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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #123

Happy Monday Everyone! My goodness, the weeks have flown by and here we are with the final pattern in the vintage Workbasket Brownie Days of the Week embroidery series. Sunday Brownie appears to be conducting a music lesson. Wouldn’t this pattern make an awesome gift for the music teacher or music lover in your life! As with the other Brownie…

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Recipes

Broccoli Salad with Balsamic Mayo Dressing

During the hottest days of summer, the last thing most of us want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking. We want quick. We want easy. And we want something light tasting. At least, that’s what I was looking for when I came up with this recipe for Broccoli Salad with Balsamic Mayo Dressing. It…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #122

Happy Monday Everyone! Our little Brownies sure have been busy… from washing floors to ironing, mending to gardening and polishing dishes and now today Baker Brownie is hard at work icing a cake. How simple it would be to turn this Brownie into a Christmas Elf… Add a plate under the cake decorated with a few sprigs of green holly…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #121

Happy Monday Everyone! From Monday all the way through to Friday, these vintage Days of the Week Workbasket Embroidery for Brownie are just so cute! Today’s Friday Brownie is hard at work shining the sugar bowl. I think she’d be even cuter as a Christmas Elf, shining Santa’s sleigh ready for his yearly flight delivering toys to the children of…

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Budget Savers, Thrifting

How to Set Up a Kitchen on the Cheap Without It Looking Cheap

After living and working in Shanghai for 6 years, our oldest daughter and her partner decided it was time to return to Canada to pursue new careers and educational opportunities. They each had only a few boxes of personal items that had been stored at our place and his parent’s place. Setting up their apartment kitchen could have been prohibitively…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #120

Happy Monday Everyone! Today I’m sharing the fourth in the vintage Workbasket Days of the Week Brownie series. This little Brownie sure is carrying a heavy load. That carrot is almost as big as he is! Just as with the first three patterns, it would be super simple to transform this Brownie into a Christmas Elf by stitching him in…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #119

Happy Monday Everyone! Today’s vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern is the third in the series of Days of the Week Brownies that I’m sharing during July and the first part of August. Did you go to Brownies when you were a child? I did and so did our two daughters. The motto when I was a girl was “Lend a Hand.”…

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Budget Savers, Thrifting

Thrift Store Score – $6 Occasional Table

Have you ever walked into a thrift store, saw something that immediately caught your eye and knew that if the price was right, it was going home with you? When I first spied the little treasure I’m going to show you today, I read the price wrong. From a distance I thought it said $60.00 and felt that instant disappointment…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #118

Happy Monday Everyone! Last week, I shared the first pattern in the set of vintage Workbasket Days of the Week Brownies. Today for Vintage Embroidery Monday, I’m sharing the second pattern in the set. Our little Tuesday Brownie is trying so hard to move that heavy iron. I sure hope it’s turned off or that she’s wearing oven mitts! To…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #117

Happy Monday! Can you believe that it’s July already?!! That means that those of us who like to give handmade gifts for Christmas have less than six months to work on them. This month, all across blogland, you’re going to be seeing Christmas in July posts to inspire you to get to started on your Christmas crafting. Today and for…

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