Heart Stirring my Canadianisms

I have that cookie cutter, more than one of the same kind even. I’m not much of a tea drinker. But, this image just appeals to me so much, I had to cut and paste it over here. It’s on several sites so I’m not even including a link. (The first couple of sites only had a thumbnail and sent me looking for the original site which did not even have the image up any more).

Anyway, it’s red and white and has a maple leaf. To me this image is vibrant and yet soothing with that feeling of home. Plus, even though I rarely drink tea, I still like the fancy tea party idea.

Effective Advertising for Canadians


There’s a pretty effective ad. I came across this ad on the site for the York Region newspaper. Someone had sent me a link to follow to a story they had printed. Anyway, I was struck by that ad with the maple leaf falling down. I even went to the site for the Nature Conservancy.

Crochet Lucky Clovers and Shamrocks

These were in a Knotty Generation, a crochet blog.

Itty Bitty Shamrock
H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
any green worsted weight yarn

Start: ch 3, join with a sl st to 1st ch to form circle.
For petals: [ch 3, 1 trc, 1 dc, 1 trc, ch 3, slip stitch into circle] repeat 3 times total.
For stem: ch 5, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sl st rem ch sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.

4 Leaf Clover
H-8 (5mm) crochet hook
any green worsted weight yarn

Start: ch 4, join with a sl st to 1st ch to form circle.
For petals: [ch 3, 1 trc, 1 dc, 1 trc, ch 3, slip stitch into circle] repeat 4 times total.
For stem: ch 6, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, sc rem ch sts. Fasten off and weave in ends.