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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Embroidery, Quilting, Sewing

A Wintery Finish and a Garden Reminder

During 2015, that Reindeer and Snowman embroidery pictured below was the only one of the small embroideries that I started the year with that didn’t end up being finished into something by the end of the year. The Merry Christmas Snowman became a zippered pouch stocking. The snowman carrying the Christmas tree was turned into a gift bag. I made…

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Embroidery, Gift Ideas, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #42

Last week for Vintage Embroidery Monday, I shared the “Be My Valentine” pattern that according to the Workbasket pattern page was intended to be used to make the front of a small pillow but it could just as easily be stitched and turned into a journal cover, the center panel for a gift bag or even printed off to color…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #41

I know it seems we’re barely over Christmas and New Years but Valentine’s Day is less than a month away and for those of us who like to give small handmade gifts to those we love, we’ll need to get started soon if we haven’t already. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing some pretty vintage Workbasket Valentine’s patterns…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #40

Yesterday the temperature dropped from +4ºC in the morning to -6ºC by late afternoon and the rain from earlier in the day turned to snow. We’re supposed to get more snow later today and for the next couple of days after that. Winter is making itself felt in south western Ontario! So today’s vintage Workbasket pattern recalls the warm, lazy…

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Gift Ideas, Quilting

I Am So Proud of This Quilt!

When I bought a half yard of this beautiful horse fabric to make Oldest Daughter’s Christmas gift, I had no intention of making a quilt with it or I would have purchased at least a yard. It is part of the Wild Field line by Dinara Mirtalipova for Windham Fabrics. At first, I thought I would make her a tote…

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Tips & Tricks Tuesday

Tips & Tricks Tuesday – Interfacing Storage

On the weekend, Dave and I made a quick trip across the border so I could use the great coupons that Joanns emailed out last week. The 40% off coupons allowed me stock up on interfacing that I was running short of. This morning when I was putting it away, I realized that I’d shown you how I store my…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #39

I hope that 2016 is off to a great start for you as we move from holiday mode back to our regular daily/weekly schedules.  The first week of the month is always a busy one here on my blog and this week is no different as I’ll be sharing some of my plans for January and the months ahead. I’ve…

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