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About westwoodcottage

Growing up I spent a lot of time at my grandparent’s farm, Westwood Cottage. It was a magical place. My sister and I always returned home having made something; cookies, a craft, gathering wild flowers and making a bouquet. And I have continued the tradition. I'm a Home Economist with an interest in living a creative life. I sew, bake, write, and have tried most crafts at least once. Adding to one of my many interesting vintage collections is great fun. My husband is a brilliant painter as you will soon see and he is an amateur actor and playwright. We have one son who is a cartoonist animator and another son who is fast becoming a computer wiz. Living in a prairie town in a 126 year old home gives us a lot of inspiration to explore our passions. Won’t you come join us on the journey?

Royal Copely Pottery

Grandma Westwood had a vase just like this one in Westwood Cottage.  My sister has it in Vancouver. I found this one at the local Nearly New for .50 cents!  So, of course I took it home.  It made my … Continue reading

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This Old Clock

  The Chimer This old house has a chiming clock, It dongs and chimes and goes tick tock. It greets me in the morning and sings at night; And sometimes, gets the time almost right.   It makes me stop … Continue reading

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It’s All In The Words

In Westwood Cottage this cross stitch picture hung on the wall near the stove.  Grandma stitched it on linen and framed it herself.  I had it re-framed and now it hangs in my kitchen along with the cross stitch picture I … Continue reading

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The Five Year Quilts

It took 5 years but they are done!  These Eye Spy quilts were a lot of fun to make. I really enjoyed exploring fabric stores looking for just the right animal print. Funny, the non sewers in the car didn’t feel the … Continue reading

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Vintage Fruit Basket Quilt

  Lillias Westwood, my Grandmother taught me many things. She taught me how to sew. She also taught me the importance of doing things over and over again until I get them right. She used to say ” I’ll just … Continue reading

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Westwood Cottage

Growing up I spent a lot of time at my grandparent’s farm, Westwood Cottage.  It was a magical place.  My sister and I always returned home having made something; cookies, a craft, gathering wild flowers and making a bouquet.  And … Continue reading

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