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Canada 150 Celebration Tulips

The eighth in the series from The Canadian Embroiderer’s Guild of Guelph for Canada’s 150th birthday and the final segment in the series. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed sharing it with everyone. Thank you to all the stitcher’s and everyone who joined us on this journey. These were developed […]

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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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All’s well that ends well

It has been a long time since you have heard from me which deserves and explanation. In late 2014, I began to get sick. The months passed and I got sicker and sicker. After a number of admissions to hospital, this was diagnosed as an infection which had got into my blood, central nervous system, […]

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