Author Archives: Laura

Happy Easter! (and one more difference in this life of quarantine)

We took our family Easter picture using a tripod in our front yard, rather than with our beloved church family in front of the stones of our church but that doesn’t change the fact that… We serve a risen Savior! … Continue reading

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“Earthquake Consolation” quilts – the process

To learn more about the “why” of these quilts and for pictures of each quilt individually, please read this post. After the earthquake happened and I decided I wanted to make these quilts, I set a couple goals for myself: … Continue reading

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“Earthquake Consolation” in six quilts

On November 30, 2018,  a magnitude 7.1 earthquake hit Southcentral Alaska, just 10 miles north of Anchorage. (That, if you don’t know, is a REALLY STRONG EARTHQUAKE.) Nineteen members of my family live in Anchorage (both my parents, three of … Continue reading

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Hallelujah! Yay! Christ is Risen!

A couple years ago, Ellie and Marko collaboratively wrote a Christmas song that begins, “Hallelujah! Yay! Christ is Born!” And today, I find myself singing, “Hallelujah! Yay! Christ is Risen!” It might not be your traditional majestic Easter hymn but … Continue reading

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Alleluia, Christ is born, our Light!

Merry Christmas! Though the cold grows stronger, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Though the world loves night, Yet the days grow longer, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Chris is born our Light. “Earth Today Rejoices”, John Mason Neale (1830-1894) Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and … Continue reading

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The dark dispelled by incarnate love: the Light of the World was born!

Merry Christmas! The only light in Bethlehem Shone down from heaven above. And wrapped inside of Mary’s womb It burst into the room. The dark dispelled by’ncarnate love The Light of the World was born. Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and … Continue reading

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My essential sewing supplies

I’m often asked for recommendations for essential sewing supplies. In addition, I’ve just begun offering sewing lessons in my home. So this post is for my students and anyone else who is interested in having the best tools for sewing. … Continue reading

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When Making Milk Is No Longer Your Vocation

I loved being able to nurse my babies. If you read through all my nursing blog posts, you’ll see that although nursing definitely wasn’t easy from the beginning for me, it was a huge part of my identity as a … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Hosanna in the highest! Let our King be lifted up! Hosanna! Happy Easter! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and Marko The kids and I sang this song as part of our church’s choir today. I’m so grateful to have been able … Continue reading

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2017 Q2 Finish-along Goals!

I like to dream about having abundant sewing time and consequently make absurdly long lists of things I want to sew. Therefore, I give to you the laughably ambitious list of what I hope to sew in the 2nd quarter … Continue reading

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