Category Archives: Gifts

Quilt Blogging Fun

I just wanted to share this fun idea from Val at Val’s Quilting Studio with you! Every Tuesday, Val is hosting a Linky Party where you can link up an older quilting post. What a great idea! But wait! It … Continue reading

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Little Sister: A Quilt Finish!

You’ve seen glimpses of this quilt over the last couple of years as I worked on the hand quilting. The pattern is called “Chinese Coins” or “Stacked Coins”, whichever you prefer. I made it for my sister, Heidi, and named … Continue reading

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My last day of work!

What an emotional day I’ve had today – my last day of working at Yukon College. I am now officially retired! People popped in all day to say hello and goodbye, and every time I left my office, I would return … Continue reading

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Binding

Last night I borrowed Fawn’s sewing machine and sewed the binding onto the quilt I’ve been making for my sister. I have to do the hand quilting on the border, but it will be easier now that the edges have … Continue reading

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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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The Eagles are Hatching!

The Yukon Electrical Company has a webcam trained on the eagle nest in Whitehorse, Yukon, down at the Milenium Trail. This is so cool…check it out! The baby eagles are hatching! Live long and prosper, baby eagles!  

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Because You Matter: Boy Quilt #2

I’m really moving right along with these sibling quilts! Here is quilt number two: It measures 43″ x 30″ – a nice size for a preschooler. I was digging around in the bottom of my stash and I came up … Continue reading

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Happiness is a mug mat

I made my first mug mat on Sunday. What is a mug mat, you wonder? Really, it’s just an oversized coaster to dress up your desk. Anyway, I was fondling looking at a pretty piece of fabric and telling myself … Continue reading

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Little Boy Prints Needed ASAP

I am using my 15-minute coffee break to dash off this quick little blog post, which is actually a request to any of you who quilt.  I spoke to the social worker that took the pink Valentine quilt last month. … Continue reading

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Two things for show and tell!

Last year I did the In Color Order 1/2-triangle-square block of the month, and last weekend I finally sewed all the squares together! I added three extras to make a long, skinny quilt for the back of the couch. Perfect … Continue reading

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The Liebster Awards!

I’ve received a Liebster Award! I am tickled pink! I think it’s sweet, and it’s really nice to know that somebody out there is actually reading my posts! Besides, who doesn’t like being acknowledged, eh? I was awarded the Liebster Award … Continue reading

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The Biggest Thing

Today  I’m linking up with Heather at The Extraordinary Ordinary. She hosts Just Write, the goal being to write about what is happening around you, freely and without editing or censure, what you see, hear, feel, think. I’m nervous because … Continue reading

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