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Please Update Your Subscription

Posted by supermom on April 8, 2013

I no longer post over here as all my posts have been moved to my new domain but it has recently come to my attention that some e-mail subscribers to this blog have not been receiving updates from the new blog.    It’s possible that when we made the transfer part of the subscriber list was lost or did not transfer completely.

If you are one of those who haven’t been receiving e-mail updates but would like to do so, please come to my new site and add your e-mail to the subscribe via e-mail box that is located in the right side bar.

Recent posts you may have missed include a Vintage Chore Girl Stitch-A-Long and posts showcasing the projects started in 2012 that I’ve completed this year.

Hope to see you there!




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Please Join Me

Posted by supermom on June 4, 2012

Please join me over at my new site at

Posts from May that you may have missed:

Quilts of Denmark

The Promised Update

Small Finishes

Posts so far in June:

Instructions for Scrap Hats

Elegant Bow Purse

When I moved to the new address, my e-mail list was supposed to be transferred as well… however, if you had signed up to follow Super Mom – No Cape here and aren’t receiving notifications of new posts, please feel free to subscribe over on the new site.

I hope to see you there!

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The Move of Super Mom – No Cape is Complete

Posted by supermom on April 24, 2012

The move is complete so please come visit me at Super Mom – No Cape’s new home at

I hope you’ll join me at Super Mom’s new home on the web.  I have several new posts in the planning stages and of course will be posting that update of our recent adventures.

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Super Mom – No Cape is moving

Posted by supermom on April 22, 2012

Lots of changes have taken place over the past few months and I will write an update in the coming days.    We are moving into a new season in our lives and that means some changes here on my blog as well.   The first change I wanted to let my readers and followers, old and new, know about is that tomorrow Super Mom – No Cape will be moving to it’s own domain.

For all of you who have been kind enough to add my blog to your blog roll, you might like to update the link after I get moved.  My new address will be

Our son, who is  soon to be a graduate of Web Development and Internet Application will be doing all the work.    I can’t wait for you to see the new header he has designed for me!

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Warm, Cozy Bed Socks

Posted by supermom on February 13, 2012

My blog Super Mom – No Cape and all its content has moved to

For the contents of this particular post click on the link below:

Warm, Cozy Bed Socks



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WIP Wednesday – Knitting Socks

Posted by supermom on February 8, 2012

When we moved, all my sewing machines went into storage so I can’t take part in the regular WIP (Work-in-Progress) Wednesday which is only for sewing projects.

I was able to bring my knitting, crochet and embroidery supplies with us, so I thought I’d share what I’m working on this week.

Sunday evening, I cast on the stitches for the first of a pair of knitted spiral tube socks. (clicking on link will take you to the pattern)

It took a bit to get back in the rhythm of knitting in the round, but the first sock is working up quickly and I’ve only got a couple of more inches to complete in pattern before I can start decreasing to form the toe.

For those who might be wondering, the yarn I’m using is the wonderfully soft Bernat Satin.  It’s 100% acrylic worsted weight and is machine washable and dryable.

So far the Canadian winter has been comparatively mild, but should we have a sudden cold snap, it will be great to have a pair of warm, cozy hand knit socks to wear.

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Happy New Year

Posted by supermom on January 1, 2012

Today and throughout the coming year:

May you know kindness and joy.

May hope and warmth fill your heart.

Remember to always embrace the love that surrounds you.

May 2012 be your best year yet

And may you prosper in everything you do.

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Packing Precious Items

Posted by supermom on December 4, 2011

Dave wasn’t taking any chances with this box of china and crystal from my side board.



Oh and don’t forget, if you haven’t already entered the Stocking Giveaway… tomorrow is the last day.

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30 Years Ago

Posted by supermom on November 30, 2011

I met this man.

We must have spent five or six hours talking to each other that Saturday night and on into the wee hours of Sunday morning.   While talking we discovered that we shared the same birthday.  Dave is exactly five years older than I am.

He asked me to have supper with him on our birthdays in a week and a half’s time.   Now Dave had been drinking just a teeny bit and so I told him that if he remembered; to call me at work Monday morning and ask me again.

I told him where I worked on base.   I didn’t even tell him what extension I was at; just where I worked.   Truth to tell… I didn’t expect to hear from him because as I mentioned he’d had a few.

But first thing Monday morning, I’d barely gotten sat down at my desk when the phone rang.   It was Dave calling to remind me that we had a date for our birthdays.   I was flattered that he remembered.  And I was certainly attracted to him.   If he’d asked me out for any other day, I would have said yes, right away.

But I wasn’t sure that I wanted to spend my birthday with him.  After all… birthdays are special and what if that initial spark wasn’t there when we met again to have supper on our birthdays?   A person only turns 19 once!

So to hedge my bets, I suggested that he come along with me on a little Christmas shopping trip I had planned for Thursday evening to Camrose.   It’s about a 2 hr drive from Wainwright to Camrose and I figured in the time it took to drive there, go shopping and drive back, I’d have a much better idea who this Cpl Flemming was.

Thursday after work, I picked him up at the single men’s quarters and off we went to Camrose for late night shopping.  (Even today, in small town Alberta, Thursday evening the shops stay open until 9 pm.)

Just as there had been on the previous Saturday night, there was an ease between us that I’ve never felt with anyone else before or since.  We talked the whole way to Camrose and back.  We talked about our families, our work, our dreams for the future.  We talked politics and religion.

Dave was (and continues to be) the most fascinating person I know.    When we got back to Wainwright later that evening, I asked him where we were going for supper on our birthdays.

The years have sped by so fast and have taken us through marriage, parenthood and raising three amazing children, his army career which included two NATO peacemaking tours and his second career after retiring from the army.

We’ve lived in three different countries; Canada, Germany and the US.   We’ve travelled through almost every province and state in Canada and the US and lived in a few of them.  Even looking back over all that’s happened and all the adventures we’ve had… it doesn’t seem possible that it’s been 30 years.

What an amazing journey we are having together!  I’d do it all over again but more important I’m looking forward to all the adventures we have ahead of us.

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A Mini Holiday

Posted by supermom on November 6, 2011

Friends of ours in Panama City, FL invited us to come down for a visit and since we have a big move coming up at the end of the month, we decided to take a few days before the packing begins to go down and spend a bit of time with them.

We took the scenic route down and got to see a bit of Georgia and North Florida that we hadn’t seen before.   The cotton fields were covered in white and the harvesting was in full swing.

We arrived in PC late in the afternoon and spent a lovely evening visiting and catching up.

Then on Friday, Dave and I headed down the coast to Franklin County; the area we lived in before we moved to North Georgia.

We ate lunch sitting out on the deck of the Blue Parrot where we could look out over the water.

For the live webcam from the Blue Parrot click here.

After lunch it was time to get my toes in the sand and let the waves wash over my feet.

A pod of dolphins were playing not far off shore. They are the tiny black dots on the photo.

I could have spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the warmth of the sun on my face and listening to the waves, but we’d promised our friends that we’d be back in time to go for drinks with friends of theirs.

Dave took this picture of St. George Lighthouse from the beach.

One last look back at the water with the sea grass in the foreground.

When we first moved to North Florida from Maui, I thought these were the ugliest palm trees I’d ever seen.

And they still are compared to the beautiful palms in Hawaii… but after not seeing a palm tree for five years… they were a welcome sight.

The monarchs are migrating and they were everywhere that day adding to the enchantment of being by the water once again.

Dave was able to photograph this one feeding.

We ended up having to head back a day early because our host was coming down with a cold and I wasn’t feeling up to par.  But it was lovely to see old friends and have some healing time at the beach.

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