Sunday, January 3, 2016


Two weeks before winter break
I set my intention to see the Aurora Borealis
and amazingly (of course!) everything fell into place!

We had an incredible visit to the 
Enodah Wilderness Lodge in Yellowknife, Canada

From Yellowknife,
after you put on the rented Artic clothing,
you drive in a bus about a half hour outside town
then you get in a crazy Hagglund,
a Swedish military vehicle,
and ride about 45 more minutes.

Despite frigid temperatures (around -23)
we went snowmobiling,
snowshoeing, dog sledding, and even ice fishing!
My ever-so-manly husband caught two!

Into the darkest of darkness on winter solstice
to see the light!

Unbelievably amazing!
I was in total awe!

There was a quilt shop in Yellowknife called 
The Quilted Raven.

That's a felted raven that lives by the register
next to some Aurora Borealis fabric.

Home has been chillier than normal with a bit of snow!
(Although, after Yellowknife a positive
23 feels quite balmy!)

This is my sewing view...

I've been doing a new years purge
of fabric and projects.
I sifted through a shelf of UFOs
and finished a few
and donated the rest.

Here's an odd one...

and a hint of my giant Vintage Spin from Kathy's class this summer!

Look what's going on the back...

I turned a stray place mat into a cute bag for me...

I found this pattern to be a bit addicting...

I think I'll use them as presents in the next workshop -
Tonye Belinda Phillips!

And finally finished 
hand quilting this piece 
started with Freddy years ago...

Wishing you much...


  1. WOW what a wonderful trip you had--I have only glimpsed a tiny thread of aurora once in our backyard when we first were must have been thrilling! Your finished quilts and projects look terrific..Happiest of New Years to you and yours from me and mine LOL hugs, Julierose

  2. Thanks for sharing, that must have been something special. Whats the next adventure on your bucket list?

  3. That trip sounds like quite an adventure which I am happy to be experiencing through you! What a gorgeous shot of Northern Lights! Love your finished Freddy quilt! Happy New Year!