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 one province regularly threatening to succeed over it. But, overall, it is a really great place to live. Generally speaking we are a tolerant and inclusive bunch, fairly polite, and as proud as possible to be Canadian.

I will admit that I’m not the most patriotic person in the world. But, this year I did plant my front garden with all kinds of red and white flowers, and there are little Canadian flags in all my flower pots. I’ve also stitched a few Canadian-themed designs over the years, and I thought I would share a few of them with you today.

Hearts of Canada: Nova Scotia by Victoria Sampler (stitched 2009)

Reflections of Canada, designed by Ink Circles

O Canada! Sampler, designed by Thea Dueck of Victoria Sampler

I Love Canada, designed by unknown


Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! And a happy Saturday to everyone else. 😉


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7 Responses to Happy 150, Canada!

  1. Christine says:

    Happy Canada Day!

  2. Catherine says:

    Happy 150th Anniversary Canada, my neighbor to the north of Minnesota.
    Love all your stitching Heather, very nice.


  3. Lynn Jones says:

    Happy Canada Day!! I love your Canadian finishes!

  4. Happy Birthday, Canada, and to all Canadians!

  5. Astrid says:

    Beautiful stitching! After just spending time in Toronto with my family to celebrate my birthday, we agree with you! We all want to go back, hopefully next year.

  6. Joanne P says:

    Happy Canada Day to you! Love the themed stitching.
    I was watching this YouTuber talk about the native languages which are in danger of dying out. How cool would it be if each school adopted one language each to teach their pupils?

    Canada is in my top 2 countries to move to along with New Zealand!

  7. Kerry says:

    Beautiful patriotic stitching