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Yearly Archives: 2013

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Back in Florida for the Winter

Dave’s work is seasonal in Canada so now that winter has arrived, we headed south to spend the winter in Florida again this year. We’re staying in the same lovely one bedroom apartment that we had last winter… when we arrived on Friday it almost felt like we were coming home. Tonight we’re celebrating our birthdays. We usually treat ourselves…

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Gift Ideas

Four More Mini Hats, Scarves and Mittens Sets

A while ago, I showed you a miniature hat, scarf and mittens set that I’d designed. Since then I’ve completed four more. I’ve been playing around perfecting the pattern so some hats are a little bigger than others and the same with the mittens. I’m going to take a bit of a break from making them so that I came…

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Budget Savers, Recipes

Homemade Lotion Bars

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here on the blog before, but I have allergies to a lot of the perfumes used in soaps and lotions that you buy in the store. This past summer, for health reasons, I switched to using only organic shampoo, conditioner and soap. But I was having a difficult time finding an organic lotion…

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Never Go Searching for Your Tape Again

Here’s a neat little trick so that you’ll always know where to find you tape dispenser. You’ll need: Tape dispenser An advertising magnet (you know those ones that arrive in the mail or are being handed out at the mall) Double sided tape Cut the magnet into strips that will fit on the back on the tape dispenser. Apply double…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas

Some Cute Finishes For This Week

This week has been a fun week for finishes. First, I completed this Snowman and Moose embroidery. I bought this as a kit during the quilt shop going out of business sale that I posted about during the summer. It has been my on-the-road project and sitting waiting at the laundromat project so it’s taken a while to complete it.…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday– Small Acorn

The Small Acorn embroidery pattern is the last of the patterns from the vintage Workbasket Pattern Sheets  that I’ll be sharing this year.   I hope you’ve enjoyed the patterns I’ve shared so far. As I mentioned last week, Vintage Embroidery Monday will be returning in the new year with another Day of the Week set of pattern.  They are super…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Large Acorn

We’re down to the second last of the embroidery patterns from the Workbasket Pattern sheets that I’ll be sharing this year.  This week I’m sharing the Large Acorn and next week I’ll be sharing the Small Acorn pattern. And then Vintage Embroidery Monday will be taking a break until the beginning of the new year when I’ll be sharing another…

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Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

Just Two Months Away

I’m still busy sewing Christmas gifts and working on my novel. Just as with sewing, some days I make more progress on the novel than on others, but the words are adding up and I’ve been able to fill in sections of Chapters 11, 12 and 13 that needed to be freshed out so that the story would flow smoothly…

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