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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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Handmade Christmas 2016: Owls and Stars and Colors, Oh My!

I can finally reveal the final four presents that I sewed for my family for Christmas. These four were definitely sewn in 2017 but they still count as Handmade Christmas 2016, right? My niece and nephew were both two this … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2016: A Hobbit Quilt

Last year, I had the brilliant idea of making a Gandalf felt ornament for my brother and his family for Christmas.  It didn’t happen so this fall, as I was searching Pinterest for ornament ideas, I came across a site, … Continue reading

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