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Monthly Archives: August 2017

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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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #123

Happy Monday Everyone! My goodness, the weeks have flown by and here we are with the final pattern in the vintage Workbasket Brownie Days of the Week embroidery series. Sunday Brownie appears to be conducting a music lesson. Wouldn’t this pattern make an awesome gift for the music teacher or music lover in your life! As with the other Brownie…

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Recipes

Broccoli Salad with Balsamic Mayo Dressing

During the hottest days of summer, the last thing most of us want to do is spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking. We want quick. We want easy. And we want something light tasting. At least, that’s what I was looking for when I came up with this recipe for Broccoli Salad with Balsamic Mayo Dressing. It…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #122

Happy Monday Everyone! Our little Brownies sure have been busy… from washing floors to ironing, mending to gardening and polishing dishes and now today Baker Brownie is hard at work icing a cake. How simple it would be to turn this Brownie into a Christmas Elf… Add a plate under the cake decorated with a few sprigs of green holly…

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