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Monthly Archives: November 2015

Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #34

Only 24 more days before Santa comes. And as you can see, he’s making a list and checking it twice. Don’t you just love the little mouse! Now I wonder, has he been naughty or nice? Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Santa Checking His List downloadable pattern. **********************   Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #34 For those who are newly subscribed…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Sewing

One Really Pretty Finish

Before I show you my one and only finish for the week (it’s a pretty one!), I would like to welcome all the new readers who have subscribed to Super Mom – No Cape over the past couple of weeks. Many of you have arrived here after seeing the link to my Prairie Point Star Tutorial on one of a…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #33

Many years ago, Dave and I started the tradition of putting up our tree the weekend before Christmas but I know that many people put their trees up much earlier. When we lived in the US, several of our neighbors decorated their tree this coming week as part of their preparations for Thanksgiving on Thursday. So this week’s vintage Workbasket…

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Budget Savers, Quilting, Sewing

Recovered Oven Mitts

Just under the wire for a Friday finish by taking part in Friday Night Sew In… I completed recovering a pair of oven mitts. Our old ones were rather the worse for wear. Now I suppose, I could have made a completely new pair. I have lots of fabric and Insul-brite (<-affiliate link) leftover from making hot pads for our son…

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Quilting, Sewing

My Fabric Dresser

I’m closing in on finishes on several projects but unfortunately I can’t share any of them with you until after Christmas. So instead of my usual WIP Wednesday post, I thought I’d share photos of the fabric dresser that I’ve mentioned so many times over the past several months. This dresser is another one of those rescue and refinish projects…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #32

When we were posted to Germany from the mid to late 80s, one of the things I came to love was the pealing of the bells each Sunday morning. The sound of the bells was never more beautiful than on the clear, crisp mornings leading up to the holiday season. This vintage Workbasket pattern for a trio of Christmas bells…

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Budget Savers, Sewing, Thrifting

It’s Done! It’s Done!

With all the secret Christmas sewing that is happening here, I only managed to finish one small project that I’m able share before gift opening day. But there is a really big finish that I’m just so happy about that I can’t stop smiling every time I look at it. I’ll start with the small finish. I’ve had a little…

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On This Day We Remember

This day goes by different names around the world; Armistice Day in the UK, Veterans’ Day in the US and here in Canada as Remembrance Day.   And on this day, we take time to pause for a moment from the busyness of our daily lives to remember the sacrifices of those who have gone before… those who paid the ultimate…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #31

Only seven more Mondays before Christmas and those of us who are making gifts this year are busy creating. To help everyone along with some ideas and inspiration, I’m going to be posting holiday themed patterns each Monday from now until then. The original Workbasket pattern had just the one size of the words “Season’s Greetings.” Dave added an enlarged…

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