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A Little Bee

About three years ago, I met a little bee. He was busy and content, flitting around the violets. For the Love of Violets - bee pocket closeup For the Love of Violets - bee pocket Not too long after, I was stitching Row...
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Eureka!

Up until recently, I had a good sized sewing and work space at one end of our living area. It was fenced with a large playpen, allowing me to work with 2 year old Hannah close by. (more…)...
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Spring Blush

Spring Blush - design detailQuite a while ago (this is me admitting to a long-lived UFO), I designed a table topper featuring scalloped borders. I came across some vintage linen online, that caught my eye. A sheer table cloth edged with yellow scalloped borders. Read more

“Doilies by Priscilla”

My love of vintage haberdashery and pattern publications is no secret. I've had a few happy discoveries online and in thrift stores, but this addition to my collection was discovered by Mum. Thanks Mum!! "Doilies by Priscilla- Coats & Clark's Book No. 122", was published by J. & P. Coats (Canada) Limited. I've searched cover to cover, but can't...
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Did you win? And a little eye candy…

Thank you so much! I feel so touched and encouraged in my designing after reading each of your comments on my giveaway. I really, truly wish I could send every one of you a Daisy Dance pattern. Two winners have been selected randomly. Drum roll please.... Read more

Let’s have a GIVEAWAY!

(Pattern giveaway details at the bottom of this post.) It feels great (like coming home kind of great) to have been more creatively productive recently. I love having a finished project and pattern in my hands, knowing the process it took to get to that moment. Usually I have a whole lot of projects underway at...
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Happy Easter!

Wishing you and your dear ones a safe and very Happy Easter...
filled with love, joy and just a hint of chocolate. Easter GreetingsRead more

Two new patterns for you!

(Warning! Long blog post ahead!)
For the first time in quite a while I have new patterns to release! I have to say I'm pretty excited to have these completed and ready. I hope you like them. The first is... ~ Heartfelt Trio ~
A trio of...

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Gathering inspiration… and a little Valentine

(This being my first blog post of 2015, it would be downright neglectful of me to not wish you a very Happy New Year! Oh dear... and I think I should add "Merry Christmas to that too. I really am a bit behind! Lets pretend for a moment that we're not a good 6 and...
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Threaded Backstitch Tutorial ~ how and where I use it…

I felt the need to add a little something to one of my "Heartfelt Trio" projects today. After a bit of umming and aaahing, I decided to edge my appliqued heart with Threaded Backstitch...  and I thought of you. Who's up for a little tutorial? Threaded Backstitch is such an "easy to achieve" embroidery...

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