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food & music & sunsets… oh my Canada! ❤

Canada Day 2014 sunset in Alberta

Today is Canada’s
147th birthday ❤
It’s a long-weekend
and I hope you all are
having a great time!

We’re celebrating
our true north
strong & free with
food, music and
awesome sunsets…
For me, these are
just a few simple
pleasures that make
this nation great 🙂
My hope for you is
to enjoy these too!


For dinner, we enjoyed Alberta-grown Canadian beef tenderloin with veggies. There was a pint of Samuel Adams amber beer for the head chef and a glass of Apothic Merlot from California for me.

To whet your knitting appetite, the food platter is pictured upon a patriotic pair of prototype place mats 🙂 These are a taste of what’s been on my designing needles. They’re heart-shaped appetizer props, offering you a glimpse of my knitting patterns still to come 🙂

As well, the dinner plates are hand-crafted
by Lakeside Pottery in Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario, Canada.

Happy 4th of July, to our American next-door neighbours 🙂
And happy Canada Day to all who call our diverse-yet-peaceful nation “home” ❤ Jackie


9 responses

  1. Lovely to be reminded of Canada Day – a friend of mine here is married to a Canadian and their twins ( the Twinkles) have just appeared on Facebook in their Red and White outfits. Have a wonderful celebration of Canadian-ous. Moke


    July 1, 2014 at 8:59 am

    • Thanks Moke 🙂 Yup, we’re everywhere 😉 and hope you’re having a great day in the UK too! So fun to dress-up cute twins 🙂 ❤ ❤


      July 1, 2014 at 3:53 pm

  2. Have a great weekend and love to Canada where I have an Aunt, Uncle, who emigrated there from Ireland around 1960, and lots of cousins!


    July 2, 2014 at 3:57 am

    • Thanks Jean… and wOw! What part of Canada does your family live in? I hope they’re happy here 🙂 We had lots of fun and great weather this weekend! ❤ ❤


      July 2, 2014 at 2:10 pm

  3. Happy Canada Day to you. Love the place mats…


    July 2, 2014 at 7:22 am

    • Hey thanks Azura 🙂 Feels like we’re living in a houseful of heart-shaped place mats and dishcloths etc, now… since I began perfecting my “heart” knitting patterns 🙂 ❤ ❤


      July 2, 2014 at 2:31 pm

  4. Happy Canada Day to you! Those place mats are amazing! A must have for me as soon as the pattern is ready!!! Can’t wait!


    July 3, 2014 at 4:52 am

    • Thanks Sandy 🙂 Happy 4th of July to you, as well! Hope you get great weather and have lots of fun at the lake 🙂 ❤ ❤


      July 3, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    • Oh yeah, and the USA place mat even has 50 stars around the edge… woohoo, how ’bout that! 🙂 ❤ ❤


      July 4, 2014 at 12:04 am

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