Category Archives: Samson

The Streets of Dawson City

Dear Vi,You might have heard that the streets of Dawson City are paved with gold,but the truth is, they aren’t paved at all.Here’s evidence: boot brushes outside the door of every establishment.And miles of boardwalk.This summer has been a writing … Continue reading

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A walk on a sunny October day

Dear Vi, It was so pretty this afternoon, I just had to take Sam out for a walk. Actually, it was Sam who took me. I was happily basting a quilt, head down, paying no attention at all to leaves … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, I knit

Sometimes writing a novel feels an awful lot like waiting. And what does any sane person do while waiting? I’m trying to figure out the last chapter of this novel I’m working on. I mean, I know how it ends, … Continue reading

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They came, he barked, they went away

I’m sitting out on the deck this morning with my coffee, where it’s warm in the sun but still cool in the shade. Sam is sitting out on the dock looking serene and peaceful, sniffing the breeze, watching the fish … Continue reading

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Simplicity 4097 in the Fall of the Year

Combine 2.5 m of beautiful wool-blend Prince of Wales suiting and Simplicity 4097 and what do you get? The perfect fall jumper! I’ve always wanted a jumper, something easy that I can just pull on over top of leggings and … 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

Posted in Balance, Cats, food, Friendship, furry helpers, Hand Quilting, Quilting, Samson, Winter | Tagged , , , , , | 13 Comments

Sam is in the Doghouse

My name is Samson J Collins and I did a Very Bad Thing. Do you remember the beautiful twisted tea time quilt that my friend Gully’s mom Dee made for my mom a couple of years ago? Well, I was … Continue reading

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Slow Stitchin’ Sunday

Linking in with Slow Stitching Sunday and Wool on Sundays

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Grandmother’s Flower Garden: a hexagon quilt update

My grandmother’s flower garden quilt is still growing… She’s up to (approximately) 65 x 40. The bigger she gets, the slower she grows. I don’t know how much bigger I will go…I am nearly out of the cream background. How’s … 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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Sam finds a basket

Hello, My name is Samson and this is a basket. I found it on the floor. I wonder if my mom hid any cookies in here?Rats…only fabric scraps. Maybe next time she will make one for me, too.

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quilts for four seasons

Today is Yukon Day at the Canadian Quilter’s Connect Blogathon which is hosted by Sew Sisters. Thank you Dee (our Yukon host) for inviting me to participate! For my entry in the blogathon, I thought I’d give you a little … Continue reading

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