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Yearly Archives: 2017

Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas, Quilting, Sewing, Sewing Tutorials

Charm Square Soup Bowl Cozy Tutorial

As we move into the cooler weather of fall and then winter, we’ll all be making more soups and stews. Because, let’s face it, there’s nothing more comforting than a bowl of good hearty soup or stew to warm you up on a cold day. And as much as I’d like to say that Dave and I eat every meal…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #128

Today’s vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern is definitely one that you’re going to want to save to have available for all the many celebrations where a cake is traditionally served. This tiered birthday cake could be stitched, along with the recipient’s name and date and then the finished piece placed in a lovely frame. Embroider it on to a reusable bag/tote…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #127

Happy Monday Everyone! Welcome to our weekly Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party. As I searched through my files for something appropriate to share today for 911, I came across this pattern for a candle and star. The ritual of lighting a candle to pay tribute to a life or lives which have passed has long been a part…

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Budget Savers, Christmas on a Budget, Gift Ideas

Christmas on a Budget – Start Collecting Baskets

Do you like to create gift baskets to give at Christmas or other occasions? If you do, you know that the baskets themselves can be as expensive as the items you make or buy to add to them. So where to you find baskets? The best way I know to cut down on the cost of making gift baskets is…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #126

Happy Monday Everyone! Happy September! And Happy Labor Day to those in the US and Canada. Even though fall doesn’t official begin until September 22nd, for me Labor Day weekend always seems to be that bridge between summer and fall. So for today’s vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern I’ve chosen this beautiful Covered Bridge pattern. It’s from a new batch of…

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Knitting and Crochet

Crocheted Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern

When I decided to write up and share my Knitted Seed Stitch Dishcloths, I got to wondering if there was a crocheted version of seed stitch so I could make a crocheted dishcloth pattern to share with those of you who either don’t knit or who simply prefer to crochet. After a quick search I discovered that there was. As…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #125

Happy Monday Everyone! I love the sweet simplicity of the lazy daisies in the vintage Workbasket Embroidery pattern that I’m sharing today. As I was getting the pattern image ready to post, I was thinking how pretty the three motifs would look if you centered the heart over top of the curly q design with the small daisy motif centered…

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Knitting and Crochet

Knitted Seed Stitch Dishcloth Pattern

I don’t share a lot of knitting posts here on the blog but I’ve got one for you today. I switched to using hand knitted dishcloths several years ago. I love them because they are strong enough to wash the dirtiest pan while being soft enough to use to wash the most delicate of our glassware. I found that regular…

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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #124

Happy Monday! With fruit canning season in full swing here in southwestern Ontario, I thought this week would be a good time to share this vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for a variety of summer fruits. Cherry season has passed and they’re kind of pricey to buy enough to can anyway but I’m planning to get a case each of pears…

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