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The Bayeux Story continues

The wind direction changed allowing the Norman armada to sail.  On September 29, 1066, Duke William with his army, equipment and a multitude of horses landed in Pevensey Bay on the south coast of England and then moved east to the area of Hastings where they set up camp. They built defenses plus a castle […]

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The Battle of Stamford Bridge

Having won the Battle of Fulford Gate, the Vikings took time off. They did not burn the City of York as they had Scarborough but, as victors, they collected tribute in the form of goods and hostages. For late September, the weather was unseasonably hot. The Vikings made camp on the western and the eastern […]

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From west to east – from north to south – it is all, ‘Our Canada’!

The seventh in the series from The Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild of Guelph for Canada’s 150th birthday and today is from west to east – from north to south – it is all, ‘Our Canada’! My Canada I am proud to say that I have traveled all across Canada – all 10 provinces and 2 territories. […]

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Our views of Canada

The sixth in the series from The Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild of Guelph for Canada’s 150th birthday and today is about our views of Canada. My Canada As Canadians we don’t make a fuss about being Canadian. We tend to be rather reserved. I hope that these samples of our needlework will shout out that we […]

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The Connections and Threads that keep us together.

The fifth in the series from The Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild of Guelph for Canada’s 150th birthday and today is about the connections and threads that keep us together. To all our American friends, I wish you a happy and safe American Independence Day tomorrow. Threads Of Our Country Every Canadian citizen is a thread in […]

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Canadian animals, birds and nature.

The forth in the series from The Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild of Guelph for Canada’s 150th birthday and today is about Canadian animals, birds and nature. I hope everyone had a wonderful Canada Day. Beaver Canada was first explored to find a passage to India and China. The explorers discovered a wide and rich land. European […]

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Summer in Canada

This is the third in the series from The Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild of Guelph for Canada’s 150th birthday and on this special day it is all about summer. Happy Birthday Canada!!! North Shore The north shore of Georgian Bay is very rugged and it is one of the most beautiful places in Canada. To me, […]

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Canadian winter sports, necessities and fun memories

This is the second in the series from The Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild of Guelph for Canada’s 150th birthday and is all about the winters here in Canada. Winter in Canada What is more Canadian than hockey? Canadians love their hockey. Hockey is played most of the year – and some centres – all year. I […]

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Canada’s 150th Birthday

On July 1, 2017 Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday. Or, you can call it a Sesquicentennial celebration. In 1864 the Fathers of Confederation met in Charlottetown to begin the process leading to the enactment of the British North America Act which, on July 1, 1867, united the four provinces of Nova Scotia, New […]

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Welcome to my new web site.

Dear Readers, After a long rest from blogging, Stitching Idyllic is now alive again and has a new home at Stitching Idyllic by Ann Bernard. The website has been updated so all of my loyal readers will continue to receive updates from the new site by email. Please update your bookmarks with the new web […]

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