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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #55

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on April 25th, 2016

I was first introduced to the celebration of Cinco De Mayo the first spring that we lived on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Hawaii prides itself not only on it’s Native Hawaiian and Polynesian heritage but it’s cultural diversity. All across the islands on May 5th you’ll see people celebrating Cinco De Mayo with their friends and neighbors of Mexican descent.

I thought it would be fun this week and next week to share a couple of patterns that could be stitched to add to any Cinco De Mayo decorating you may be doing.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern for a Little Boy Playing Guitar

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Little Boy Playing Guitar pdf. 

Want 3 more pages of fun patterns perfect for celebrating Cinco De Mayo? Click Here!

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Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #55

For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party.  It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

5. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post. Or if you’d prefer you can use the cool button that our son designed for me.

Simply copy and paste the code you’ll find under the button in my left side bar. You can add it to your post or to the sidebar of your blog.

6. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

7. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.

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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #54

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on April 18th, 2016

I think almost everyone here in Southwestern Ontario was feeling as light-hearted and happy as these two children.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern of Children Dancing

The weather this past weekend was absolutely beautiful. For the first time in months, we’ve been able to venture outside without a jacket. In fact… if you weren’t careful, you might even have gotten a sunburn!

Such an incredible change in weather from the previous weekend when we had snow and ice.

Everywhere I went, people were out working in their yards and in the evenings the smell of grilling/bbq drifted on the air.

Let’s hope that spring is finally here to stay!

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Children Dancing pdf.

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Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #54

For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party.  It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

5. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post. Or if you’d prefer you can use the cool button that our son designed for me.

Simply copy and paste the code you’ll find under the button in my left side bar. You can add it to your post or to the sidebar of your blog.

6. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

7. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.

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In Our Garden BOM Blocks 5 & 6

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on April 13th, 2016

Oh my goodness everyone… in all the busyness of getting ready for our move on the second of April and then cleaning the new house and unpacking for the past week and a half, I completely forgot to post that Blocks 5 & 6 of the In Our Garden BOM are now available.

In Our Garden Button

Doris over at The Quilting Queen Online has designed the cutest blocks for April!

Her “Love Flower” block is made up of sweet hearts for you to piece. And her applique block features a watering can and spring flowers.

The patterns for Blocks 5 & 6 will only be available for free until the end of the month so I’d encourage you to click over and download them now so that you don’t forget!

She also has a fabulous giveaway sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop, so be sure to enter for the chance to win.

 

Here’s the full list of bloggers taking part in the hop:

February
Amy – Sew Incredibly Crazy

Blocks 1 & 2 for the In Our Garden BOM Blog Hop

March
Carol – Just Let Me Quilt

March - Blocks 3 & 4 for the In Our Garden BOM Blog Hop

April
Doris – Quilting Queen Online

May
Carla – Creatin’ in the Sticks

June
Sue – Super Mom No Cape (That’s Me!)

July
Joan – Moosestash Quilting

August
Kris – Kris Loves Fabric

September
Pat – Life in the Scrappatch

October
Vicki – More Stars in Comanche

November
Lana – It Seams to be Sew

December
Jan – Sew and Sow Farm

January 2017
We come full circle and will be back with

Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy for the Final Blocks and wrap up

I hope you’ll join us each month as we create a garden of beautiful quilts blocks!

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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #53

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on April 11th, 2016

Happy Monday Everyone!

I’ve schedule this post ahead but by the time it goes live, I’m hoping to have the main floor of our new home mostly unpacked and organized.

All the kitchen things are unpacked and put away. The master bedroom and guest bedroom are completely set up. But there’s one more box to unpack in the dining room and one more in the living room.

That doesn’t include the boxes and boxes of books that are stacked along one wall. I haven’t quite decided where I’m going to put our two tall bookshelves. Once I’ve made that decision, it won’t take long to unpack the books.

This coming week, I plan to tackle the sewing room/office. I’m really excited to get up there and start unpacking and organizing.

Perhaps by the end of the week, I’ll even have something new to share!

Today’s vintage pattern is the last in the series of stuffed toys. I would say that this one definitely falls under the same category of Franken Toys as the first one of the series.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern for Stuffed Toy Poodlele

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Stuffed Toy Poodle pdf.

Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #53

For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party.  It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

5. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post. Or if you’d prefer you can use the cool button that our son designed for me.

Simply copy and paste the code you’ll find under the button in my left side bar. You can add it to your post or to the sidebar of your blog.

6. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

7. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.

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Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #52

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on April 4th, 2016

Happy Monday Everyone!

I can’t believe that it’s been a year since I started hosting the Stitchery Link Party!

I had this really neat giveaway planned but with the move to our new home, I haven’t had the chance to get it completely organized. I promise that just as soon as I’m unpacked enough so that life feels a bit more back to normal, I’ll post that giveaway.

I do however have the next pattern in the series of stuffed toys to embroider. This little kitten may just be the cutest one of them all.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern for a Stuffed Toy Cat

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Stuffed Toy Cat pdf.

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Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #52

For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party.  It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

5. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post. Or if you’d prefer you can use the cool button that our son designed for me.

Simply copy and paste the code you’ll find under the button in my left side bar. You can add it to your post or to the sidebar of your blog.

6. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

7. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.

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Hexie Turtle’s Moving Adventure – Part 1

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on April 3rd, 2016

Hello Again Everyone!

It’s me, Lexie!

Lanie, Rexie and I have been having an awesome new adventure. Sue and Dave are moving to a new home and of course, we’re moving with them!!!

We had the most fun making sure that Sue packed all of our things.

The Hexie Turtles Help to Pack their stuff

Turtles don’t need big boxes like Sue and Dave. All our stuff fit into a shoe box.

Our quilts went in the very bottom of the box. You can read all about our quilts and see better pictures of them in Sue’s post called What To Do With Lots of Extra HSTs.

All our clothes fit into a pretty purple zip bag.

There were the mitts, hats and scarves we wore for our snow adventure.

Our Santa hats that we wore to help Sue bake Christmas cookies went in next.

We wear our nightcaps every night but you first saw them in our Hexie Turtles’ Christmas Eve post.

And the last thing to go into the zip bag were the chef hats that we most recently wore for A Hexie Turtle Valentine when we made Linzer Cookies with heart cut outs.

We also made sure that Sue packed our Valentine’s letter boxes with all of our Valentine’s cards. Those are the boxes there in the bottom right hand corner of the picture.

Hexie Turtles helped packed their stuff

Sue asked us to tell you that she’s scheduled Vintage Embroidery Monday & the Stitchery Link Party for tomorrow like always but that she won’t have internet at our new home until at least Wednesday this week.

She has lots and lots an lots of unpacking to do, so there won’t be any sewing, quilting, cooking or baking posts for a while.

She did promise though to take pictures of us helping her unpack… so we’ll be back soon to tell you all about that part of our moving adventure!

 

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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #51

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 28th, 2016

A sure sign of spring is the hatching of chicks and ducklings.

Last week, I shared the pattern for a Stuffed Toy Chick. This week… a Stuffed Toy Duckling.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery pattern - Stuffed Toy Duckling

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Stuffed Toy Duckling pdf.

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Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #51

For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party.  It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

5. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post. Or if you’d prefer you can use the cool button that our son designed for me.

Simply copy and paste the code you’ll find under the button in my left side bar. You can add it to your post or to the sidebar of your blog.

6. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

7. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.

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In Our Garden BOM – Blocks 3 & 4

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 26th, 2016

My goodness… March has flown by!

I’ve been busy working on a course I’m enrolled in as well as getting ready to move the beginning of April. But I took some time this week for a bit of sewing therapy and made this month’s In Our Garden BOM Blocks 3 & 4 that were designed by Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt.

Need some sewing therapy of your own?

There’s still time to download Carol’s blocks. They’ll be available for free until the end of March.

Tuesday afternoon, I completed her applique block (Block #4).

I chose to make this one first because I thought it would be a quick finish. And it would have been had I not kept changing my mind.

Before I started, I thought I had each of the fabrics I wanted to use figured out. Then once I got all the pieces prepped and started laying them out to fuse them to the background, some of them didn’t look the way I had pictured them in my mind. Am I the only one who does that?

I ended up redoing the center flower twice, the flower on the left once and I made two different versions of the bird as well.

