Sher Leetooze

Author, Storyteller, Historiographer, Family Researcher


Genealogy for Beginners

Sign up for Sher’s 8-week class beginning April 7, 2021

Are you just beginning your family research? Or do you need to know where to go to find further research resources? Why not join Sher for a “Genealogy for Beginners” class, sponsored by A Gift of Art. This is an 8 week class, beginning April 7th, from 1 to 3 p.m. I will be showing everyone where to find information on building your family tree, and will use a PowerPoint presentation to help illustrate each week’s topic. This is a hands-on class, so I hope you will be able to join in remotely and find out what various sources can do for you.

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Just in time for winter and gift-giving, Sher’s got blankets!

Crocheted in a multitude of patterns (who knew you could have a PLAID afghan?) in various sizes. Supply is limited due to the COVID problems with restocking yarn; the store shelves are empty! Until more yarn appears, custom orders won’t be available, so snap up what’s in stock before they’re gone. Any in-stock items will be mailed out next day.

A “now available” notice will be posted as soon as yarn is once again available.

Please use the Contact form to place an order – Sher will let you know the postage charges, and payment can be made via e-transfer or PayPal invoice.

Local buyers are welcome to pick up orders if payment is made in advance.

See all the available blankets…

Just published – Belly-Fat Buster Cook Book

Belly Fat Buster Cookbook cover

Need to lose a few inches and a few pounds? The Belly-Fat Buster Cook Book will help you do just that. This cookbook came about because my husband was told by his doctor to lose 10 pounds, and he was handed the Reducing Diet #4. The don’t eat list was very long, compared to the able to eat list. He thought he’d starve while losing the weight.

I couldn’t let him go through it alone, so everyone in the family went on the diet. It was my job to figure out how to keep the meals interesting with the few items that were left for us to eat. And so began the process of recipe development and suitable food sourcing. Most recipes turned out very well, and so I decided to help others lose weight and I’ve published them in this book.

We never went hungry, and some days we ate like kings. My husband not only lost his 10 pounds, he lost 32!! I lost 13 pounds and my son lost somewhere just over 15 pounds – all in three months! My son and I cheat – he likes chips and pop and pizza and I just couldn’t give up my chocolate! But we’ve all lost weight and feel a lot better for it. I hope you have as much luck with it as we did!

Price $10    ISBN 978-1-989585-01-6

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A Book of Shorts!

A Book of Shorts coverThis is a collection of short stories written at various times and then put away until the fall of 2019 when Sher needed a project. Some are real happenings, most are pure fiction. Sher leaves it to the readers to decide which is which.

ISBN  978-1-989585-0-9, 69 pages, $8

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Upcoming Events

Throughout the year Sher attends many events with her books and other items she produces. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, all events have now been cancelled. Please check back later for updates, stay home and stay healthy – and order books online!


It’s  gardening season again – and Sher has two books just for you!

The Natural GardenerThe Natural Gardener

Mother Nature has everything worked out – no need to use chemicals in your garden to kill weeds and bugs! Let the birds, other bugs, bees and butterflies do all the work for you.

This book is pack jammed with useful information for any gardener. Want to invite birds to nest in your yard? This book tells you what they expect to find there, how high or low to put a feeder and where to locate a bird house/nesting box that will suit them.

Do you systematically step on every creepy-crawler you find lurking in the garden? Ah, ah! They may be good bugs on their way to eat a few bad bugs for dinner!

We all know that bees are endangered. The chapter on bees identifies some local bee breeds and tells you how to care for them and how to keep them near your property so they can pollinate your garden.

Butterflies, too, are good pollinators. Invite them in with plants that provide them with good food sources, with a place to bath, and a nice sunny place to dry off too! If they find these things you’ll have butterflies all season long flitting about!

Other information included in this book is a list of Pesticides for Organic Gardens, as well as notes at the end of each section.

121 pages, indexed, full colour.  $18.50 Canadian


Companion Planting - front coverCompanion Planting

Plants have friends too! Sometimes that friend is smelly, but a smelly friend is better than no friend.

Mother Nature has designed plants to look after one another, as well as kill one another off. Ever wondered why your plants don’t do well? Ever wondered why you just can’t grow a garden? Well, you are probably putting incompatible plants side by side.

Some plants shade their neighbours, some plants scare away bugs that chew their neighbours, and some plants secrete chemicals into the soil to protect their neighbours from soil borne larvae that will suck the goodness out of tender new roots.

Chapters in the book include companions for:

Vegetables, Herbs,  Flowers, Fruit

You will also find ‘help notes’ on various garden problems, and beginning on page 99, a Quick Guide to Pests and Their Organic Control.

111 pages, indexed, full colour  $18.00 Canadian