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Monthly Archives: April 2017

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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Quilting

How to Free Motion Quilt Stars and Swirls

Have you ever put off doing something because you’re don’t feel confident enough in your skills and you don’t want to take the chance of ruining the project you’re working on? That’s me sometimes when it comes to free motion quilting. Even though I free motion quilted waves, figure eights and feathers on the quilt I made for our oldest…

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Gift Ideas

Winners of March’s Giveaways

I want to thank everyone who took the time to enter into the two giveaways in March. It made March such fun! I’ll start by announcing the winner of the 100th Stitchery Link Party giveaway, which actually ran over the course of Stitchery Link Party #100 up to and including #104. Each time someone linked up or commented on those…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #104

Happy Monday! And welcome to the 1st Vintage Embroidery Monday of April! Spring has definitely arrived in this little pocket that Dave and I call home. The temperatures have gotten milder and we’ve had a mix of sunny days and spring rains. Earlier last week, I saw the first robin, followed a few days later by the return of the…

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