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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #115

Happy Monday! Have you ever seen the Topsy-Turvy dolls? The ones where you think it’s one doll but then you flip the doll upside down, smooth down her skirt and you have another doll? Sometimes one doll has her eyes open and when you flip her over, the other doll’s eyes are closed. Or one doll is Red Riding Hood…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #114

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. In my post about the Doctor Who TARDIS quilt finish, I mentioned how hard it can be to make gifts for the men in our lives. It seems to be equally difficult to find suitable patterns to embroidery for them. However, in searching through my collection, I found this…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #113

Happy first Monday of June! The last time I shared a vintage Workbasket alphabet embroidery pattern with you was this Curvy Alphabet. It’s time that I shared another one. I decided on the name Mid Century Modern for this alphabet because it has the same boxy style that you’ll see in a lot of the furniture designs of that period. The…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party #112

Happy Monday Everyone! Welcome to another Vintage Embroidery Monday and Stitchery Link Party. To those living in the US, I hope that you’re spend the weekend enjoying time with family and friends as you take time today to remember those who have given their lives in the line of duty while serving in the United States Armed Forces. When my…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #111

Happy Monday everyone! To those of you in Canada, Happy Victoria Day! With the US Memorial Day long weekend only a week away, I thought I’d share a smaller pattern that could be stitched in time. This pattern for the Liberty Bell was obviously sent out to Workbasket subscribers sometime during 1976 in celebration of the bi-centennial but you could…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #110

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope that all you mothers had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday. I spent the day getting ready for the coming week and then our son brought supper so I didn’t have to cook. 🙂 Here in Canada and the US, we have long weekends coming towards the end of May. Next Monday. May 22nd, Canada celebrates…

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Sewing

My Scrap Drawer Overfloweth

Anyone who sews or quilts knows that fabric scrap storage can be a challenge. One drawer in my fabric dresser is set aside just for scraps that are smaller than a fat eighth. I’ve been storing all the really small fabric scraps that I use for applique in plastic zip bags and then when I’m finished the applique project, I put…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #109

I don’t know what the weather is like where you are but we had rain 5 out of 7 days last week. My poor pansies and bleeding heart were looking so droopy yesterday until the sun finally shone and perked them up a bit. It rained so much that I have a mini lake in the back yard! So when…

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Embroidery, Stitchery Link Party

Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery Link Party #108

Happy Monday! Last week, I shared an adorable, vintage Workbasket embroidery pattern for a family of a hen and her chicks. Well every family needs a father, so this week I’m sharing the pattern for the rooster. Stitch up one or both patterns to add a bit of whimsy to your farmhouse decor. Or if farmhouse decor isn’t your thing,…

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