Category Archives: The Outside World

Happy 150, Canada!

Today Canada celebrates its 150th birthday. Like the vast majority of you, I love my country. Yes, we have problems with poverty, racism and immigration, how we treat our Native peoples, and liberals vs. conservatives. We fight about language, with … Continue reading

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Broken Needles

Today Hari Kuyo, the Festival of Broken Needles, in the Kanto region of Japan. Women take time on this day to visit shrines and temples to give thanks to their needles for their year’s worth of service and also to … Continue reading

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SALs and Mental Health

Oh, the best of intentions. Back in December I wrote about what I was planning to stitch this year. And, now that we are just over two weeks into the new year, my plans are already changing. I started stitching … Continue reading

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Keep That Stash In Check

I know that many of you are like me: you’ve got a good sized stash that will most likely provide you with lots to do for the rest of your life… and probably well beyond. But, have you thought about … Continue reading

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Happy New Year’s Eve!

Happy New Year’s Eve, stitchy friends! In just a few hours (or maybe it has already happened where you are), we will be leaving the crazy year of 2015 behind and moving into the clean slate of 2016. I can’t … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas, stitchy friends! I hope Santa was good to you, and that this Christmas day finds you and your friends and family in good health and even better spirits. I offer the same wishes to all of you who … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas Eve!

May your Christmas Eve be merry and bright, not damp and rainy like ours is supposed to be. And to those who don’t celebrate, I hope you have a lovely, quiet Thursday evening.

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