One mother sharing her knowledge with others.

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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #98

Since today is Family Day here in Ontario (as well as in Alberta and Saskatchewan,) I decided to get a little creative with this week’s vintage embroidery pattern. In my best handwriting, I wrote out the words Family and ‘Ohana (Hawaiian for Family) and then I used the flowers from this vintage Workbasket alphabet to create two pretty motifs to celebrate this day dedicated…

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September In Our Garden – Blocks 15 and 16

I’m so excited to share my version of September’s blocks for the In Our Garden BOM. This month’s designer was Pat Broe from Life in the Scrapatch. Isn’t that the perfect title for a blog about quilting! This month’s applique block is all about North America’s favorite fall fruit… the pumpkin. You may have seen an in progress shot @supermomnocape…

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I’d Do It Again in a Heartbeat!

33 years ago today, Dave and I were married in a Friday evening ceremony in the chapel on Camp Wainwright (now known as Canadian Forces Base Wainwright.) Happy Anniversary Dave! I can remember thinking as I walked down the aisle after exchanging vows that I was the luckiest girl in the world. And now 33 years later… I know just…

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Christmas Cookies: Day 2 of Virtual Cookie Exchange Blog Hop

I’m off on a fun adventure this morning. Since my Santa Sack Swap partner and I live within driving distance of each other, she is coming here and we’re meeting for lunch to exchange the gifts we’ve made for each other. Now how fun is that!! Today is also Day 2 of the Virtual Christmas Cook Exchange Blog Hop. I…

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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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Holiday Meals on a Budget

Every year around this time, for many people, the stress starts building about how to create the perfect holidays.  The ads are everywhere… newspapers, radio, TV and in the last several years on the Internet. If you’re on Pinterest your home feed is starting to fill up with photos of the perfect Christmas tree, the perfect holiday table setting, the…

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Winners of the Spring Bloom Thimble Pips

Yesterday I drew the numbers for the Spring Bloom Thimble Pip Giveaway.   For anyone new, here’s what I was giving away with the first one drawn to be given their color choice.     The first comment selected was: Congratulations Ellee!   #31 was Ellee’s second entry (she follows by e-mail) but in her comment just before that she mentioned that…

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