Category Archives: Christmas

Lace-edged dish cloth: Sunday on the Needles

I’ve been knitting a bit lately. Like most knitters, the urge seems to strike with the first snowfall. Most of the time I gravitate toward the quick and easy finishes…I’m a bit of a knitting junkie, I guess. When I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from my sewing room to yours

‘Twas the night before Christmas, And the quilts were not made. The threads were all tangled, the cookies delayed. The stocking weren’t hung, the pantry was bare. The poor weary Quilter, was tearing her hair. Stacks of fat quarters, tipped … Continue reading

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Christmas wine tours and some sewing

This has been a busy weekend for us! Last night was the Salmon Arm Community Concert Band Christmas concert, and Mr. C’s big debut as co-conductor. I am very proud to report that he stood up on the podium in … Continue reading

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Boxing Day: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

We went for a lovely walk this afternoon up to Margaret Falls in Harold Park. I put a few bits and pieces of film together to create my first One Shuswap Minute for you. (If you’re viewing on your phone … Continue reading

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The Christmas songs you love to hate

A thread I’ve been following on Facebook prompts me to write this post. You may not thank me, but I humbly offer up what I consider to be the worst Christmas song ever. EVER. It is about a cat that … Continue reading

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The last 2 days of my trip were without internet, so I will post about the 2nd half of my drive in another post. I wanted to send an update first, so you aren’t left wondering…did she arrive? Is she … Continue reading

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Twisted Tea Time

I like to make quilts and I like to give them to people. I like that feeling of giving someone something so special. Something full of my thoughts of them that is a reminder of me. Something that they can … Continue reading

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A new quilt: Mon Fils Bien-Aimé

I hadn’t been blogging as much as I’d like leading up to Christmas because I had literally been spending every single spare minute working on finishing a quilt for my son. Now that Christmas is over I can let you … Continue reading

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Something Beautiful for Christmas

Close your eyes Listen Let it wash over you Merry Christmas.    

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The Simple Woman’s Day Book

Today I am going to take part in the Simple Woman’s Day Book. FOR TODAY Outside my window… Fresh snow fell overnight so everything is fresh and fluffy white. The sun is trying to come through a thin layer of … Continue reading

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A Home-made Christmas

Today is Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet over at Lily’s Quilts. Two linky parties for the price of one! Small Blog Meet is for bloggers with fewer than 50 followers. I definitely fall into that category! And Fresh … Continue reading

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