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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Quilting

Blocks 7 & 8 Going, Blocks 9 & 10 Coming

Tomorrow is June 1st and that means that it will finally be my turn to share the blocks I’ve designed for the In Our Garden BOM! I’m excited and nervous all rolled into one! But before tomorrow gets here, I wanted to remind everyone that there’s still time to download May’s blocks designed by Carla over at Creatin’ in the…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #60

To all my US readers: Happy Memorial Day! When Dave was in the Canadian Army, one of my biggest worries was that one day he wouldn’t come home to me. Thankfully he always did. Not everyone is so fortunate. We lived in the US for enough years for this day to become a day in which we too will always…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #59

Here in Canada, we have a long weekend so… Happy Victoria Day to all my Canadian readers! Next Monday is the Memorial Day long weekend in the United States. When we lived in the States, many of our friends and neighbors liked to decorate for Memorial Day and then leave the decorations up right through until Independence Day. I loved seeing…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #58

Happy Monday to everyone stopping by today! Continuing on with last week’s theme of cross-stitch suitable for any upcoming weddings you might be making gifts for, wouldn’t this make a lovely gift for the newlyweds to display in their home. To make it extra special, you could take last week’s alphabet and replace the leaves on the flowers with the bride’s…

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Maple Leaf Block Tutorial

The following tutorial will yield two 12 ½” (unfinished size) Maple Leaf quilt blocks from 2 fat quarters or yardage of your choice. The block itself is a simple nine patch made up for 4 half square triangles (hst), 4 squares (1 background, 3 main color, in this case red) and the block with the stem. The method I describe here…

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Quilts for Fort McMurray

Can you imagine what it would be like to have to leave your home with only a moments notice? You don’t even have time to pack a bag… not even so much as a toothbrush? When we lived in Florida, we evacuated several times for hurricanes and tropical storms. We lived in a double-wide mobile home. A nice double-wide but…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #57

With graduation and spring and summer wedding season starting, I thought now might be a good time to share another Alphabet. Use them to stitch a set of labels for the grad going off to college in the fall. The labels could then be sewn onto linens so that they can be easily identified if something gets forgotten in the…

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Catching Up – In Our Garden

Happy Mother’s Day To all the mothers out there! And Happy Sunday! It’s a beautiful day here today so this mother is going to be visiting some garden centers and then adding flowers to the gardens at our new house. We have a lovely big yard here and lots of small gardens scattered throughout for me to play in. It’s…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #56

Last week, I shared an adorable little boy singing his heart out in celebration of Cinco De Mayo. This week, that same little boy is on his way home. Oh and look… he’s picked a flower. I wonder who it’s for? With Mother’s Day coming up next Sunday it must be for his Mom! Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Boy…

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