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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #98

Since today is Family Day here in Ontario (as well as in Alberta and Saskatchewan,) I decided to get a little creative with this week’s vintage embroidery pattern. In my best handwriting, I wrote out the words Family and ‘Ohana (Hawaiian for Family) and then I used the flowers from this vintage Workbasket alphabet to create two pretty motifs to celebrate this day dedicated…

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Embroidery, Quilting

Blocks 21 & 22 – In Our Garden BOM

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve had a chance to work on the final four blocks for the In Our Garden BOM 2016. Jan from Sew and Sow Farm designed December’s blocks. Block 21 was her beautiful pieced block that I have made in blue and white fabrics: I absolutely love how this block turned out. It’s such a…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #97

With so many people in Canada and the US either digging out from a snowstorm, in the middle of one or preparing for one to arrive, I thought I’d share something to remind everyone to hang in there, spring is only a few weeks away! This adorable little donkey is bringing you a basket of spring flowers to brighten your…

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Gift Ideas, Sewing

5 Quick to Make Last Minute Valentine’s Gifts

This year is just speeding along, isn’t it? It seems we’re just over one holiday and another is fast approaching. If you’re looking for some last minute Valentine’s items to make to give or for decoration, I’ve got some lovely ideas to share with you today.   Valentine’s Pips made using my Thimble Pip Tutorial are perfect for holding small…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #96

For today’s vintage Workbasket pattern, Dave and I searched through our files to find more hearts for you to stitch up for Valentine’s Day or any upcoming weddings and anniversaries you may be celebrating. Some of these may have been featured here in the past as pattern sheets with a mix of other small motifs but Dave transferred five of…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #95

Do you find you need to take breaks from working on a larger project to do some small projects just so you can have the satisfaction of having a finish? I know that I sure do. I’m not necessarily tired of the larger project, I just need to switch to something different for an hour or two. One of the…

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Gift Ideas

Chinese New Year Money Pips

Do you celebrate Chinese New Year? Our oldest daughter has been teaching in Shanghai​​ for the past several years. She’s sent us some pretty cool gifts and along the way we’ve gotten to learn a bit about Chinese traditions. One such tradition is to give money in red envelopes to friends, family and co-workers when you see them during the Chinese…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #94

Dave and I, our middle daughter and son went to see Moana on the weekend. Have you been? If not, I highly recommend it. I loved every minute and want to go see it again while it’s still in theatres! From a very young age, Moana is drawn to the ocean. It calls to her. And while I have no…

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Gift Ideas

Santa Sack Swap 2016 – My Gifts from Pauline

I’ve been meaning to post this since the end of December but life has a way of interfering with one’s best laid plans. In this post, I showed you the gifts I made for my Santa Sack Swap 2016 partner, Pauline who blogs at Phoenix Heirlooms. Wait until you see all the lovely gifts she made for me. I felt so…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #93

Are you like me and feeling like you just want winter to be over already? The weather has been so weird! Last week, we got dumped on with snow. I spent 40 minutes shoveling so Dave would be able to get in the driveway when he got home from work. (The snow plow had deposited a huge drift when it…

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