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Yearly Archives: 2017

Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #111

Happy Monday everyone! To those of you in Canada, Happy Victoria Day! With the US Memorial Day long weekend only a week away, I thought I’d share a smaller pattern that could be stitched in time. This pattern for the Liberty Bell was obviously sent out to Workbasket subscribers sometime during 1976 in celebration of the bi-centennial but you could…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #110

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope that all you mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday. I spent the day getting ready for the coming week and then our son brought supper so I didn’t have to cook. 🙂 Here in Canada and the US, we have long weekends coming towards the end of May. Next Monday. May 22nd, Canada celebrates…

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Sewing

My Scrap Drawer Overfloweth

Anyone who sews or quilts knows that fabric scrap storage can be a challenge. One drawer in my fabric dresser is set aside just for scraps that are smaller than a fat eighth. I’ve been storing all the really small fabric scraps that I use for applique in plastic zip bags and then when I’m finished the applique project, I put…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #109

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are but we had rain 5 out of 7 days last week. My poor pansies and bleeding heart were looking so droopy yesterday until the sun finally shone and perked them up a bit. It rained so much that I have a mini lake in the back yard! So when…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #108

Happy Monday! Last week, I shared an adorable, vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for a family of a hen and her chicks. Well every family needs a father, so this week I’m sharing the pattern for the rooster. Stitch up one or both patterns to add a bit of whimsy to your farmhouse decor. Or if farmhouse decor isn’t your thing,…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #107

Happy Monday! And welcome to another Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party. For most of my growing up years, we lived in the country… not on a farm but on various small acreages. Our birds and animals came with us as we moved from place to place. Today’s free vintage Workbasket pattern reminds me of the bantam hens that we…

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Recipes

Cooking for Two – Beet and Edamame Salad

When cooking for two it can be challenging to find recipes where you don’t end up with enough food that you’re eating leftovers for a week. Our family’s all time favorite salad is Potato Salad to Feed a Crowd followed closely by Hawaiian Macaroni Salad but both recipes make a huge salad which is a lot for two people to use up without having…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #106

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. For many of us crafters, we’ve barely finished with one holiday and we’re either planning ahead to the next occasion we need to make gifts for or we’re thinking of ways to decorate our homes to suit the season. Today’s vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for Two Baskets Filled with Daisies would…

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Recipes

20 Delicious Ways to Use Up Hard Boiled Eggs

Do you have boiled eggs in the fridge that need using up? Perhaps from all those eggs that you colored for the Easter Bunny to hide. Or maybe you boiled up a bunch on the weekend, intending to use them throughout the week but now need to get them used before they go bad (boiled eggs should only be stored…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #105

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! Ours was full of sunshine and blue skies. A very welcome change indeed. There are signs of spring showing up everywhere, even in the grocery stores. It’s strawberry season in Florida and that means good sales on strawberries here in Southwestern Ontario. I just happen to have a pattern with…

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