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The Battle of Stamford Bridge, the second battle of 1066

Stamford Bridge Having won the Battle of Fulford, the Vikings took some 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 […]

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1066 and all ???? Prequel Battles to the Battle of Hastings

The Fulford Tapestry There are two years in history that changed the destiny of the western world.   One is 1944, when the the Allied Forces crossed the Channel to the coasts of Normandy and the other is 1066 when the Saxon armies fought the invasion by the Duke of Normandy at the Battle of Hastings. […]

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Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget

Today is Remembrance Day when we thank the millions of men and women who served in all the forces. We thank those who gave their lives so that our civilization would continue in the free world. We give thanks as countries and communities; we also remember and give thanks as individuals. The Overlord Embroidery It […]

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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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