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Here I am… the embroidered-leaf artistry of Hillary Fayle ♥ for Canada Day!


Click image to view more of Hillary Fayle’s leaf artistry!

July 1st is Canada Day!

To celebrate, I thought it’d be fun to showcase the magnificently stitched maple leaf artistry of American artisan Hillary Fayle. Every single piece of Hillary’s suspended embroidery work is spectacular!!! But if I had to choose a favourite, it’d be her red maple leaf
… since y’ know, I am Canadian!

Take a moment to browse her website… You’ll be glad you did 🙂 Can you pick a favourite?

That’s all for now… Wishing eveyone a happy, safe and fun Canada Day! As well, wishing a happy 4th of July to Hillary Fayle and all our American neighbours visiting my blog today!

Peace to all! ♥ Jackie

hillary fayle

My name is Hillary and this is my art. I am all about creating beautiful things carefully and with regard for the planet. I try to use environmentally friendly and sustainable materials for my art, which has really defined what I do as an artist. Currently I am working with leaves as a primary material, which I coat in a non-toxic preservative and either cut them or stitch them to create delicate patterns which reflect the beauty of the natural world.  Enjoy!

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my Canadian Sweetie ❤ Maple Leaf

I AM Canadian_KWH


Today’s our birthday!
Happy 146th to our
home and native land!

To celebrate Canada Day, I have paired my Sweetie❤Knit❤Heart Shamrock with our country’s sweetest symbol, the maple leaf. Who knew these together could create such a Sweetie❤Graphic :) It’s no maple syrup, but I like it! What do you think? I’d still like to figure out how to knit a maple leaf of my own… That’s knitterally one of my Canadian dreams 🙂

And did you know we’re the second largest land mass in the world? This vast land of ours spans from shining sea, to sea, to sea. And all that’s in between includes: natural scenic goodness of fresh air, ‘big sky country’ prairie sunsets, mountain ranges, ocean shores, a rain forest, great lakes and even a desert. Our population of only 35,141,542 lives mostly in the southern portion of the country… because, well, have you seen our latitudes?!? We cover 6 time zones, 10 provinces and 3 territories. So, come on over! We’ll be pleased to welcome you when you get here… EH ?! 😉

It’s our honour to call you neighbour and include “u” in all our favourite, colourful things too 😉

Happy Canada Day & Happy 4th of July to my American friends! ❤ Jackie