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Monthly Archives: October 2013

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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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Pheasant Part #2

Part 2 of the Pheasant embroidery pattern especially brings back memories. I was about 7 when my Dad brought home an English Setter puppy.  He bought her thinking that he’d raise English setters but that never happened and somehow we attached ourselves to each other and she became my dog.  I called her Patches.   After a bit of searching I…

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Recipes

Delicious Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

I had some homemade pumpkin puree left from making the pumpkin pies for Canadian Thanksgiving that I didn’t want to go to waste, so I substituted 1.5 c of pumpkin puree for the grated zucchini in this recipe. They turned out great!! Oh and Dave showed me a new “test kitchen” approved method for separating those paper muffin liners. (<-affiliate…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday – Pheasant Part #1

This next two part pattern reminds me of fall back when I was a teenager.   On those last days before the long Alberta winter set in I would go for walks with my dog, Patches and we would sometimes flush out a ring neck pheasant from the tall grasses. Part 1 of the Pheasant pattern is available for download here.…

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Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing

WIP – Gift Wrap Pillow

I’m excited to show you one of the Christmas projects I’m working on as it’s turning out even prettier than I had pictured in my mind. I managed to get a bunch of projects all cut out while we were in St. Catherines, ON for a contract that Dave was working on. Now that we’re back at our son’s place…

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Embroidery

Vintage Embroidery Monday on Tuesday – Another Butterfly with Flowers

We’ve had a really busy time the past few days and then we were traveling yesterday and I forgot to post the pattern for Vintage Embroidery Monday, so here it is today. This butterfly would look spectacular with each area worked in different colours of satin stitch. The pattern is available for download as a pdf here.

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