rhythm with The Big Band in Whitehorse, Yukon.  She really rocks this number. Enjoy! .     I’m participating in the Blogging From A-Z challenge.  One blog post for each letter of the alphabet, … Continue reading

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Thankful for Rick Rack: The Simple Woman’s Day Book, January Edition

Today I am taking part in The Simple Woman’s Daybook. I haven’t done it for awhile. Today seems like a good day for it. Check out the link to see what other simple women are up to today. And if … Continue reading

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Slow Stitching Sunday

Today is one of those honest, old-fashioned lazy days. The kind we always wish we could have. The kind we imagine we used to have, back in the good old days, whenever those were. Of course, we can’t actually remember … Continue reading

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The Friendship Garden Quilt

Warning: this post is photo intensive! Let me introduce you to The Friendship Garden Quilt! It comes by its name honestly, because it started out life as a bee block! I am part of a Flickr group quilting bee with … Continue reading

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