In the end though, I’m pleased with how it turned out:

My version of Block #4 of the In Our Garden BOM Blog Hop

Don’t you just love that worm with his big eyes looking up at the bird wondering where he can hide to avoid getting eaten!

To fuse the pieces in place I used my favorite Heat N Bond (<affiliate link.) I love Heat N Bond because the backing peels off so easily but if you happen to use a different product and have trouble getting the paper backing to come off, try this trick.

Then Thursday afternoon, I cut out and sewed Block #3.

My version of Block #3 for the In Our Garden BOM Blog Hop

Carol made hers using seven different fabrics but as I mentioned last month… I plan to make each month’s pieced blocks in blue and white. A blue and white quilt has been on my bucket list for a while now. By the end of the year, I’ll have enough blocks to make a lap quilt.

Not only do you still have time to download and stitch up March’s blocks but there’s an In Our Garden Link Party over at Sew Incredibly Crazy where you can link up for a chance to win a beautiful bundle of Riley Blake fabrics. (Amy started us off back in February with Blocks 1 & 2.)

You don’t even have to have a blog to take part… a Flickr or Facebook account and you can link up too. Hop on over to Amy’s blog to find out all the details!

Even if you don’t have time to make this month’s block, do make sure to visit Carol as Just Let Me Quilt. She has some incredible giveaways happening this month!

 

March - Blocks 3 & 4 for the In Our Garden BOM Blog Hop

 

 

 

 

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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #50

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 21st, 2016

I had to laugh last week when CathieJ commented:

I was going to agree that that bunny is adorable but I happened to glance at him quickly and there is quite a gleam in his eyes. I’m not sure if it is evil or mischievous. Never-the-less, this is a great pattern.

I have to admit that I’d noticed that gleam in the bunny’s eyes as well. In fact, I was tempted to call this series FrankenToys and save them until Halloween to post. Whether you stitch them for Easter/Spring or save them for Halloween, I hope you enjoy making them.

Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern - Baby Chick Stuffed Toy

 Vintage Workbasket Embroidery Pattern – Baby Chick Stuffed Toy pdf.

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Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #50

For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party.  It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

5. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post. Or if you’d prefer you can use the cool button that our son designed for me.

Simply copy and paste the code you’ll find under the button in my left side bar. You can add it to your post or to the sidebar of your blog.

6. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

7. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.

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Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #49

Posted by Super Mom No Cape on March 14th, 2016

This little toy rabbit comes with some friends that I’ll be posting over the next few weeks, but I thought I’d share him first in case anyone wants to stitch him for Easter.

Vintage Workbasket Pattern for a Toy Rabbit

Vintage Workbasket Pattern for a Stuffed Rabbit pdf.

Stitcher Link Party Button

Welcome to Stitchery Link Party #49

For those who are newly subscribed or are visiting for the first time, every Monday I host a link party in which I invite others to share their hand embroidery projects.

If you’ve never linked up to a link party before and would like to join in, I’ve written a quick tutorial on How to Link Up to a Link Party.  It provides step-by-step instructions for linking to this party (or any other link party you might like to participate in.)

The rules for the Stitchery Link Party are simple:

1. The project can be anything as long as it includes hand embroidery stitches in some form. Such projects might be but are not limited to redwork, blackwork, goldwork, bluework, (etc), counted cross-stitch, crazy quilting, crewel, silk ribbon, pulled thread, hardanger and sashiko.

These projects do not have to be vintage or vintage inspired. All styles are welcome as long as it’s hand embroidered.

2. Link directly to your blog post, not to your blog home page.

3. If you happen to sell your embroidery or embroidery patterns, feel free to link up to a blog post you’ve written about a project you’re selling, but No direct links to shops or websites selling things.

4. This will be a curated link party. In other words, if a link does not conform to the three simple rules above, it will be removed.

The next three are more requests than rules. They are by no means a requirement to take part in the party:

5. Please link back to the Stitchery Link Party with a text link somewhere in your post. Or if you’d prefer you can use the cool button that our son designed for me.

Simply copy and paste the code you’ll find under the button in my left side bar. You can add it to your post or to the sidebar of your blog.

6. As well, please share the love and visit one or two (or more) of the other links and take time to leave a comment.

7. It would be wonderful if you decided to follow me but it’s not necessary in order to take part in the link party.

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