Dear Vi, Life is all about change, and ain’t that the truth? If you’ve visited the website lately, you’ll have noticed a few changes. Well, a lot of changes actually. A new URL, for one. A new business, for another! I started the Covid year by enrolling in the very robust and highly esteemed Author… Continue reading I’m an Author Accelerator Certified Book Coach!
Dear Vi, I wanted to show you the quilt that I made for the daughter of a very dear friend two years ago. I’d made Jade a baby quilt when she was small, but she was turning 12 in 2018. Not a little girl anymore. It was time to make her a quilt that would… Continue reading A Bookcase Quilt for Jade
Dear Vi, I wear a lot of hats, as you know, but the one I turn to in times of stress is quilting. I think that’s because quilting is something I can do that doesn’t involve sitting still. I’m a knitter, too, but when I’m feeling anxious, I can’t sit in one place for very… Continue reading Quilting during Covid-19
Dear Vi, Do you remember Mr. Rogers and his neighbourhood? In every episode, he wore a sweater that was knit just for him by his very own mother. I just love that. He once said something very wise that many of us, (especially writers, knitters, and quilters!) know to be true: “Solitude is different from… Continue reading Six things Mr. Rogers said that help me cope with Covid-19
Dear Vi, While my friends on the west coast are enjoying a bit of a cool and rainy summer, here in Dawson City, Yukon things have been quite delightful. Well, for the most part, anyway.We did go through a couple of weeks of being choked by smoke from forest fires, but thankfully no longer. Now… Continue reading The Weather Outside: Frightful and Delightful
Dear Vi, I believe I have not yet told you what brought Kelly and I to Dawson City last summer…and what brought us back again this year. This is it – a vintage Stearman biplane. She’s a beauty, eh? Kelly was hired to ferry her from Ontario to Dawson last summer. It was a long… Continue reading A Stearman Biplane in Dawson City, Yukon